sarwari qadri order

( SILSILA SARWARI QADRI )

The Sarwari Qadri Order
( Silsila Sarwari Qadri )

The Sarwari Qadri Order


Sultan-ul-Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh followed the "Sarwari Qadri way". In almost all of his books he has declared himself "Qadri" and has explained the excellence and spiritual beneficence of Piran-e-Pir Dastageer Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani Razi Allah Anhu from whom this order continues.


Sultan-ul-Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh has discussed two off shoots of the Qadri way, Sarwari Qadri and Zahidi Qadri, he belonged to the former. Sultan-ul-Arifeen named Qadri order as "Sarwari Qadri" after he took oath of allegiance directly at the hands of Sarwar-e-Alam Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam and got beneficence from Ghaus-ul-Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani Razi Allah Anhu. Sultan-ul-Arifeen declares Sarwari Qadri way the actual and perfect Qadri way. This way flourished in the Subcontinent due to Sultan-ul-Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. He says about the Qadri way that:


Qadri order has two off shoots, Zahidi and Sarwari Qadri. Sarwari Qadri Murshid is the possessor of all the attributes of Ism-e-Allah Zaat, that is why when he blesses a seeker with the Divine guidance and persuasion of Ism-e-Allah Zaat, he grants him an equal status of his own. Thus seeker becomes so indifferent to all needs and completely resigned to Allah that gold and soil becomes equal for him. On the contrary the follower of Zahidi Qadri order has to devote at least twelve years to hard mystic struggles, then Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani Razi Allah Anhu helps him and elevates him to the status of majzoob (lunatic) devotee, while the status of a Sarwari Qadri devotee is that of belovedness. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan)


Only the Qadri way has complete command over time and space. There are two kinds of Qadri way, Zahidi Qadri and Sarwari Qadri. I, the humble Faqeer, possess command over the Sarwari Qadri way, as when I found presence in the sacred Assembly of the Holy Prophet Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam, he took oath of allegiance from me and ordered warmly "have courage to guide people on the way to Allah". After persuasion he assigned me to Hazrat Pir Dastgeer Razi Allah Anhu. He also blessed me with eternal success and ordered to persuade people. It owes to his kind favour that, afterwards, whenever I concentrated on Zahir (extrinsic self) and Batin (inner self) of any seeker, at once took him to the Assembly of the Prophet Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam just with the help of Tasawur-e-Ism-e-Allah Zaat and Tasawur-e-Ism-e-Mohammad, without putting him to any hard mystic struggle or supererogatory prayer. Then there remained no veil before him and he saw Ism-e-Allah Zaat everywhere. Sarwari Qadri way is definitely a very courageous and bounteous way, while in other ways people burnt some seekers to death by the extreme fire of Ism-e-Allah Zaat, some could not bear the burden of Ism-e-Allah Zaat and helplessly stopped moving forward on the way to Allah, and some apostatized. (Ain-ul-Faqr)


What is the initial status of an accomplished Sarwari Qadri? (It is that) he blesses the seeker with presence in the Assembly of Prophet Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam by drowning him in The Divine Light of knowledge of Allah only with his one glance, or by Tasawur-e-Ism-e-Allah Zaat (contemplation of Personal Name of Allah) or by stroke of Kalma Tayyaba (the creed) or by his intrinsic attention. This is the first day lesson of the Sarwari Qadri way. The Murshid who does not know this lesson and cannot take his seekers to the Assembly of Prophet Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam is not a perfect Qadri. His ecstatic state is just an illusion and deceit because the original and perfect Qadri always remains drowned in the Divine Union by being engrossed in the light of Divine knowledge.


Remember there are two kinds of Sarwari Qadri way. One is Zahidi Qadri in which the seeker appears to be doing hard mystic struggles, he strokes his heart with loud invocation, keeps check on his nafs (baser self) by meditation, remains busy in supererogatory prayers, spends his nights in prayers and days in fasting but has no knowledge and vision of his Batin (inner self). He just shows off to be having Divine experiences by his conversation. The other way is Sarwari Qadri in which the Perfect Faqeer actually experiences the ecstatic states of Divine closeness, union and vision and can take his seekers to the Divine company and union and bless him with the status of Haq-ul-Yaqeen (experiencing the Divinity). Only such Sarwari Qadri Faqeer is trustworthy because he is the killer of Nafs (baser self) and the commander who steps forward boldly in the battlefield of Divine Truth. (Mehek-ul-Faqr Kalan)



The Sarwari Qadri way is named so because "Sarwari" means to have oath of allegiance at the sacred hands of Sarwar-e-Aalam Hazrat Mohammad Sall'Allahu Wa'alihi Wasallam and "Qadri" means to follow the path of Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani Razi Allah Anhu. Sultan-ul-Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh says:


Sarwari Qadri is actually the one who swears allegiance upon the hands of Hazrat Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam. All the evils and immoral behaviors are removed from his self and is blessed with the taufeeq (Divine favour) to adopt the way of Shariat-e-Mohammadi. (Mehek-ul-Faqr Kalan)


Some Sarwari Qadris have such elite status that they are directly blessed with benevolence of Prophet Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam and then he hands them over to Hazrat Mohiyuddin Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani Razi Allah Anhu, and he also blesses them in such a way that they are never separated from him even for a single moment. (Mehek-ul-Faqr Kalan)


The Sarwari Qadri way is free from the pain of mystic struggles, forty day seclusions, practice of holding breath, complications of initial levels, invocation and meditation. There are not any apparent saintly dresses or styles in this way, as it is fed up of all the superficial saintly manners like holding a stick or tasbeeh (chaplet) or wearing cloak and turban etc. The speciality of this way is that the Murshid Kamil takes the seeker to the extreme limits on the very first day by giving him the Sultan-ul-Azkar (the crown invocation Hoo), Tasawur-e-Ism-e-Zaat and Mushq-e-Murqoom-e-Wajudia (practice of inscribing Ism-e-Allah Zaat on body). While the other ways don't have all these, that is why Sultan-ul-Arifeen says that the initial level of Sarwari Qadri disciple is equal to the extreme level of disciples of other ways.

The Sarwari Qadri lineage reaches Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh in the following order: