SHARIAT E MOHAMMADI:
Shariat e Mohammadi is the Islamic religious law that governs religious and everyday life. Those who plot propaganda against Faqr, Fakirs and their followers in the name of Oneness of Allah (tawhid) often blame Sufi Saints for avoiding shariat. This assumption is probably due to fake so-called practitioners whose popularity overshadows the existence of true Fakirs. Moreover, some even claim Sufis renouncing sharia. However, it is a fact that both Faqr and Fakirs and all the mystic hard work and struggle attached to them forms their basis upon love and piety (taqwa). Hence, it is the real soul of religion. Yet the fact is that all of the perfect Fakirs have always acted upon the pure form of shariat e Mohammadi. However, if someone gets to the state of intoxication then he may lose his senses but its punishment has already been set by Islamic law through Mansur al-Hallaj who was hung to death.
SHARIAT E MOHAMMADI IN WORDS SULTAN-UL-FAQR VI:
Sharia means the collection of exoteric as well as esoteric knowledge of religion. Important to realize is that anyone who possesses only one kind of knowledge should not claim to be a possessor of shariat e Mohammadi.
I received every status by following shariat e Mohammadi.
Without following and practising the sacred sharia completely one cannot attain any station or destination of Faqr. In fact, all the stages of Faqr are possible through shariat e Mohammadi. (Sultan-ul-Faqr VI Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali Life and Teachings)
SHARIAT E MOHAMMADI AND SULTAN BAHOO:
Sultan Bahoo spent his entire life in compliance with the Sunna of Prophet Mohammad and his shariat e Mohammadi. Moreover it was to such an extent that not a single form of worship remained unperformed by him.
FAQR IS ONLY POSSIBLE THROUGH SHARIAT E MOHAMMADI:
باھوؒ ایں مراتب از شریعت یافتہ
پیشوائے خود شریعت ساختہ
Meaning: Bahoo found all the distinguished levels by following sharia, he made sharia his guide. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan)
برد بالا عرش و کرسی با شریعت شاہراہ
ہر مقامش خوش بدیدم سِرِ وحدت از اِلٰہ
Explanation: I reached above the Throne and the Chair through the way of shariat e Mohammadi. Moreover, I have thoroughly observed all the spiritual levels and waystations. Then Allah blessed me with the Divine secret of His Oneness. (Ain-ul-Faqr)
SULTAN BAHOO STRESSES UPON SHARIAT E MOHAMMADI IN AIN-UL-FAQR:
Sultan-ul-Arifeen Sultan Bahoo writes in his book Ain-ul-Faqr:
I have titled this book ‘Ain-ul-Faqr (meaning ‘the soul of Faqr’)’. In the first place it guides all the common and special seekers of Allah. As well as the annihilated Fakirs at all the levels whether initial, middle or final. Furthermore, it blesses them with the great beneficence of the right mystic path by revealing upon them the observation of Divine secrets. It showers upon them the theophanies of light of the Oneness of the Divine Essence. Hence, it raises their level from the knowledge of certainty to eye of certainty and then truth of certainty by the benediction of true love of Allah. (Ain-ul-Faqr)
HADITH ON FOLLOWING SHARIAT E MOHAMMADI:
Sultan-ul-Arifeen Sultan Bahoo writes in his book Ain-ul-Faqr:
Allah says in a Qudsi Hadith:
کُنْتُ کَنْزًا مَخْفِیًا فَاَ حْبَبْتُ اَنْ اُعْرَفَ فَاخَلَقْتُ الْخَلْقَ لِاُعْرَفَ
Meaning: I was a hidden treasure, I desired to be recognized, so I created the creation for My recognition.
Only those recognize Allah who remain steadfast upon the sacred way of the Holy Prophet. Moreover, they never deviate from the right path by going against the way of the Prophet or involving in heresy and deceptive ways.
