Sultan Bahoo Teachings
The writings of Sultan Bahoo are so persuasive and influential that they completely envelop the reader. If his books are read respectfully after ablution, an ocean of beneficence pours down upon the reader. Moreover, if a reader continues reading them with a true and sincere heart, he will be guided towards a perfect Sarwari Qadri Murshid who is the representative of Sultan Bahoo in the present age. ‘
(The Spiritual Guides of Sarwari Qadri Order, English Version of Mujtaba Akhir Zamani)~Sultan ul Ashiqeen
Sultan Bahoo teachings are a treasure of Divine knowledge. Sultan ul Arifeen Sultan Bahoo named his teachings Faqr, he didn’t name them Spirituality or Mysticism. The literal meaning of Faqr is indigence. However its real meaning is very different. It is the path of attaining Divine closeness. The Holy Prophet said:
الفقر فخری والفقر منی
Meaning: Faqr is my pride and Faqr is from me.
It is indeed a path that is highly revered and leads a seeker to realizing his/her real purpose of life. Provided the seeker adopts company of a perfect spiritual guide who has completed this journey himself. Sultan Bahoo teachings have a very unique style. Because he enclosed a treasure of Divine knowledge in them. He himself says that he searched for a perfect spiritual guide for 30 years. Eventually, he received what he was after from Shaikh Abdul Rehman Jilani. After receiving the Divine Trust, Sultan Bahoo says he searched for a deserving and capable seeker whom he could transfer the Divine Trust but he didn’t find one in his life. So he left this world without transferring the Divine Trust to anyone. Ultimately, he made his books a source of beneficence for the people to come.
Sultan Bahoo Teachings – A source of beneficence
Certainly, his teachings are full of Divine beneficence. So people read Sultan Bahoo teachings with great respect. There are countless examples of people gaining spiritual beneficence through teachings of Sultan Bahoo. In addition, he himself says in many of his books that whosoever studies these books with sincerity and with the intention of attaining Divine closeness, these books will prove to be a guide for that seeker. Either Sultan Bahu guides that seeker directly or he guides the seekers to the living Shaikh of Sarwari Qadri order in the era. Abyat e Bahoo is a very famous collection of Sultan Bahoo teachings. It is common to find Sultan Bahoo quotes in books related to Sufism.
Sultan ul Ashiqeen
There are numerous books on Sultan Bahoo life and teachings. However, the books written by Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib ur Rehman are a class of their own. Sultan ul Ashiqeen who is the present Shaikh of the Sarwari Qadri order, made a lot of effort in verifying the facts and details about Sultan Bahu. Finally, After much hard work and research, he published a series of authentic books that encompass the Sultan Bahu teachings, his life and history in a very reader friendly style.