Sultan-ul-Arifeen Sultan-ul-Faqr Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh says about transferring the Trust of Allah that:
Meaning: I couldn’t find any seeker who came to me only to have Qurb (nearness), Deedar (vision) and Raza (goodwill) of Allah. Everyone came to me just to fulfill his worldly desires and wishes of the nafs (baser self).
He says more:
- I searched thirty years for such true seeker whom I could take to the extreme levels where I am myself (i.e. transfer him the Trust of Allah) but I couldn’t find one. (Ameer-ul-Kaunain) He says:
Meaning: I am a Perfect Murshid and wishes for a perfect seeker, as I am acquainted with all the stages of a seeker and a guide.Meaning: I have been in search of a true seeker since many years who deserves the Divine Vision and Union but I could not find the one. (Noor-ul-Huda Kalan)
In his book Noor-ul-Huda Kalan Sultan-ul-Arifeen says:
- I have been searching for the true seekers of Allah since many years but couldn’t find a courageous and determined seeker who well deserves the Divine persuasion, upon whom I could bestow the unlimited wealth and blessings of outward and inward treasures of gnosis and oneness of Allah (i.e. heritage of Faqr and Trust of Allah), so that I could retire from the obligation of paying Zakat (charity from God given wealth) of the uncountable benedictions of Allah. (chapter: Sharah Faqr-e-Mohammadi)
The references given above prove that Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh could not find a true seeker in his life to whom he could transfer the Trust of Allah, so he died without transferring it.
After 139 years of death of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh, Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Syed Mohammad Abdullah Shah Madni Jilani Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh was selected and sent by the Holy Prophet Mohammad Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam to whom Sultan-ul-Arifeen transferred Amanat-e-Elahiya (The Trust of Allah).
Syed Mohammad Abdullah Shah Madni Jilani was born on 29th Ramadan 1186 H (24 Dec, 1772 A.D) in Madina. His faternal genealogy reaches Prophet Mohammad Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam through Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani Razi Allah Anhu and his maternal genealogy reaches Hazrat Ali Karam Allah Wajhul Kareem through Imam Syed Mohammad Taqi Razi Allah Anhu. Syed Abdul Rehman Jilani Dehlvi Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh (the murshid of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh) was his great grandfather. Syed Mohammad Abdullah Shah’s grandfather Syed Abdul Aziz migrated from Dehli to Baghdad in 1696 and then to Madina in 1698.
Syed Mohammad Abdullah Shah was devoted towards prayers and had strong spiritual relationship with Allah, since his early childhood. He learned the Holy Quran by heart at the age of 12 years. After the death of his parents Syed Mohammad Abdullah Shah completely shunned the worldly life and started living at Masjid-e-Nabwi, where he silently served and prayed for six years. One night, the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam came in his dream and asked, what did he want as a reward for all his services. Syed Abdullah Shah replied that he wanted the treasure of Faqr. The Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam told him that for the treasure of Faqr he had to go to Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo. When Syed Abdullah Shah woke up, he was surprised at this dream. Thinking it weird to go to someone else while the true holder of the treasure of Faqr is the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam himself, he started serving at Masjid-e-Nabwi again. After another six years the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam again came in his dream and asked the same question, the answer was again the same. The Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam guided Syed Abdullah Shah that for the treasure of Faqr he must have to go to Sultan Bahoo. He added that first he should go to Baghdad at the shrine of Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani and then under his spiritual guidance he can reach Sakhi Sultan Bahoo’s shrine in Jhang (In India then). On awakening Syed Abdullah Shah obeyed the order and prepared himself to go to Baghdad, from where under the spiritual guidance of Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani Razi Allah Ta’ala Anhu, he reached at the shrine of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo in 1825. Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh entrusted him the treasure of Faqr spiritually and ordered him to settle in Ahmad Pur Sharqiah of Bahawalpur state and start guiding the seekers of Allah Almighty.
Nawab of the state of Bahawalpur Nawab Bahawal Khan III was a great devotee of Syed Abdullah Shah Madni Jilani Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. In Ahmad Pur Sharqiah thousands of devotees acquired the blessings of Faqr from Syed Abdullah Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh, but he found the true and strongly capable devotee in the purest soul of Pir Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. So, before his death, he entrusted the treasure of Faqr to Pir Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Shah Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh for future guidance of seekers of Allah.
Syed Abdullah Shah Madni Jilani Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh died on 29th of Ramadan in 1276 H (20 April, 1860 A.D). His shrine is in Fatani Chowk Ahmad Pur Sharqiah Bahawalpur (Pakistan). His title is Sultan-ul-Tarikeen.