Waham is presumption and thought. Auhaam is its plural. In Faqr, waham refers to that particular state of someone in which whatever questions he thinks, he finds answers from the Lord. Infact, waham means having conversation with Almighty. Sultan Bahoo entitles this conversation as ‘the journey of auhaam’.
Whatever a man supposes about Allah, He treats him accordingly. If he wants inspiration, He descends inspiration upon him. Remember! Divine inspiration is one sided as He puts a virtuous thought in his slave’s mind. While intuition or wish means whatever somebody wants (in the form of knowledge or blessing respectively) finds its blessing. While unveiling is to know the hidden secrets, but waham is the superior station among all of them, as in it, inner conversation with Him every moment.
So one should always try to progress on the way of gnosis and Divine union through the esoteric deeds such as waham. Those who remain busy in physical and outward acts without paying any heed to reform their esoteric self and are unaware of the world of auhaam, have wasted their whole life. A rule is that when you see a Fakir who shows off that he is taking much pain in physical worships but is not trying to improve inwardly, then understand that he is worthless and good for nothing. (Sultan-ul-Waham)
Sultan of Waham
Sultan Bahoo explains:
اِعْلَمْ رِزْقُ اللّٰہِ سَیْرُ الْقَلْبِ بِسُلْطَانُ الْوَھَمِ بِلَا اِسْتَوَا وَقَصُوْرٌ
Meaning: Esoteric journey can be travelled only under the guidance of sultan of waham without any medium or mediation and it grants the esoteric knowledge and inner strength.
O dear! The foremost requirement of this journey is the Murshid. Travelling this way without him is painful and brings only disappointment. However, when someone holds the hand of him and follows him sincerely, he himself confers the blessing of auhaam upon the him and he is set on the eternal path through waham. He makes the him to cover all the way stations according to his courage and capability. It is ordered:
اَصْبَحُوْ مَعَ اللّٰہِ وَاِنِ اسْتَطِیْعُوْ افَا صْبَحُوْا مَعَ اللّٰہِ مَنْ صَحَبَ اللّٰہِ
Meaning: Acquire the company of Allah, if you are not capable of this, then acquire the company of those who are close to Allah.
The One who possesses Waham or Auhaam
Sultan Bahoo says in his book (books of hazrat sultan bahoo):
- Some are the possessors of waham or auhaam. He is the possessor of it who is eager to gain Oneness. His waham is the slayer of the innerself. (Mehak-ul-Faqr Kalan)
- The possessor of Divine presence gets waham from the station of Uniqueness. As soon as the state of waham occurs, all his problems are solved immediately. Moreover by waham, every detail of his inner and physical self is unveiled upon him. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan)