Hazrat Sultan Bahoo
A great mystic lord of 16th century , belonged AWAN tribe of the Punjab. He was a Hermit and Dervish by birth. This Pamphlet was revealed on his tongue during the ecstasy. It is the story of the creation of all souls that is known in mysticism as a day of Meethaq or the day of Treaty with Almighty HAZRAT SULTAN BAHOO (RA) is from the progeny of HAZRAT ALI (RA) and is a direct descended from Hazrat Ali (RA). Traditionally according to the law of the land he is Hashimi and belongs to the tribe of A' wan. Historically the A' wan tribe trace their descent to Ameer Shah, son of Qutub Shah whose family lineage is traced back to Hazrat Ali (RA).
BOOKS Other books narrated by HAZRAT SULTAN BAHOO are nearly one hundred and forty. But some are available due to the long period of time and due to some other spiritual reasons. Hazrat Faqeer Noor Muhammad Sarwari Qadri has researched on these books and found them very precious and valuable and made easy for a common reader with his scholastic commentary.
Hazrat Sultan Bahoo has revealed two ways of learning the Islamic mysticism. One is the concentration on Personal name Allah and the other is the science of Da’awat or invoking the departed souls , to meet them and hold discussions. These terms also have been devised by reverend Sultan Bahoo. The entire Faqar of king of Gnostics Sultan Bahoo pivots round these two sciences which are the greatest heights and sublime degrees of Faqar and elevation to superior most spiritual levels.
At the age of thirty Hazrat Sultan Bahoo (Allah bless his soul) had a vision that Hazrat Ali (Allah be pleased with him), on a horse, took him to the court of Rasool Allah (blessing and salutation be on him). There he was ordered to take bait (oath of allegiance) on the Mubarak hand of Rasool Allah (blessing and salutation be on him). [Ref: Rasala Roohi]. Then the Holy prophet (blessing and salutation be on him) introduced Hazrat Sultan Bahoo (Allah bless his soul) as his noori hazoori son and ordered Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jelani (Allah Almighty be pleased with him) to guide Hazrat Sultan Bahoo (Allah bless his soul). The Sheikh obeyed the order and accepted Hazrat Sultan Bahoo (Allah bless his soul) as his talib (seeker or diciple). That is the reason Hazrat Sultan Bahoo (Allah bless his soul) and his followers are called “Sarwari Qadri”. “Sarwari” because he took bait (oath of allegiance) on the hand of Rasool Allah (blessing and salutation be on him) and Rasool Allah (blessing and salutation) is known as “sarwar-e-konane” i.e. the leader of this world and the hereafter; “Qadri” due to the fact that Hazrat Sultan Bahoo (Allah bless his soul) was the disciple of Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jelani (Allah be pleased with him). If anyone wants to bypass Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jelani (Allah be pleased with him) and claims to be a sufi, he is nothing more than an impostor. picture of the tomb of Sheikh Abdul Qader Jilani(RA)
Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo (Allah bless his soul) states in Rasala Roohi, Hazoor faiz-al-noor exalted prophet (blessing and salutation be on him) ordered me to guide the creation of God, either Muslim or kafir, either fortunate or unfortunate, either dead or alive after looking at this the question arises, how can dead be instructed? One interpretation is, they could be prayed for and Allah Almighty forgives their sins and blesses them. The other interpretation is that the people who have destroyed or suffocated their spirituality with their sinful life style, the duty of a true Sufi is to help them (even when they are dead) as they have been victims of mischief of Shaitan and their own nafs (inner urges).
Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo (Allah bless his soul) is also known as Sultan ul Arfeen. It is so because, in Marifat e Elahi (recognition of Allah), he far excelled the other Sufi masters and Sufi poets of his time and wrote approximately one hundred and forty books. All of them are in Farsi beside one, “Abiat-e-Bahoo” which is in Suraki language. It is a poetry book and it has been translated and interpreted by Professor Sultan Altaf Ali sahib. In English it has been translated and interpreted by a modest talib of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammed Ali sahib. There have been other translations by the people who never understood the essence of the message Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo (Allah bless his soul) conveyed. In his poetry one finds essence of the entire literature he wrote: it is unique. On many occasions, within his writings, he mentions that he wrote the books with the approval of Rasool Allah (blessing and salutation be on him) and if one holds any of his books as a guide then one will find it according to one’s own perception. The status and the spiritual levels of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo (Allah bless his soul) could be understood from his books..
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The complete spiritual lineage of Sultan Bahu is as follows:
Ali ibn Abi Talib
Shah Habib Al Ajami
Sari As Saqäti
Shaykh Junayd Baghdadi
Abu Bakr Shibli
Walid Abdul Wahid
Abul Farrah Yusuf
Sheikh bu Hassan
Sheikh bu Saeed Al Mubarak
Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani
Syed Abdul Jalil (Sath Shahani)
The actual number of books written by Sultan Bahu is not certain. According to tradition, he is supposed to have authored over one hundred and forty works and treatises. The following is a list of the important works of Sultan Bahu that still exist today, and can be traced back to him with credibility.
Nurul Huda (Kalaan)
Nurul Huda (Khurd)
Kaleed Tauheed (Kalaan)
Kaleed Tauheed (Khurd)
Muhqamul Fuqar (Kalaan)
Muhqamul Fuqar (Khurd)
Following books are said to written by Sultan Bahoo, however there are not enough evidences to prove that claim