Sultan Bahoo Teachings
Teachings of Sultan Bahoo
Teachings of Sultan Bahoo are widely read and highly rated within Sufi circles. This is because of the hidden spiritual beneficence and efficacy of the teachings of Sultan Bahoo. Sultan Bahoo needs no introduction. He was a born saint. He is stationed at the very exalted spiritual status of Sultan ul Faqr. The teachings of Sultan Bahoo are known as Faqr. Like the Holy Prophet, he did not acquire formal education but despite that he authored 140 books. These books contain a treasure of Divine knowledge for the seekers of Allah.
His teachings stress on acquiring the path of Faqr. In the way of Faqr the guidance of Perfect Spiritual Guide is most important. According to Sultan Bahoo , the Perfect Murshid is one who gives the seeker Ism-e-Allah Zaat on the very first day and order him its invocation, contemplation and inscribing practice of Ism-e-Allah Zaat on body. The teachings of Sultan Bahoo have a unique quality. When someone, be it a beginner seeker or an accomplished Fakir reads the teachings of Sultan Bahoo. With complete faith and sincerity and with the intention to gain Allah’s closeness, the teachings of Sultan ul Arifeen reveal hidden Divine secrets upon the reader. It is now up to the reader to collect those pearls of wisdom and Divine knowledge.
Beneficence through teachings of Sultan Bahoo
Sultan Bahoo himself proclaims in many of his books. He says that anyone who wishes to gain gnosis and closeness of Allah, should make his books a mediation. The teachings of Sultan Bahoo will prove to be a guide for the reader. Either he guides the seeker himslef esoterically or guides him to the living Shaikh of Sarwari Qadri orderin that era. Amongst the published books of Sultan Bahoo we will mention two of his very famous books here.
Risala Roohi Sharif
Risala Roohi Sharif is a very famous book of Sultan Bahoo. Although the teachings of Sultan Bahoo have a special attraction and spiritual aura that readers feel when they read them. However, Risala Roohi Sharif is very special because it was revealed upon Sultan Bahoo when was in a state of absolute closeness with Divine Essence. Therefore, it has very special spiritual powers hidden in its words.
Sultan Bahoo himself says about this that if a seeker of Allah is searching for a perfect spiritual guide and makes this journal a mediator, it will prove to be a guide for him, and he promises to guide the seeker and lead him to his destination i.e. Divine presence. There are numerous observations from seekers of Allah about gaining spiritual beneficence through the teachings of Sultan Bahoo.
Similarly, he says about Risala Roohi sharif that if an accomplished Saint who has been demoted from spiritual level makes this book a medium, it is upon Sultan Bahoo to reinstate him back at his previous rank. Clearly, this is a very bold statement. There are very few examples of such proclamations by a Saint. But this is a testament to his extremely exalted status in the Divine court and the court of Holy Prophet.
Mustafa Thani and Mujtaba Akhir Zamani
Sultan Bahoo mentions in his books that he took spiritual oath of allegiance on the sacred hand of the Holy Prophet (pbuh). The Holy Prophet bestowed the titles Mustafa Thani and Mujtaba Akhir Zamani to him. Both of these titles are specific to the Holy Prophet. The reason behind the Holy Prophet bestowing these title upon him was that the teachings of Sultan Bahoo would be a beacon of guidance for the seekers of Allah when heresy and waywardness would be prevalent.
Abyat e Bahoo
All the teachings of Sultan ul Arifeen are in Persian language. This is because Persian was the prevailing language at the time. However, he wrote Abyat e Bahoo in Punjabi. Abyat e Bahoo is a collection of 201 couplets of poetry. It would not be wrong to say that these Abyat are the essence of the teachings of Sultan Bahoo. Although there have been many translations of these Abyat in the past. However Sultan ul Ashiqeen has published an Urdu translation of these which is by far the best and most authentic translation of Sultan Bahoo’s Divine poetry. Only a perfect Fakir can truly understand and explain the real meaning and hidden message in teachings of another Fakir. And who would be better placed then Sultan ul Ashiqeen to explain the teachings of Sultan Bahoo to masses.
Sultan ul Ashiqeen – The present Shaikh of Sarwari Qadri order
Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib ur Rehman is the 31st and present Shaikh of the Sarwari Qadri order. Since adorning the throne of Divine guidance and persuasion, he has worked tirelessly in spreading the teachings of Sultan Bahoo. So that more and more seekers of Allah can find the right path. In order to achieve his purpose of spreading the teachings of Sultan ul Arifeen, he established Tehreek Dawat e Faqr. This non-profit and non-political organisation has a number of departments that are working day and night to research, collate and publish quality content from teachings of Sultan Bahoo to make it easy for the seekers of Allah. To find out more please visit the following link:
The marvel of Sultan ul Ashiqeen is that he has taken revolutionary steps in spreading the message of Faqr (teachings of Sultan Bahoo) to the seekers of Allah throughout the world. He has not confined his work to the traditional means of publishing. Instead, he has utilised every available platform for spreading the teachings of Sultan Bahoo. This includes social media forums such as Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest etc. to name a few.