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Sarkar Waris Pak was a great Sufi saint of india is admired by peoples of all faiths. Sarkar Waris Pak owned the Qadriyya -Razzakiyya Silsila. His genealogy shows that he was born in the 26th generation of Hazrat Imam Hussain. The date of his birth is disputed varying from 1233 A.H. to 1238 A.H. The author of Maarif Warisya has put the date of his birth as 1234 A.H. corresponding to 1809 of the Christian era. His father, Syed Qurban Ali Shah belonged to a land-lord class and was a man of considerable learning having completed his education in Baghdad.

He accepted millions of people belonging to all faith in to warsi silsila.During that Period Fiangi Mahal was the famous religious centre for north indian muslims and they too were Qadiri People so it was obvious for them to have intimacy with Sarkar.Ulemas of Firangi Mahal regarded him as Kamilieen .

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Some Sayings

Below are some important sayings of Sarkar Waris Pak

To spend sleepless nights and to lead a recluse's life are the attributes of mystics. These two attributes are connected with love and are distinctive features of love. Due to love a lover relinquishes worldly affairs.
Sarkar Waris said, "The easiest way to reach the beloved is conception of the Beloved's face." Sarkar Waris said, "Concentrate on one face. The same will be with you in this world at the time of death and on the day of resurrection. Its regular practice makes seekers of truth turn in to complete and chaste human beings.
According to this great Saint "love is positively monotheism and monotheism is positively love.
  • Sarkar Waris said,
When the day of Resurrection every one will appear with their deeds and miss-deeds in hand. I too will be present, clutching the portrait of my Beloved. The Day of Judgment for them is better than the night of meeting the Beloved and in the plane of Resurrection they embraced their object of imagination.
  • Sarkar Waris said
the strange dignity of love is that any attribute of a mystic is based on love.
  • Sarkar Waris said
ISLAM IS ONE THING AND FAITH IS ANOTHER THING.

Many people failed to understand the meaning behind this comment. So Sarkar Waris further clarified that all people who have embrace Islam by birth or by conversion just blindly follow the outward injunctions of Islam but their hearts are like stone. They pride of their prayers and it is well known the moment pride enters humility is lost. Our Holy Prophet declared," the man who loves me more than his family, property and wealth he has faith" thus Islam is one thing and faith another. Faith also is not to stretch one's hands before others, the significance of which is to desist asking any thing.

  • Sarkar Waris said
The food of a mendicant is that which he gets without asking, "Do not ask anything, be satisfied and patient whatever you get without asking.
  • He instructed his devotees to mention the name of Almighty God repeating always.
  • Sarkar Waris said,
for, a real person is one who distributes his income to others while a coward is one who takes advantage of others property
  • Sarkar Waris said,
Pious people do not think of hearth and grinding stone.
  • Sarkar Waris said,
Women, land, and wealth are the source of worldly wrangles." To remain free one should avoid them.
  • Sarkar Waris also said.
Our way of life is love. There is no arrangement and one always bows down to the will of God." And patience is the fruit of love.
  • Sarkar Waris said.
the correct and conspicuous dignity is resignation to the will of God.
  • Fortitude to secure the pleasure and willingness of the glorious God without evading and shrinking back.
  • Sarkar Waris said,
One who is ruined in love becomes prosperous.
  • Sarkar Waris said,
In love Satan also becomes a friend.
  • Sarkar Waris said,
What you ever want, temporal spiritual do not forget the love of God.
  • Sarkar Waris said,
Love is the step to reach the highest truth. Angels were given partial love and human beings full love.
  • Sarkar Waris said,
Trust in God is all prophets' tradition. Make God your counsel.
  • The commandment of this great saint is
be patient even if you are starving.

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Some Comments of Noble Scholars about him

Maulana Abdul Bari Firangi Mahali says that he heard the praise for the Haji Baba from his grand fathers mouth. Maulana Gaffar sb.and Maulana Abdurrauf sb Firangi mahali acknowledged the Karamaats of Sarkar .

Maulana Fazlurrahman Ganj Moradabadi rejected Sheikh Hadi Hasan's request of becoming Mureed by saying that he has not Honour towards Haji Baba. Syed Gafur ShahHasami Al Warsi wrote a instance of Maulvi Ahmed Husain's brother in his book.when he met Sarkar before going on Haj .Sarkar told himto Convey his Salam to Haji Imdadullah Sb.also told that once he was with him now he is in Makkah Sharif. the rother of Maulvi Husain said that conveying Sarkar's Salam afffected him very much and his tears came out of his eyes .He replied by saying that ,'Pray for my welfare to the Indian Sun because my end is about to start'.

When I( Maulvi Ahmed Husain's brother) told this instance to Sarkar he replied that,' Haji Imadullah sb. is himself Wali and he did not need Dua ? '

Hazrat Mian Mohammed Sher shah R .A Pilibhiti described him as Great Human Great and Pure Aulia and He himself did not like to see the face of a Person who is against Sarkar .

