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Sultan Bahoo | The Grandeur of Sultan-ul-Faqr | Sultan ul Ashiqeen standard

Introduction Allah Almighty says in a Qudsi Hadith: “Some of My Saints are under My Cloak, no one knows them except Me.” Hence, there are Saints among us whose grandeur and status is in veil from Allah’s creation. On the other hand there are Saints whose grandeur Allah not only reveals but also keeps on increasing. Until doomsday their status will keep escalating. Among such Saints the highest status is of Sultan-ul-Faqr. They are distinguished among all the Saints and their step is upon the heads of all the Saints of Allah, al-Ghawth and al-Qutb. Their rank is the highest in excellence in Oneness with Allah. Statement of Risala Roohi Sharif Sultan Bahoo first of all disclosed this secret. He expounds in his famous ...

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Sultan Bahoo | Trial – Allah’s blessing on the path of righteousness standard

Writer: Yusuf Akbar Sarwari Qadri, Lahore Allah tests those of His lovers who He admires the most, so they start obeying Him and become more efficient on the path of righteousness. They learn becoming more patient with regards to the trial they go through so as to bless them with blessings and bounties without any judgement. He tests His chosen men so He distinguishes pure from the impure and honest from the dishonest. Allah states in the Holy Quran: أَحَسِبَ النَّاسُ أَن يُتْرَكُوا أَن يَقُولُوا آمَنَّا وَهُمْ لَا يُفْتَنُونَ Do people think that they will be released (just) on saying: ‘We have believed,’ and Allah will not try them? (al-‘Ankabut, 29 : 2) وَلَقَدْ فَتَنَّا الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ And surely, We tried (also) those who ...

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Sultan Bahoo Teachings | Patience | Sultan ul Ashiqeen standard

Patience literally means to restrain, tolerate, persevere and captivate. Importance of Patience The importance of patience can be understood by the fact that Allah Almighty mentions it seventy times in Holy Quran. Allah says: وَ اسۡتَعِیۡنُوۡا بِالصَّبۡرِ وَ الصَّلٰوۃِ ؕ وَ اِنَّہَا لَکَبِیۡرَۃٌ اِلَّا عَلَی الۡخٰشِعِیۡنَ ﴿ۙ۴۵﴾ Meaning: And seek (Allah’s) help through patience and prayer. But this is no doubt hard except for the humble (whose hearts have been softened with the Love of Allah and gripped with His Fear). (2:45) Patience And Salat Are Two Major Weapons Of Every True Believer Patience and salat are two major weapons of every true believer. Salat is a medium of communication between Allah and his slave and a source of Divine help. Likewise, firmness of character and ...

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Sultan Bahoo| Invocation (Dhikr) | Sultan ul Ashiqeen standard

Invocation (Dhikr) Just as our physical body entails nutritive diet to stay healthy, our esoteric self (soul) also needs nourishing to stay in good health. The nourishment to our esoteric self is the invocation (dhikr/ zikr) of Allah. It is the saying of Allah:  اَلَا بِذِکۡرِ اللّٰہِ تَطۡمَئِنُّ الۡقُلُوۡبُ.  الرعد     (28) Meaning: Know that it is the remembrance of Allah alone that brings calm to the inwards.  (Al-Ra’d 28) What is invocation (dhikr)? Sultan Bahoo says about this: Invocation (dhikr) is a Divine light (an-Nur) which grants Divine presence. Invocation is an everlasting ecstasy which grants people of invocation the union with Allah. (Nur-ul-Huda Kalan) Shah Sayyid Mohammad Zauqi says: Remembering Allah with the presence of inward by forgetting everyone hindered in His remembrance ...

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Sultan Bahoo | Virtues of Hajj | Sultan ul Ashiqeen | Tehreek Dawat e Faqr standard

Virtues of Hajj Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam. All religious obligations are important but in the Mohammadan Sharia, Hajj is magnificent and superior. This is because it is the sign of oneness and universality among Muslim umma. Also it is the reason of unity and  equality among them. Salat , recitation of Holy Quran, hunger and thirst like fasting, abstaining from the desires of innerself, sacrifice of money by giving alms, tolerance, patience, forgiveness hence Hajj includes all these worships. Meaning of Hajj: Literal meaning of Hajj is “to visit” or “to intend to do something”. According to sharia, it denotes a particular form of worship which is performed in the holy city of Makkah at the sacred places of ...

