Shams ul Ma’arif of Imam Al Buni رحمة اللہ تعالی علیہ is a book for ‘Amileen who already have the basic knowledge of ilm ul abjad, ilm ul a’daad, ilm ul jafr, ilm ul nuqoosh etc, and have received ijazat for the amliyaat contained therein. For those who don’t, reading the book will not be of any real benefit. They should instead focus on the awrad of their silsila contained in the Shajra Sharif, and those awrad they have received directly from their Shaykh. Murids of Silsila e Razvia should recite the awrad in Shajra e Razvia daily, as well as Al Wazifa tul Karima of Ala Hazrat. Those who wish to increase their awrad can follow the ma’moolat outlined by Shah Abu’l Hussain Ahmad Noori علیہ الرحمة in Siraj ul Awarif and Shah Aale Ahmad Acche Miyan علیہ الرحمة in Adab us Salikeen.