Founder of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr
Shaikh Sultan ul Ashiqeen
Introduction to Founder of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr Sultan ul Ashiqeen:
The founder of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr is Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman. He is present Imam of Sarwari Qadri order and 31st in the spiritual chain. Sarwari Qadri order is the mystic order of Sultan Bahoo . It teaches Faqr e Mohammadi the soul of Islam and Sufism as a whole. It originates from Prophet Mohammad and reaches the founder of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr Sultan ul Ashiqeen. ‘Tehreek’ refers to organization and ‘Dawat e Faqr’ means invitation to Faqr. It is based on the same beliefs and concepts that were set by Sultan ul Faqr VI the spiritual guide of Sultan ul Ashiqeen
Initiation of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr:
Sultan ul Ashiqeen has dedicated all his life to the spread of Faqr. He has struggled everyday to teach the message of Sultan Bahoo to the Muslim umma. Even today, despite being the Shaikh, he himself works for the betterment of the Tehreek. Moreover, his aim is to revive the faith of the Muslim nation. Hence, his perspective is to liberate the Mohammadan umma from the shackles of materialism and darkness of inner-self. Therefore, Sultan ul Ashiqeen initiated Tehreek Dawat e Faqr registered it October 2009. It invites everyone and is non-governmental, non-political and non-sectarian.
Spiritual Successors of Sultan ul Ashiqeen:
1. Sahibzada Sultan Mohammad Murtaza Najib
2. Sultan Mohammad Abdullah Iqbal
3. Sultan Mohammad Hasnain Mehboob
4. Sultan Mohammad Nasir Hameed
5. Sultan Mohammad Naeem Abbas
Roles and Hierarchy of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr:
The founder of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr, Sultan ul Ashiqeen has devised a system of hierarchy. This is for the smooth flow of departments and maintaining system of accountability.
Patron in Chief:
Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib ur Rehman
Vice Patron in Chief:
Sahibzada Sultan Mohammad Murtaza Najib
Administrative Comitteee (Intezamia):
Includes chief administrator (muntazm e aala), president, vice president, general secretary, joint secretary and spokesperson. They are all elected on vote basis annually.
Advisory Council (Majlis e Shura):
Includes most trusted members of the organization inclusive of administrative committee members, most of which head departments.
It includes all members of the organization who perform even a single duty for the organization. It includes all members of advisory council members.
Tehreek Dawat e Faqr has established offices in different cities. The most responsible disciple of that area is appointed as its head. He regulates and reports to the head office at Lahore.
There are some core departments set by the founder of Tehree Dawat e Faqr Sultan ul Ashiqeen. However, each department usually has 1 or more than 1 sub department for efficient work flow. These are the departments:
- Sultan ul Faqr Publications Department.
- Sultan ul Faqr Digital Productions.
- Multimedia Design and Development.
- Invitation and Preaching .
- Lodging and Food.
Those members who head these departments, form the Intezamia Team.
Objectives set by Founder of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr Sultan ul Ashiqeen:
Certain objectives are outlined by the founder of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr Sultan ul Ashiqeen. They are the main focus of the organization. The basic principles are spiritual elevation and character transformation. It is inclusive of abiding by the Shariat e Mohammadi. Some are listed below:
- Divine vision and gnosis of Allah through invocation and contemplation of Ism e Allah Zaat.
- Presence in the Mohammadan Assembly through contemplation of Ism e Mohammad.
- Purification and purgation of inward.
- Inward renunciation of everything except Allah.
- Enlightenment of soul through inward and outward sanctification.
- Realisation of purpose of life and of worships i.e. closeness to Allah.
- Confirmation that no spiritual rank is achievable except through mediation of the perfect spiritual guide.
Complete following of Shariat e Mohammadi as well invocation and contemplation of Ism e Allah Zaat.
Further, one essential point of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr is to nurture the love for the People of Cloak and Sacred Companions. Those who do not love them are kharijite or rafidi i.e. schismatic.
