Sultan Bahoo Bayat
Research on Sultan Bayat
Sultan Bahoo bayat is a research made by Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman. The article would clarify many misconceptions about the physical oath of allegiance of Sultan Bahoo.
Difference of Opinions on Sultan Bahoo Bayat
There is a difference of opinion among the researchers and biographers. Sultan Bahoo bayat is upon the hand of Sayyid Abdul Rehman Jilani who is a murshid of Sultan Bahoo. Now the argument mostly given in this context is that he did not require it. As Prophet Mohammad took it spiritually. Then he assigned him to Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani for further spiritual training. Moreover, in all his books Sultan Bahoo has used the term Shaikh-e-Maa. Further it means ‘our spiritual guide’ and is for Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani.
BOOK MANAQIB-E-SULTANI and Sultan Bahoo Bayat
Only in Manaqib-e-Sultani, the writer has mentioned he swore it upon the hand of Sayyid Abdul Rehman Jilani under the spiritual order. Since Manaqib-e-Sultani is the first biographer of him and wrote about Sultan Bahoo bayat , so it must be true as there is no valid reason to reject it.
VIEW OF SULTAN-UL-FAQR VI SULTAN MOHAMMAD ASGHAR ALI
Sultan-ul-Faqr VI Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali belonged to the family of Sultan Bahoo. He was the man of Divine Essence (Sahib-e-Musamma Murshid ). Also the possessor of the Divine Trust and stationed at the venerable grand status of Sultan-ul-Faqr.
He used to say:
“Sultan Bahoo swore physical oath to Sayyid Abdul Rehman Jilani was amongst the requirements of Faqr. So, he met Sayyid Abdul Rehman only once, took oath of allegiance and returned because in Faqr outward oath of allegiance is essential. If Sultan Bahoo bayat was not at the hand of Sayyid Abdul Rehman Jilani, then the Sarwari Qadri chain which reaches Sayyid Abdul Rehman Jilani from Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani in a continuous manner would have broken. Without Sultan Bahoo bayat, he would not have become a linked spiritual guide of this chain.”
He further said:
“Pir Sayyid Mohammad Bahadur Ali Shah got complete spiritual beneficence and the treasure of Faqr during his forty years’ stay at the shrine of Sultan Bahoo. On accomplishment of all the branches of esoteric knowledge, he was spiritually ordered by Sultan Bahoo to take oath of allegiance to Pir Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Shah.”
He swore outward oath of allegiance which is proved by Sultan ul Ashiqeen research.