Sultan Bahoo The Life and Teachings/Waham (Inward Conversation with The Divine Self)

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‘Waham’ refers to Zann (presumption) and Gumaan (thought). ‘Auhaam’ is its plural. In the terminology of Faqr, Waham points to that particular state of the Seeker of Allah in which whatever queries he faces, in both his zahir (outward) or batin (esoteric self), he gets their answers from the Court of Allah Almighty. In other words, Waham means having conversation with Allah Almighty. Sultan-ul-Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh entitles this conversation as ‘Sayr-e-Auhaam’by Hazrat Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh.

He Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh says:

“Auhaam is the name of seeing, listening, speaking and understanding of the soul.” (Sultan-ul-Waham)


"Every Momin (true believer) would converse with Allah and at that time, there would neither be an interpreter nor any intermediator between Allah and man (they would talk to each other directly)." (Bukhari-Muslim)

Allah says, “You remember Me, I will remember you” (Al-Bakra-152). If you remember Me through Auhaam, Ilham, Agahi or Daleel, I will also remember you through these sources.

Sultan-ul-Arifeen says more about Waham:

"Know o seeker! Allah will grant you the complete journey to the soul (Sayr-e-Qalb) through the mediation of Sultan-ul-Waham."


The journey of Auhaam is a great status in the path of Faqr and this is attained after the presence of the heart. This is the blessing which takes the Seeker to the station of annihilation in Allah.