Fakir is the manifestation of wonders and rarities. Fakir knows the secret of finding name ( اللّٰہ ) and the Essence. This secret is a treasure.  Just as one reaches the treasure after solving a maze, likewise, recognizing the Universal Divine Man is a maze. Whoever solves this maze, only he recognizes his reality.   

Actually, the Fakir of particular era cannot be recognized by people of that era through physical eyes or intellect. Rather, one needs to have enlightened insight and eyes of the soul to recognize him. As, he is more related to Divine and spiritual world than to the physical world. The only way to enlighten one’s esoteric self and eyes is contemplation of Ism-e-Allah Zaat. Hence it is impossible to recognize the Fakir without contemplation of personal name of Allah.  However, Ism-e-Allah Zaat takes to the destination of Fakir only if the man of Divine Essence (Sahib-e-Musamma) i.e. the Fakir himself grants it.




In Sarwari Qadri order, when seeker annihilates in Hoo, there remains nothing in his outward and esoteric self but Hoo. Then he reaches the status of:

ہمہ اوست در مغزو پوست

Meaning: Flesh and bones, physical and esoteric beings possess nothing but Allah.

Now, he becomes the Fakir who is master of universe and the Fakir. He is the perfect and accomplished Fakir possessing light of guidance.



In the Holy Quran, Allah says:

وَكُلَّ شَيْءٍ اَحْصَيْنٰهُ فِيْٓ اِمَامٍ مُّبِیْنٍ

Meaning: And We have encompassed everything in Imam-e-Mubeen. (Ya-Sin 12)

In this verse ‘Imam-e-Mubeen’ (the enlightened leader) refers to the Universal Divine Man (Fakir). Moreover Allah has kept His wills, commands and created universe in Guarded Tablet which is, in fact, inward of the Universal Divine Man. Thus inward of Universal Divine Man is the place where light of the Divine Essence reveals. One can neither explain nor imagine its vastness.


Quran instructs to adopt Company of Fakir


Allah says:

Meaning: Allah is the most Compassionate. (O aspirant of His knowledge) ask of Him from someone who has attained His awareness. (Al-Furqan 59)




In the Holy Quran, Allah says:

Meaning: O believers! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger (blessings upon him). And those (men of truth) who hold command amongst you. (An-Nisa 59)

Here, اُولِی الۡاَمۡرِ (O’ulil-Amar, who has absolute command and authority) refers to the Fakir as Sultan Bahu quotes :

Meaning: The perfect Fakir of Qadri order is omnipotent and omnipresent. (Risala Roohi Sharif)

  • The Fakir is one whose outward self is with creation but inward is with the Creator. (Sultan-ul-Waham)
  • Fakir is O’ulil Amar i.e. the one whose words and orders are never rejected. As said:

     لِسَانُ الْفُقَرَآءِ سَیْفُ الرَّحْمٰنِ

    Meaning: Tongue of Fakirs is sword of the most Compassionate (Rehman).

His words are the order of ‘Be’ (Kun). Whatever he says is done by the command of Allah, whether sooner or later. (Ameer-ul-Kaunain)


Ibn Arabi Teachings


Shaikh al-Akbar Mohiyuddin ibn Arabi is the one, who established the term of al-Insan al-Kamil, the Fakir. In his book, al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya and Fusus al-Hikam, he has mentioned attributes of Fakir, of which some are as follows:

  1. He is most perfect of all creations.
  2. He is sole entity who prays Allah while seeing Him.
  3. He is true reflection of attributes of Allah.
  4. He is beyond the boundaries of existence and higher than every creation.
  5. He came into being before pre-existence and is immortal even after eternity. Fakir is the most comprehensive and accomplished entity (as manifestation of Divine Reality).
  6. He is to Allah, like pupil is to eye.