SARWARI QADRI ORDER
THE SUFI ORDER OF FAQR E MOHAMMADI
THE MEANING OF SARWARI QADRI ORDER:
Sarwari Qadri is the Sufi order or Tariqa of renowned Saint Sultan Bahoo. Previously, known as Qadriyya or Qadri order, it was initiated by Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani that leads up to Ali ibn Abi Talib and hence, Prophet Mohammad (pbuh). Sarwari means leader referring to Prophet Mohammad and Qadri means powerful relating to Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani. Hence, Sarwari Qadri relates to two of its main initiators. After Sultan Bahoo, the Sufi order continued and is now led by Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib ur Rehman. In addition, some people also refer to Sarwari Qadri order as Qadriyya Sultaniyya to differentiate it from other off-shoots of Sarwari Qadri order.
THE CHAIN OF SARWARI QADRI ORDER OR SHAJRA E FAQR:
The spiritual chain or Shajra e Faqr of Sarwari Qadri order is preserved in Sultan Bahoo books. Shajra Qadria silsila is as follows:
- Prophet Mohammad
2. Ali ibn Abi Talib
- Shaikh Hasan of Basra
- Shaikh Habib Ajmi
- Shaikh Dawud Tai
- Shaikh Maroof Karkhi
- Shaikh Sirri Saqti
- Shaikh Junayd of Baghdad
- Shaikh Jafar Abu Bakr Shibli
- Shaikh Abdul Aziz bin Hars bin Asad Tamimi
- Shaikh Abu al Fazal Abdul Wahid Tamimi
- Shaikh Mohammad Yousaf Abu al Farrah Tartusi
- Shaikh Abu Al Hasan Ali Bin Mohammad Qureshi Hankari
- Abu Saeed Mubarak Makhzoomi
- Al Ghawth al Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani
- Shaikh Sayyid Abdul Razzaq Jilani
- Shaikh Sayyid Abdul Jabbar Jilani
- Shaikh Sayyid Mohammad Sadiq Yahya
- Shaikh Sayyid Najmuddin Burhan Puri
- Shaikh Sayyid Abdul Fattah
- Shaikh Sayyid Abdul Sattar
- Shaikh Sayyid Abdul Baqqa
- Shaikh Sayyid Abdul Jaleel
- Shaikh Sayyid Abdul Rehman Jilani Dehlvi
- Sultan ul Arifeen Sultan Bahoo
THE CONTINUATION OF THE CHAIN OF SARWARI QADRI ORDER OR SHAJRA E FAQR:
Further, the spiritual chain of Sarwari Qadri order or Shajra e Faqr continues from Sultan Bahoo as follows:
26.Sultan ul Tarikeen Sultan Sayyid Mohammad Abdullah Shah Madni Jilani
27. Sultan ul Sabireen Sultan Pir Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Shah Hashmi Qureshi
28. Shahbaz e Arifaan Sultan Pir Sayyid Mohammad Bahadur Ali Shah Kazmi al Mashhadi
29. Sultan ul Auliya Sultan Mohammad Abdul Aziz
30. Sultan ul Faqr VI Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali
31. Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib ur Rehman
SULTAN UL TARIKEEN
Born in Madina on 29th Ramadan, 1186 Hijri (24th December, 1772), Sultan Sayyid Mohammad Abdullah Shah was the great grandson of the Murshid of Sultan Bahoo, Shaikh Sayyid Abdul Rehman Jilani Dehlvi. Hence, he was a descendant of Ali ibn Abi Talib from both maternal and paternal side. In addition, he spent 52 years of his life in Madina. Additionally, he devoted 12 years in service at the tomb of Prophet Mohammad in al Masjid an-Nabwi. Moreover, he was spiritually instructed by Prophet Mohammad to migrate to the Indian subcontinent to acquire Faqr from Sultan Bahoo. Furthermore, he received the title of Sultan ul Tarikeen i.e. Sultan of Renouncers from the Mohammadan Assembly. Hence, he received the Divine Trust from Sultan Bahoo at his shrine. After that, he settled in Ahmadpur East spreading Faqr by distributing Ism e Allah Zaat to the seekers of Allah. He is the 26th spiritual guide of Sarwari Qadri order. At last, he was laid to rest at the same place on 29th Ramadan 1276 Hijri (20th April, 1860). His shrine was later rebuilt by Sultan ul Ashiqeen.
