Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh is known by the title of “Sultan-ul-Arifeen” among all the Auliya (saints) and Arifeen (knowers).
Spiritual Title “Sultan-ul-Arifeen”
Claimants of Title of “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 fraudulants 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.
Spiritual Status of “Sultan-ul-Arifeen”
Sultan-ul-Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh is stationed at the most elevated and highest status of “Sultan-ul-Faqr (fifth)”. To know about the status of Sultan-ul-Faqr please read the topic “Sultan-ul-Faqr”.
Mustafa the second and Mujtaba of the last era (Mustafa sani and Mujtaba Akhir Zamani)
Just as Ghaus-ul-Azam Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani Razi Allah Anhu announced, by the will of Allah, during his address that
“my foot is over the necks of all the saints”, similarly Sultan-ul-Arifeen Sultan-ul-Faqr Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh proclaimed that:
Meaning: Since the Eternal benevolence has graced me with grandeur, Hazoor Akram Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam has ordered me to guide everyone, Muslim or non Muslim, fortunate or unfortunate, alive or dead, and he has called me ‘Mustafa Sani and Mujtaba Aakhir Zamani’ with his sacred tongue.
Both the titles ‘Mustafa’ and ‘Mujtaba’ means “The chosen and desired one” but these titles are specific for Hazoor Alayh Salat-o-Wasalam. He Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam himself blessed Sultan-ul-Arifeen with the titles of Mustafa Sani (Mustafa the second) and Mujtaba Aakhir Zamani (Mujtaba of the last/later era) which is a symbolic reference to the fact that when the evil practices will become common in Muslim society, then Sultan-ul-Arifeen’s teachings will be the light of righteousness and a special person promoting his teachings will guide the people on the right path. That person will be supported and backed spiritually by Sultan-ul-Arifeen because Sultan-ul-Arifeen himself will not be physically alive in the last era.
Another statement of Sultan-ul-Arifeen which is passed from generation to generation also refers towards this fact that:
- “When evil will become a common practice, falsehood will overcome the truth and when there will be a large number of sects and groups, every sect will think only itself on the right path and all the others depraved ones, people will not have the courage to say truth about the wrong and depraved sects, people who will claim to have the knowledge of Batin (inner reality) will claim false sainthood and occupy the seats of shrines to gather wealth by looting people, at that time the fountain of The Divine Light will shower from my shrine”.
This statement also refers that at that time, one of his ardent devotees will kill the evil, revitalize and revive the real Islam under his spiritual guidance, by the promotion of his teachings.
In the following verses too, Sultan-ul-Arifeen is referring to the same fact:
Meaning: O’ my enlightened moon of Faqr, you must rise soon and by your appearance enlighten the world, which has been overcome by darkness. The seekers of Allah are wandering here and there in search of The Divine Truth in this age of evil, and are waiting for some true guide like you (i.e whenever they try to seek knowledge about the path of truth from some guide, soon they come to know that he is a fraud and fake guide, so they are waiting for some true guide like you who will take the Ummah on the right path).
Meaning: O’ enlightened moon of Faqr! rise soon and fill this dark and evil world with the Divine light. The seekers and true believers of Allah are desperately waiting for you. Hundreds of fake moons (fraud Pirs and their fake ways) have risen and deceived the Ummah by claiming to be you, but without you, there is darkness everywhere. When our real moon (a Perfect Guide of Sarwari Qadri way who is the true and complete manifestation of The Divine Self) will appear, the fake moons will disappear and these fraudulent pirs will run away.
Another explanation of the titles of Mustafa Sani and Mujtaba Aakhir Zamani is that lacs of people have benefitted from Sultan-ul-Arifeen’s shrine and the bounty of Faqr is distributed continuously from there, and will continue till Doomsday.