Before proceeding onto the life history, it is important to mention his rank in the spiritual world due to which he is famous in this mortal world.
Sultan-ul-Arifeen Sultan Bahoo is the beloved friend of Allah. He is the leader of Mystics and the Fakir stationed at the highest spiritual level of ‘the master of worlds’. Moreover, he is the perfect spiritual guide possessing the absolute light of guidance. He declares:
- I am the perfect and accomplished spiritual guide possessing the absolute light of guidance. I am the Fakir who holds the rank of ‘the master of the worlds’. (Nur-ul-Huda Kalan)
The Fakir who is the master of the worlds is the highest and ultimate rank of Fakirs. While, the perfect spiritual guide possessing the absolute light of guidance is the most superior. It is superior among those who execute the duty of guiding seekers of Allah on the Divine path of Faqr. They adorn the throne of Divine guidance and persuasion. Hence, these are the most elevated levels of al-Insan al-Kamil. Al-Insan al-Kamil is the Universal Divine Man. In other words there is no spiritual level higher than these.
Sultan Bahoo is the sultan of Mystics. He re-organized the Qadri order of Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani by the title of Sarwari Qadri order. He provided complete knowledge and information about this mystic way through his books. These books guide seekers of Allah and travellers of the Divine path. Thus making it easy for them.
HOW MYRAIDS OF PEOPLE BENEFITTED FROM SULTAN-UL-ARIFEEN SULTAN BAHOO?
Perfect Fakir is the manifestation and proof of existence of Allah for the creation. Hence, he possesses all the Divine attributes and manifests the light of Allah with which he enlightens the society. Similarly, his khanqah is the centre where souls and innerselves of the seekers of Allah and the common people sanctifies. Khanqah of the perfect Fakir has always been the fountain head of Divine knowledge which benefits the masses.
In contrast, common people are away from Allah and deprived of His vision. They love the world and worldly pleasures which is a trap. Further, it is a veil between them and Allah. At khanqah, the perfect Fakir removes this veil by erasing the love of world from the inwards of people. Likewise, their dark inwards turn into pellucid mirrors in which they can have vision of Allah. They become close to Almighty. As a matter of fact, the seekers of Allah find nourishment and strength for their souls from the sacred company of the perfect Fakir.
Sultan-ul-Arifeen Sultan Bahoo rendered unprecedented services for the betterment of mankind and for guiding seekers of Allah on the Divine path. Equally important is that he travelled throughout his life to spread the beneficence of love and gnosis of Allah. Hence, wherever he stayed for a while during those travels, there developed centres of righteousness and guidance for Allah’s men.
Sarwari Qadri order is present to date to guide the seekers of Allah. Notably Sultan Bahoo’s spiritual beneficence continues even after his death from his shrine. The theophanies and Divine light emit from his shrine and bless the visitors. Another key point is that he also has left a grand and sacred asset in the form of books and mystic poetry.