Who is Sultan Bahoo?
Sultan Bahoo is the most perfect Saint whose status of accomplishments is undisputed to date. He was a born Saint. Sultan ul Arifeen (Sultan of Mystics) blessed innumerable people during his lifetime and is still showering blessings and beatitude to devotees who visit his mausoleum. Visit him with your deepest wish engraved in your inward and you will be surprised because it will definitely get fulfilled. The only condition is that it should be legit. Importantly teachings of Sultan Bahoo are a source of guidance even today. His title is Sultan ul Arifeen which means Sultan of Mystic. His spiritual status is Sultan ul Faqr.
Two aspects of Sultan Bahoo Teachings
One can say there are two important aspects to be considered as far as his spiritual teachings and poetry is concerned. On one hand preaching Islam to non-Muslims and on the other preaching Oneness and ardent Divine love to believers.
Teachings of Sultan Bahoo impact people lives in their both individual and social aspects alike. Therefore, individual as well as social constructs both remains the focus of his teachings. In fact, when individuals discover their spiritual destination, simultaneously through its reflection society finds its spiritual manifestation.
Death Before Dying
One perceives disturbingly provocative similarities between the conditions of society as prevailing during the days of the great Sultan and that of the present days. The same conflict of ideals, more or less, which tore apart the society at the time preceding the time of Sultan Bahoo, like in the time of great Sufi saint Al Ghawth Al Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani. Therefore, Sultan Bahoo emphasized on the amazing concept of ‘dying before death’ for attaining a high spiritual life to purify oneself from evils and inciting inner self.
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Spiritual Oath of Allegiance of Sultan Bahoo
Sultan Bahoo relates one of his revelations in his books that one day, engrossed in Allah’s vision, he was wandering in the suburbs of Shorkot when Ali ibn Abi Talib came and took him to the Mohammadan Assembly where the people of cloak, the four pious Caliphs and Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani were also present. There, Sultan Bahoo took oath of allegiance at the sacred hand of Prophet Mohammad who entrusted him to Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani for further spiritual guidance. That is why Sultan Bahoo always refers Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani as his spiritual guide in his books.
How many books of Sultan Bahoo are available?
Despite not attending any educational institute, Sultan Bahoo wrote almost 140 books. Through his books, he gave complete information and knowledge for the guidance of seekers of Allah till doomsday and thus, making it easy for them to travel this path of Faqr (Sufism).
Interesting fact about writing
Sultan Bahoo used to write two volumes of his books; first detailed and the other brief. He added the Persian word “Kalan” meaning “big” to the title of the detailed book and “Khurd” meaning “small” to the title of the brief book.
An introduction to Abyat e Bahoo
Sultan-ul-Faqr Sultan-ul-Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo is the most popular and eminent Saint of South Asia. He is known in the whole world for his beautiful mystic poetry. Much work has been done upon his life history, He has written all of his books in Persian language but his collection of most famous poetry is in Punjabi language which is known as Abyat e Bahoo. There are 201 Abyat e Bahoo. Undoubtedly one can say that Punjabi Kalam e Bahoo is the summary of all teachings of Sultan Bahoo.
Divine Vision and Teachings of Sultan Bahoo
Sultan Bahoo says about the denier of Divine vision in his book Nur-ul-Huda Kalan: ہر کہ منکر از خدا دیدار شد امتِ نبویؐ نباشد خوار شد Explanation: Whoever denies the Divine vision (Deedar-e-Elahi) is disgraced and debarred from the Mohammadan nation (umma).
Service of Sultan Bahoo for Mankind
The Faqir Malik-ul-Mulki and perfect Murshid Haq Bahoo rendered unprecedented services for the betterment of the masses and for guiding Seekers of Allah on The Divine Path. He traveled throughout his life to spread the beneficence of Love and Marifat of Allah among common people. He himself was an institution of love and gnosis of Allah and blessed people with it wherever he went. His spiritual beneficence is continued even after his death from his shrine. The theophanies and Divine Light emit from his shrine and bless the visitors. He has also left a great and sacred asset in the form of books, mystic poetry and his Sarwari Qadri Order which will keep guiding the Seekers of Allah till the Doomsday.
What is essence of Sultan Bahoo Teachings?
