Karamat of Sultan Bahoo
Karamat of Sultan Bahoo (Sultan Bahoo miracles) is a topic of interest and why not! They are very enlightening and tells about his spiritual powers.
Miracles in general
Miracle is a special power bestowed by Allah on his special and sacred men. Miracles by Prophets are called mujiza and should not be confused by those performed by Saints which are popularly called Karamat.
So Karamat is the word we will be using many a times in this article but you will love what you read. But first and importantly so, miracles are both physical and visible or intangible and invisible. People see what they believe and what eyes see is the most common type of miracle because it is for all, even for those who do not believe in the Saint. Yet the most special ones are that which transforms the entire personality of a person, even so the person himself is amazed at what he knows about his own personality and the one his spiritual master gave to him.
It is common and believed worldwide that no one can change the nature of a person but this belief is turned upside down in Sufism and its perfection is found in Sarwari Qadri order. In this Sufi order, the person’s vile, dislikeable, immoral and unethical values etc. are vanquished and a new person appears even in front of his dear ones.
No. # 1 Karamat of Sultan Bahoo – He could convert anyone to Islam
Anyone who looked at his face recited shahada there and then and accepted Islam. It is the most famous karamat of Sultan Bahoo. The tradition everyone knows is that it left insecurity among Non-Muslim communities so much so that they requested Sultan Bahoo’s father to announce before his son steps outside.
Everyone has seen his tomb. Divine lovers wish to see his countenance. Those who believe and beheld their spiritual guide with all the faith are said to see glimpse of Sultan Bahoo himself but this is possible only in Sarwari Qadri order of Sultan Bahoo and the guide should be perfect and accomplished like Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib ur Rehman.
Second Karamat of Sultan Bahoo in this class of Sultan Bahoo miracles is that he could raise spiritual ranks of his disciples by just his sacred glance and could convert anyone to Islam. His glance held so much power that to list a few he could annihilate anyone in Allah and then the person’s being after immortality became the manifestation of Lord Himself. An illiterate is turned into a renowned scholar as well as he could make union with the Beloved, Allah, possible in the blink of an eye without involving one in tiresome mystic struggles or seclusions.
No. # 2 Karamat of Sultan Bahoo – 140 Books despite being unschooled
Like the compassionate lord of the universe, Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him), Sultan Bahoo did not get any worldly education. Still he is the author of 140 books and that is the most astonishing and astounding karamat of Sultan Bahoo. 32 of his books are available in market. Thirty-one are in the language of the time which was Persian and one in Punjabi.
Sultan Bahoo claims in his books that whoever reads them with respect, and wish to love Allah above all, to simply put it request for Faqr (Sufism) then Sultan Bahoo’s soul itself guides him to the true Imam of his Sufi order. Many have witnessed this Karamat of Sultan Bahoo.
No. # 3 Karamat of Sultan Bahoo – the art of alchemy
Once a poor Sayyid who had a large family to support was worried due to financial crisis. To resolve this issue he thought that only an accomplished Fakir’s prayer in his favour could turn the events of his life. So with this in mind he started serving a Fakir / Sufi who after a few days of service asked him that what he seek was. He with gratitude told his plight to which the Sufi replied that Sultan Bahoo who dwelled in Shorkot could make that happen. It is one of ‘Sultan Bahoo miracles’.
When he reached Shorkot, he asked neighborhood to tell him where is Sultan Bahoo. Everyone he met told that they knew Sultan Bahoo as a farmer and not a Dervish Fakir. He was quite disheartened and decided to leave for home. Bahoo heard his inward sorrows through his spiritual powers and called him himself.
Now Karamat of Sultan Bahoo is alchemy as he knew it but ‘the alchemy’ which he himself favoured was to turn eternal unfortunates into lovers of Allah. He initially refused that he even had such a power. The poor Sayyid after tiresome journey saw no solution to his troubles became angry and cried that being a Sayyid himself he is begging from a farmer!
Sultan Bahoo in rage threw a stone in hand which when touched every stone on the ground turned into gold. This Karamat of Sultan Bahoo left the Sayyid terrified and he started begging from him to forgive for his rude demeanour. Sultan Bahoo forgave him and told him to pick the gold and leave quietly. He further added that no one should hear of this incidence.
No. # 4: A tree itself moved a few feet from the door of his shrine
A tree was outside the door of Sultan Bahoo’s shrine. People faced difficulty while passing through the door but no one thought it fit to cut it because of respect. After all it’s the tree of Bahoo’s shrine. Unfortunately one day a blind man hit it and was severely injured. People planned of cutting it but miraculously the next day it was nowhere near the gate rather it had moved a few feet apart.
Sultan Bahoo had power over not only mankind but rest as well. This karamat of Sultan Bahoo earned the tree a title of its own. Check website https://www.sultan-bahoo.com/ to know the detail.
No. # 5: He enlightened a child by just a touch to the cradle
List of Sultan Bahoo miracles is very long. This page only mentions a few of them. Now once Sultan Bahoo was passing by a village with few of his dervishes when for a meal they took rest nearby. The dervishes started preparing a meal when an old woman offered help as she often cooked for dervishes. After allowing the woman to cook for them, Sultan Bahoo sat beside the cradle of a baby girl named Fatima. He touched the cradle and gave it a swing. He enlightened the soul of the child and informed the woman of her great fortune. This manifestation of Karamat of Sultan Bahoo bewilders many.
Fatima’s shrine nowadays is the source of beneficence for lakhs of people. Sultan Bahoo miracles range from mankind to trees and animals and even supernatural beings. The next is an interesting one.
No. # 6 Karamat of Sultan Bahoo – Spiritual blessing to a deer
Once on the 1st of Ramadan, Sultan Bahoo passed by a beautiful hill of Kallar Kahar of the valley of Soon Sakesar. He went inside a cave and got absorbed in beholding Allah. Divine vision in itself is the karamat of Sultan Bahoo which he also blessed to his disciples.
The dervish who was with him became worried as soon as the evening fell as how to arrange for food to break ‘fast’ on azan. Immediately a supernatural one in the form of a deer came with food tied to its horns. For the entire month the deer came with food at the time of keeping and breaking the fast.
At the end of Ramadan, Sultan Bahoo came outside the cave and the state of absorption. The deer came to him and asked for spiritual attention. Karamat of Sultan Bahoo is that he glanced at it but as it could not tolerate the spiritual effects it died. The dervish also requested for spiritual attention and when he glanced at him, the dervish also died.
Sultan Bahoo made their tombs side by side. That place became famous by the name of ‘Aahoo Bahoo’. Aahoo means dear and Bahoo is because of the name of Sultan Bahoo himself. For detail study of Sultan Bahoo miracles visit https://www.sultan-bahoo.com/
No. # 6 Karamat of Sultan Bahoo – Turning water of lake from bitter to sweet
A Sufi was passing by Kallar Kahar, when he requested for some water from women of the village. They lied that water was bitter so he can’t have it. When those women reached home they found that water had in actual turned bitter. Men searched for the Sufi and requested to forgive the ignorant lot and turn water of the lake sweet again which had also turned bitter.
The Sufi replied he had not the power to turn bitter into sweet. One day Sultan of Mystics himself will pass by this area. They should request him.
Now after many years, when villagers heard that a Saint had been offering fasts and prayers in a nearby cave and had put a single glance on the deer and the dervish who could not tolerate and died on the spot, they presented their request. Sultan Bahoo while still at his place threw a stone at foot of the lake which when touched it a spring sprouted. The water of the spring is sweet and clean. This Karamat of Sultan Bahoo is also eternal and like the spring lives to date.