Sultan Bahoo Books - An Ocean of Divinity

Sultan Bahoo books are a masterpiece of Divine writing. All books not only affect the soul of the reader but also purify the innerself.

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What is miracle of Sultan Bahoo Books

Many readers of his books have observed that teachings of Sultan Bahoo elevate one to closeness of Allah. Undoubtedly, all of his books contain an ocean of gnosis of Allah. Verily, one who reads them with true faith finds guidance towards the straight path.

How much books he has written

Although Sultan Bahoo did not acquire formal or academic education, yet he authored at least 140 books. All  are in Persian except Abyat e Bahoo which is in Punjabi language. Now almost 32 of Hazrat Sultan Bahoo books are available in Urdu translation. 11 books are also available in English translation and further are in the pipeline.

How books were written

Since Sultan Bahoo could not read or write like Prophet Mohammad. Therefore, just as no Quranic verse or Hadith written by sacred hands of the Holy Prophet is available, likewise no hand written document or script by Sultan Bahoo is available. Hence, his spiritual successors and Dervishes wrote his verbal statements. And their manuscripts are now the basis of Sultan Bahoo books. His statements were the result of Divine revelations hence all scripts are Divine.

Doctor Sultan Altaf Ali 

The compiler of Sharah Abyat e Bahoo and Mirat e Sultani (Bahoo Nama Kamil), Doctor Sultan Altaf Ali belongs to the family of Sultan Bahoo. He states in both these books that he could not find any manuscript of Sultan Bahoo books written by Sultan Bahoo himself. Only he could find the manuscripts written by his spiritual successors and Dervishes.

Saad Ameer Khan Niazi

Saad Ameer Khan Niazi is the translator of Sultan Bahoo books in Urdu. He also writes in the foreword of the translation of Asrar-e-Qadri:

  • As a translator, I faced the problem that the original manuscripts of books were not available. So that they could be consulted and compared to deduce the actual Persian text and translate them properly. If only I could have found a single manuscript written by him then there was no need of others for the translation but unfortunately not even one was available. Actually, most manuscripts were wasted because the spiritual successors kept them in their possession instead of spreading them. 

It is not strange that Sultan Altaf Ali or Sultan Hamid Ali or anyone else was unable to find any manuscript of Sultan Bahoo books written by himself as he could not read or write. Therefore, the translators got the Persian manuscripts from the heritage of family of Sultan Bahoo. Furthermore, most of the translators compared different manuscripts of the same book and then translated it. That is why, all the available translations are almost the same in terms of teachings.

Many books were lost with time

Surprisingly Sultan Hamid Ali gives a list of very few books in Manaqib-e-Sultani. It shows that most were either lost or were not available when he wrote Manaqib-e-Sultani. This is because there was not any proper institution to publish them. Furthermore it was only due to individual efforts that very few books were published and preserved.

Why some Sultan Bahoo books are still concealed

Many are still concealed maybe because Sultan Bahoo wanted to keep this Divine treasure hidden from the undeserving people. Hopefully, these hidden books will be revealed in future at some fixed time, which is why, the Holy Prophet has titled him Mustafa Sani and Mujtaba Akhir Zamani as the guide of righteousness for the last era.

Sultan Bahoo books, a source of guidance

These are truly a masterpiece of Divine knowledge. As he proclaims that if someone is unable to find a spiritual guide, his books will definitely prove to be a guide and medium for him to reach the perfect spiritual guide. Further he says in Risala Roohi Sharif:

  • If a Saint having spiritual union drops from the spiritual world or from the angelic realm getting demoted but he truly seeks mediation of this treatise then it will verily prove a perfect spiritual guide for him. Although, if he does not make it his mediator, he is liable but if he does, then we are consequently responsible to elevate him back to his status.

Furthermore this proclamation is present in almost all of Sultan Bahoo books with change of a few words.

Miracle

Certainly his books have miraculous effects on the reader. When one reads respectfully after ablution, an ocean of spiritual beneficence pours down upon him subsequently. If the reader continues reading with complete faith and true intentions, they will surely guide him towards the perfect spiritual guide of the Sarwari Qadri order. The perfect spiritual guide of this order is actually the real spiritual heir and representative of Sultan Bahoo in the present age.

