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
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?
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.