Sultan-ul-Arifeen Sultan-ul-Faqr Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh followed the “Sarwari Qadri way”. In almost all of his books he has declared himself “Qadri” and has explained the excellence and spiritual beneficence of Piran-e-Pir Dastageer Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani Razi Allah Anhu from whom this order continues.

Sultan-ul-Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh has discussed two off shoots of the Qadri way, Sarwari Qadri and Zahidi Qadri, he belonged to the former. Sultan-ul-Arifeen named Qadri order as “Sarwari Qadri” after he took oath of allegiance directly at the hands of Sarwar-e-Alam Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam and got beneficence from Ghaus-ul-Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani Razi Allah Anhu. Sultan-ul-Arifeen declares Sarwari Qadri way the actual and perfect Qadri way. This way flourished in the Subcontinent due to Sultan-ul-Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. He says about the Qadri way that:

  • Qadri order has two off shoots, Zahidi and Sarwari Qadri. Sarwari Qadri Murshid is the possessor of all the attributes of Ism-e-Allah Zaat, that is why when he blesses a seeker with the Divine guidance and persuasion of Ism-e-Allah Zaat, he grants him an equal status of his own. Thus seeker becomes so indifferent to all needs and completely resigned to Allah that gold and soil becomes equal for him. On the contrary the follower of Zahidi Qadri order has to devote at least twelve years to hard mystic struggles, then Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani Razi Allah Anhu helps him and elevates him to the status of majzoob (lunatic) devotee, while the status of a Sarwari Qadri devotee is that of belovedness. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan)
  • Only the Qadri way has complete command over time and space. There are two kinds of Qadri way, Zahidi Qadri and Sarwari Qadri. I, the humble Faqeer, possess command over the Sarwari Qadri way, as when I found presence in the sacred Assembly of the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam, he took oath of allegiance from me and ordered warmly “have courage to guide people on the way to Allah”. After persuasion he assigned me to Hazrat Pir Dastgeer Razi Allah Anhu. He also blessed me with eternal success and ordered to persuade people. It owes to his kind favour that, afterwards, whenever I concentrated on Zahir (extrinsic self) and Batin (inner self) of any seeker, at once took him to the Assembly of the Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam just with the help of Tasawur-e-Ism-e-Allah Zaat and Tasawur-e-Ism-e-Mohammad, without putting him to any hard mystic struggle or supererogatory prayer. Then there remained no veil before him and he saw Ism-e-Allah Zaat everywhere. Sarwari Qadri way is definitely a very courageous and bounteous way, while in other ways people burnt some seekers to death by the extreme fire of Ism-e-Allah Zaat, some could not bear the burden of Ism-e-Allah Zaat and helplessly stopped moving forward on the way to Allah, and some apostatized. (Ain-ul-Faqr)
  • What is the initial status of an accomplished Sarwari Qadri? (It is that) he blesses the seeker with presence in the Assembly of Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam by drowning him in The Divine Light of knowledge of Allah only with his one glance, or by Tasawur-e-Ism-e-Allah Zaat (contemplation of Personal Name of Allah) or by stroke of Kalma Tayyaba (the creed) or by his intrinsic attention. This is the first day lesson of the Sarwari Qadri way. The Murshid who does not know this lesson and cannot take his seekers to the Assembly of Prophet Mohammad Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam is not a perfect Qadri. His ecstatic state is just an illusion and deceit because the original and perfect Qadri always remains drowned in the Divine Union by being engrossed in the light of Divine knowledge.
  • Remember there are two kinds of Sarwari Qadri way. One is Zahidi Qadri in which the seeker appears to be doing hard mystic struggles, he strokes his heart with loud invocation, keeps check on his nafs (baser self) by meditation, remains busy in supererogatory prayers, spends his nights in prayers and days in fasting but has no knowledge and vision of his Batin (inner self). He just shows off to be having Divine experiences by his conversation. The other way is Sarwari Qadri in which the Perfect Faqeer actually experiences the ecstatic states of Divine closeness, union and vision and can take his seekers to the Divine company and union and bless him with the status of Haq-ul-Yaqeen (experiencing the Divinity). Only such Sarwari Qadri Faqeer is trustworthy because he is the killer of Nafs (baser self) and the commander who steps forward boldly in the battlefield of Divine Truth. (Mehek-ul-Faqr Kalan)