Sufis of Marehra Sharif

Zahoori Mian ,brother of Noori Mian says that ,Khasane Khuda na bashad /lekin je khuda juda na bashadthe beloved one's of Allah will not be Separated from Him. Haji baba is the greatest and best Buzurg of time .and we have heard his Praise from our Brother Noori Mian that Saint like him will not take birth till the Last day . Hazrat Maulana Shah syed Au Muhammed Ali Hasan Ashrafi Al Geelani ( R.A)

He Wrote that Sarkar was the Wali of great Stature and regarded himas Arif Billah Maqamat e Aulia .People did not see him offering Prayers regularly but he never left any Prayer . Little mind of Fools can not allow them to understand this topic.

Hazrat Maulan Shah Shehzada SyedMehboobe Alam Qaudri Sb. (R.A) wrote himself that

He Served the Huzoor Khawaja Gharib Nawaz R.A said once he asked about Sarkar to his Grand father in Baghdad .He replied that No One is Equal to him in this Era.I have not seen Saint like him his Knowledge by the grace of Allah has no ends.

A Sufi Saint

Sufism is based on love, which they say is the eternal order of the universe. All matter is composed of invisible particles or atoms by the force of gravitation. This natural phenomenon is interpreted in Sufism as the tendency of LOVE. Since God created man in his own likeness, the man as the highest form of creation must essentially claim affinity with the divine and the absolute.

Sarkar Waris Pak was so possessed of the divine idea that he practically lost all self-consciousness. His inward bent of mind prevented him from holding long discourses. He was one of those Saints whose thoughts are altogether absorbed in the contemplation of the Almighty and had no room for anything else.

Extraordinary Power

Hazrat Waris Ali Shah never claimed any extra ordinary powers for himself. but there are innumerable instances of his having healed the sick by a glance or by a touch. Once on his way to Bahraich, he wanted to cross the river Ghaghra in floods, but no boat was available at the ferry. He decided to swim across the river with his companions. They were in the state of terrible fright and reluctant to follow him, but to their astonishment, the water was found to be only knee-deep, when they got in and simply waded through it. His feet never showed any sign of dirt though he remained bare-footed, nor did they leave any mark on the carpet when he stepped in the room.

His Influence

Hindus held him in high esteem and regarded him as a perfect Sufi and a follower of Vedant. To the Hindus he said 'Believe Brahma Do not worship idols and be honest'. Thousands of Hindus, including Sadhus and Fakirs of different Panthas paid homage to him and entered his order. He always welcomed them with these words 'You and I are the same' he recognised God in every individual, because he had realised, Him in himself. He did not ask non-Muslims to abjure their religion on the contrary he advised them to follow it with greater zeal and sincerity.

Hazrat Waris Ali Shah was as popular with the English educated youth as with the people of the old generations, English knowing men flocked to him in hundreds and sat at his feet. He was the first Sufi Darvesh to have crossed the Seas and visited Europe and was also the first to have attracted the English knowing Class. A Spanish Noble by the name of Count Galaraza came all the way from Spain to visit him and had an interview with him at Dewa.

Death

Hazrat Waris Ali Shah a monarch in the domain of Sufism died on April 7, 1905, after a brief illness. His mission was to teach the love of God as well as universal love by rallying men of conflicting creeds under one common banner. He was buried at the spot where he died and this place is marked by a splendid monument erected in his memory by some of his devoted followers.

The mausoleum of Haji Waris Ali Shah is a monument of communal amity, constructed on a pattern, blending the Hindu-Iranian styles of architecture. The mausoleum is an emblem of communal harmony, universal brotherhood and affection, preached by the Saint. The tomb, the shrines and the latticed outer apartment girdling the inner shrine for 'Parikrama' (Tawaf) are indicative of the Hindu style of architecture while the towers and minarets present the Persian architecture. [2]

His disciples

  • Hazrat Haji Abul Hasan Shah Warsi (R.A), Etawah is one the the places where Sarkar Alam Panah visited more than 13 times in his life span. Its is situated in Uttar Pradesh, and is 156 km from Aligarh and about 250 km from India's capital city, New Delhi. In Etawah, there is a shrine of Hazrat Haji Abul Hasan Shah Warsi (R.A) and Hazrat Haji Memhood Shah Warsi (R.A). The great disciples of Sarkar Alam Panah.

Sarkar Alam Panah used to call Abul Hasan his Angle. Hazrat Haji Abul Hasan Shah Warsi (R.A) continuously fasted for 12 year and used to break his fast with a clove and some ounce of water only and nothing else.

