Biographies of Shaikhs of Sarwari Qadri Lineage

1. Sultan ul Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo
Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh

Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahu Sultan Bahoo

Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh was born on Thursday the 1st of Jamadi-us-Sani in 1039 H (17 January, 1630 A.D) during Fajar prayers, in the reign of mughal emperor Shah Jahan in Shorkot, District Jhung, Pakistan (then India). He Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh belonged to "Awan" tribe of the progeny of Hazrat Ali Bin Abu Talib Karum Allah Wajhul Kareem. Awans are Hazrat Ali Bin Abu Talib Karum Allah Wajhul Kareem's children from wives other than Hazrat Fatima Razi Allah Anhaa. Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo's father Bazyed Mohammad Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh was a soldier by profession and a titleholder in mughal emperor Shah Jahan's army. His mother Bibi Rasti Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayha was a saintly woman. She was informed of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo's grandeur and spiritual status before his birth and according to his status of annihilation in Allah (Fana-Fi-Hoo) his name Bahoo (one with Hoo (azkar Hoo Sultan Bahoo Sultan Bahu) ) was revealed to her.
Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh says:

Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahu Sultan Bahoo


Meaning: Bahoo's mother named him Bahoo because Bahoo has always remained with hoo (azkar Hoo Sultan Bahoo Sultan Bahu).

Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh was a Wali-Allah by birth. He remained engrossed in heavenly experiences and triumphed in the doubtless from an early age. Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh gained his early esoteric and spiritual education from his mother. A non muslim would immediately recite Kalma and accept Islam if his eyes fell on the divine face of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh, such was the intensity of the divine radiance upon him.
He states in his books "I searched for a mentor (murshid) for thirty years but in vain". It was because he already held such elevated heights of Faqr where access to one is extremely arduous. Therefore Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh relates one of his revelations in his book that one day, engrossed in Allah's Vision, he was wondering in the surroundings of Shorkot when Hazrat Ali Bin Abu Talib Karum Allah Wajhul Kareem came and took him to the esteemed Assembly of Hazrat Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam where the four Pious Caliphs Razi Allah Anhum, Family (Ahl-e-Bait) of Prophet Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam and Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu were also present. There Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo swore allegiance at the sacred hands of Prophet Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam and then He Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam entrusted Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh to Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu for further spiritual guidance. That is why Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo always refers Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu as his Murshid in his books. He says that when Ghaus-ul-Azam blessed me spiritually, I surpassed all the spiritual levels from eternal beginning till eternal end. Afterwards, on the orders of Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu, he took an oath of allegiance at the hands of Shaikh Pir Abdul Rehman Jillani Dehlwi Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh who entrusted the treasure of Faqr to Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh in just one meeting.
Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh is stationed at the highest status of SULTAN-UL-FAQR (Fifth). This status and splendour of Hazrat Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh is beyond anyone's speculation. He is blessed with the extremities of Faqr. He says that "I have been ordered and given powers by the Holy Prophet Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam to give spiritual guidance to everyone whether muslim or non muslim, alive or dead and lead them all to Allah till the Doomsday. Holy Prophet Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam has granted me the titles 'Mujtaba Akhir Zamani' and 'Mustafa Sani'."
Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh belonged to Sarwari Qadri chain. The Qadri order reaches Hazrat Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam through Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu. There are two offshoots of Qadri order, Zahidi Qadri and Sarwari Qadri. Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo refers only the Sarwari Qadri order the proper and real Qadri order. He says:
"Qadri order has two off shoots, Zahidi and Sarwari Qadri. Sarwari Qadri Murshid has perfect command over Ism-e-Allah Zaat, that is why when he blesses a seeker with the divinity of Ism-e-Allah Zaat he grants him equal status of his own, thus the seeker becomes so indifferent to all needs and completely resigned to Allah that gold and soil becomes equal for him. On the contrary the follower of Zahidi Qadri order has to devote at least 12 years to very hard mystic struggles, then Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu helps him and elevates him to the status of majzoob devotee, while the status of a Sarwari Qadri devotee is of belovedness". (Qaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan)
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He describes the status of Sarwari Qadri Murshid and devotees in these words:
"What is the initial status of an accomplished Sarwari Qadri? It is that he elevates the seeker spiritually with his one glance and Zikr of Ism-e-Allah Zaat, on the very first day, to such heights that the seeker is completely drowned in the divine union with Allah and finds presence in the Celestial Assembly of Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam. The Mentor (Murshid) who cannot do this is not a proper Sarwari Qadri murshid." (Qaleed-ul-Tauheed).
Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh himself holds this status. He says:

Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahu Sultan Bahoo






Meaning: For every true seeker of Allah I render myself and my spiritual powers to elevate him to esoteric eternity in just one moment. Come to me oh seeker of Allah so that I take you very close to Allah on the very first day.

Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh could not get the opportunity to receive worldly education because he was so absorbed in the deep rivers of divine unity. Still he has written 140 books about Faqr, the way of Gnosis (Marifat) and Glorious Vision of Allah (Deedar-e-Elahi) for guidance of seekers of Allah. In all his books he lays emphasis on acquiring the way of Faqr under the spiritual guidance of a Sarwari Qadri Murshid. He declares the invocation (Zikr) and contemplation (Tasawur) of Ism-e-Allah Zaat the key to the ultimate sanctity and purity of soul where the soul is blessed with Deedar-e-Elahi and presence in the Assembly of Prophet Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam.

Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahu Sultan Bahoo

Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh says in his books that despite of all his efforts he could not find a truly capable seeker of Allah to whom he could entrust the treasure of Faqr for the future guidance of devotees, so on the Ist of Jamadi-us-Sani in 1102 H (Ist March 1691 A.D) he died without transferring this treasure to anyone. Afterwards Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo entrusted this treasure to Syed Abdullah Shah Madni Jillani Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. The Shrine of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo is in Garh Maharaja Jhung Pakistan. His urs is held on the first Thursday of Jamadi-us-Sani. His title is Sultan-ul-Arifeen.

2. Sultan ul Tarekeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Syed Mohammad Abdullah Shah Madni Jillani
Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh

Syed Abdullah Shah Sultan Bahoo Bahu

Syed Mohammad Abdullah Shah Madni Jillani was born on 29th Ramadan 1186 H (24 Dec, 1772 A.D) in Madina. His faternal genealogy reaches Prophet Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam through Syed Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu and his maternal genealogy reaches Hazrat Ali Karum Allah Wajhul Kareem through Imam Syed Mohammad Taqi Razi Allah Anhu. Syed Abdul Rehman Jillani Dehlwi Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh (the murshid of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh) was his great grandfather. Syed Mohammad Abdullah Shah's grandfather Syed Abdul Aziz migrated from Dehli to Baghdad in 1696 and then to Madina in 1698.
Syed Mohammad Abdullah Shah was devoted towards prayers and had strong spiritual relationship with Allah since his early childhood. He learned the Holy Quran by heart at the age of 12 years. He was least interested in the worldly businesses. His maternal grandfather Syed Mohammad Zaqi-ud-Din often took him to the sacred shrine of Hazrat Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam. Only there he could find peace of heart. After the death of his parents Syed Mohammad Abdullah Shah completely shunned the worldly life and started living at Masjid-e-Nabwi, where he silently served and prayed for six years. One night Holy Prophet Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam came in his dream and asked that what did he want as a reward for all his services. Syed Abdullah Shah replied that he wanted the treasure of Faqr. The Holy Prophet Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam replied that for the treasure of Faqr he had to go to Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo. When Syed Abdullah Shah woke up, he was surprised at this dream. Thinking it weird to go to someone else while the true holder of treasure of Faqr is the Holy Prophet Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam himself, he started serving at Masjid-e-Nabwi again. After another six years the Holy Prophet Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam again came in his dream and asked the same question, the answer was again the same. The Holy Prophet Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam guided Syed Abdullah Shah that for the treasure of Faqr you must have to go to Sultan Bahoo. He added that first you should go to Baghdad at the shrine of Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani and then under his spiritual guidance you can reach Sakhi Sultan Bahoo's shrine in Jhung (In India then). On awakening Syed Abdullah Shah obeyed the order and prepared himself to go to Baghdad, from where under the spiritual guidance of Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu, he reached at the shrine of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo in 1825. Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh entrusted him the treasure of Faqr spiritually and ordered him to settle in Ahmad Pur Sharqia of Bahawalpur state and start guiding the seekers of Allah almighty.

Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahu Sultan Bahoo Sultan ul Tareekeen

Nawab of state of Bahawalpur Nawab Bahawal Khan III was a great devotee of Syed Abdullah Shah Madni Jillani Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. In Ahmad Pur Sharqia thousands of devotees acquired the blessings of Faqr from Syed Abdullah Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh, but he found the true and strongly capable devotee in the purest soul of Pir Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. So before his death he entrusted the treasure of Faqr to Pir Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh for future guidance of seekers of Allah.
Syed Abdullah Shah Madni Jillani Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh died on 29th of Ramadan in 1276 H (20 April, 1860 A.D). His shrine is in Ahmad Pur Sharqiah Bahawalpur (Pakistan). His urs is held on the second Sunday of Shawal. His title is Sultan-ul-Tarekeen.

3. Sultan ul Sabereen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Pir Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Shah
Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh

abdul-gafoor Sultan Bahoo Bahu

Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Pir Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh was born on 14th of Zilhaj in 1242 H (9th July 1827 A.D) in Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan (then India). His ancestral link goes back in 26 steps to Holy Prophet Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam's uncle Syed-us-Shohada Hazrat Amir Hamza Razi Allah Anha. Since childhood Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh was completely inclined towards religion. Till the age of 18 years he had acquired almost all the religious education, fiqah and shariah. But his soul was restless and his urge to find the divine reality was increasing. At the age of 25 he was ordered by the Holy Prophet Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam, Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh and Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu in dream, to go to Ahmad Pur Sharqiah of Bahawalpur state to Syed Mohammad Abdullah Shah Madni Jillani Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh, who would spiritually guide him to the divine reality and bless him with the treasure of Faqr. Pir Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Shah reached Ahmad Pur Sharqiah in 1851, took oath of allegiance upon the hands of Syed Abdullah Shah, and started serving him wholeheartedly. He remained in his service for almost 9 years. Under the spiritual guidance of Syed Abdullah Shah he reached the extremities of Faqr. Before his death in 1860, Syed Abdullah Shah passed on the sacred heritage of Faqr to Pir Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Shah at the shrine of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh.
After the death of his beloved mentor (murshid), Pir Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh first migrated to Shorkot in 1861 and then to Mud Rujbana (now MudSharif) Garh Maharaja District Jhung Pakistan (then India) in 1862. Here he showed the path of Gnosis (Marifat) and Glorious Vision of Allah (Deedar-e-Elahi) to thousands of seekers. He remained stationed in Mud Rujbana for 50 years and blessed people with the treasure of Faqr and Ism-e-Allah Zaat. After his death his son Pir Abdul Haq compiled his poetry which is full of devotion and love for his murshid Syed Abdullah Shah. This mystic poetry is a masterpiece of expressions of divine realities in words. Pir Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh entrusted the treasure of Faqr to Pir Syed Mohammad Bahadur Ali Shah, who swore allegiance upon his hands in 1861 and remained in his sacred service for about 49 years.

abdul-gafoor Sultan Bahoo Bahu

Pir Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh died on 10th of Safar in 1328 H (21 Feb, 1910 A.D). His shrine is in Mud Sharif 13 kilometers away from Garh Maharaja Jhung Pakistan. He was entitled "Sultan-ul-Sabereen" by the Holy Prophet Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam and "Pir Mohammad" by Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani and Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayhim. His urs is held on 9th and 10th of Safar.