The Sarwari Qadri way is named so because “Sarwari” means to have oath of allegiance at the sacred hands of Sarwar-e-Aalam Hazrat Mohammad Sall’Allahu Wa’alihi Wasallam and “Qadri” means to follow the path of Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani Razi Allah Anhu. Sultan-ul-Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh says:

  • Sarwari Qadri is actually the one who swears allegiance upon the hands of Hazrat Mohammad Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam. All the evils and immoral behaviors are removed from his self and is blessed with the taufeeq (Divine favour) to adopt the way of Shariat-e-Mohammadi. (Mehek-ul-Faqr Kalan)
  • Some Sarwari Qadris have such elite status that they are directly blessed with benevolence of Prophet Mohammad Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam and then he hands them over to Hazrat Mohiyuddin Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani Razi Allah Anhu, and he also blesses them in such a way that they are never separated from him even for a single moment. (Mehek-ul-Faqr Kalan)

The Sarwari Qadri way is free from the pain of mystic struggles, forty day seclusions, practice of holding breath, complications of initial levels, invocation and meditation. There are not any apparent saintly dresses or styles in this way, as it is fed up of all the superficial saintly manners like holding a stick or tasbeeh (chaplet) or wearing cloak and turban etc. The speciality of this way is that the Murshid Kamil takes the seeker to the extreme limits on the very first day by giving him the Sultan-ul-Azkar (the crown invocation Hoo), Tasawur-e-Ism-e-Zaat and Mushq-e-Murqoom-e-Wajudia (practice of inscribing Ism-e-Allah Zaat on body). While the other ways don’t have all these, that is why Sultan-ul-Arifeen says that the initial level of Sarwari Qadri disciple is equal to the extreme level of disciples of other ways.

The Sarwari Qadri linage reaches Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh in following order:

  1. Prophet Mohammad (Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam)

  2. Hazrat Ali bin Abu Talib (Karam Allah Wajhu)

  3. Hazrat Khawaja Hassan Basri (Razi Allah Anhu)

  4. Hazrat Shaikh Habib Ajmi (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

  5. Hazrat Shaikh Daud Tai (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

  6. Hazrat Shaikh Maroof Karkhi (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

  7. Hazrat Shaikh Sir’ri Saqti (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

  8. Hazrat Shaikh Junaid Baghdadi (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

  9. Hazrat Shaikh Jafar Abu Bakr Shibli (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

  10. Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Aziz Bin Hars Bin Asad Tameemi (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

  11. Hazrat Shaikh Abu-al-Fazal Abdul Wahid Tameemi (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

  12. Hazrat Shaikh Mohammad Yousaf Abu-al-Farrah Turtoosi (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

  13. Hazrat Shaikh Abu-al-Hassan Ali Bin Mohammad Qureshi Hankari (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

  14. Hazrat Abu Saeed Mubarak Makhzoomi (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

  15. Ghaus-ul-Azam Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (Razi Allah Anhu)

  16. Hazrat Shaikh Taj-ud-Din Abu Bakr Syed Abdul Razzaq Jilani (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

  17. Hazrat Shaikh Syed Abdul Jabbar (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

  18. Hazrat Shaikh Syed Mohammad Sadiq Yahyaa (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

  19. Hazrat Shaikh Syed Najm-ud-Din Burhan Puri (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

  20. Hazrat Shaikh Syed Abdul Fattah (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

  21. Hazrat Shaikh Syed Abdul Sattar (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

  22. Hazrat Shaikh Syed Abdul Baqqa (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

  23. Hazrat Shaikh Syed Abdul Jaleel (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

  24. Hazrat Shaikh Syed Abdul Rehman Jilani Dehlvi (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

  25. Sultan-ul-Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

    After Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh) the Sarwari Qadri order continues as:

