The Spiritual Guides of Sarwari Qadri Order

Sarwari Qadri Order

Spiritual Order of Faqr of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen

The spiritual order of Faqr of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman is Sarwari Qadri order. There is a secret of Sarwari Qadri order which Ghaus-ul-Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (may Allah be pleased with him) revealed to his son Abdul Razzaq Jilani and he transferred it to his grandson Abdul Jabbar bin Abu Saleh Nasar. This secret is about the spirituality of perfect Qadri order which is related to the vision of Allah and presence of the Mohammadan Assembly. Originally this order was known as “the Jabbari group” or “the Jabbari Qadri order”. Mohammad Hussain Dehlvi writes in his book “Tazkira-tul-Fuqara” which is about his meetings with the Mystics of different orders, that during his travels he could not meet any Faqeer of the Jabbari group. This is because they have always kept themselves away from the world and fame. Sultan Bahoo named this order as “Sarwari Qadri” after taking oath of allegiance directly at the sacred hand of the Holy Prophet and gaining beneficence from Ghaus-ul-Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani. This order flourished in the Sub-continent through Sultan Bahoo. He declares Sarwari Qadri order the original and perfect Qadri order. He says;

  • Qadri order has two off shoots; Sarwari Qadri and Zahidi Qadri. Sarwari Qadri spiritual guide has perfect command over contemplation of Ism-e-Allah Zaat. When he blesses the seeker with the spiritual education and Divine guidance through Ism-e-Allah Zaat, he grants him the status equal to his own on the very first day. The seeker becomes indifferent and independent of all needs; his attention remains focused only on the Truth. Hence, gold and soil become equal for him. On the contrary, the follower of Zahidi Qadri order has to devote at least twelve years to very hard mystic struggles, so much so that his stomach remains empty. After twelve years, he becomes eligible to be present before Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani and attains the status of a spiritually lost (Majzoob) devotee, while the status of a Sarwari Qadri is that of a beloved devotee. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan)
  • The Qadri way is dominant over time and space. There are two off-shoots of Qadri way, the Zahidi Qadri and Sarwari Qadri. What is the difference between the two? Sarwari Qadri is the mystic way that is granted to me by the Holy Prophet. He took oath of allegiance from me and commanded me to guide the men of Allah with courage. After blessing me with inward persuasion, he held my hand and entrusted me to Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani. He also blessed me and ordered to give spiritual persuasion to people. By his grace, every seeker whom I guided thereafter physically or spiritually, through the medium of Ism-e-Allah Zaat and Ism-e-Mohammad, was bestowed with the presence of the Mohammadan Assembly without any struggle or invocation. Then, there remained no veil between Allah and that seeker and he observed Ism-e-Allah Zaat wherever he looked. The Sarwari Qadri way is very beneficent and courageous. In other mystic ways, some seekers were burnt to death by the blaze of Ism-e-Allah, some could not bear the burden of Ism-e-Allah and retreated while some apostatized and were cursed. (Ain-ul-Faqr)
  • Remember, there are two kinds of Sarwari Qadri way. One is Zahidi Qadri, in which the seeker appears to be man of hard mystic struggles. He strokes his heart with loud invocation, keeps check on his innerself by reflection, remains busy in supererogatory prayers, spends his nights in prayers and days in fasting but has no knowledge and vision of his inward. He only pretends to be experiencing Divine states by his conversation. The other way is Sarwari Qadri, in which the perfect Faqeer actually experiences the ecstatic states of Divine closeness, union and vision. He can take his disciples also to the Divine company and union, blessing them with the final level of certainty gained through experience. Only such Sarwari Qadri Faqeer is trustworthy because he is the killer of inciting innerself and the spiritual commander who steps forward boldly in the battlefield of truth. (Mahak-ul-Faqr Kalan)
  • Sarwari Qadri Faqeer is the lion rider and dominates the Ghaus and Qutbs. The Sarwari Qadri disciples and seekers are blessed by Allah with such a great level that each and every thing of the universe come under their view on the very first day. The reality of Sarwari Qadri Faqeer is that he can elevate the seekers of every spiritual order to the accomplished level, as all the Dervishes and perfect practitioners of other orders are imperfect and unaccomplished for him. The final level of all other spiritual orders cannot even touch the beginning of Sarwari Qadri order even if its followers perform hard mystic struggles for their entire life. The followers of this order are the true seekers and lovers of Allah who have renounced the world. Union with Allah is their initial level. Till the Doomsday, the Ghaus, Qutbs, Abdals, Autads and Saints of highest ranks will keep coming in this order. The initial and final point of this order is the same i.e. Ism-e-Allah Zaat whose efficacy takes the seeker to all the levels without indulging him in invocations and reflections. This order is strengthened by sharia and is distinguished due to the persuasion and education gained directly from the Holy Prophet.

