Sultan Bahoo The Life and Teachings/Sultan-ul-Faqr

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In every era, there exists an Insan-e-Kamil in the world who is the Khalifah (representative) of Allah as well as the possessor of the Trust of Allah (Amanat-e-Elahiya). Since the sacred demise of the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam till the Doomsday, seven personalities among them are such, who are stationed at the supreme status of Sultan-ul-Faqr. They are distinguished among all the Auliya (saints) and their step is upon the heads of all the Auliya of Allah, Ghaus and Qutb i.e. they are ranked at the highest degree of excellence in Oneness with Allah. This secret was first of all disclosed by Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. He expounds in his famous writing Risala Roohi Sharif about these souls:

"Know! When the Noor-e-Ahdi (The Unique Divine Light), getting out of its Isolation of Oneness intended to manifest Itself in multiplicity in the world and graced the worlds with its Jamal (Beauty) and Tajalli (Divine Self Disclosure), both the realms started burning like a moth on the candle of Its unprecedented and unique Beauty. So, this Noor manifested itself in the form of Ahmad Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam by concealing itself with the veil of “Meem.” Then, it shook itself seven times out of boundless passions of devotions, with which seven purified souls of Fuqara (saints), annihilated in Allah, perpetual with Allah, absorbed in the contemplation of the Essence (Allah), all core without flesh, drowned in the Ocean of the Divine Beauty, appeared on the tree of the Transparent Belief, seventy thousand years before Adam’s birth. Neither they saw anything except the Zaat-e-Haq (Essence of Truth, Allah) since Azal (pre-existence) till Abad (eternity), nor they heard anything other than Allah. They ever remained such an Ocean of Union in Hareem-e-Kibriya (the Divine sanctuary) which has no decline. At times, they endeavoured for sanctity and Tanzih (incomparability) with their body of Noor (Light). Sometimes, they are a drop in the ocean and sometimes the ocean in a drop. They are graced with the blessed cover of Meaning: “When Faqr is perfected, that is Allah.” Hence, they have got an eternal life and they are honoured and exalted with the Crown of Meaning: “Faqr demands nothing from Allah or from anyone other than Allah.” Neither they are aware of the birth of Hazrat Adam Alayhi Salam nor about the occurrence of the Doomsday. They have their steps on the heads of all the Auliya Allah, Ghaus and Qutb i.e. they have surpassed all the spiritual levels. It is lawful to call them Allah and if they are called Men of Allah, it is justified as well. Whoever came to know this secret, he recognized them. Their station is the Hareem-e-Zaat-e-Kibriya (The sanctuary of The Magnificent). They never demanded anything from Allah except Allah Himself. Even they never pay any heed towards the petty world and the blessings of the hereafter, the nymphs, houries and the heaven. The single Tajalli with which Hazrat Musa Alayhi Salam was perplexed and the Mount Sinai burnt into ashes, the same Divine Disclosure of passions of The Essence fell upon them seventy thousand times every moment, yet they do not object and lament. Rather, they demand more, saying Meaning: “Is there any more!” They are the Sultan-ul-Faqr and the Syed-ul-Kaunain (Lords of all the worlds)." (Risala Roohi Sharif)

These are seven sacred souls. While revealing their names Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh expresses:

"One of them is the sacred soul of the Queen of the Doomsday Hazrat Fatima Alayha Salam. Second one among them is the sacred soul of Hazrat Khawaja Hassan Basri Razi Allah Anhu. The third sacred soul is our Shaikh, the Reality of Haq (Allah), Noor-e-Mutlaq (The absolute Light) Mash’hud-ul-Haq (the Manifestation of Allah) Hazrat Syed Mohi-ud-Din Abdul Qadir Jilani, Mehboob-e-Subhani (the Beloved of Allah) Quds Sir’ruh-al-Aziz. Fourth one is the sacred soul of Sultan-e-Anwaar Sir’r-us-Sarmad (the Sultan of the Divine Lights and the secret of the Everlasting Divine Self) Hazrat Pir Abdul Razzaq son of Hazrat Pir Dastgir Quds Sir’ruh-al-Aziz. The fifth sacred soul is of the fountain head of the sight of Hahuwiyat (The Absolute), Sir’r-e-Asrar-e-Zaat-e-YaHoo (the Secret of the Secrets of the Essence of Allah), annihilated in Hoo Faqeer Bahoo Quds Sir’ruh-al-Aziz. Two among them are the souls of other Auliya. Both the realms owe their stability to the dignity of these two sacred souls. Unless, these two souls would not reveal into the world of diversity coming out of the abode of Oneness, the Doomsday will not take place. Their sight is absolutely the Noor-e-Wahdat (The Light of the Oneness) and the Kemiya-e-Izzat (Alchemy of the Magnificence). On whom so ever it is cast, he starts witnessing the Essence of Allah in such a way as if his whole being is transformed into absolute Noor. They do not need to engage their disciples into the struggle of apparent daily recitals and the lengthy supplications for mystic communion." (Risala Roohi Sharif)