Sultan-ul-Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh was a saint by birth, more over his mother gave him enough spiritual education and guidance because she herself was an Arifa (perfect knower). Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh writes in his books “I searched for a Murshid for thirty years but in vain”.
One day, engrossed in Allah’s vision, he was wandering in the suburbs of Shorekot, suddenly an extremely honorable and dignified rider appeared who held his hand and told him affectionately that “I am Ali bin Abu Taalib”. Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh was young of age, not of intellect. He at once recognized Hazrat Ali and was about to sacrifice his self for him. Hazrat Ali looked towards him and said “Son! today you are summoned in the court of Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam”. Then in a moment he found himself in the Assembly of the Holy Prophet. Hazrat Abu Bakar Siddique, Hazrat Umar, Hazrat Usman Razi Allah Anhum and family of the Holy Prophet were also present there. First of all Hazrat Abu Bakar Siddique met him and blessed him with his beneficence and left the court, then Hazrat Umar and Usman Razi Allah Anhum blessed him and left the court. Then only the Holy Prophet and his Ahl-e-Bait (sacred family) were left there. Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah says that I thought the Holy Prophet would ask me to swear allegiance (bayat) upon the hands of Hazrat Ali Karam Allah Wajhu, but he spread both this hands towards me and said, “hold my hands” and took my allegiance (bayat) upon both his sacred hands. Sultan-ul-Arifeen says, “When my lord Holy Prophet persuaded the creed
لَا اِلٰہَ اِلَّا اللّٰہُ مُحَمَّدٌ رَّسُوۡلُ اللّٰہَ upon me once, all the veils of stations and stages were removed. The Azal (pre-existance) and Abad (Eternity) became equal for me. After persuasion from the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam Hazrat Bibi Fatimah-tuz-Zahra Razi Allah Anha said to me “you are my son”. I kissed at the feet of Hazrat Imam Hassan and Hussain and entered the circle of their slavery. Then the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam said to me “call the people towards Allah and persuade and guide them. Your position will be raised day by day and it will continue till eternity because this is the eternal order of The Lord”. Afterwards the Holy Prophet entrusted him over to Ghaus-ul-Azam Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani Razi Allah Anhu who blessed him with the spiritual treasure and ordered him to persuade and show the path of righteousness to people. Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo says, “When the great rider of Faqr (Ghaus-ul-Azam) cast his kind eyes upon me I surpassed all the spiritual levels from Azal (eternal beginning) till Abad (eternal end)”.
He writes about this experience of presence in the assembly of Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam, “Whatever I saw there, it was with my physical eyes and experienced everything with my physical body”. In Risala Roohi Sharif, he says:
دست بیعت کرد مارا مصطفیٰؐ
شد اجازت باھوؒ را از مصطفیٰؐ
خواندہ است فرزند مارا مجتبیٰؐ
خلق را تلقین بکن بہر خدا
Meaning: Hazrat Mohammad Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam has took my allegiance (bayat) and called me his spiritual son. He has allowed and ordered me to persuade and guide people on the divine way to Allah.
فرزندِ خود خواندہ است مارا فاطمہؓ
معرفتِ فقر است برمن خاتمہ
Meaning: Hazrat Fatimah-tuz-Zahra Razi Allah Anha has taken me as her son that is why, I have reached the extreme levels of Divine knowledge and Faqr.