It must be remembered that Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani is born Saint and the Faqeer annihilated in Allah. He is the beloved of Allah, vizier of the Holy Prophet and the perfect Mystic. He has been awarded the title of Pir Dastgir (the spiritual guide who helps and patronizes), Mohiyyudin (life giver to the religion), Ghaus at the level of inward solitude and Ghaus-ul-Azam (the greatest Saint who redresses others’ grievances) at the level of Divine Unity because his Sarwari Qadri disciples and seekers are blessed with Ism-e-Azam (the greatest name of Allah) on the very first day and are elevated to the level of dominant Saints and beloveds by conferring upon them the presence of Mohammadan Assembly. The true seekers and disciples of this order having pure inward remain perpetually present in the Mohammadan Assembly. Rare in the world are such Sarwari Qadri independent Fuqara who are indifferent to the world and hereafter and are men of righteous guidance as well as men of secret of bestowals. They surpass both the worlds in a moment and become munificent for all. For them, showing miracles and supernatural acts is sheer embarrassment so they feel ashamed of showing them as the sight of Sarwari Qadri Faqeer is focused upon the Divine Unity.  Sarwari Qadri Faqeer is the king who is always aware of the secrets of gnosis of Allah. (Mahak-ul-Faqr Kalan)

Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman says about the Sarwari Qadri order;

  • In the Sarwari Qadri order, there aren’t any complexities of invocations, reflections, forty day seclusions, holding the breath, pain of mystic struggles or confusions caused at initial levels of mystic path. This order is absolved of apparent attire and practices of Dervishes and is disgusted of the superficial ways of the so called spiritual guides such as holding the stick and chaplet, wearing gown or turban etc. The specialty of this order is that the spiritual guide elevates the seeker to final level on the very first day by granting him the king of invocations (Sultan-ul-Azkar) Hoo and the contemplation of Ism-e-Allah Zaat along with its inscribing practice on body. These blessings are not found in any other order that is why Sultan Bahoo says that the beginning of a Sarwari Qadri disciple is equal to the final level of disciples of other spiritual orders. (Shams-ul-Fuqara)

The lineage of Sarwari Qadri order reaches Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman in following steps;

  1. Prophet Mohammad
  2. Ali bin Abi Talib
  3. Khawaja Hassan of Basra
  4. Shaikh Habib Ajmi
  5. Shaikh Daud Tai
  6. Shaikh Maroof Karkhi
  7. Shaikh Sir’ri Saqti
  8. Shaikh Junaid Baghdadi
  9. Shaikh Jafar Abu Bakr Shibli
  10. Shaikh Abdul Aziz Bin Hars Bin Asad Tamimi
  11. Shaikh Abu Al-Fazal Abdul Wahid Tamimi
  12. Shaikh Mohammad Yousaf Abu-al-Farrah Turtoosi
  13. Shaikh Abu Al-Hassan Ali Bin Mohammad Qureshi Hankari
  14. Abu Saeed Mubarak Makhzoomi
  15. Ghaus-ul-Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani
  16. Shaikh Tajuddin Abu Bakr Syed Abdul Razzaq Jilani
  17. Shaikh Syed Abdul Jabbar
  18. Shaikh Syed Mohammad Sadiq Yahya
  19. Shaikh Syed Najmuddin Burhan Puri
  20. Shaikh Syed Abdul Fattah
  21. Shaikh Syed Abdul Sattar
  22. Shaikh Syed Abdul Baqqa
  23. Shaikh Syed Abdul Jaleel
  24. Shaikh Syed Abdul Rehman Jilani Dehlvi
  25. Sultan-ul-Arifeen Sultan Bahoo
  26. Sultan-ul-Tarikeen Sultan Syed Mohammad Abdullah Shah Madni Jilani
  27. Sultan-ul-Sabireen Sultan Pir Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Shah Hashmi Qureshi
  28. Shahbaz-e-Arifaan Sultan Pir Syed Mohammad Bahadur Ali Shah Kazmi Al-Mash’hadi
  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