نحمدہ و نصلی و نسلم علی رسولہ الکریم
فاعوذ باللہ من الشیطان الرجیم
بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
قال اللہ تعالی فی القرآن المجید والفرقان الحمید
صدق اللہ العظیم و صدق رسولہ النبی الکریم
ٰان اللہ و مالائکتہ یصلون علی النبی یا ایھا الذین امنوا صلوا علیہ وسلموا تسلیما
Please read the following out loud:
الصلوۃ والسلام علیک یا رسول اللہ
الصلوۃ والسلام علیک یا حبیب اللہ
الصلوۃ والسلام علیک یا نور اللہ
الصلوۃ والسلام علیک یا رحمۃ للعالمین
Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,
May Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala make me write only the truth and the right, and May Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala make us all read, understand, implement, and spread the right and the truth. (Ameen)
To be a friend of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala is indeed a great honor, and included among those who have been bestowed with this honor is Sultanul Arifeen Hazrat Sultan Bahu Rahmatullahi Alaih. Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala has given His friends enormous power and strengths. For example, Hazrat Sultan Bahu Rahmatullahi Alaih did not receive an education in the view of the world, but he wrote more than 140 books in Persian. His poetry has not only enlightened the believers, but also the non-believers find great peace and tranquility in his words of wisdom. His poetry shows intellect which can only be achieved through the blessings of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala.
There’s a hadith in Sahih Bukhari narrated by Hazrat Abu Hurairah Radi Allahu Anhu in which the Prophet ﷺ said, “Indeed Allah Almighty said, who opposes my wali (friend) indeed I have declared war on him, and nothing makes my servant more closer to me than doing what I have made compulsory on him, and continuously makes my servant closer to me is nafl (the extra) until I love him, so when I love him I (become) his hearing with which he hears, and his eyesight with which he sees, and his hand with which he holds, and his feet with which he walks, and if he were to ask me I will surely give it to him, and if he were to seek refuge in me I will surely grant it to him.”
In another hadith, the Prophet ﷺ said, “Fear the sight of a believer, for he sees with the light of Allah.” Indeed when a person gives up the materialistic objects of the world, truly submits himself to Allah, Allah raises the levels of his piety, and thus he sees, hears, steps, holds, points and glances with the Noor of Allah. Many Auliya Allah have the ability to change a person’s destiny with a single glance, like Hazrat Sultan Bahu Rahmatullahi Alaih, when he would glance at a non-believer he would become a believer. Often Wilayat is received through the special attention, glance, and/ or prayer of another great Wali.
Hazrat Sultan Bahu Rahmatullahi Alaih was passing through an area with a group of people. They requested to stop for food, as they saw a woman nearby cooking some bread. The woman had a baby girl with her in a cradle. While the woman was cooking the baby girl started crying, Hazrat Sultan Bahu Rahmatullahi Alaih went to the cradle to rock it. As he rocked the cradle he recited his poetry by which the baby became quiet. Hazrat Sultan Bahu Rahmatullahi Alaih then said, “I have moved this cradle in such a way that it will keep progressing until the day of Judgment.” The baby girl, Hazrat Fatima Rahmatullahi Alaih, became a great waliya of her time.
This article is only a fraction of a drop in the sea of wisdom, power and strengths of Sultanul Arifeen Sultan ul Faqr Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahu Rahmatullahi Alaih. If one were to describe the true essence of Hazrat Sultan Bahu Rahmatullahi alaih they would run out of pages.
May we also receive the blessed glance of a wali, and May Allah Sunhanahu wa Ta’ala grant us with His friendship. (Ameen)