Writing style

His writing style is very simple and easy to understand even for a less educated person. Firstly, style of Sultan Bahoo books is so persuasive and influential that they completely envelop the reader.

Secondly, in his books, he has used the Quranic verses, Hadiths and Qudsi Hadiths according to the requirement of the statement. If one removes the verses or Hadiths, the actual meaning of the statements remains unexplained. Also he makes use of poetry eloquently and beautifully which notably enhances the effect of the statement.

Language

Among the books of Sultan Bahoo only Abyat-e-Bahoo is in Punjabi. It is actually a collection of his Punjabi poetry. All other books are in Persian language.

What are names of Sultan Bahoo books

Following are now available along with their Urdu translation:

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Abyat-e-Bahoo (Punjabi Poetry)

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Ain-ul-Faqr

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Kaleed-ul-Tauheed (Kalan)

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Shams-ul-Arifeen

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Taigh-e-Barhana

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Ganj-ul-Asrar

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Mehak-ul-Faqr (Kalan)

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Divan-e-Bahoo (Persian Poetry)

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Majalisa-tul-Nabi

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Kaleed-ul-Tauheed (Khurd)

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Ameer-ul-Kaunain

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Risala Roohi Sharif

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Mehak-ul-Faqr (Khurd)

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Asrar-e-Qadri

After research few more Sultan Bahoo books were found which are:-

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Aurang Shahi

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Aqal-e-Baydar

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Miftah-ul-Arifeen

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Nur-ul-Huda (Kalan)

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Qurb-e-Deedar

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Kaleed-e-Jannat

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Sultan-ul-Waham

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Kashf-ul-Asrar

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Jamay-ul-Asrar

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Fazal-ul-Laqa (Khurd)

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Nur-ul-Huda (Khurd)

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Taufeeq-ul-Hidayat

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Ain-ul-Arifeen

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Mohkim-ul-Fuqara

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Deedar Bakhsh

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Mohabbat-ul-Asrar

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Tarfa-tul-Ain (this book is also known as Hujjat-ul-Asrar)

Shams-ul-Arifeen is a collection of selective topics of Sultan Bahoo books

  • In fact Shams-ul-Arifeenis a collection of selective topics of; Kaleed-ul-Tauheed, Qurb-e-Deedar, Majmua-tul-Fazal, Aqal-e-Baydar, Jamay-ul-Asrar, Nur-ul-Huda, Ain Numa and Fazal-ul-Laqa. Actually Sultan Wali Mohammad, the second son of Sultan Bahoo, compiled it. Now we consider this book as one of his books

Which books are not available

In Manaqib-e-Sultaniand Shams-ul-Arifeen there are names of some books that are still unavailable. Altogether these books are: Majmua-tul-Fazal, Ain Numa, Talmeez-ur-Rehman, Qutb-ul-Aqtab, Shams-ul-Ashiqeen, Divan-e-Bahoo Saghir and Kabir (Persian). Only one book Divan-e-Bahoo is available which is either Saghir or Kabir.

Which books are available with English translation

Following books of Sultan Bahoo are now available in English translation:

  • Risala Roohi Sharif, translation along with exegesis
  • Ain-ul-Faqr
  • Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan
  • Ameer-ul-Kaunain
  • Sultan-ul-Waham
  • Shams-ul-Arifeen
  • Qurb-e-Deedar
  • Nur-ul-Huda Kalan
  • Kashf-ul-Asrar
  • Ganj-ul-Asrar
  • Mohkim-ul-Fuqara

Divine effects of Sultan Bahoo books

Explicitly his books have Divine effects. Just like many books quote miracles related to his tomb and his devotees also relate them, similar to it, the Divine effects of books are famous.

In short, just as Sultan Bahoo was an epitome of beneficence for people during his lifetime similarly books of Sultan Bahoo are still a source of beneficence for seekers of Allah.

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