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Sultan Bahoo | From Mystic Endeavors to Divine Observations standard

Allah says in Quran: وَالَّذِیْنَ جَاھَدُوْا فِیْنَا لَنَھْدِیَنَّھُمْ سُبُلَنَاج وَاِنَّ اللّٰہَ لَمَعَ الْمُحْسِنِیْنَ ( سورۃ العنکبوت ۔ 69) Meaning: And those who strive hard (and struggle against the inciting innerself vehemently) for Our cause, We certainly guide them to Our ways, and verily Allah blesses the men of spiritual excellence with His companionship. (Al-Ankabut 69) Greatest Jihad Aforementioned verse is a proof that one has to struggle for the cause of Allah. Unless one performs endeavours Allah does not show the way towards Himself. Infact, the struggle, war and endeavour with ones innerself (an-nafs) is the greatest jihad. Like the Prophet said: رَجَعْنَا مِنْ الْجِھَادِ الْاَصْغَرِ اِلَی الْجِھَادِ الْاَکْبَرِ Meaning: We are returning from the lower jihad to the greater one. Man is always engrossed in ...

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Sultan Bahoo | Theophany | Sultan ul Ashiqeen Teachings standard

What is theophany? Infact theophany is the manifestation of attributes and Essence of Allah. Moreover, it is manifestation of Divine beauty and majesty. Thence, the whole universe is the manifestation of it as Allah says; اَللّٰہُ  نُوْرُ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالْاَرْضِ( سورۃالنور) Meaning: Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. (24:35) Infact, Prophet Mohammad is the perfect manifestation of Allah as it is a Hadith of the Prophet; I am from the light of Allah and whole creation is from my light. My light is the first manifestation of Allah. After the Prophet Mohammad passed away, Allah has been manifesting Himself in perfect human being. Moreover, Allah will keep manifesting Himself as it is the purpose of this universe. As one is required to ...

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Sultan Bahoo | Search for Allah | Sultan ul Ashiqeen Teachings standard

Allah says in the Quran: وَالَّذِيۡنَ جَاهَدُوۡا فِيۡنَا لَنَهۡدِيَنَّهُمۡ سُبُلَنَا ​​ؕ (العنکبوت ۔69) Meaning: And those who strive hard (and struggle against the innerself self vehemently) for Our cause, We certainly guide them to Our ways. (Al-Ankabut 69) ذَالِکَ فَضْلُ اللّٰہِ یُؤْتِیْہِ مَنْ یَّشَآءُطوَاللّٰہُ ذُوالْفَضْلِ الْعَظِیْم۔ (الحدید۔21) Meaning: This is Allah’s bounty which He gives to whom He wills. And Allah is the Lord of infinite bounty. (Al-Hadid 21) In Faqr, journey towards Reality, Truth or straight path all mean journey towards Allah. The Truth, the Reality is in fact Divine Essence and is the only reality which is eternal. It is Divine Essence which is hidden in all the creation. He is concealed in the veils of innerself. Shah Sayyid Mohammad Zauqi says: The ...

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Sultan Bahoo | Idols of Inward | Sultan ul Ashiqeen standard

جو میں سر بسجدہ ہوا کبھی تو زمیں سے آنے لگی صدا تیرا دل تو ہے صنم آشنا‘ تجھے کیا ملے گا نماز میں Explanation: When I bowed myself for prostration, I heard a voice coming from the ground. It is questioning my apparent prostration before Allah while offering Salat. As apparently, I claim to worship only Allah but in fact my inward is full of many other idols. Idols are not only the ones made out of mud, clay or stones. Rather a human made out of dirt also has thousands of idols in his inward. For example, idol of knowledge, relations, condescension and comprehension. Furthermore, some people have made desires of this world and hereafter as their idols. Others run ...

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Sultan Bahoo | Faqr and Stages of Certainty | Sultan ul Ashiqeen standard

Certainty in Quran Allah Almighty says in Quran: وَ اعۡبُدۡ رَبَّکَ حَتّٰی یَاۡتِیَکَ الۡیَقِیۡنُ ﴿٪۹۹﴾ Meaning: And worship your Lord till you attain to the station of certainty of faith. (Al-Hijr 99) What is Certainty? Firstly, dictionary defines it as confidence, assurance, certitude and truth. Sayyid Mohammad Zauqi Shah states: “Certainty has no space for doubts. Therefore, the strength of faith is Divine vision which is beyond arguments and rationality.” (Sirr-e-Dilbaran) Sultan Bahoo and Certainty Sultan Bahoo says in Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan: یقین قرآن برو اعمال کردن یقین آنست خود باحق سپردن Explanation: Certainty means to follow the entire teachings of Quran and entrust oneself to Allah. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan) یقین سرمایۂ ایمان نورش یقین با معرفت قربِ حضورش Explanation: Certainty is the asset and light of faith, it grants the gnosis and closeness ...

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