Sultan ul Arifeen
Sultan ul Arifeen Sultan Bahoo was a perfect Saint.
It means Sultan of Mystics or the king of knowers of Allah. He not just any Saint but the most accomplished one of the 17th century as he is stationed at the grand status of Sultan-ul-Faqr V. He introduced the Sarwari Qadri branch, an off shot, from the Sufi order known as Qadri order. Moreover, it is important to mention that Qadri order belongs to al-Ghawth al-Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani.
Title Sultan ul Arifeen
Sultan Bahoo is famous by the title of Sultan ul Arifeen among all the Saints and Mystics.
Claimants of the title Sultan ul Arifeen
When Sultan Bahoo became famous in the world by the title of Sultan ul Arifeen, some fake guides and fraudulent ones all over the world, especially in the sub-continent and Jammu and Kashmir, started using this title with their names. Followers and devotees of some Saints also attached this title with that Saint’s name. It should clearly be understood that this title is specific only for Sultan Bahoo. Only he truly and factually deserves and owns this title, others are just imitators.
He has named his teachings as Faqr.
For the seekers of Allah, he has written more than one hundred and forty books.
As mentioned earlier Sultan Bahoo is famous as the founder of the Sarwari Qadri order. The two branches of Qadri order are Zahidi Qadir and Sarwari Qadri. Further, they both originated from Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani.
He has countless miracles which are manifestation of his grand status.
Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib ur Rehman
He is the 31st spiritual guide of Sarwari Qadri order. He is the 6th in the Sufi order after Sultan ul Arifeen Sultan Bahoo. Immediately, when he acceded to the throne of Divine guidance and persuasion he felt innate need to spread the teachings.. Specifically, to the younger generations through the medium of internet. As it is very popular among them and it is also a very powerful tool to make them aware of the soul of religion Islam.
Therefore we present the comprehensive research based biography of Sultan ul Arifeen Sultan Bahoo. This researched biography also unfolds many hidden aspects of his life with authentic references. Furthermore, it also quotes his selective teachings from his multiple books.
He acceded to the throne of Divine guidance and persuasion after the death of his spiritual guide. Accordingly he started to perform his duties as a spiritual guide, Murshid or Shaikh.
Since then, as the 31st spiritual guide of Sarwari Qadri order, he has taken revolutionary steps to make Faqr common. Likewise he performs exceptionally to distribute this treasure among the umma (nation) of the beloved Holy Prophet and as mentioned before he gives utmost importance to the teachings of Sultan Bahoo among everything else. That is because his teachings of Faqr are the crux and the treasure.
Under his supervision, devotees are translating, composing and compiling Sultan ul Arifeen books. Hence, to date many had published and all this is done for the seekers of Allah. Thus they deduce gems from these books.
He laid the foundation of Tehreek Dawat-e-Faqr. It spreads the message of Faqr of Sultan ul Arifeen Sultan Bahoo in a more organized manner through a proper channel. Moreover, its basis of formation is the same as the organization of late Sultan-ul-Faqr VI.
Tehreek Dawat-e-Faqr is inviting Pakistanis and foreigners to the path of Faqr in an organized manner. Therefore you will find open invitation from it to adopt the path of Faqr. For this, one has to attach to this prestigious organization as well as invoke and contemplate Ism-e-Allah Zaat to cover stages of Divine closeness and gnosis. Finally, it leads to beholding Allah and presence in the Mohammadan Assembly.
Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman made Faqr common. Importantly he is granting Ism-e-Allah Zaat to Muslims in the world with or without oath of allegiance (bayat). Tehreek Dawat-e-Faqr launched websites to spread the message of Sultan ul Arifeen globally.
Allah says in Quran:
فِیۡ بُیُوۡتٍ اَذِنَ اللّٰہُ اَنۡ تُرۡفَعَ وَ یُذۡکَرَ فِیۡہَا اسۡمُہٗ ۙ یُسَبِّحُ لَہٗ فِیۡہَا بِالۡغُدُوِّ وَ الۡاٰصَالِ ﴿ۙ۳۶﴾
“Such houses as Allah has ordained to exalt and remember His Name (Ism-e-Allah Zaat) therein. (These are the houses) in which (Allah’s men) invoke Him morning and evening.” (An-Nur 36)
In this verse houses mean khanqahs. Here seekers of Allah, day and night, busy themselves in invoking His name. It results in spiritual purification and strengthen of one’s relation with Allah. All Sufis follow this tradition. Likewise, Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman established the Sarwari Qadri khanqah (Khanqah Sarwari Qadri). Moreover, it always remains open for sincere seekers of Allah irrespective of their sect, group, caste, colour or genealogy. Hence he is bestowing Allah’s seekers from any corner of the world by granting them Ism-e-Allah Zaat with or without oath of allegiance. In short one can gain the beneficence of Sultan ul Arifeen from this Khanqah.
He established this department to invite and preach towards Faqr. This department grooms preachers and these preachers are working day and night all over Pakistan.
Sultan ul Faqr Publications (Regd.)
Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman has a pure inward and soul as well as captivating personality. Likewise, he is a genius and an intellectual. For this reason, Sultan-ul-Faqr VI Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali gave him the responsibility of publications. During his life, Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman was assigned the duty of editorship of the monthly magazine ‘Mirat-ul-Arifeen Lahore’. ‘Maktaba Al-Arifeen’ of Islahi Jamat published this magazine. Thus he spread the teachings of Faqr of Sultan al Arifeen. After the death of his spiritual guide, he kept his mission alive. Consequently, he established publications department, namely ‘Sultan-ul-Faqr Publications’, on August 2006 for publishing Sultan Bahoo’s books and for spreading Faqr.
This department is working 24/7 with devotion under his supervision to enlighten people with the teachings of Faqr. Moreover it publishes Sultan-ul-Arifeen books which contains manifold layers of spiritual treasures. These books are published in both English and Urdu languages where the soul of original words are kept alive. In this regard, the most invaluable work o is his book ‘Shams-ul-Fuqara’ which is the gist of all the teachings as well as the biography of Sultan Bahoo.
Since August, 2006 monthly Sultan-ul-Faqr Magazine is under publication under the banner of Sultan-ul-Faqr Publications. Therefore the teachings of all the Sufi Saints especially of Sultan ul Arifeen is available to the public through magazine as well.
He laid the foundation of this department to spread the teachings of Sultan Bahoo through audios and videos. He established websites for this purpose
Method of Spiritual training
Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman’s method of spiritual training is similar to that of Sultan ul Arifeen. As he does not give lengthy spiritual endeavors. Similarly, neither he tells disciples to opt for forty days seclusion nor intervenes in their lifestyles. He purifies and sanctifies their esoteric selves so they become capable to be presented in the Divine court. According to the teachings of Sultan Bahoo he grants on the very first day invocation and contemplation of Ism-e-Allah Zaat and the practice of inscribing Allah’s name on body with index finger. He advises to glorify shahada (Kalimah Tayyibah) and to send salutations on the Holy Prophet.