Sultan ul Arifeen is the title used exclusively for Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. He is the most pre-eminent famous saint of the world. Sultan refers to the king where as “Arifeen” is derived from its singular “Arif” which means the perfect knows of Allah. Hence, Sultan ul Arifeen means the king of knower’s of Allah. “BA-HOO means with Hoo (with Allah)”.
Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo
Hazrat Sakhi Sultan
and called me his spiritual son.
He has allowed and ordered me to persuade and guide
people on the divine way to Allah.
For every true Seeker of Allah I render my guidance. I can take him from the initial stage of the spiritual
journey to the final and supreme level in just a moment. Come to me O’ Seeker, Come
to me O’ Seeker,
Come to me O’ SeekerI can take you to Allah on the very first day.
Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman
Sultan ul Arifeen
Sultan ul Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo was the most eminent saint of the 17th century, who introduced the easiest way of ‘Faqr’ along with its teachings, in the world, to spiritually reach close to Allah and have His Vision and presence in the Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam, through the Sarwari Qadri Branch of the Qadri order. That is why he is sometimes considered the founder of the Sarwari Qadri Order. Though, the Qadri Order, alongwith its two off shoots Zahidi Qadri and Sarwari Qadri, continued from Ghaus-ul-Azam Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani Razi Allah Anhu. When the 31st Shaikh of Sarwari Qadri Order Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman, who is the sixth Shaikh of this order after Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo, adorned the throne of Divine guidance and spiritual instruction, he realized that the golden teachings of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo need to be spread among the masses and transmitted specially to the new generation in an easy language and through a medium which is most commonly used by them in this age i.e. internet. So, according to his orders, the most important selected topics of Hazrat Sultan Bahoo’s teachings are translated in the internationally understood English language, keeping the true soul of his teachings alive. These teachings, as well as the life history of Sultan ul Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo after complete research done by Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rahman on its hidden aspects, is being presented to you through this website.
Claimants of the title “Sultan ul Arifeen”
When Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh became known in the world by the title of “Sultan ul Arifeen”, some false pirs and fraudulent all over the world, specially in the sub-continent and Jammu 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 be clearly understood that the title “Sultan ul Arifeen” is specific only for Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh, only he truly and factually deserves and owns this title, others are just imitators.
Struggle of Sultan ul Ashiqeen
Hazrat sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman
To Spread the Teachings of Faqr of
Sultan ul Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo
Hazrat sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman
To Spread the Teachings of Faqr of
Sultan ul Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo
Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman is the 31st Shaikh of Sarwari Qadri Order. He adorned the Exalted Throne of Spiritual Persuasion and Divine Guidance immediately after his Murshid, Sultan-ul-Faqr 6th Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh passed away. Sultan ul Ashiqeen, Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur- Rehman started granting Ism-e-Allah Zaat and accepting allegiance on 14th of August 2005. Since then, he has made great efforts and taken revolutionary steps to shower the bounty of treasure of Faqr upon the entire Ummah. In this context, he gave special attention to spread the teachings of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo, which have the treasure of Faqr hidden in them. So, Sultan ul Ashiqeen made arrangements to translate, republish and recompile his books, to convey his teachings to the masses in a batter way.
Establishment of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr
Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman has also set the foundation of Tehreek Dawat-e-Faqr, so as to spread the teachings of Faqr of Sultan ul Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo, in a more organized and proper manner. The basic principal of Tehreek Dawat-e-Faqr is the same as that of the “Islahi Jamat”set by Sultan-ul-Faqr 6th Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Muhammad Asghar Ali. This Tehreek is working all over Pakistan. Muslims all over the worldare openly invited to join this way of Faqr to reach close to Allah and acquire the spiritual elevation to the esoteric stages of Deedar-e-Elahi and presence in the sacred Mohammadan Assembly, by gaining ultimate purity of heart and soul through Zikr (invocation) and Tasawur (contemplation) of Ism-e-Allah Zaat according to the teachings of Sultan ul Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo. The message of Tehreek Dawat-e-Faqr is also available all over the world via www.tehreekdawatefaqr.com
Khanqah Silsila Sarwari Qadri
In the Holy Quran Allah says: “The Resplendent Light (Noor) of Allah is lit in those houses which Allah has ordered to be exalted as His name (Zikr-e-Elahi) is invoked in them. Allah’s Name is glorified in them, morning and evening” (Al-Noor-36)
In this verse the “houses” refer to a Khanqah, where devotees invoke Allah’s name the morning and evening under the guidance of Murshid-e-Kamil (The Perfect Spiritual Guide) and find purity of their souls and closeness to Allah.
Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman has established Khanqah Silsila Sarwari Qadri for his disciples, exactly in the same manner as all our sufi saints had done in the past. The doors of Khanqah are open for everyone day and night without discrimination of any sect, caste, creed or status.
Department of Dawat-o-Tableegh
(Invitation & Preaching)
Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman has established a department of Dawat-o-Tableegh (invitation and preaching) for inviting people towards Faqr and propagating the teachings of Faqr of Sulta ul Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo among the masses. Preachers are especially trained for this purpose. Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman has named the preachers Daee. These preachers are busy in propagating Faqr and inviting people towards it, all over Pakistan.
Sultan ul Faqr Publications (Regd.)
Allah has blessed Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman with a very high intellectual caliber. Keeping this in mind his Murshid, Sultan-ul-Faqr 6th, Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh gave him the responsibility of all the publications, which also included monthly magazine Mirat-ul-Arifeen international Lahore. Sultan ul Ashiqeen was the editor of this magazine in the life of his Murshid and spread the teachings of Faqr of Sultan ul Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh through it. After his Murshid passed away, he set the foundation of Sultan-ul-Faqr Publications in August 2006, to carry on the mission of his Murshid and started spreading the teachings of Faqr of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo through books, pamphlets and magazine.
The books of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh, which have the treasure of mystic knowledge, but are either unapproachable or un-understandable, are now being translated in Urdu as well as in English language under the supervision of Sultan ul Ashiqeen, keeping the true soul of his teachings alive, to benefit the common Muslims. Moreover, new books regarding his teachings of Faqr have also been published, which elaborate the way of Faqr in easy words to be understood by all. The most important among these is Sultan ul Ashiqeen’s book Shams-ul-Fuqara. This is the most comprehensive book which encompasses all the teachings of Faqr of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. Sultan ul Ashiqeen has compiled all the teachings of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo under different topics such as Talib-e-Maula (Seeker of Allah), Deedar-e-Elahi (Vision of Allah), Majlis-e-Mohammadi (Mohammadan Assembly), Zikr-o-Tasawur Ism-e-Allah Zaat (Invocation and contemplation of the Personal Name of Allah), Tasawur Ism-e-Mohammad (contemplation of Sacred Name of Mohammad Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam) etc. All the contents of this website are also based on Shams-ul-Fuqara. Sultan ul Ashiqeen has also resolved many confusions regarding basic beliefs that prevail among common Muslims through his books, and conveyed the true spirit of Islam to the Ummah. In this context, many books are in pipe line, several books are being written and many are under the process of publishing. Hence, Sultan-ul-Faqr Publications is working day and night to spread the message of true Islam. Sultan ul Ashiqeen has also started a very important and useful website www.sultan-ul-faqr-publications.com for the easy access of people to the books of Sultan-ul-Faqr publications. These books can be read online and can be downloaded as well. Hence, it is clear that the aim of Sultan-ul-Faqr publications house, is not to market or sell the books but to allow people to understand the true spirit of Faqr, and for that purpose a lot of sources have been provided.
Mahnama Sultan ul Faqr
The monthly magazine Mahnama Sultan-ul-Faqr Lahore is being published since August 2006 under the supervision of Sultan ul Ashiqeen. This is an ideal platform and opportunity to let people know about the teachings and struggles of our Saints specially Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh, and have knowledge about the reality of Faqr.