  • Hafiz Ahmed Shah, Formerly known as Hafiz Khuda Baksh of Agra, He was an ardent seeker of truth. He called on various Dervishes, but none could fulfill his expectation. At last he went to Dewa sheriff to his Holiness. There he was fully convinced of his spiritual excellence and he fell down and become his disciple. He was a learned scholar and achieved great spiritual advancement. The learned Dervish after passing saintly life for many years gave up the spirit in April 1912, His remains were buried at the foot of his Holiness's tomb at Dewa.
  • Fazihat shah, previously known as zahur Ali of basidpur (Gaya). He was an earnest seeker of truth. For a long time he followed a famous sadhu madhow das of Bihar. But his thirst was not appeased and he subsequently acceplied the discipleship of revered musafeer Ali shah of chistipur (Bihar) and at the time of his death the saint advised him to go and search for his Holiness Sarkar Waris-e-Pak Alam Panah. Thus he came to Dewa and attended upon his Holiness for a long time.
  • Abdul Ad Shah formerly known as Hakim Mubarak Hussain of Sahobigna (Gaya). He was at first a disciple of Syed Fakhruddin Ahmad alias Hakim Badsha. He visited Baghdad, Karbala, Najaf-e- Ashruff, but did not feed any inclination to spiritualism, once he med a certain dervish who recited to him the following:

“If there be nothing of the Divine within the human form, why would the Angles have bowed to this combination of earth and water” and dervish advised him to go to seek. The words produced a deep impression upon the Hakim and began an earnest search. He visited various Dervishes, but his restlessness did not cease. He reached masauli (Barabanki) where His Holiness So journey at the time. When he met His Holiness the latter Said, “Well, you are come at last. There is no duality in the spiritual world, “then he was admitted into the mission and was granted a mantle. He attained high perfection in spiritualism.

  • Maulana Mohammad Shah, formerly known as maulan Mohammad shafi of Etawah was a learned scholar and an eloquent lecturer. Being a scrupulous follower of the text of Shariyat he was at first disinclined to His Holiness, But happening ones to come to Dewa he chanced to have interview with His Holiness. This had a great effect upon his mind and he fell down and requested his Holiness to accept his disciple.
  • Mustaqim Shah of Fatehupur was one of the ladies who entered the mission and was given honorable position therein.

Namdar Shah, a scion of the royal house of Qudh(a government pensioner) is another eminent member of the mission. He has sacrificed various material comforts for the attainment of divine love. Ghulam Waris, formerly known as kanaya Lal, is one of the most earnest disciples of His Holiness. He was formerly a Hindu, but he subsequently embraced Islam. Among other Hindus given to the service of his Holiness may be mentioned the following:

  • Thakur Pancham Singh, Zamindar Dt. Mainpuri.
  • Raja Udyat Narayan Sing, Suratgunj, Oudh.
  • Baboo Moti Misser, Vakil, Bhagalpur.
  • Thakur Grur Mohan Singh, Zamindar, Bhagalpur.
  • Rafiqa, a Jewess, residing in Calcutta is one of the Holiness's devoted followers.

Among Christians may be mentioned the following:

  • Mr. Henry, Traffic Inspector, Ajmer.
  • Mr. Brown, Late Chief Superintendent, Deputy Commissioner's Office, Bahraj.
  • Mr. Johnston, Superintendent of Police, UP

One of the very advanced disciples of His Holiness came from the far western land of Spain. This was count Glazara of Santa Calara. He was an earnest Soul, hankering for truth. During his sojourn in London this gentleman came in contact with certain Indian Mohammedans then studying in London. There was one among them, Mr. Habib Ahmad, who knew the art of foretelling, and attracted considerable notice by the demonstration of his power. The count took him for a spiritualist. There upon Mr. Habib Ahmad told him frankly that there was nothing spiritual about him, but that if the count would really see His Holiness, of whom he himself was a disciple. The count at once felt a strong inclination to see His Holiness. He requested Mr. Ehtesham Ali Khan (Bar at Law) of Sasaram, who was then studying in London to commend him to his holiness's permission if he (the count) could come and pay his respects to his Holiness's at Dewa. By the time he returned to India Mr. Ehtesham Ali khan forgot all about this request . but when he next visited his Holiness as Dewa. His Holiness at his own instance enquired if he had brought any message for him from London.

Mr. Ehtesham then recollected all about the count and delivered the message. His Holiness granted the permission solicited and asked Mr.Ehtesham Ali khan to communicate the same to the Count. The count arrived in India and was given a good reception by the Indian and the local government. He left his retinue at Barabanki and proceeded to see His Holiness at Dewa with only one interpreter. The conversation took place in Arabic. The interview lasted one night only the count took the pledge and became one of the most earnest disciples of his Holiness.

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan the first interview between His Holiness and Sir Syed took place at Aligarh. Sir Syed came to pay his respects to His Holiness and was very graciously received. His Holiness remarked he had no prejudice against English education, that love, sincerity and spiritual realization were the only things required; any other kind of knowledge acquired was wholly immaterial. Sir Syed complained that people called him infidel. His Holiness consoled him that a Syed could never be infidel and asked him to proceed with the duties he had taken upon himself.[3]

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