Sultan-ul-Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh belonged to the ‘Awan’ tribe and Awans’ genealogical tree goes back to Hazrat Ali Karam Allah Wajhul Kareem. Awans are Hazrat Ali’s progeny from wives other than Hazrat Fatima Razi Allah Anha.
Sultan-ul-Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh used to write a few introductory lines about himself in the preface of all his books, just as other authors of his age did, and then put light on the objectives of the book. Wherever, he has given his introduction, he has always written ‘Awan’ with his name. In Noor-ul-Huda Kalan he says; “The writer of this book Sarwari Qadri Faqeer Bahoo, Fana-Fi-Hoo, son of Bazayad Mohammad, commonly known as Awan, resident of Qilla Shore (Shorekot, may Allah save it from all troubles and mischieves) always says truth.”
The same lines, with the change of a few words, are written in almost all his books which prove that he belonged to Awan tribe.