Sultan ul Auliya Hazrat Sakhi Sultan
Mohammad Abdul Aziz
Sultan-ul-Auliya Sultan Mohammad Abdul Aziz rehmat-ul-Allah alayh holds the status of 29th Shaikh of Sarwari Qadri order. He was born on 12th March, 1911 (12th Rabi al-awwal 1329 Hijri) in Garh Maharaja, Jhung, Pakistan. His lineage links back to Sultan Bahoo in the eighth generation. He was born circumcised and with cut naval which are signs that he was undoubtedly a Saint by birth. His father, Sultan Fateh Mohammad was a Dervish and Mystic.
VISION OF SPIRITUAL GUIDE AS FIRST SIGHT
After birth Sultan Mohammad Abdul Aziz did not open his eyes until the seventh day. His father worriedly took him to the shrine of Sultan Bahoo. At that time Pir Bahadur Ali Shah was coincidently present there. Sultan Fateh Mohammad requested Pir Bahadur Ali to bless his son so that he opens his eyes. As soon as he (Pir Bahadur Ali Shah) held the baby in his lap, the baby opened his eyes. In this way, the first view of Sultan Mohammad Abdul Aziz was his spiritual guide’s countenance.
CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH
Since childhood Sultan Abdul Aziz had a lustrous grace in his personality. Hence, whoever met him, got impressed by his personality and morals. He was a quiet, graceful and solemn person. So much so, he always avoided unnecessary activities, games and gossips. Instead, he spent most of his time in devotions and meditation.
LOVE FOR SPIRITUAL GUIDE
When Sultan Abdul Aziz was twenty-one years of age he took oath of allegiance at the hand of Sayyid Bahadur Ali Shah. Sultan Abdul Aziz, afterwards, dedicatedly served his spiritual guide. He honoured his spiritual guide so much that he never rode a horse or any vehicle while going to meet him. Once he travelled hundred kilometers on foot to reach his spiritual guide, resultantly had blisters in his feet.
Moreover, Sultan Abdul Aziz’s mystic poetry is also full of great adoration for his spiritual guide. Even after death of Pir Bahadur Ali Shah, he used to stay at his shrine very often.
TRUST OF FAQR
Intense love for spiritual guide eventually made Sultan Abdul Aziz annihilate in him and elevate to beloved’s level. Hence, he proved eligible for the Trust of Faqr. Thus, Pir Bahadur Ali Shah entrusted the treasure of Faqr to him. Afterwards, he devoted the rest of his life in guiding seekers of Allah on the path of Faqr.
Among his attributes most highlighting were punctuality, patience, solemnity and above all great devotion for Allah Almighty.
Al-Ghawth al-Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani entitled Sultan Abdul Aziz as Sultan-ul-Auliya meaning ‘the king of all Saints’.
TRANSFERENCE OF DIVINE TRUST
It was destined from eternity that Sultan Mohammad Abdul Aziz will pass on the heritage of Faqr to his son Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali who adorns the status of Sixth Sultan-ul-Faqr. Hence, he did not have to search for the heir of Divine Trust.
Sultan Mohammad Abdul Aziz died on 12th April, 1981 (7th Jumada ath-thani, 1401 Hijri). His shrine is half kilometer away from the shrine of Sultan Bahoo in Garh Maharaja, Jhung, Pakistan.
In order to read complete biography of Sultan Mohammad Abdul Aziz please read the Chapter # 5 of book ‘The Spiritual Guides of Sarwari Qadri Order’.
Author: Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman.
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