4. Shahbaz e Arifaan Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Pir Syed Mohammad Bahadur Ali Shah
Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh

Shahbaz e Arifaan Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Pir Syed Mohammad Bahadur Ali Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh

Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Pir Syed Mohammad Bahadur Ali Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh was born on 16th August 1801 A.D (5th of Rabi-us-Sani in 1216 H) in Hissowali in the outskirts of Shorkot, District Jhung Pakistan (then India). His ancestors migrated from Mashhad (Iran). His genealogy reaches Hazrat Ali Karum Allah Wajhul Kareem through Hazrat Syed Imam Musa Kazim Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh of Mashhad Iran that is why Kazmi and Al- Mushhadi are parts of his name.
Faqr was in his soul since eternity that is why he had great inclination towards divine love and Gnosis since childhood. His father often used to take him to the sacred shrine of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh who specially blessed this pure soul with divine enlightenment. When Syed Bahadur Ali Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh was eight years old his father decided to take him to Maulana Syed Obaidullah Shah, a highly learned scholar in Multan. On the way they stayed at the shrine of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo for seven days. After seven days Syed Bahadur Ali Shah's father left him at the mudrasah of Syed Obaidullah. But when Syed Obaidullah started teaching him, he was highly amazed as Syed Bahadur Ali Shah already knew whatever Syed Obaidullah wanted to teach him. He had complete command over all the branches of religious knowledge, even he had also learned the Holy Quran by heart. Syed Obaidullah Shah called Syed Bahadur Ali Shah's father and told him the whole situation. When his father asked Syed Bahadur Ali Shah that from where and when he gained all that knowledge, Syed Bahadur Ali Shah replied that Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh spiritually blessed him with all the religious knowledge while his seven day stay at the shrine. Syed Bahadur Ali Shah's father took him back to Sakhi Sultan Bahoo's shrine and left him there. He stayed at the shrine of Sakhi Sultan Bahoo for 40 years. During these 40 years Syed Bahadur Ali Shah performed many services at the shrine. His greatest service is collecting, compiling and writing Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo's books. After 40 years, in 1849, he was esoterically ordered by Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh to go back home and come to shrine every month.
Then in 1861 Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh ordered him to go to Shorkot and swear allegiance upon the hands of Pir Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. He obeyed the orders and went to Shorkot. After swearing allegiance Syed Bahadur Ali Shah made it a routine to spend the day in the service of his mentor (murshid) and the night at the shrine of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo. The bounties of both Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh and Pir Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh elevated Syed Bahadur Ali Shah to the extreme heights of Faqr.
Pir Abdul Ghafoor Shah passed on the treasure of Faqr to Syed Bahadur Ali Shah before death and he was given complete authority over the treasure of Faqr by Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. Now although every seeker of Faqr will get this treasure by the permission of Holy Prophet Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi wasallam but through the meditation of Pir Syed Bahadur Ali Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. Pir Syed Bahadur Ali Shah also made a great revolution in the way of Faqr i.e. he made the real Ism-e-Allah Zaat with gold for the first time and gave them to the seekers for Zikr and Tasawur.

Bahadur Ali Shah Sultan Bahoo Bahu

Pir Syed Bahadur Ali Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh has left a treasure of mystic poetry which is filled with divine realities and true love for Allah and His beloved souls. When Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh handed him over the treasure of Faqr he informed him that "a circumcised baby boy with cut naval will born in my family, you will have to transfer this treasure to him". So he entrusted the heritage of Faqr to Sultan Mohammad Abdul Aziz Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh who was born with exactly the same signs in the family of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo. Thus Faqr returned back to the family of Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh once again. Syed Bahadur Ali Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh died on 27th Feb 1934 (14 Ziqa'ad 1352 H). His Shrine is near Shorkot (Pakistan), 2 kilometers away from Adda Qasim Abad Jhung Shorkot Road. His urs is held on 25th, 26th and 27th February. He was entitled "Shahbaz-e-Arifan" by Ghaus-ul-Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu.

5. Sultan-ul-Auliya Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Abdul Aziz
Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh

