The Throne of Divine Guidance and Persuasion and Preaching Faqr
It is a rule in the path of Faqr that the sincerest and highly attributed seeker among all the seekers of Allah is presented esoterically in the Mohammadan Assembly when the time draws closer of the perfect and accomplished spiritual guide who is the absolute light of guidance to leave this physical world. The Holy Prophet has total authority over bestowment of the treasure of Faqr. He chooses the seeker to succeed and to become his vicegerent in distributing the treasure of Faqr in the Mohammadan nation. The Holy Prophet then grants the permission to the perfect and accomplished spiritual guide, the absolute light of guidance, to guide the seeker so to adorn the throne of Divine guidance and persuasion. Esoterically, the guide starts training of the disciple according to the requirements of the throne. When this training is accomplished the guide leaves this mortal world granting both the Divine Trust and throne of Divine guidance and persuasion to the successor. Now to educate, persuade and grant the invocation and contemplation of Ism-e-Allah Zaat (the personal name of Allah) becomes his obligation. Sultan Bahoo said when he reached this station of Faqr, “At the ultimate destination of Faqr the Divine decree came from the majestic court, “You are My lover.” I submitted, “My humble self is incapable of the love of the Majesty.” Then it was commanded, “You are My beloved”. On this, I kept quiet. The sheen of ray of Divinity submerged me into the oceans of Divine engrossment like a mere particle and the Divine commandment came, “You are exactly Me and I am exactly you. With respect to the Divine reality you are My reality and with respect to gnosis you are My beloved and the secret of YaHoo lies in Hoo.” (Risala Roohi Sharif)
Here Hoo (ھُو) means the Essence of Allah Almighty, YaHoo (ھُو) refers to the Mohammadan reality and secret is the accomplishment of spiritual self that is ultimate union with Allah. This is the station of annihilation and immortality with Allah Almighty (annihilation in Hoo ھُو). It is where he becomes the Universal Divine Man and adorns the throne of Divine guidance and persuasion. In the soul of the Universal Divine Man lies the secret of the Divine light. It is the Universal Divine Man through whom will anyone attain gnosis of Allah Almighty in this world.
After bestowal of the Divine Trust and becoming the superior spiritual successor of Sultan-ul-Faqr VI Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali, it became obligatory upon Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman to execute the responsibilities of the throne of Divine guidance and persuasion.
He visited, weighted with grief, the shrine of his beloved spiritual guide Sultan-ul-Faqr VI Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali rehmat-ul-Allah alayh on the next day of his death on Friday, 26th December, 2003 (2ndZiqaad, 1424 H). When he bowed to kiss the tomb a voice came اَنْتَ اَنَا وَ اَنَا انۡتَ (meaning: I am you and you are me). It means that they are one. Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman is incarnation of his perfect and accomplished spiritual guide and he now has his place. The throne of Divine guidance and persuasion has been bestowed upon him after his demise. After coming out of the shrine he recited the following quatrain:
جھکا جب مزارِ یار پر، اَنْتَ اَنَا وَ اَنَا انۡتَ کی آئی صدا
کی عرض کہ اس قابل نہیں ہوں، فرمایا یہی تو ہے ہماری عطا
دیکھ ذرا قلب کے اندر کہ یہ تو ہے کہ میں
دنیا اور وجود اپنا چھوڑ کر میں قالب تیرے میں آبسا
Explanation: When I bowed at the shrine of my beloved spiritual guide, I heard him saying “ (I am you and you are me)”. I humbly replied that I do not deserve such an honor. He said, “This is my blessing upon you. Look within yourself, is it you or me? I left the world and the vessel of my body, now I live within you.”
Immediately after this visit, on the orders of the Holy Prophet, Ghaus-ul-Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani, Sultan Bahoo and Sultan-ul-Faqr VI Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali he ascended the throne of Divine guidance and persuasion. It is the rule of physical world that the throne of a king must never remain empty which is exact reflection of the esoteric world where throne of Divine guidance and persuasion never remains unascended. After the death of a Saint his spiritual successor immediately ascends the throne. On ascending this throne, he was titled as ‘Sultan Mohammad’.
He had started granted Ism-e-Allah Zaat made of gold and the king of invocations ‘Hoo’ (ھُو) in the life and upon the permission of his spiritual guide Sultan-ul-Faqr VI Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali. After ascending the throne of Divine guidance and persuasion he had not yet taken any physical steps to invite people to Faqr when by the grace of Allah Almighty His seekers started coming to him. He started granted them Ism-e-Allah Zaat and the invocation of Hoo (ھُو) without oath of allegiance. There was a wisdom hidden in not taking oath of allegiance yet.
Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman was in deep grief after the death of his spiritual guide. Due to this grief he spent one year in solitude. The work he was doing for Tanzeem Al-Arifeen had been stopped by him upon the order of his spiritual guide in his life but he was working for magazine Mirat-ul-Arifeen and other departments. Slowly one after the other responsibilities were taken back from him and by 2004 he was separated entirely from the organization. Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman instead of argument, silently separated himself.
He got the book “Haqeeqat Ism-e-Allah Zaat” (The Divine Reality of Ism-e-Allah Zaat) printed and distributed it in the way of Allah for free in Lahore on Thursday, 28th July, 2005 (21stJamadi-us-Sani, 1426 H) to invite people to attain the invocation and contemplation of Ism-e-Allah Zaat. This was a step forward to spread the teachings of Faqr, to make people aware of the reality of Ism-e-Allah Zaat and to invite them towards Faqr. Those people who accepted invitation by reading this book and those who had attained invocation of Ism-e-Allah Zaat during his time of recluse were taken under the oath of allegiance on 14th August, 2005 (7th Rajab, 1426 H). This day was selected for the oath as this was date of birth of his beloved spiritual guide. In the beginning, he made his house the centre of Faqr. He got published advertisements to avail the book “Haqeeqat Ism-e-Allah Zaat” at free of cost on the back panel of various newspapers to spread Faqr nationwide. Thousands of books were distributed for free in Pakistan in response to the advertisements. People accepted the invitation to Faqr. He, upon requests, travelled to invite people towards Faqr and preach to them its teachings. He himself visited people to spread beneficence of Ism-e-Allah Zaat. The people who were blessed with Faqr by opting his circle were given for guidance a series of lessons which consisted of topics such as Faqr, the perfect spiritual guide, Divine vision, seeker of Allah and invocation and contemplation of Ism-e-Allah Zaat. It was for the first time that detail of facts and realities on such topics were brought out. In this way Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman commenced the revival of this pure religion and by inviting the Mohammadan nation towards Faqr initiated their purification which is continued till date.