Sultan Bahoo The Life and Teachings/Insan-e-Kamil or Faqeer-e-Kamil (The Universal Man)

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The highest and final station of the Arifeen on the path of Faqr, is to perish their being and annihilate their selves in the Divine Self of Allah. When they reach this stage, they have crossed the state of Doi (being two). This Hadith of Nabi Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam points towards the same station: (Die before Death). This extreme level of Faqr is known as Maqaam-e-Fana-Fi-Hoo (station of annihilation in Hoo), Wahadat (becoming one with Allah), Faqr Fana Fillah (annihilation in Allah), Baqa-Billah (final stage of self-annihilation i.e. becoming immortal with Allah) or Visal-e-Elahi (Union with Allah). This station is also Tauheed (Oneness of Allah). When a person reaches here, he becomes “Serapa-e-Tauheed” (embodiment of Oneness of Allah). In the exaltation of man, this is the highest station. In common terminology, the person who reaches this station is called Insan-e-Kamil (The Universal Man). However, in the literary works of the Fuqara (those at the ultimate level of Faqr) and Arifeen (knowers of Allah), this station has been named in a variety of words.

In the words of Nabi Kareem Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam: “When Faqr is accomplished, there remains only Allah.”

When the Seeker of Allah reaches the peak of Faqr, he acquires all the Attributes of Allah after which he becomes eligible for the title of Insan-e-Kamil. In all the levels of creation which exist in the universe, the most Akmal (complete) is Insan i.e. the human being and in the entire mankind. Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh also calls the Insan-e-Kamil, the Murshid Kamil Akmal (the Perfect Spiritual Mentor). He is the one who implements Faqr completely upon himself, and reaches the level where his being annihilates in Allah and the difference of “you and I” finishes. This is such a unique state of Oneness with Allah, where there is no Doi (being two).

Allama Iqbal Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh says:

"Mard-e-Maidaan (The Universal Man) has eternal life by the blessing of Allah-Hoo (Ism-e-Zaat) and this four dimensional universe is under his feet."

In the Holy Quran, Allah says:

“And I have encompassed everything in Imam-e-Mobeen.” (Surah Yaseen-12)