All the ways repudiated by shariat e Mohammadi are surely infidelity. As they are the ways of Satan or inciting innerself (an-nafs al-ammarah). Furthermore, they create wrong desires of the contemptible world. All of which are like a brigand (for the travellers of the right path). (Ain-ul-Faqr)
SULTAN BAHOO EMPHASIZES UPON SHARIAT E MOHAMMADI IN ALL BOOKS:
Sultan Bahoo has laid stress on following the purified path of sharia in a lot of his books. He further has instructed that without truly following the path of Islamic law no one can ever reach any station or destination in the mystic way and gnosis. It is important to realize that one attains all the levels of Faqr by the blessings of sharia.
Every page of the book (Aurang Shahi) guides towards following the path of obedience to SHARIAT E MOHAMMADI. (Aurang Shahi)
MEANING OF REJECTING SHARIAT E MOHAMMADI:
Sultan Bahoo says:
It is obligatory upon the true seeker to follow sharia. He should obey whatever order it gives. Whatever is against it and the Holy Quran is the way of inciting innerself, the carrion world and the Satan. (Deedar Bakhsh)
Every way rejected by shariat e Mohammadi is infidelity. While every way which Islamic law and Quran allows is the way of Islam. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan)
Without following the it, life of a person is sheer shame and disgrace. The base and origin of Islamic law is Quran and Hadith. There is nothing out of Quran and it never will be. (Ameer-ul-Kaunain)
The path rejected by Islamic law is infidelity. (Aqal-e-Baydar)
BENEFITS OF FOLLOWING SHARIAT E MOHAMMADI:
One attains all the levels of Faqr by following the shariat e Mohammadi. (Ameer-ul-Kaunain)
One achieves the levels and knowledge of Divine vision by following the Islamic law. (Ameer-ul-Kaunain)
شریعت شہر است آن دارالامن
نیست آنجا نفس قلب و روح تن
Meaning: Islamic law is the city of eternal peace where there is neither self and inward nor soul and body. (Ameer-ul-Kaunain)
جز شریعت نیست راہے معرفت
اہل بدعت چیست باشد خر صفت
Meaning: There is no way to gnosis of Allah except following the shariat. People who make heresy in shariat are like donkeys. (Ameer-ul-Kaunain)
باھوؒ سر راستی در شرع کوش
از شریعت معرفت توحید نوش
Meaning: O Bahoo! If you want to know the secret of righteousness, follow the shariat. It will let you drink the goblet of gnosis of Divine Oneness. (Ameer-ul-Kaunain)
The beginning of Faqr is to follow shariat all the time. Moreover it is compulsory in all aspects so one can delve into the ocean of gnosis of Allah. It is to become familiar with the spiritual states and levels of Reality (haqiqa). (Aqal-e-Baydar)
The Mystic who is immortal with Allah is the one who perfectly follows shariat outwardly as well as perpetually keeps it in view inwardly. Nothing is outside the Quran and shariat. (Muftah-ul-Arifeen)
I attained every rank through the Quran and made it my leader and guide. (Deedar Bakhsh)
GUIDANCE TO SEEKERS OF ALLAH TO FOLLOW SHARIAT E MOHAMMADI:
He addressed the seeker of Allah:
O seeker of Allah! Whatever command shariat e Mohammadi gives, you must obey it. (Deedar Bakhsh Khurd)
Whoever acquired Faqr, he got it solely from Prophet Mohammad and by the beneficence of his shariat. (Mehek-ul-Faqr Kalan)
STRICTLY FOLLOWING SHARIAT FOR INWARD AND OUTWARD TRAINING:
Sultan Bahoo strictly ordered to follow shariat in the process of esoteric training and spiritual elevation. He said:
What is Faqr? It is the heritage of the Holy Prophet. Its beginning as well as accomplishment lies in shariat. The true and perfect man is the one who never steps out of shariat whether he has been experiencing the spiritual states of intoxication (sukr), frenzy (masti), contraction (qabd), expansion (bast) since eternity or is an eternal lover of Allah and a man of Divine secrets. If he will do so, all his special ranks will be confiscated and he will be left perplexed in a rapturous state. (Ain-ul-Faqr)
The beginning and peak of Faqr is shariat and those who relinquish it are nowhere near to Faqr.