Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus is the 31st Shaikh of Sarwari Qadri order.
He was born in Chishtian District Bahawalnagar on 19th August 1959 (14 Safar, 1379 H). His ancestors migrated from village Muddhan, Tehsil Nakodar District Jalandhar India in 1947.
Childhood and Education
Since Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman is the chosen one by Allah for the treasure of Faqr, the resplendent light (Noor) of divine truth was luminous on his sacred face since childhood. Whoever saw him once, desired to love this beautiful soul. Once a faqeer saw him and told his mother that "Allah has written a special destiny on your son's forehead, he will be prepared for a very special purpose by Ghaus-ul-Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu". On another occasion he said "your son is a leader, he will lead others where ever he will go". So, as he was destined to hold the great responsibility of Faqr and guiding the seekers of divine truth, Allah himself prepared him to do so by inflicting severe hardships throughout his early period of life.
He is the eldest son of his father Abdul Hameed Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh who was not very sound and stable financially. Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman was very fond of education and always showed great results in all classes as well as in extra-curricular activities. But unfortunately he had to leave his education of and on to help his father financially by earning through different means. He started supporting his family in a very small age of 12, 13 years.It affected his studies a lot but whenever the conditions were favorable, he continued his studies. His intelligence can be judged by the fact that inspite of all these worst conditions, he started writing articles based on moral notes in children's page of newspapers like Mushriq, Masawat, Imroz etc when he was in 5th class.He had great inclination towards Islam so all his thoughts revolved around Allah and his beloved Prophet Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam.He frequently used to read books related to religion. He did his matriculation in 1978 from Multan board and did graduation in 1983 from Baha-ud-Din Zikrya University Multan in first division. During his graduation it was his routine to attend college in the morning and do job at a petrol pump in night.
In 1984 he started his career as government-servant, soon he shifted to Lahore and got married in 1987. After marriage he started a well settled and happy life. In this phase of life his destiny changed in an unusual manner. Allah's grace enveloped him in such a way that whatever side business he started to support his family, flourished over night and soon he became financially very sound and strong. Allah blessed him with this worldly wealth so that he could not only experience its fake charm but also understand its reality. He soon overcame the charm of worldly wealth and his inclination towards true love of Allah increased day by day. Despite of all the materialistic luxuries of life and apparent happiness he was not contended by heart. His only satisfaction laid in prayers and meditation about Allah.
Search For Divine Truth
Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul Aqdas, at the age of about 37, was so much absorbed in his spiritual relation with Allah that except job he shunned all worldly activities and spent most of his time in prayers, recitition of Holy Quran and Zikr of Allah's sacred names.These prayers were increasing day by day and search for divine reality had made him more and more restless. One day a strange man met him on his way and said to him in a strange manner that "the period of Allah's bounties has started for you, keep your inner condition just like it is". Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman asked him who he was? He said "I am the one who show way to people. I have come to guide you".
Through excessive prayers Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman was elevated to such spiritual heights where he got esoterically connected with Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu who guided him spiritually and gave him the knowledge and command over all the attributive names of Allah. Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman invoked every name of Allah lacs of time and then was blessed with invocation (Zikr) of Ism-e-Allah and Ilm-e-Dawat. When his spiritual education was completed Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu ordered him to find a Murshid-e-Kamil.
In this age of fraud it was very difficult to find a true murshid, still Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman continued his search. One night he saw a man with a beautiful enlightened face in his dream who said to him "come to me my son. I am waiting for you, you have suffered a lot of hardships, it is enough now". When Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman woke up he was greatly surprised at his dream and was worried as well because he didn't know where to go. His search continued for another month but in vain. After one month he again had the same dream. Now his restlessness reached its peak as he was unable to find that beautiful luminous face anywhere. His search came to an end when one day a friend of him Naveed Shaukat Sarwari Qadri asked him to go with him to his murshid who lived in Jhung near the shrine of Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. When they reached there, to his deepest and heartiest contentment and happiness , Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman found that face of his dream sitting in front of him. When he entered the room, he clearly heard his murshid saying " oh you've come my son", it was a sentence heard by no one else present in the room. This esteemed person was Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh . Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus swore allegiance upon his hands on the same day after Mughrib prayer. It was 12 April 1998.
Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman became special beloved of his murshid on the very first day and then his spiritual status kept on elevating day by day. He rendered all his abilities, material wealth, spiritual capabilities for serving his murshid and helping him in his mission to spread the bounty of Faqr. He took over the responsibility of all expenses of his murshid regarding his dressing for all seasons, medicines and other apparent needs, spent a lot to promote the Islahi Jamat established by his Spiritual Guide, travelled throughout the country many times to preach the message of Faqr and invited lacs of people towards the true soul of the religion of Islam.
Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh trusted him the most and gave him the responsibility to carry out a magazine to promote teachings of Faqr and appointed him the chief editor. Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman utilized all his abilities and writing powers to carry out the magazine 'Mirat-ul-Arfeen'. He used to work all night to publish this magazine. Thus gave the best of his best abilities to serve his murshid in every way and proved himself the most dedicated and capable devotee to whom treasure of Faqr could be entrusted. Before his death in Dec 2003, Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh gave Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman the last but the greatest responsibility of spreading the bounties of Ism-e-Allah Zaat and Ism-e-Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam. He transferred all his spiritual powers to this beloved and most capable devotee to guide the seekers of Allah,thus made him the custodian of heritage of Faqr, after approval and permission from the esteemed Assembly of Prophet Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam.
Throne of Sarwari Qadri Shaikh
Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus adorned the throne of 31st Shaikh of Sarwari Qadri order after the death of Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh and continued the mission of his murshid. The first person to accompany him in his mission was Mohammad Asad Khan Sarwari Qadri who is still in his service. Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur- Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdas started granting Ism-e-Allah Zaat and accepting allegiance on 14th of August 2005.
After that day, Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman has made great efforts and taken revolutionary steps to spread the wealth of Faqr among common Muslims. It must be understood that in the past the invocation (Zikr) of Ism-e-Allah Zaat was given by the Murshid-e-Kamil to a disciple in four stages i.e (Allahu, Lillah, Lahoo and Hoo). Sultan-ul-Azkar Hoo was given to him when he had passed all the basic stages. It was a long process and required a lot of time and patience. But Allah has blessed Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdas with such great spiritual powers that he gives his disciples the invocation (Zikr) of Sultan-ul-Azkar Hoo at the very first day of allegiance and also gives them printed or pure gold Ism-e-Allah Zaat for contemplation Tasawur. Shaikh Akbar Allama Ibn-e-Arbi Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh says in Fatoohat-e-Makiyah that "Hoo is the extreme and most elevated Zikr of Arifeen".
Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh says "The Zikr of Hoo is the extreme stage Zikr of invokers". i.e this Zikr elevates the seeker to the extreme level of Qurb-e-Elahi. Then on passing the basic stages of Deedar-e-Elahi and presence in the Assembly of Prophet Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasllam successfully, invocation (Zikr) and contemplation Tasawur of Ism-e-Mohammad is given to them for further spiritual elevation. This is being done for the first time in the history of Faqr, and is just in accordance with the teachings of Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh.
Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh says about the effects of contemplation of the Sacred Name of Mohammad:
- "By the contemplation Tasawur of Ism-e-Mohammad the reality of divine knowledge is acquired." (Qaleed-e-Jannat)
- "When a devotee contemplates the Sacred Name of Mohammad,no doubt, the Holy Prophet Sall' Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam and his sacred companions come spiritually to him.The Holy Prophet says to him "hold my hands". The very moment he holds the hands of the Holy Prophet Sall' Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam, his heart and soul are illuminated by the gnosis of Allah.(Qaleed-e-Jannat)
Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus has been awarded the title of "Sultan Mohammad" by Ghaus-ul-Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu and Hazrat Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh.
Sultan-ul-Faqr Publications (Regd) Lahore
Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus has established a publication department in order to spread the teachings of Faqr by the name of Sultan-ul-Faqr Publications. This department has been publishing monthly magazine "Sultan-ul-Faqr" since August 2006 successfully. It has also published some books, and many books regarding teachings of Faqr and Tasavvuf are under publication, most of which are written and compiled by Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdas.
Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman has also commenced Tehreek Dawat-e-Faqr so as to spread message of Faqr in more organized and proper manner. This Tehreek is working all over Pakistan. Muslims all over the world are openly invited to join this way of Faqr to reach close to Allah, acquire the spiritual elevation to the stage of Deedar-e-Elahi and presence in the sacred Assembly of Hazrat Mohammad Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam by gaining ultimate purity of heart and soul through invocation (Zikr) and contemplation Tasawur of Ism-e-Allah Zaat.
In the Holy Quran Allah says:
"The Resplendent light (noor) of Allah is lit in those houses which Allah has ordered to be exalted as His name (Zikr-e-Elahi) is invoked in them. Allah's name is glorified in them morning and evening" (Al-Noor-36)
In this verse the "houses" refer to a Khanqah where devotees invoke (Zikr) Allah's name morning and evening under the guidance of Murshid-e-Kamil (Accomplished Spiritual Guide) and find purity of soul and closeness to Allah.
Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus has established a Khanqah for his disciples exactly in the same manner as all our sufi saints had done in the past.
Khanqah is situated at: 4-5/A Extension Education Town Wahdat Road Lahore Pakistan.
Phone No: 0092-042-35436600
Mobile No: 0092-0300-4737607
The doors of Khanqah are open for everyone day and night without discrimination of any sect, caste, creed or status. Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus is granting Ism-e-Allah Zaat for Zikr and Tasawur to Muslims all over the world with allegiance and without allegiance. For those who want to swear allegiance, personal meeting is must. But for the seekers of Allah who are outside Pakistan and want to get Zikr and Ism-e-Allah Zaat without allegiance, it can be granted on telephone (numbers mentioned above). Ism-e-Allah Zaat will be sent to them by post.