He named his teachings Faqr. Faqr is in fact seeking Allah only inwardly while living outward life to the fullest according to sharia. Faqr is not a new term. It is found in Hadith of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) and in teachings of famous Saints. To name a few would be Ghaus e Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani, Sultan ul Faqr VI Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali and even poet Allama Iqbal. As Allama Iqbal is very famous in Pakistan we will give you a link to a book totally dedicated to his poetry on Faqr: https://www.sultan-ul-faqr-publications.com/shop/faqr-e-iqbal/ For Ghaus e Azam books visit: https://www.sultan-ul-faqr-publications.com/shop/hayat-o-taleemat-syedna-ghaus-ul-azam/ For Sultan ul Faqr VI book visit: https://www.sultan-ul-faqr-publications.com/shop/sultan-ul-faqr-vi-hazrat-sakhi-sultan-mohammad-asghar-ali-hayat-o-talimat/ All three of these books are in Urdu with translation of one available in English language.
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List of important books of Sultan Bahoo
Ameer ul Kaunain
Ganj ul Asrar
Kashf ul Asrarr
Qurb e Deedar
Risala Roohi Sharif
Sultan ul Waham
- Nur ul Huda Kalan
- Kaleed ul Tauheed Kalan
Free Download Sultan Bahoo books
If someone is interested to read about Sufism or Spirituality or Faqr, one must read Sultan Bahoo books. These books are emblem of Sufism or Faqr. These books are in fact inspirational knowledge or Divine knowledge. To download books free of cost from the link given below:- https://www.sultan-ul-faqr-publications.com/shop/ Facility of online reading is also available.
What is spiritual status of Sultan Bahoo?
He himself says about his status:
میں شہباز کراں پروازاں، وِچ دریائے کرم دے ھُو
زباں تاں میری کُن برابر، موڑاں کم قلم دے ھُو
افلاطون ارسطو وَرگے میرے اَگے کس کَم دے ھُو
Explanation: I am the falcon, flying in the Divine world and engrossed in Oneness (tawhid). As I am Sultan ul Faqr therefore I have the power of Divine command. With this power I can change the destiny as well. Great scholars like Plato and Aristotle have no worth in front of me. I have elevated to level of al-Insan al-Kamil, the Universal Divine Man.
Sultan ul Faqr, the lords of worlds, Sultan of Mystics, the ultimate manifestation of Divine Union, Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo is stationed at the highest spiritual level of Fakir who is ‘the master of worlds’. He is the perfect spiritual guide, possessing the absolute light of guidance. This is the most elevated spiritual level and there is no higher spiritual level than this.
What is his greatest achievement?
His greatest achievement is that he re-organized the Qadri order of Ghaus e Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani and renamed it as Sarwari Qadri order. Moreover, he provided complete knowledge and information about this mystic way.
Title of Sultan Bahoo
His title is Sultan ul Arifeen which means Sultan of Mystics. When Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo became known in the world by the title of Sultan ul Arifeen, some fake spiritual guides and fraudulent all over the world, specially in the Sub-continent and Jammu Kashmir, started using this title with their names. Followers and devotees of some Saints also attached this title with that Saint’s name. It should clearly be understood that the title Sultan ul Arifeen is specific only for Sultan Bahoo. Only he truly and factually deserves and owns this title, others are just imitators.
Mustafa Sani and Mujtaba Aakhir Zamani
Just as Ghaus-ul-Azam Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani announced during his address by the Will of Allah that “My foot is over the necks of all the Saints.” Similarly, Sultan-ul-Arifeen Sultan Bahoo proclaimed: Translation: Since the Eternal Benevolence has graced me with grandeur, Prophet Mohammad has ordered me to guide everyone, Muslim or Non-Muslim, fortunate or unfortunate, dead or alive and he has called me ‘Mustafa Sani and Mujtaba Aakhir Zamani’ with his pearl divulging tongue.
Sultan Bahoo family tree links back to Ali ibn Abi Talib (razi Allah anhu). He belongs to the progeny of Hazrat Ali from wives other than Hazrat Fatimah uz Zahra (razi Allah anha).
Sons of Sultan Bahoo
He (ra) had 8 sons.
Murshid of Sultan Bahoo
Although he spiritually pledged allegiance (bayat) on the sacred hands of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) whereas he esoterically he swore bayat on the sacred hands of Sayyid Abdul Rehman Jilani Dehlvi. Therefore, Sayyid Abdul Rehman Jilani Dehlvi is Murshid of Sultan Bahoo.
