What is this website about?
Welcome to the exclusive and comprehensive website on the biography, sarwari qadri order, Punjabi poetry and teachings of Sultan Bahoo.
Who was Sultan Bahoo?
Every Sufi master or disciple is well aware of the renowned Saints Sultan Bahoo and al-Ghawth al-Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani.
Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani’s order is called Qadri order and Sultan Bahoo’s order is called Sarwari Qadri order. You must have seen similarity in names. Well Sarwari Qadri order is Qadri order. He composed and put together the actual Qadri order and renamed it as Sarwari Qadri order. As any order which becomes famous is later on after many years cashed on by fake guru’s. Therefore to avoid innumerable fake followers and guides, the famous Sultan Bahoo renamed his order as Sarwari Qadri. It was to divert true followers onto the straight path and left fake guru’s to use name only. The essence remains in Sarwari Qadri order to date.
There is no denying that the satanic power prevailed in the world and turned everyone’s life into darkness but the Light always conquered the world. It is an ongoing cycle of universe.
But the most common question swirling through people’s mind is, “What is the phenomenon through which Light has always swayed the darkness? The answer lays in human history. In fact, Allah has never left His creation alone into the deceits of Satan. Thus, during every era of darkness, Allah almighty, the most Beneficent blesses mankind with His Prophets and Saints.
Likewise, in the late 1630 A.D Allah Almighty blessed the world with his Sufi Saint who was born to guide people towards Faqr which is true heritage of Prophet Mohammad. He was none other than Sultan ul Arifeen Hazrat Sultan Bahoo (ra). He was born on Thursday, the 1st if Jamadi-us-Sani, 1039 Hijri i.e. 17 January 1630 A.D. He was born at the time of dawn, in the reign of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in Shorkot, District Jhang, Pakistan (then India).
He was a well known Sufi poet, whose aim was to promote the teaching of Faqr round the world. For this purpose he made unprecedented efforts to achieve his goal just for the sake of Allah Almighty.
The core of his teachings is in fact Oneness of Allah. Moreover, he unveiled an easy way to reach Allah i.e. Ism-e-Allah Zaat. He gained such an elevated status in the Holy Court of Allah that he says about himself:
نام باھُوؒ مادر باھُوؒ نہاد
زانکہ باھُوؒ دائمی با ھُو نہاد
Meaning: Bahoo’s mother named him Bahoo because Bahoo has always remained with Hoo.
Meaning of Name
Bahoo mean ‘The one who remains with Hoo’. Hoo (ھُو) is a pronoun for Allah, as used many times in the Quran for Ism-e-Allah Zaat. A Quranic verse states:
ہُوَ اللّٰہُ الَّذِیۡ لَاۤ اِلٰہَ اِلَّا ھُو (22:59)
Meaning: He (Hoo ھُو) is Allah, besides Whom there is no other God. (59:22)
Sultan Bahoo was blessed since his childhood. He had glowing face which made him prominent among all other children. As we know he was Saint by birth therefore, miracles started from his birth. He gained his early education from his mother.
He remained engrossed in heavenly experiences and revelations from his early age. A non-Muslim would immediately accept Islam by reciting Shahada if his eyes fell upon the luminous face of Sultan Bahoo. Such was the intensity of Divine theophanies.
Why Sarwari Qadri Order is successful?
Simply because Sultan Bahoo introduced into the world the way to Divine vision (Deedar-e-Elahi) and presence in the Mohammadan Assembly (Majlis e Mohammadi).
Preservation of Sultan Bahoo Books
Book of Sultan Bahoo are in fact a treasure of Sufism. If a reader read these books with pure intention, it changes one’s life. Moreover, if a person focuses on the words and quotes written in his books, he will blessed with Divine knowledge.
