Sultan ul Arifeen
This website is about Sultan ul Arifeen Sultan Bahoo. It gives an insight in to the history of Sultan ul Arifeen and Sultan ul Arifeen books, teachings and his mystic way. Moreover, it gives a basic introduction of Sultan Bahoo poetry which is commonly known as Abyat e Bahoo among people.
Who was Sultan ul Arifeen?
Sultan ul Arifeen Sultan Bahoo is a perfect Saint of Sarwari Qadri order. Moreover, he is famous as Sultan ul Arifeen. In fact, he blessed innumerable seekers of Allah with his spiritual sight. Even after his death, his blessings are continued from his sacred shrine.
What does Sultan ul Arifeen mean?
It means Sultan of Mystics or the king of knowers of Allah. In fact his title represent his spiritual status.
As Sultan Bahoo was a man of gnosis, therefore he was blessed by the title of Sultan ul Arifeen among all the Saints and Mystics. In addition, there are some other titles like Mustafa Sani Mujtaba Akhir Zamani. The Holy Prophet in Majlis-e-Mohammadi (Mohammadan Assembly) blessed him with the titles of ‘Mustafa Sani’ and ‘Mujtaba Akhir Zamani’. He himself says:
- The Holy Prophet ordered me to guide everyone, Muslim or non Muslim, fortunate or unfortunate, alive or dead and he entitled me as Mustafa Sani (Mustafa The Second) and Mujtaba Akhir Zamani (Mujtaba of The Last Era) with his pearl divulging tongue.” (Risala Roohi Sharif)
Sultan ul Arifeen Title belongs to Sultan Bahoo only
In fact some fake and fraudulent tried to use this title with their name to gain popularity. But always remember that only he deserves this sacred title.
Sultan ul Arifeen Teachings
He has named his teachings as Faqr. Moreover, he defines Faqr in one of his books named Ain ul Faqr as:
- What is Faqr? Faqr means to vacant your house and spend your every possession in the way of Allah like the Holy Prophet did.
Therefore, he has not used the conventional terms of spirituality or Mysticism for his teachings, rather he calls them ‘Faqr’. In fact, Faqr is the spiritual way which leads to the Divine knowledge and Vision of Allah. In all his books he lays emphasis on acquiring the way of Faqr under the spiritual guidance of a Sarwari Qadri Murshid. Moreover, he declares the invocation and contemplation of Ism-e-Allah Zaat the key to the ultimate sanctity and purgation of soul after which the soul is blessed with the Divine vision and presence in the Mohammadan Assembly, which are the most elevated spiritual stations.
Sultan ul Arifeen Books
For the seekers of Allah, he has written more than 140 books. All of his books explain the path of Faqr in the easiest way. Sultan ul Arfeen used a very simple language in his books, to convey the Divine message understandable for everyone.
During his era, there were a lot of fake guides who were claiming to be real Qadri. Therefore, to differentiate between right and wrong he renamed Qadri order as Sarwari Qadri. Hence, he reorganized the Qadri way of Ghaus e Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (ra).
Is it possible gain his blessings?
Yes it is possible. In fact, in present age one can gain Divine blessings through his books, Darbar Sultan Bahoo and through the medium of present Imam of Sarwari Qadri order.
Who is the present Imam of Sarwari Qadri order
Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib ur Rehman is the present Imam of Sarwari Qadri order. Moreover, he is on the footstep of Sultan Bahoo. He is 31st perfect Shaikh of Sarwari Qadri order.
Biography of Sultan ul Arifeen
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To read the complete biography and teachings please read the books “Shams-ul-Fuqara” and “Mujtaba Akhir Zamani” written by Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman, or their English versions titled as “Sufism – The Soul of Islam” and “The Spiritual Guides of Sarwari Qadri Order” respectively. Download free books from here:
Abyat e Bahoo
All of his books are in Persian except the collection of his poetry which is in the form of Punjabi poetry. Sultan Bahoo Punjabi Poetry is called Abyat e Bahoo. There are 201 Abyat e Bahoo which are essence of his teachings.
His Shrine is in Jhang, Pakistan. Undoubtedly, it a center and base of spiritual blessings. Whoever enters his shrine with sincere intention, he gains his blessings.
His urs is held on the first Thursday of Jamadi-us-Sani.
Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib ur Rehman also celebrates his urs every year with great zeal. People from far flung areas gathers in Khanqah Silsila Sarwari Qadri to celebrate his death anniversary.