In addition, all members are to abide and submit to the word of Sultan ul Ashiqeen.
Moreover, rude or harsh language used for the founder of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr Sultan ul Ashiqeen is unacceptable. Hence, even in case of his family or his spiritual successors it is strictly forbidden. Such a member is punishable or abandoned from the organization.
Furthermore, control on anger as well as focus on love and forgiveness instead of hatred and grudge. Any member caught spreading enmity is immediately reported to the chief administrator. He then investigates the matter.
Additionally, recitation of Quran and understanding its meaning.
Instead of self-promotion, one must propagate Tehreek Dawat e Faqr itself to invite people to Faqr.
Belief of Founder of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr Sultan ul Ashiqeen:
All those disciples who have pledged allegiance to the founder of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr Sultan ul Ashiqeen or Sultan ul Faqr VI are part of the organization. Islam is the religion of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr and hence, Prophet Mohammad is its ultimate guide. Additionally, the mystic way instructed by the founder of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr Sultan ul Ashiqeen is that of Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani. Hence, there is no association to a particular sect or religious or political party. Moreover, disciples are disallowed to criticise any other sect or school of thought. Nor are they permitted to attend any of their event. Furthermore, the focus is primarily to enlighten the inward through the invocation and contemplation of Ism e Allah Zaat granted by the Sarwari Qadri Shaikh.
Non Political Organization Tehreek Dawat e Faqr:
- The founder of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr Sultan ul Ashiqeen is not a member of any political party nor should any other member be. Hence, members should not support or oppose any political party.
- All members must respect and accept the constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Everyone has a right to follow a political party. However, if a member does become a political member, then he must resign from his official post at Tehreek Dawat e Faqr. Therefore, the aim of Tehreek is to spread Faqr e Mohammadi. No member must use Tehreek’s resources for political advantage.
- Moreover, during the time of elections, it is forbidden for members to promote any political party. Members may vote for elections but on the basis of individual decision. In this case, Tehreek is not responsible for any decision.
Faqr taught by Sultan ul Ashiqeen:
The motto of the founder of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr Sultan ul Ashiqeen is to ‘hold on to the rope of Allah’ i.e. Ism e Allah Zaat. The aim of this organization is to invite people towards the heritage of Prophet Mohammad. This means Faqr as Allah says in the Quran ‘Run towards Allah’ ( فَفِرُّوْٓا اِلَی اللّٰہِ ). Sultan ul Arifeen Sultan Bahoo emphasizes on the invocation and contemplation of Ism e Allah Zaat. This is to gain vision of Allah and presence in the Mohammadan Assembly. In addition, the founder of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr Sultan ul Ashiqeen highlights following the Sunna of Prophet Mohammad. Hence, humility and love should be the basis of the Sarwari Qadri brotherhood.
Al Insan Al Kamil
The purpose of life is to achieve closeness to Allah. This is only possible by the guidance of Sarwari Qadri Murshid. Because he grants the invocation and contemplation of Ism e Allah Zaat. This is the only way to the Mohammadan Assembly. Hence, one must pledge allegiance to the Shaikh of Sarwari Qadri order. This is because he is the al Insan al Kamil i.e. the Universal Divine Man of the era the way his spiritual ancestors were. The founder of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr Sultan ul Ashiqeen welcomes everyone to join and follow Faqr.
Founder of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr Sultan ul Ashiqeen:
The founder of Tehreek Dawat e Faqr is Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman. He is the Perfect Spiritual Guide or Murshid Kamil Akmal of this era. Hence, he is the present Shaikh of Sarwari Qadri order and Sultan Bahoo’s spiritual descendant. Moreover, grants Ism e Allah Zaat with and without pledging oath of allegiance. This is for everyone without any bias to enlighten their inwards with Faqr. Furthermore, his quest is only to spread Faqr by spreading the teachings of Sultan ul Arifeen Sultan Bahoo and following Sharia.
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