SULTAN UL SABIREEN
Born in Dera Ghazi Khan on 9th July, 1827 (14th Dhul al-Hijjah, 1242 Hijri), Pir Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Shah was a descendant of Prophet Mohammad’s uncle Hamza ibn Abdul Muttalib. In addition, when he was 25 years of age, he was spiritually instructed by Prophet Mohammad and Sultan Bahoo to visit shrine of Sayyid Abdullah Shah. Moreover, he was titled Sultan ul Sabireen meaning Sultan of Enduring Ones by the Mohammadan Assembly. Further, he went there in 1851, pledged allegiance and served him for 9 years. After he received Divine Trust, he started guiding people. Furthermore, he is the 27th perfect Shaikh of Sarwari Qadri order. On 21st February, 1910 (10th Safar, 1328 Hijri), he died and was laid to rest in Mud Sharif, 13km towards Garh Mahraja, District Jhang, Pakistan.
SHAHBAZ E ARIFAAN
Born in Shorkot Jhang, Pakistan, Sayyid Bahadur Ali Shah was born on 16th August, 1801 AD (5th Rabi’ ath-Thani, 1216 Hijri). In addition, he was the descendant of Ali ibn Abi Talib through Sayyid Imam Musa Kazim of Mashhad, Iran. Moreover, he devoted 40 years of his life serving the shrine of Sultan Bahoo. He was spiritually instructed by Sultan Bahoo to visit Pir Abdul Ghafoor Shah. In 1861, Bahadur Ali Shah pledged allegiance to him and received Divine Trust from him. He was titled Shahbaz e Arifaan i.e. the Falcon of Mystics by Ghaus e Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani. Furthermore, he spent rest of his life guiding seekers of Allah. He is the 28th Shaikh of Sarwari Qadri order. He was laid to rest on 27th February, 1934 (14th Dhul al-Qadah, 1352 Hijri) in Jhang Pakistan. His shrine was rebuilt by Sultan Abdul Aziz and Sultan ul Faqr 6th Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali.
SULTAN UL AULIYA
Born in Garh Mahraja, Jhang Pakistan on 12th March, 1911 (12th Rabi al-awwal 1329 Hijri), Sultan Abdul Aziz was the descendant of Sultan Bahoo. Miraculously, he did not open his eyes till the 7th day of his life when he was held by Bahadur Ali Shah at the shrine of Sultan Bahoo. In addition, when he was 21 years of age he pledged allegiance to Sultan Bahadur Ali Shah. Moreover, he was titled Sultan ul Auliya i.e. Sultan of all Saints by Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani. Furthermore, he is the 29th Shaikh of Sarwari Qadri order. He was laid to rest on 12th April, 1981 (7th Jumada ath-thani 1401 Hijri) near the shrine of Sultan Bahoo in Jhang, Pakistan.
SULTAN UL FAQR VI
Born in Samundari Garh Maharaja, Jhang Pakistan, on 14th August, 1947 (27th Ramadan, 1366 Hijri), Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali was the son of his Murshid. Hence, he belonged to the family of Sultan Bahoo. In addition, he was enthroned on the status of Sultan ul Faqr 6th. Moreover, in 1979, Sultan Abdul Aziz transferred the Divine Trust to him at the shrine of Bahadur Ali Shah. Furthermore, he is the 30th spiritual guide of Sarwari Qadri order. He was laid to rest on 26th December, 2003 (2nd Dhul al-Qadah, 1424 Hijri) next to his father’s tomb in Jhang, Pakistan.
SULTAN UL ASHIQEEN
Born in Chishtian, District Bahawalnagar, Pakistan on 19th August, 1959 (14 Safar, 1379 Hijri), Sultan ul Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib ur Rehman is the present Imam of Sarwari Qadri order. In addition, in 2012, he was titled Sultan ul Ashiqeen by the Shaikhs of Sarwari Qadri order in the Mohammadan Assembly. Further, he is the 31st spiritual guide of Sarwari Qadri order. Furthermore, his contributions for Sufism are countless. The preservation of Sultan Bahoo literary work is just one of them.
THE PRESENT SHAIKH OF SARWARI QADRI ORDER:
Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman 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 to everyone without any bias to enlighten their inwards with Faqr. Further, he has made tremendous efforts and succeeded in spreading Faqr all over the world through websites, social media, books, magazines, religious events, etc. Furthermore, he has spread Sultan Bahoo teachings and openly revealed and written about the spiritual chain of Sarwari Qadri order or Shajra e Faqr.
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What is Qadiri order?
Qadiri or Qadiriyya or Qadriyyah order is the Sufi order of Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani later titled as Sarwari Qadri by Sultan Bahoo.