Abdul Aziz Sultan Bahu

Sultan-ul-Auliya Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Abdul Aziz Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh was born on 12th March 1911 (12 Rabi-ul-Awal 1329 H) in Garh Maharaja District Jhung Pakistan. His genealogical tree traces back to Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo in the eighth generation. He was born circumcised and with cut naval .His father Sultan Fateh Mohammad Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh was a noble and pious saint.
When Sultan Mohammad Abdul Aziz was born, he didn't open his eyes for about seven days. His worried father took him to the shrine of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. Syed Bahadur Ali Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh was present at the shrine. Sultan Fateh Mohammad requested him to bless his son. When Syed Bahadur Ali Shah took Sultan Abdul Aziz in his lap he at once opened his eyes, thus Sultan Abdul Aziz's first glance was for his murshid, who spiritually blessed this pure soul since birth.
When Sultan Abdul Aziz Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh was 21 years of age he took oath of allegiance at the hands of Syed Bahadur Ali Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. Sultan Abdul Aziz, afterwards, dedicated his life in the service and love for his murshid. He never rode a horse or any other vehicle while going to meet his murshid, in his honour. Once he travelled 100 kilometers on foot to reach his murshid which shows the great honour and respect he had for his murshid. His mystic poetry is also full of his great adorance for his murshid. Even after the death of Pir Syed Mohammad Bahadur Ali Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh it was routine of Sultan Abdul Aziz to stay at his murshid's shrine, sometimes for 21 days or for 9 , 5 or 3 days.
When the treasure of Faqr was entrusted to Sultan Abdul Aziz Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh, he devoted the rest of his whole life in guiding the seekers of Allah on the path of Faqr. Among his attributes most highlighting were his punctuality, patience, soberity and most of all great devotion for Allah almighty.

Abdul Aziz Sultan Bahoo Bahu

It was destined from eternity that Sultan Abdul Aziz Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh will pass on the heritage of Faqr to his son Sultan Mohammad Asgher Ali who is stationed at the highest status of SULTAN-UL-FAQR (sixth) from eternity, so he didn't have to search for a true and capable devotee to entrust the treasure of Faqr.
Sultan Abdul Aziz Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh died on 12th April 1981 (7th Jamadi-us-Sani 1401 H). His shrine is half kilometer away from the shrine of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh in Garh Maharaja Jhung. His urs is held in Jamadi-us-Sani on the Sunday and Monday which fall after the urs of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh on first Thursday of Jamadi-us-Sani . He was entitled "Sultan-ul-Auliya" by Ghaus-ul-Azam Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu.

6. Sultan-ul-Faqr (Sixth) Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali
Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh

