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Transference of The Divine Trust – Amanat e Faqr

Sultan Bahoo and Amanat e Faqr

At various places in his books, Sultan Bahoo mentions that he could not find a perfect or deserving seeker in his whole life to whom he could transfer Amanat e Faqr or Divine Trust.

In a verse of his Punjabi couplet

Sultan Bahoo says about transferring Divine Trust in a verse of his couplet:

دِل دا محرم کوئی نہ ملیا، جو ملیا سو غرضی ھو

Explanation: I could not find any deserving seeker to whom I could transfer the Trust of Faqr (Amanat e Faqr). As whoever came to me wanted to fulfill his worldly desires.

In his book Ameer-ul-Kaunain

کس نیا بم طالبے حق حق طلب

می رسانم با حضوری راز رب

Explanation: I could not find any true seeker of the Truth whom I could elevate to the Divine presence granting him the Divine secrets. (Ameer-ul-Kaunain)

In his book Nur-ul-Huda Kalan

He says:

ہم طالبم مطلوب ہم مرشد تمام

ہر یکے را واقفم از ہر مقام

Explanation: I am the perfect spiritual guide and waiting for the perfect seeker (to transfer him the Divine Trust). I am acquainted with all the stages of both the seeker and the guide. (Nur-ul-Huda Kalan)

در طلب طا لب بہ طلبم سالہا

کس نہ یابم طالبے لائق لقا

Explanation: Since years, I have been searching for a true seeker who deserves the Divine vision and union but I could not find the one. (Nur-ul-Huda Kalan)

In his book Noor-ul-Huda Kalan, Sultan Bahoo says:

For years, I have been searching for the true seekers of Allah. Yet could not find such a highly courageous and determined seeker. Such a seeker who truly deserved the Divine persuasion. Further to whom I could transfer the infinite wealth and blessings of exoteric and esoteric treasures of gnosis and Divine Oneness (i.e. the legacy of Faqr and Amanat e Faqr). Thus fulfill my obligation of paying the charity of the Divine benedictions and get absolved of the right of Allah. (Ch: Exegesis of Mohammadan Faqr)

What Iqbal says?

Iqbal says:

اقبال ! کوئی محرم اپنا نہیں جہاں میں

معلوم کیا کسی کو دردِنہاں ہمارا

Explanation: Iqbal! I have no confidant in the world and no one knows my hidden pain.

Sultan Bahoo transferred Amanat e Faqr after 139 years of his death


The given references prove that Sultan Bahoo could not find a truly capable seeker in his life. Therefore he did not transfer Amanat e Faqr (Divine Trust) and order of Faqr that is the Sarwari Qadri order. So he left this world without transferring Amanat e Faqr. Eighty-four years after the death of Sultan Bahoo, Sayyid Abdullah Shah was born in Madina in 1186 H who was eternally chosen to be entrusted with Amanat e Faqr. He came from Madina to the shrine of Sultan Bahoo in Jhang, Pakistan (then India) in 1241 H (1825 AD) and received the Amanat e Faqr from him. Hence, the Sarwari Qadri order continued from him 139 years after the death of Sultan Bahoo.

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