The friends of Allah do not seek publicity or praise from other people; Allah the Almighty Himself praises them and loves them. In elevating their ranks, He even regards those who love the friends of Allah, in reality, love Allah. Among these friends of Allah, is the Sultan of Gnostics, Mahmud Sami Ramazanoğlu of Adana. Through his deep love of Allah, all his actions were carried out in accordance with the Qur an and Sunnah of the Prophet, the Pride of the Universe. All the virtues of the blessed Prophet s character were united in this man; and so those who read his life story with care and consideration will, inshallah, derive benefit from doing so.