Status of Sultan Bahoo
The splendour of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo is beyond anyone’s speculation. He is blessed with the extremities of Faqr and stationed at the status of Sultan-ul-Faqr V. He says, “The Holy Prophet has ordered me to guide everyone, Muslim or non Muslim, fortunate or unfortunate, alive or dead and he has entitled me as Mustafa Sani (Mustafa the second) and Mujtaba Akhir Zamani (Mujtaba of the last era) with his pearl divulging tongue.” (Risala Roohi Sharif)
Murshid Kamil Akmal – Sultan Bahoo
Sultan-ul-Faqr Sultan-ul-Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo, the beloved friend of Allah and the leader of the mystics, is stationed at the highest spiritual level of Fakir Malik-ul-Mulki (the Master of Universe) and Murshid Kamil Akmal Jamay Noor-ul-Huda. He declares:
- I am the perfect and accomplished Murshid Jamay Noor-ul-Huda and possess the rank of Malik-ul-Mulki Faqeer. (Noor-ul-Huda Kalan)
Transference of Divine Trust
Sultan Bahoo says about transferring The Divine Trust:
- For thirty years, I had been looking for a true Seeker whom I could elevate to the extreme spiritual levels where I am myself (i.e. transfer him The Divine Trust) but I could not find such a Seeker. (Ameer-ul-Kaunain)
- Since years, I have been searching for a true Seeker who deserves The Divine Vision and Union but I could not find the one. (Noor-ul-Huda Kalan)
In his book Noor-ul-Huda Kalan, Sultan Bahoo says:
- For years, I have been searching for the True Seekers of Allah but could not find such a highly courageous and determined Seeker who truly deserved The Divine Persuasion and to whom I could transfer the infinite wealth and blessings of extrinsic and intrinsic Treasures of The Divine Knowledge of Oneness (i.e. the legacy of Faqr and The Divine Trust). Thus, fulfill my obligation of paying the charity of The Divine Benedictions and get absolved of the Right of Allah. (chapter: Sharah Faqr-e-Mohammadi)
Khalifahs of Sultan Bahoo
His supreme spiritual successor is Sultan ul Tarikeen Sayyid Mohammad Abdullah Shah Madni Jilani. To know more about him visit here: To know more about his junior spiritual successors please visit here:
Sultan Bahoo as a Sufi Poet
Undoubtedly, Sultan Bahoo has earned reputation as a Sufi poet in the world. Therefore, beside being a perfect Shaikh of Sarwari Qadri order, he is known as Sufi Poet. His mystic poetry touches the hearts of listeners and readers. In fact, his sufi poetry guides the seekers of Allah on the path of Faqr.
Present Imam of Sarwari Qadri order
Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib ur Rehman is the present Imam of Sarwari Qadri order. Presently he is residing in Sultan ul Ashiqeen House Lahore.
Where is Sultan Bahoo Darbar
It is located in district Jhang, Pakistan. The exact address is: Village Sultan Bahoo via Garh Maharaja, Tehsil Ahmadpur Sial, Jhang District, Pakistan
Sultan Bahoo Urs
His urs (death anniversary) is celebrated every year under the supervision of Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib ur Rehman. People from all over Pakistan come to Khanqah Sultan ul Ashiqeen for celebration of sacred Urs.
Monasticism is forbidden in Islam – Sultan Bahoo Teachings
It must be clear that Islam strictly forbids to adopt monasticism. Neither Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) adopted it nor his sacred Companions. Prophet Mohammad lived a most practical life ever. Likewise prefect Saints rejected monasticism.
One must not confuse Sufism and Monasticism. Monasticism is separating oneself from all worldly matters and relation and thus living alone in Jungles etc.
On the other side Islam teaches to live a practical life by denying worldly love inwardly. Therefore, Islam has set rights for everyone. It is the is the responsibility of every person to fulfil other’s rights.
Sultan Bahoo also lived a practical life. He had four marriages and eight sons. He used to plough in fields. According to Sultan Bahoo teachings to be successful in the court of Allah, one has to follow sharia.
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Who truly represents Sultan Bahoo in this era?
Tehreek Dawat Faqr is the true representative of Sultan Bahu Teachings in the present age. The organization is founded by Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib ur Rehman, the present Imam of Sarwari Qadri order.
Research on Sultan Bahoo
Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman, the present Imam of Sarwari Qadri order, has done a lot more work upon the life and teachings of Sultan Bahoo. His book Shams-ul-Fuqara is an encyclopedia of the teachings of Sultan Bahoo and contains the essence of all the books of Sultan Bahoo.
Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib ur Rehman is present Imam of Sarwari Qadri order. He is 31st perfect Shaikh of Sarwari Qadri order after Sultan ul Faqr 6th Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali (ra).
Sultan Bahoo is 25th perfect Shaikh of Sarwari Qadri order. He renamed Qadri order as Sarwari Qadri which is in fact real Qadri way.
Sultan Bahoo was a great Sufi Saint. Bahoo means “the one who remains with Hoo (Divine Essence”. Sultan Bahoo himself says:
“People calls me Bahoo beacuse I am always with Hoo.” (Ain ul Faqr)
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