The Crown Invocation Hoo
( Sultan-ul-Azkar ھُو )

The Zikr of Ism-e-Allah-Zaat has four stages (Allahu, Lillah, Lahoo, Hoo). The glorious name (Allahu) has the great quality that if first ' ' of (Allahu) is removed it becomes (Lillah) which means "for Allah", it is also Ism-e-Zaat. In the Holy Qur'an Allah says

Meaning: For Allah is whatever is in the heavens and in the earth.


If the first (Lam) of (Lillah) is removed, it becomes (Lahoo) which means " for Him". It is also Ism-e-Zaat as Allah says in Qur'an

Meaning: For Him is all the kingdom and glory and He has complete command over everything.


If second (Lam) is also removed it becomes ' ' (Hoo). ' ' (Hoo) is a pronoun for Allah as is used many times in Qur'an for Ism-e-Allah

Meaning: He ( ) is Allah, no one is to be worshipped except (Hoo)


Among these, Zikr of (Hoo) is Sultan-ul-Azkar.
Imam Razi Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh says:
  • (Hoo) is Ism-e-Azam.
Shaikh Akbar Mohyud-din Ibn-e-Arbi Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh says in Fatoohat-e-Makiyah (part II):
  • (Hoo) is the extreme and most elevated Zikr of Arifeen.
Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh says:

  • Meaning: The Zikr of (Hoo) is the extreme stage Zikr of invokers.
  • When (Hoo) dominates and overpowers the being of the reciter of Zikr ' ' (Hoo), due to frequent Zikr, there remains nothing in him except (Hoo). (Muhik-ul-Faqr Kalan)
In the past the Zikr of Ism-e-Allah Zaat was given by Murshid in the above mentioned four stages i.e (Allahu, Lillah, Lahoo, Hoo). It took a lot of time and devotion and usually weak diciples could never reach the extreme stage Sultan-ul-Azkar (Hoo). But now by the grace of Allah the Perfect Murshid-e-Kamil of Sarwari Qadri way Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdas is granting the Zikr of Sultan-ul-Azkar (Hoo) on the first day of allegiance, because of his unmatched spiritual powers.