is the 31st Perfect Shaikh of the Sarwari Qadri Order. The Sarwari Qadri Order started from Hazrat Mohammad Sall'Alahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam. It passed on to Hazrat Ali Karum Allah Wajhul Kareem, from whom it was transferred to the Ummat of Nabi Kareem Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam. This continued from Khawaja Hussan Basri Razi Allah Anhu to Ghaus-ul-Azam Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani Razi Allah Anhu and then to Sultan-ul-Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh. The Sarwari Qadri chain reaches Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus from Sultan-ul-Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh in the following order:
The holy birth of Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus took place on Wednesday, 19th August 1959 (14 Safar, 1379 H) at 4:30 am in Tehsil Bakhshan Khan, Bahawalnagar District, Punjab, Lahore Pakistan. The sacred essence of the child and his proximity with Allah showed symbols before birth to his mother. His mother did not feel any problem while bearing this sacred baby, something quite contrary to her other pregnancies. The time period of expectation went quite smooth and peaceful for her which is very rare for any mother.
Since eternity, Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus had been chosen by Allah for the treasure of Faqr, so the Divine Light of Truth prominently shone upon his countenance. Whoever saw this sacred child, could not take away his gaze from that luminous face. Once a faqeer saw his celestial forehead and told his mother, "Allah has chosen him and written a special destiny on his forehead. He will spend his whole life under the supervision of Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani Razi Allah Anhu who will prepare him and train him spiritually for a very special purpose". On another occasion, he said, "Your son is a Leader. Wherever he would go, he will lead". Hence, for enabling him to hold the treasure of Faqr and to execute the hardest duty of guiding the seekers of Allah on the divine path, he was made to go through severe hardships and immense difficulties from the early stages of his life.
Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus is the eldest son of his parents. He was 4 years old when his religious and worldly education began. His father was not sound and stable financially. Despite being so keen of gaining knowledge and studying, he madzillah-ul-aqdus had to leave his studies every now and then to help his father in earning money. He spent early innocent years of his life doing various jobs to earn money, but whenever his financial conditions got a little stable, he restarted his studies. His intelligence can be judged by the fact that he wrote moral essays and articles in the children's section of Roznama Mashriq, Masawat, Imroz, etc. when he was only in class 5th.
Since childhood, he was anxious about knowing the reality of Islam and spent most of his free time in pondering over the signs of Allah and the message of the Holy Prophet Sall'Allahu Alayhi Wa'alihi Wasallam, as well as reading religious books. Continuing all these activities side by side, he madzillah-ul-aqdus passed his Matriculation Exams from Multan Board in 1978 and in 1983, he passed his BA with First Division from Baha-ud-Din Zikriya University, Multan.
In 1984, Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus began his career with a government job, due to which he had to shift to Lahore. Here, he also got married and lived a happy and well-settled life. After some time, his life took a sudden turn, whereby his financial conditions became better and better. At this phase of life, he was granted with everything he desired. Allah blessed him in such a way that whatever business he started to support his family, it flourished quickly. Allah graced him with such wealth so that he could not only experience its fake charm but also understand its reality. Soon, he overcame the attraction of wealth and an intense desire arose in his heart to get closer and closer to Allah. Despite all the luxuries of life, his heart was not content, so he used to meditate and pray much to find satisfaction.
From 3rd May 1998 till 12th October 2002, Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus wrote columns for the Haft Roza Family Magazine with the title of "Ism-e-Azam ki Barkat" (Blessings of the Greatest Name of Allah). In this column, he explained the marvels of one Attributive Name of Allah every week, and also elaborated the benefits of its Zikr (invocation). He also told the number of times one should recite these names to solve a particular problem. This mystic knowledge was bestowed upon him from the court of Ghaus-ul-Azam Razi Allah Anhu spiritually before taking outward oath of allegiance. Since, he madzillah-ul-aqdus was a seeker of Allah and Faqr only, and never wanted worldly respect or fame, so when, he felt that this column writing was becoming an obstacle in his path of Faqr as inclination of masses was increasing towards him, he left it. Collection of his columns "Ism-e-Azam ki Barkat" will be soon published by Sultan-ul-Faqr publications.
Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah was only 37 years of age, when he left worldly matters of life and absorbed himself completely in his relation with Allah. Gradually, his soul became more and more restless and impatient to meet its Beloved, that created an upheaval in his inward self. One day, he came across a strange man dressed in a peculiar manner who said, "The period of Allah's bounties has begun for you. Remain steadfast on your inner state." On hearing about his hidden esoteric condition from an unknown person, he got quite shocked and inquired him who he was. The man replied, "I am the one, who helps people and shows them 'The Way'. I have come just to see you" and then he moved ahead. After some time, he madzillah-ul-aqdus searched for him but he had disappeared. To find that man he gave people the man's description, but no one had seen any man around with such appearance.
Sultan ul Ashiqeen restricted his involvement in worldly matters and absorbed himself in intense worship of Allah. This accelerated his spiritual journey and he got connected esoterically to Ghaus-ul-Azam Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani Razi Allah Anhu who guided him and enriched him with the spiritual bounties. Ghaus-ul-Azam gave him the divine knowledge about all the attributive Names of Allah, he madzillah-ul-aqdus recited each Name of Allah, lacs of times. In December 1997, Hazrat Ghaus-ul-Azam blessed him with..
Success in Faqr is only possible through Ishq (intense Divine Love). In fact, Faqr is Ishq. Those, whom Allah has created exclusively for loving His Existence, find peace and salvation in nothing else apart from Ishq. Only in the pain and restlessness of Ishq, they find relief and pleasure. Once, the True Lovers turn towards Allah, in no way can the world or paradise attract them. The Vision of Beloved is their prayer and Ishq of Beloved is their worship.
Sultan ul Ashiqeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman Madzillah-ul-Aqdus is the best living example of Ishq-e-Haqeeqi. He stepped into the arena of love and his hard efforts and true intentions made him succeed in every trial of Ishq by the grace of Allah. With his intense passion of Ishq, he won all the challenges and crossed all the outward and inward obstacles in the way of Ishq. Infact, Ishq inculcates the ability of patience, strength and uprightness in the seeker as he meets the challenges in the way of Faqr. Because of the Ishq, the lover is ready to fulfill all the wishes of his Beloved at the cost of his own comforts. For his happiness, he sacrifices his own wishes, comfort, wealth, happiness, pleasures and every possession. He Madzillah-ul-Aqdus, got so absorbed in the Ishq for his Murshid that he forgot his own existence. He left all acquaintances, friendships, relatives and other worldly businesses; now his only concern was about the comfort and happiness of his Murshid. He was ready to sacrifice his entire wealth for merely one glance or smile of love from his Beloved Murshid.
The Holy Murshid Sultan-ul-Faqr 6th Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali (R.A) knew about the state of his intense Ishq, since a Murshid is always well-aware of every state of the seeker's heart, but it is necessary to test the true lover to prove his love upon other people and for the Day of Judgment. Usually the Murshid makes the true disciple go through different challenges, so he can educate and guide him spiritually and also allow him to prove his sincerity. The sincerity of the Ishq of Sultan ul Ashiqeen made him meet every challenge and succeed in every trial with strength. The blessings of Murshid and the favour of Allah are received by the seeker in accordance to his Ishq and sincerity, and he madzillah-ul-aqdus had got both of them in abundance. Hence, he passed every test successfully and reached the highest pedestal of Ishq.