Asghar Ali Sultan Bahoo Bahu

Sultan-ul-Faqr Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh was son of Sultan Abdul Aziz Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. He was born on 14th August 1947 on the night of 27th Ramadan 1366 H in Samandri Garh Maharaja District Jhung Pakistan. He got his early education from Garh Maharaja and then passed his matriculation from Naushehra District Khushab.
Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali was the most beloved son of Sultan Abdul Aziz Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh and he never let him go away from him.The enlightened soul of Sultan Abdul Aziz knew that this son of his is stationed at highly esteemed position of SULTAN-UL-FAQR so he gave special attention towards his spiritual enhancement.
Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh has mentioned about SULTAN-UL-FAQR SOULS in "Risala Roohi Sharif". He says that there are seven purest souls who were created directly from Noor-e-Mohammadi Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam.Both the worlds have got stability due to these dignified souls. These souls are immersed in divine unity and the deep rivers of oneness of Allah since eternity. One glance of these souls is the pure light of divinity and on whom so ever it is cast, transforms him into absolute divine light (noor).They do not require their disciples to perform lengthy prayers and supplications. Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh has revealed names of these souls in Risala Roohi Sharif. One of them is Syeda Fatima-tuz-Zohra Razi Allah Anhaa, second is Hazrat Hassan Basri Razi Allah Anhu, third is Hazrat Mehboob-e-Subhani Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu , fourth is his son Hazrat Peer Abdul Razzaq Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh and fifth is Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh himself. The remaining two souls were yet to come to this world when Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo wrote Risala Roohi Sharif. He says that unless these two souls appear in this material world, the Doomsday will not happen. One of these two Sultan-ul-Faqr souls is Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. This truth was revealed by Allah to many of his disciples in dream. More over the way he held Faqr, spread the divine light of Faqr and Marifat-e-Elahi in this materialistic world and elevated thousands of his disciples to the extremes of spiritual sanctity and divine reality is a proof that he holds the status of Sultan-ul-Faqr.
He revolutionized the path of Faqr according to the demands of this new age and made it easier so that more and more people could join it and reach higher spiritual statuses. Before him it was considered against shariat to reveal Ism-e-Azam i.e. Ism-e-Allah Zaat to common man, it was given to specially selected persons only. But now every muslim is being invited to get Ism-e-Allah Zaat, just because of unmatched spiritual powers of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh, with which he was able to elevate his disciples to such spiritual heights where they could easily tolerate the luminous and marvellous effects of Ism-e-Allah Zaat. As it is the law of nature to keep balance in the world, so with the increasing satanism in the present world, the spiritual powers of friends of Allah (Auliya) is also elevating. Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh was the greatest example of this spiritual power.
He not only elevated the spirituality in this material world but also took apparent steps to spread this bounty of Ism-e-Allah Zaat. In 1989 he established an "Islahi Jamat" with an aim to attract more and more people towards the esoteric aspect of our religion.Through the efforts of this jamat lacs of people were blessed with Ism-e-Allah Zaat, not only in Pakistan but all over the world.
Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh also established a publication department in 1994. This department published many books based on Faqr and Tasavvuf. This department started publishing a monthly magazine in 2000 which was based on the teachings of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. To further spread the teachings of Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh he also made arrangements to publish his books with proper and accurate translation, for guidance of devotees on the path of Faqr. Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh strongly felt that the religious scholars of today are emphasizing upon the superficial and apparent aspect of religion only and by neglecting the soul of Islam they have divided the ummah into sections and groups which is not real Islam. It is high time to invite ummah towards the real soul of Islam i.e. to purify their souls from esoteric diseases like greed, vanity, pride, malice, jealousy etc. When a person's innerself is purified, the apparent self is set right automatically, and when every person of society is spiritually purified the whole society is set right and is set on the route to worldly as well as religious progress. This is the basic rule of the path of Faqr. Our Holy Prophet Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam also changed the Arab society according to this rule and laid the foundations of a welfare state. So Faqr is the true way and methodology of Prophet Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam.But this spiritual sanctity can be provided only by a person who has got such real and strong spiritual powers. The Shaikhs of Sarwari Qadri order are blessed with these powers by Allah and his beloved Prophet Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam for the welfare of ummah.

Asghar Ali Sultan Bahoo Bahu

Sultan-ul-Faqr (sixth) Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh held the throne of Sarwari Qadri Shaikh for 23 years i.e. from 1981 after the death of his mentor and father Sultan Abdul Aziz Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh till his own death in December 2003. During these 23 years he also kept on searching for such a strong, capable, truthful and devoted disciple of him to whom he could entrust the treasure of Faqr. In 1998 he found such a capable disciple in Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus. Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali polished this pearl for five years and trained him how to give spiritual guidance to seekers of Allah. In 2001 Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh took Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman with him and some other members to Hajj. In Madina he presented Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus in the esteemed Assembly of the Holy Prophet Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam. On his approval Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh passed on the heritage of Faqr to Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus for future guidance of seekers of Allah.
Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh died on 26th Dec 2003 (2nd Ziqa'ad 1424 H). He is buried beside his father Sultan Mohammad Abdul Aziz Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh in his shrine which is just half kilometer away from the shrine of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. His urs is held on first Friday of Ziqa'ad. His title is Sultan-ul-Faqr (sixth) in accordance with his status.

7. Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman
Madzillah-ul-Aqdus

Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus was born in Chishtian District Bahawalnagar on 19th August 1959 (14 Safar 1379 H). His ancestors migrated from village Muddhan, Tehsil Nakodar District Jalandhar India in 1947.

Tehreek Dawat e Faqr Sultan Bahoo Sultan Bahu Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan ul Faqr Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman

Childhood and Education

Founder of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr Sultan-ul-Faqr Sixth Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan ul Faqr Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus Sultan Bahoo Sultan Bahu

Since Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman is the chosen one by Allah for the treasure of Faqr, the resplendent light (Noor) of divine truth was luminous on his sacred face since childhood. Whoever saw him once, desired to love this beautiful soul. Once a faqeer saw him and told his mother that "Allah has written a special destiny on your son's forehead, he will be prepared for a very special purpose by Ghaus-ul-Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu". On another occasion he said "your son is a leader, he will lead others where ever he will go". So, as he was destined to hold the great responsibility of Faqr and guiding the seekers of divine truth, Allah himself prepared him to do so by inflicting severe hardships throughout his early period of life.
He is the eldest son of his father Abdul Hameed Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh who was not very sound and stable financially. Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman was very fond of education and always showed great results in all classes as well as in extra-curricular activities. But unfortunately he had to leave his education of and on to help his father financially by earning through different means. He started supporting his family in a very small age of 12, 13 years.It affected his studies a lot but whenever the conditions were favorable, he continued his studies. His intelligence can be judged by the fact that inspite of all these worst conditions, he started writing articles based on moral notes in children's page of newspapers like Mushriq, Masawat, Imroz etc when he was in 5th class.He had great inclination towards Islam so all his thoughts revolved around Allah and his beloved Prophet Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam.He frequently used to read books related to religion. He did his matriculation in 1978 from Multan board and did graduation in 1983 from Baha-ud-Din Zikrya University Multan in first division. During his graduation it was his routine to attend college in the morning and do job at a petrol pump in night.

Practical Life

In 1984 he started his career as government-servant, soon he shifted to Lahore and got married in 1987. After marriage he started a well settled and happy life. In this phase of life his destiny changed in an unusual manner. Allah's grace enveloped him in such a way that whatever side business he started to support his family, flourished over night and soon he became financially very sound and strong. Allah blessed him with this worldly wealth so that he could not only experience its fake charm but also understand its reality. He soon overcame the charm of worldly wealth and his inclination towards true love of Allah increased day by day. Despite of all the materialistic luxuries of life and apparent happiness he was not contended by heart. His only satisfaction laid in prayers and meditation about Allah.

Search for Divine Truth

Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul Aqdas, at the age of about 37, was so much absorbed in his spiritual relation with Allah that except job he shunned all worldly activities and spent most of his time in prayers, recitition of Holy Quran and Zikr of Allah's sacred names.These prayers were increasing day by day and search for divine reality had made him more and more restless. One day a strange man met him on his way and said to him in a strange manner that "the period of Allah's bounties has started for you, keep your inner condition just like it is". Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman asked him who he was? He said "I am the one who show way to people. I have come to guide you".
Through excessive prayers Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman was elevated to such spiritual heights where he got esoterically connected with Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu who guided him spiritually and gave him the knowledge and command over all the attributive names of Allah. Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman invoked every name of Allah lacs of time and then was blessed with invocation (Zikr) of Ism-e-Allah and Ilm-e-Dawat. When his spiritual education was completed Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu ordered him to find a Murshid-e-Kamil. In this age of fraud it was very difficult to find a true murshid, still Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman continued his search. One night he saw a man with a beautiful enlightened face in his dream who said to him "come to me my son. I am waiting for you, you have suffered a lot of hardships, it is enough now". When Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman woke up he was greatly surprised at his dream and was worried as well because he didn't know where to go. His search continued for another month but in vain. After one month he again had the same dream. Now his restlessness reached its peak as he was unable to find that beautiful luminous face anywhere. His search came to an end when one day a friend of him Naveed Shaukat Sarwari Qadri asked him to go with him to his murshid who lived in Jhung near the shrine of Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. When they reached there, to his deepest and heartiest contentment and happiness , Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman found that face of his dream sitting in front of him. When he entered the room, he clearly heard his murshid saying " oh you've come my son", it was a sentence heard by no one else present in the room. This esteemed person was Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh . Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus swore allegiance upon his hands on the same day after Mughrib prayer. It was 12 April 1998.
Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman became special beloved of his murshid on the very first day and then his spiritual status kept on elevating day by day. He rendered all his abilities, material wealth, spiritual capabilities for serving his murshid and helping him in his mission to spread the bounty of Faqr. He took over the responsibility of all expenses of his murshid regarding his dressing for all seasons, medicines and other apparent needs, spent a lot to promote the Islahi Jamat established by his Spiritual Guide, travelled throughout the country many times to preach the message of Faqr and invited lacs of people towards the true soul of the religion of Islam.
Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh trusted him the most and gave him the responsibility to carry out a magazine to promote teachings of Faqr and appointed him the chief editor. Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman utilized all his abilities and writing powers to carry out the magazine 'Mirat-ul-Arfeen'. He used to work all night to publish this magazine. Thus gave the best of his best abilities to serve his murshid in every way and proved himself the most dedicated and capable devotee to whom treasure of Faqr could be entrusted. Before his death in Dec 2003, Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh gave Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman the last but the greatest responsibility of spreading the bounties of Ism-e-Allah Zaat and Ism-e-Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam. He transferred all his spiritual powers to this beloved and most capable devotee to guide the seekers of Allah,thus made him the custodian of heritage of Faqr, after approval and permission from the esteemed Assembly of Prophet Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam.

