Sultan Bahoo The Life and Teachings/Ilm-e-Dawat(The Knowledge of Communication with The Sacred Souls of Shrines)
Ilm-e-Dawat or Dawat-e-Qaboor is the knowledge of communication with the sacred souls of saints, prophets and friends of Allah. It is a great knowledge among the teachings of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo. He explains its secrets and mysteries in his books very clearly. This knowledge is associated with different names like Ilm-e-Takseer , Chemiya Akseer , and Tasaruf-e-Tehqeeq. We can find its religious base and source from the following Hadith of the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam:
"When you are worried or confused about your (spiritual) affairs, just seek help from the dwellers of the shrines."
A logical argument for the knowledge of communication with the souls of the shrines.
On the issue of seeking help from the souls of the shrines, the Islamic theologians have great differences. One group has been denying and the other one supporting its existence and giving a verdict in its favour. Yet, the true mystics from all groups have always agreed upon it. As this matter belongs to the spiritual unveiling and observation, so the mystics and saints on the basis of their own spiritual observations and experiences, have always been convinced of the authority of the saints to help the Seekers of Allah in religious affairs even after death, through their Beneficence and blessing.
Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo states a lot of advantages of “Ilm-e-Dawat.” All the outward and inward powers are subdued by it and great secrets are revealed. Everything of the world unveils its reality on the person reciting the Dawat and he comes to know everything about the past, the present and the future. All kind of purposes can possibly be fulfilled. If this communication is approved, the person of Dawat listens an invisible voice or certain saint gives him the good news of success through a dream, meditation, argument or perception.
Ilm-e-Dawat has a great importance in the path of Faqr. The Murshid Kamil grants it to the seeker when he reaches the Divine Court of Allah by the contemplation of Ism-e-Allah. But the Seeker must remember that his desire should only be the Vision of Allah and the presence in the Majlis-e-Mohammadi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam. He should never try to get any worldly benefit through Ilm-e-Dawat because then it can be dangerous.