Perfect spiritual guide Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman has founded Tehreek Dawat e Faqr to spread Faqr. That is the spiritual purification. It is the only way to strengthen relation with Allah, hence ensuring success in both the worlds. This movement is propagating the message of Faqr through written literature such as books, pamphlets and monthly magazine ‘Mahnama-Sultan-ul-Faqr-Lahore’. Tehreek Dawat e Faqr also invites through speeches and direct verbal preaching to common people. This website is also the continuation of above-mentioned aim. The teaching of Faqr included in this website are the collection of Quran, Hadiths and teachings of Saints, Fuqara, Fakirs and spiritual guides.
Importance and Need of Tehreek Dawat-e-Faqr
The crux is that in the present era it has become more important to join the path of Faqr than ever. It is because the curses of greed, malice, dissolute, falsehood have affected the whole societies. Divine favour is not with us since we lack will to seek Allah. In religious schools, scholars are promoting sectarianism based on differences of performing physical devotions. People are working days and night for exoteric aspect but none is paying attention to soul of Islam. Soul is in fact the gnosis of Allah. The results are evident in the form of downfall of Muslims all over the world.
Faqr in light of Quran
وَلۡتَکُنۡ مِّنۡکُمۡ اُمَّۃٌ یَّدۡعُوۡنَ اِلَی الۡخَیۡرِ وَ یَاۡمُرُوۡنَ بِالۡمَعۡرُوۡفِ وَ یَنۡہَوۡنَ عَنِ الۡمُنۡکَرِ ؕ وَ اُولٰٓئِکَ ہُمُ الۡمُفۡلِحُوۡنَ۔
Meaning: And from amongst you there must be a group of people who would invite mankind towards having intimate knowledge and closeness of Allah, they would bid righteousness and forbid evil. And (only) they are the successful ones”. (Al-Imran-104)
In this verse” مَعۡرُوۡفِ ” means to gain gnosis of someone. ” یَاۡمُرُوۡنَ بِالۡمَعۡرُوۡفِ ” means to invite, instruct or command others to have gnosis of Allah. It is the religious obligation of every true Muslim to obey religious commands and prohibitions. The path of Faqr is in fact the path of religious command or gnosis.
Therefore, Faqr is the only way for esoteric and exoteric purification of the Muslims. Muslims have rejected this way. Resultantly, they are disgraced and dishonoured in the world only.
Iqbal’s teachings of Faqr
As Iqbal says:
کیا گیا ہے غلامی میں مبتلا تجھ کو
کہ تجھ سے ہو نہ سکی فقر کی نگہبانی
یہ فقر مردِ مسلماں نے کھو دیا جب سے
رہی نہ دولت سلمانیؓ و سلیمانیؑ
Meaning: You are slave of other nations because you could not guard treasure of Faqr. When Muslims lost this treasure, they had deprived of the worldly respect. Moreover, they had lost their status in front of Allah as well.
Iqbal advises the Muslims to regain this treasure, which is the legacy of Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam. Hence the only way of their reformation.
ہمت ہو اگر تو ڈھونڈ وہ فقر
جس فقر کی اصل ہے حجازی
اس فقر سے آدمی میں پیدا
اللہ کی شان بے نیازی
مومن کی اسی میں ہے امیری
اللہ سے مانگ یہ فقیری
Meaning: You must dare to find the true Faqr, which actually originated from the pure soil of Hijaz. Only that Faqr can sanctify a person from worldly desires. Consequently it develops within him the quality of indifference (to desires), which is the attribute of Allah. Beg Allah to bestow Faqr upon you, as the glory of a Muslim lies only in Faqr.
- Vision and gnosis of Allah.
- Presence in the Mohammadan Assembly and beneficence from the Prophet Mohammad without any medium.
- For the purity of inciting innerself
- Purification of inward (Tasfiyah Qalb).
- For the enlightenment of soul (Tajaliyah Rooh).
- Esoteric and exoteric sanctification.
- Successful in both the world and the hereafter.
- Devotions of Divine presence.
- To be rid of everyone other than Allah.
- To achieve the sole aim of life, that is the closeness of Allah.
Invitation of Tehreek Dawat-e-Faqr
It invites you to join the path of Faqr and invoke and contemplate Ism-e-Allah Zaat; the personal name of Allah. Furthermore, Tehreek Dawat e Faqr preaches the invocation and contemplation of the sacred name of Mohammad (as per teachings of Sultan Bahu).
We warmly welcome you to join Tehreek Dawat-e-Faqr to adopt Faqr. Tehreek Dawat e Faqr will help you to achieve closeness of Allah through Ism-e-Allah Zaat and Ism-e-Mohammad.