  26. Sultan-ul-Tarikeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Syed Mohammad Abdullah Shah Madni Jilani (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

    Born in Madina on 29th Ramadan 1186 Hijri (24 Dec 1772). He was the great grand son of Sultan Bahoo’s Murshid Syed Abdul Rehman Jilani Dehlvi Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. He migrated to Pakistan (then India) at the orders of Hazoor Alayh Salat-o-Wasalam and got Amanat-e-Elahiya from Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. Then he got settled in Ahmed Pur Sharqiah on 29th Ramadan 1241 Hijri (6 May 1826) and spread the bounty of Ism-e-Allah Zaat among common Muslims. He died on 29th Ramadan 1276 Hijri (20 April 1860). His shrine is in Ahmed Pur Sharqiah. (For detail life history, please visit
    www.sultanulfaqr.com/eng/syed-mohammad-abdullah-shah.php
    or
    www.tehreekdawatefaqr.com/eng/biography.php

  27. Sultan-ul-Sabireen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Pir Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Shah Hashmi Quraishi (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

    Born in Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan (then India) on 14th Zilhaj 1242 Hijri (9th July 1827). Died on 10th Safar 1328 Hijri (21 Feb 1910). His shrine is in Mud Sharif Jhung, Pakistan. (For detail life history, please visit
    www.sultanulfaqr.com/eng/pir-abdul-ghafoor-shah.php
    or
    www.tehreekdawatefaqr.com/eng/biography.php

  28. Shahbaz-e-Arifaan Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Pir Syed Mohammad Bahadur Ali Shah Kazmi Al-Mash’hadi
    (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

    Born in Shorekot, Jhung Pakistan on 16th August 1801 (5th Rabi-us-Sani 1216 Hijri). Died on 27th February 1934 (14th Ziqa’ad 1352 Hijri). His shrine is in Jhung Pakistan. (For detail life history, please visit
    www.sultanulfaqr.com/eng/pir-syed-bahadur-ali-shah.php
    or
    www.tehreekdawatefaqr.com/eng/biography.php

  29. Sultan-ul-Auliya Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Abdul Aziz (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

    Born on 12th March 1911 (12th Rabi-ul-Awal 1329 Hijri) in Garh Maharaja, Jhung Pakistan. Died on 12th April 1981 (7th Jamadi-us-Sani 1401 Hijri). His shrine is near the shrine of Sultan-ul-Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh in Jhung, Pakistan. (For detail life history, please visit
    www.sultanulfaqr.com/eng/sultan-mohammad-abdul-aziz.php
    or
    www.tehreekdawatefaqr.com/eng/biography.php

  30. Sultan-ul-Faqr VI Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali (Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh)

    Born on 14th August 1947 (27th Ramadan 1366 Hijri) in Garh Maharaja, Jhung Pakistan. He was the son of Sultan Abdul Aziz Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. He died on 26th Dec 2003 (2nd Ziqa’ad 1424 Hijri). His shrine is on the right side of his father’s shrine in Jhung Pakistan. (For detail life history, please visit
    www.sultanulfaqr.com/eng/sultan-mohammad-asghar-ali.php
    or
    www.tehreekdawatefaqr.com/eng/biography.php

  31. Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman (Madzillah-ul-Aqdus)

    Born on 19th August 1959 (14 Safar 1379 Hijri) in Chishtian, District Bahawalnagar, Pakistan.
    He now adorns the throne of 31st Sarwari Qadri Shaikh. (For detail life history, please visit
    www.sultanulfaqr.com/eng/sultan-mohammad-najib-ur-rehman.php
    or
    www.tehreekdawatefaqr.com/eng/about_founder.php

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