SUPERIORITY OF SARWARI QADRI ORDER
Sarwari Qadri order is superior to other orders because it is unique spiritual order which contains greatest blessing of vision of Allah and pride of Prophet Mohammad i.e. FAQR. As Prophet Mohammad said:
اَلْفَقْرُ فَخْرِیْ وَالْفَقْرُ مِنِّیْ فَافْتَخِرُّ بِہ ٖ عَلیٰ سَا ئرِ الْاَنْبِیَآءِ وَالْمُرْسَلِیْنَ
Meaning: Faqr is my pride and Faqr is from me. Faqr is the reason of my superiority over all Prophets and Messengers.
Actually, Faqr is the knowledge and path of Divine vision and union. These blessings alongwith presence of Mohammadan Assembly are only found in Sarwari Qadri order. Sultan Bahoo says;
- Faqr is only found in Sarwari Qadri No other order has the power to reach Faqr. (Nur-ul-Huda Kalan)
- Sincere invokers and special invocation which annihilates the invokers in Allah honouring them with His vision, are found only in perfect mystic way of Sarwari Qadri If any other order claims such invocation and invokers, then it is surely a lie and its followers are veiled. (Nur-ul-Huda Kalan)
- It is only the way of Faqr and Sarwari Qadri order that grants awareness about every knowledge and elevates a person to the level of eternal Mystic and a man of Divine closeness and union. Hence, if any other order claims it, that is just a lie and bragging. (Nur-ul-Huda Kalan)
- Sarwari Qadri way is very beneficent and courageous. In other mystic ways, some seekers burnt to death by the blaze of Ism-e-Allah Zaat. While, some could not bear the burden of Ism-e-Allah Zaat and retreated whereas some apostatized and were cursed. (Ain-ul-Faqr)
ORDER OF SHAIKH ABDUL QADIR JILANI
Another reason for superiority of Sarwari Qadri order is that it is the order of leader of all Saints Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani. Four spiritual orders originated from him; Qadri, Soharwardi, Chishti and Naqshbandi. Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani leads Qadri order himself. While, he appointed Shaikh Shahabuddin Soharwardi, Moinuddin Chishti and Bahauddin Naqshband as leaders of Soharwardi, Chishti and Naqshbandi orders respectively. All three got beneficence from Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani. Hence, Qadri order is superior to all orders just as he is superior to all Saints.
Qadri order has two offshoots i.e. Zahidi Qadri and Sarwari Qadri. However, Sultan Bahoo explicitly declares only Sarwari Qadri order the real 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 seeker with spiritual education and Divine guidance through Ism-e-Allah Zaat, he grants him status equal to his own on very first day. Thus, the seeker becomes indifferent and independent of all needs. His attention remains focused only on Truth. Hence, gold and soil become equal for him. Contrarily, follower of Zahidi Qadri order has to devote at least twelve years to very hard mystic struggles. So much so, his stomach remains empty. After twelve years, he becomes eligible to be present before Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani and attains the status of majdhub. While, status of Sarwari Qadri disciple is that of beloved. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan)
WHO IS TRUE SARWARI QADRI
Sultan Bahoo explains who is actually a true Sarwari Qadri follower:
- Sarwari Qadri is actually the one who swears allegiance upon the hands of Prophet Mohammad. All evils and immoral behaviors eliminate from his self. Eventually, he gains the Divine favour to adopt the way of Sharia of Prophet Mohammad. (Mehak-ul-Faqr Kalan)
- Some Sarwari Qadris have such elite status that Prophet Mohammad directly blesses them with his benevolence. Then he hands them over to Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani. He also blesses them in such a way that they do not separate from him even for a single moment. (Mehak-ul-Faqr Kalan)
Sarwari Qadri way is free from the pain of mystic struggles, forty day seclusions, practice of holding breath, complications of initial levels and lengthy invocations. There are not any apparent saintly dresses or styles in this way. As, it is fed up of superficial manners like holding stick or tasbeeh (chaplet), wearing cloak and turban etc. Specialty of this way is that Murshid Kamil takes the seeker to extreme limits on very first day by giving him Sultan-ul-Azkar (king of invocation Hoo), contemplation of Ism-e-Allah Zaat and practice of inscribing Ism-e-Allah Zaat on body (mushq murqoom-e-wajudia). While other ways do not have all these. That is why Sultan Bahoo says that initial level of Sarwari Qadri disciple is equal to the extreme level of disciples of other ways.
SPLENDOUR OF SARWARI QADRI SPIRITUAL GUIDES
Sultan Bahoo explains grandeur of spiritual guides of Sarwari Qadri order in these words:
- Perfect spiritual guide of Sarwari Qadri order is like great rider of lion. While, spiritual guides of other orders are like fox, how a fox can dare before lion! Hence, ultimacy of disciples of all other orders remains inferior to beginning of true Sarwari Qadri Even if they practise hardest mystic exercises for their whole life. Sarwari Qadri spiritual guide is comprehensive and complete. He is such a book, inwardly as well as outwardly, which has status of “Book of all books”. By reading this book, the seeker annihilates in Allah in such a way that there remains no veil before him. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan)
- Final level of any mystic way cannot even touch the initial level of Sarwari Qadri way. What is initial level of Sarwari Qadri? It is that the perfect Qadri spiritual guide drowns true seeker of Allah in Divine light of gnosis of Allah and grants him presence of Mohammadan Assembly just by his glance or by contemplation of Ism-e-Allah Zaat or by invocation of Islamic creed or just by his spiritual attention. This is first day lesson of Qadri followers. Spiritual guide who neither knows this lesson nor takes his disciples to Mohammadan Assembly is not perfect Qadri spiritual guide. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed)
- If spiritual guide is Sarwari Qadri comprehensive spiritual guide, his one moment’s spiritual attention is powerful enough to fulfill all objectives of seeker. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed)
EXCELLENCE OF SARWARI QADRI DISCIPLES
Once someone asked Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani, “What is the difference between follower of your spiritual order and those of other orders?” He answered:
اَلۡبَیۡضَتِیۡ بِاَلۡفٍ وَفَرۡخِیۡ لَا ثَمۡنَ لَہٗ
Meaning: An egg (beginner disciple) of mine is equal to thousand birds of others and no one can match him.
He still guides followers of Sarwari Qadri order himself first and then hands them over to spiritual guide. Sultan Bahoo says in this context:
- Every true disciple of Shaikh Abdul Qadir is like sun which guides towards Truth. He provides spiritual beneficence to seekers of Allah and eventually takes them to Mohammadan Assembly. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan)
- Even most junior disciple of Abdul Qadir Jilani has elevated status as compared to Ghawth and Qutb of other orders. As he grants eternal Divine presence and presence of Mohammadan Assembly to his seekers. He makes them desirable in the court of Allah by taking them to arena of everlasting Divine Oneness. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan)
- In Sarwari Qadri order, even initial stage of invocation is so effective that if a seeker at this stage dies, his inward gains life and starts imploring and reciting اَللّٰہُ اَللّٰہُ loudly.(Nur-ul-Huda Kalan)
- You must know that every other order is full of hardships and troubles but in Sarwari Qadri order, the seeker annihilates in Allah on very first day and gains contemplation of the Essence. Sarwari Qadri order is like sun while other orders are like lamp as compared to it. (Nur-ul-Huda Kalan)