Throne of Sarwari Qadri Shaikh

Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus adorned the throne of 31st Shaikh of Sarwari Qadri order after the death of Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh and continued the mission of his murshid. The first person to accompany him in his mission was Mohammad Asad Khan Sarwari Qadri who is still in his service. Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur- Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdas started granting Ism-e-Allah Zaat and accepting allegiance on 14th of August 2005.
After that day, Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman has made great efforts and taken revolutionary steps to spread the wealth of Faqr among common Muslims. It must be understood that in the past the invocation (Zikr) of Ism-e-Allah Zaat was given by the Murshid-e-Kamil to a disciple in four stages i.e zikarzikar(Allahu, Lillah, Lahoo and Hoo). Sultan-ul-Azkar Hoo hoo was given to him when he had passed all the basic stages. It was a long process and required a lot of time and patience. But Allah has blessed Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdas with such great spiritual powers that he gives his disciples the invocation (Zikr) of Sultan-ul-Azkar Hoo at the very first day of allegiance and also gives them printed or pure gold Ism-e-Allah Zaat for contemplation (Tasawur). Shaikh Akbar Allama Ibn-e-Arbi Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh says in Fatoohat-e-Makiyah that "Hoo hoo is the extreme and most elevated Zikr of Arifeen".
Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh says "The Zikr of Hoo hoo is the extreme stage Zikr of invokers". i.e this Zikr elevates the seeker to the extreme level of Qurb-e-Elahi. Then on passing the basic stages of Deedar-e-Elahi and presence in the Assembly of Prophet Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasllam successfully, invocation (Zikr) and contemplation (Tasawur) of Ism-e-Mohammad is given to them for further spiritual elevation. This is being done for the first time in the history of Faqr, and is just in accordance with the teachings of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh.

sultan-bahoo sultan bahuHazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh says about the effects of contemplation of the Sacred Name of Mohammad:

  1. "By the contemplation (Tasawur) of Ism-e-Mohammad the reality of divine knowledge is acquired."(Qaleed-e-Jannat)
  2. "When a devotee contemplates the Sacred Name of Mohammad,no doubt, the Holy Prophet Sall' Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam and his sacred companions come spiritually to him.The Holy Prophet says to him "hold my hands". The very moment he holds the hands of the Holy Prophet Sall' Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam, his heart and soul are illuminated by the gnosis of Allah.(Qaleed-e-Jannat)

Title

Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus has been awarded the title of "Sultan Mohammad" by Ghaus-ul-Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu and Hazrat Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh.

Sultan-ul-Faqr Publication (Regd.)

Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus has established a publication department in order to spread the teachings of Faqr by the name of Sultan-ul-Faqr Publications. This department has been publishing monthly magazine "Sultan-ul-Faqr" since August 2006 successfully. It has also published some books, and many books regarding teachings of Faqr and Tasavvuf are under publication, most of which are written and compiled by Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdas. Click here for publications.

Tehreek Dawat e Faqr

Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman has also commenced Tehreek Dawat-e-Faqr so as to spread message of Faqr in more organized and proper manner. This Tehreek is working all over Pakistan. Muslims all over the world are openly invited to join this way of Faqr to reach close to Allah, acquire the spiritual elevation to the stage of Deedar-e-Elahi and presence in the sacred Assembly of Hazrat Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam by gaining ultimate purity of heart and soul through invocation (Zikr) and contemplation (Tasawur) of Ism-e-Allah Zaat.