Sultan Bahoo’s books are masterpieces of the Divine knowledge. He proclaims that if anyone could not find a Murshid, his books will prove to be a medium for him to reach the perfect Sarwari Qadri Murshid who will guide him to Allah. Many people had taken guidance from his books. And in today’s world, the person who has a great taste of Sufism, he must read Sultan Bahoo books
Sultan ul Faqr Publications has played a vital role in preserving the books of Sultan Bahoo. This publication has published Sultan Bahoo books translated in Urdu as well as in English for the seekers of Allah. He originally wrote in Persian language other than his Punjabi poetry. For Sultan Bahoo books free download:
What are Abyat e Bahoo?
All books of Sultan Bahoo are in Persian language but he has written his Sufi poetry known as Abyat e Bahoo in Punjabi. It is also known as Kalam e Bahoo or Sultan Bahoo poetry.
Lineage of Hazrat Sultan Bahoo
He belongs to Awan Tribe. His lineage goes back to Hazrat Ali (Ali ibn Abi Talib). In fact, Awans are Hazrat Ali’s progeny from wives other than Fatimah bint Mohammad.
Sultan Bahoo family tree
He had four wives and eight children. But his family lineage continued from three sons only named Sultan Noor Mohammad, Sultan Wali Mohammad and Sultan Latif Mohammad.
How did Sultan Bahoo revolutionize the Sufism or Spirituality?
Certainly the most eminent Saint of Sub-continent and the Sultan of knowers of Allah Sultan-ul-Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo. He revolutionized the Sufism and Spirituality.
Before knowing about revolutionary steps taken by Sultan Bahoo, one must understand “Faqr”. Faqr is that spiritual level at which a man becomes indifferent to everything other than Allah. Faqr is the knowledge of Divine Essence, Faqr is itself Divine Essene. This is the path which was taught by Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) to his Companions secretly as a tradition is narrated by Abu Hurairah (ra). He says
“I have memorized two kinds of knowledge from Prophet Mohammad . The first I have disseminated among people and if I propagated the second, then my pharynx (throat) would be cut (i.e. killed).
Before Sultan Bahoo, Faqr or knowledge of Divine Essence was restricted to chosen ones only. No one knew about it. Ordinary people never knew the path leading to Allah Almighty.
To introduce the world with Faqr, Sultan bahoo performed an impressive work i.e. he wrote 140 books on the teachings of Faqr. In his books he has unveiled the Divine knowledge which can attracts only those readers who ponders over it sincerely. His books are the ocean of Divine knowledge.
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Sultan Bahoo History
Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib ur Rehman, the founder of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr, has played a pivotal role in preserving the history of Sultan Bahoo. He has written many books on the biography of Sultan Bahoo, thus preserving his history. He has made a considerable research on Sultan Bahoo life and teachings.
His title is Sultan-ul-Arifeen which means Sultan of knowers of Allah or simply the Sultan of Mystics.
What is Faqr?
In the first place, he titled the teachings of the Sarwari Qadri order ‘Faqr’ and not mysticism or spirituality.
Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen is present Imam of Sarwari Qadri order of Sultan Bahoo
Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib ur Rehman is the 31st spiritual guide of Sarwari Qadri order. It reached him through continuous spiritual chain starting from the Holy Prophet and then to Ali ibn Abi Talib. The 15th spiritual guide is Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani. For complete Sufi order visit here.
Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib ur Rehman is the 6th in the Sufi order after Sultan Bahoo. Immediately, when he acceded to the throne of Divine guidance and persuasion he felt innate need to spread the teachings of perfect Saints. Specifically, to the younger generations through the medium of internet. As it is very popular among them. It is also a very powerful tool to make them aware of the soul of religion Islam.
Therefore we present the comprehensive research based biography of Sultan Bahoo. This researched biography also unfolds many hidden aspects of his life with authentic references. Furthermore, it also has Sultan Bahoo quotes and his selective teachings from his books.
Did Sultan Bahoo write any book?
Despite the fact that Sultan Bahoo did not know to read and write yet he had written one hundred and forty superb books which in every age enlighten readers to new horizons and dimensions of Sufism.
Sultan Bahoo urs
Its date according to Islamic calendar is 1st Thursday of Jumada ath-thani.