It is due to this constant struggle by Sultan ul Ashiqeen that the message of Hazrat Ghaus-ul-Azam Razi Allah Anhu and Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh has spread among the seekers of Allah, who are now able to understand Faqr in a way, they had never known before. In addition to the successful publication of Mahnama Sultan-ul-Faqr Lahore, Sultan ul Ashiqeen has also started a website:www.mahnama-sultan-ul-faqr-lahore.com It is indeed a favour and blessing for people all over the world, who have access to the internet that they can read now, this awe-inspiring magazine and can even download it, so as to read it, whenever, they want. Such convenience has been provided by Sultan ul Ashiqeen to ensure better knowledge and understanding of Faqr.
Sultan ul Faqr Digital Productions
Every era demands knowledge to be transmitted in the medium which is common in that time. We live in a time, where audio and video are very common and usable via computers, mobile phones etc. Keeping the trend in mind, Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman has established the department of Sultan-ul-Faqr Digital Productions and started a video website https://sultanulfaqr.tv to spread the teachings of Faqr. A wide range of audio and video contents is available on this website such as Hamd, Naat, Qasida Burda Shareef, Milad-e-Mustafa Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam, videos of Sultan-ul-Faqr 6th, programs of Muharram Al-Haram, Urs Syedna Ghaus-ul-Azam Razi Allah Anhu, Urs Sultan ul Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh, Urs Sultan-ul-Tarikeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Syed Mohammad Abdullah Shah Madni Jilani Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh, Urs Sultan-ul-Faqr 6th Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali, videos of Sultan ul Ashiqeen , Kalam of Bahoo, Kalam of Peer Abdul Ghafoor Shah, Kalam of Peer Bahadur Ali Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh, Kalam of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Abdul Aziz Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh, Kalam of Iqbal Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh and videos of Mian Mohammad Baksh Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh.
Spreading Faqr via Internet
Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman has established the department of Multimedia Design and Development to introduce and propagate the teachings of Faqr through modern information technology on the internet. This department has started the websites: www.tehreekdawatefaqr.com and www.sultanulfaqr.com to introduce teachings of Faqr worldwide.Further, for the complete study of the life and teachings of Sultan ul Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo, two exclusive websites: www.sultan-bahoo.com and www.sultan-ul-arifeen.com have been started. Through all these websites, the teachings and blessings of Faqr are being propagated all over the world. A lot of people have joined the way of Faqr and have gained immense knowledge about it.
Way of Spiritual Instructions
The way of spiritual instruction and guidance of Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman is quite simple and easy. Neither he involves his disciples in exhaustive exercises such as lengthy prayers, recitals, seclusions etc. nor he changes their apparent life styles. Rather, he purifies their souls and inner selves through his mystic attention. According to the teachings of Sultan ul Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo, he grants his disciples, Zikr-e-Ism-e-Allah Zaat (invocation of Personal Name of Allah), Mushq-e-Murqoom-e-Wajudia (exercise of inscribing Allah’s Name on body in a special manner) and Tasawur-e-Ism-e-Allah Zaat (contemplation of Personal Name of Allah) on the very first day of allegiance. Alongside these spiritual prayers, he instructs the seekers to focus on Shariat through Salat and Fasting as well as Darood and Kalma.
Annual Spiritual Events
Ever since, Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman adorned the throne of spiritual instruction and divine guidance, he celebrates Milad-e-Mustafa Sall’Allahu Alayh Wa’alihi Wasallam in the month of Rabi-ul-Awal in such a splendid way that people from all over Pakistan attend and participate in it with great zeal and zest. A grand gathering is held on every 10th of Moharram with extreme respect and devotion in commemoration of martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain Razi Allah Anhu. Moreover, the Urs Pak of the spiritual guides of Sarwari Qadri order Ghaus-ul- Azam Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani Razi Allah Anhu, Sultan ul Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo, Sultan-ul-Tarikeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Syed Mohammad Abdullah Shah Madni Jilani Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh, Shahbaz-e-Arifaan Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Peer Syed Mohammad Bahadur Ali Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh, Sultan-ul-Auliya Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Abdul Aziz Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh, Sultan-ul-Faqr 6th Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali are also celebrated with great respect and devotion under the supreme patronship of Sultan ul Ashiqeen. In these ceremonies, the teachings of Faqr are highlighted through the biographies of these Saints.