1 Safar- Urs Sayyad Waris Ali Shah Rehmatullah Alaih
Hayat Sayyad Waris Ali Shah Rehmatullah alaih
Blessed Life of Haji-o-Hafiz, Syed Waris Ali Shah Rehmatullah alaih (Dewa Sharif, India)
(Foundar of Silsilay Warsia)
Sarkar Alampannah, Haji-o-Hafiz, Syed Waris Ali Shah Rehmatullah alaih was born on 1’st Ramadan 1238 Hijri at Deva Shareef , Deva is an ancient town, north of Bara banki. His mother named was “Syeda Bibi Sakina (Chand Bibi)”, who was the daughter of Syed Sheir Ali Rehmatullah alaih Its mean that his mother lineage was also connected with the family of Hazrat Fatima Rehmatullah alaih. His father was “Syed Qurban Ali Shah Rehmatullah alaih”, who was the Hafiz, Qari and famous Physician of his time. Sarkar Waris Pak Rehmatullah alaih came from a family of Husseini Syed, his genealogy shows that he was born in the 26’th generation of Hazrat Imam Hussein Rehmatullah alaih. His name “Waris”is an “Isme-Azam” and is one of the Ninety-nine name of Allah (As use in Quran), so he has gained the special attribute of God through his name.
GENEALOGICAL TABLE OF AL HAFIZ HAJI SYED WARIS ALI SHAH Rehmatullah alaih
PROPHET HAZRAT MOHAMMED (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam)
|BIBI FATIMA-TUZ-ZOHRA RadiAllahu Anha
D/O Prophet Hazrat Mohammed Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, married to
Hazrat Ali Murtaza RadiAllahu Anhu]
HAZRAT HUSAIN & HAZRAT HASAN RadiAllahu Anhuma
(1)IMAM ZAIN-UL-AABEDIN RadiAllahu Anhu
(2)IMAM BAQAR RadiAllahu Anhu
(3)IMAM JAFFER SADIQUE RadiAllahu Anhu
(4)IMAM MOOSA KAZIM RadiAllahu Anhu
(5)SYED QASIM HAMZA Rehmatullah alaih
(6)SYED ALI RAZA Rehmatullah alaih
(7)SYED MOHAMMED MEHDI Rehmatullah alaih
(8)SYED MOHAMMED JAFFER Rehmatullah alaih
(9)SYED ABU-MOHAMMED Rehmatullah alaih
(10)SYED ALI ASKARI Rehmatullah alaih
(11)SYED ABU-UL-QASIM Rehmatullah alaih
(12)SYED MEHROOQ Rehmatullah alaih
(13)SYED ASHRAF –ABI-TALIB Rehmatullah alaih
14) SYED AZIZ-UD-DIN Rehmatullah alaih
15) SYED ALLO-UD-DIN Rehmatullah alaih
(16)SYED ABD-UL-AHAD Rehmatullah alaih
(17)SYED ABD-UL-WAHID Rehmatullah alaih
(18)SYED UMMER SHAH Rehmatullah alaih
(19)SYED ZAIN-ULAABEDIN Rehmatullah alaih
(20)SYED UMER NOOR Rehmatullah alaih
(21) SYED AAHAD Rehmatullah alaih
(22) MERAN SYED AHMED Rehmatullah alaih
(23)SYED KARAMULLAH Rehmatullah alaih
(24)SYED SALAMAT ALI SHAH Rehmatullah alaih
(25)SYED QURBAN ALI SHAH Rehmatullah alaih
(26) SYED WARIS ALI SHAH Rehmatullah alaih
The childhood period of Sarkar Waris Rehmatullah alaih had passed with great splendour, all elder and younger’s were respected to him. Many strange activities of this precocious child had been observed by the people, some of which are following
Most of the times his eyes were looking red with full of tear, on which opthalmitis had been suspected by the people but another time when he had no sign of opthalmitis then people were astonished to see him, During Night, he was seen gazing at moon & stars, and smiling, it shows that he seemed to appreciate the artistry of the creature.
During the period of childhood he often slipped away out of home for three or four days & no one knew about him, where did he go but he himself came back to home. Once his grand mother enclosed him in the store, but he was also disappeared from the store, when on a search being made, he was found in garden.
Some saint also narrated that Sarkar Waris Rehmatullah alaih in playing had explained the quality of Divine love & advised them to abstain from the world to his playmates. He strongly disliked the worldly arrangement from his childhood period therefore he had distributed all his property amongst the poor rather than used himself.
Sarkar Waris Pak Rehmatullah alaih was started learning the Quran at the age of five and within two years he memorized the whole Quran and became Hafiz. His grandmother also wants to teach him secular education so Maulvi Imam Ali Shah taught him primary text book with great sympathy and love. Although Sarkar Waris Pak Rehmatullah alaih seldom read his books but it was the amazement of his tutor, he always knew the answered when tested. He spent long time in retirement and contemplation.
After the death of his grand mother, his brother in law, Haji Khadim Ali Shah Rehmatullah alaih took the charge of his bringing up and continued his studies, being too intelligent, he never forget whatever was to teach him. Therefore fame of his extraordinary talent was also spread here. Although his mother tongue was Urdu but he could speak fluently in many languages. He spoke with Arab, Afghans and Persian in their respective language without formality and unhesitantly.
MANNERS OF SPEECH
Sarkar Waris Pak Rehmatullah alaih way of speech was peerless & it intrinsic and extrinsic value capable of satisfying the needy and spiritually guiding the people, most of the time he kept silent with down caste eyes. He would converse with his devotees in short sentences and he often repeated his words to emphasize it meaning. The most command able feature of his speech was that everyone thought, Sarkar Waris Pak Rehmatullah alaih directing his attention towards him and referring to his desire and expectation. In this way everyone was benefited and satisfied.
Although the people, who paid a visit to Sarkar Waris Rehmatullah alaih, were of different categories and status of mind for e.g. Qari, Hafiz, Scholar master of arts e.t.c. From this point of view his comprehensive talk was unique which fulfilled the necessities and desire of everyone, according to their quest and interest.
Just as the large number of people indistinctive to any caste, creed and religion were impressed to the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) and entered in Islam (Except those, whose heart had been stamped with polytheism), In the same way people were inspired to the pleasant and soft speech of Sarkar Waris Rehmatullah alaih not only in India but in all over the world. He visited the different countries in his long period of traveling and met with peoples, whose were belonged to the different caste, creed, language and religion. All of them became sincere with him and desirous that to be admitted into his order.
Sarkar Waris Rehmatullah alaih was only fifteen years old, when he decided to perform Haj. It was evident from his childhood days, he became so emotional whenever he heard about Madina. Before going to Haj, he had distributed his elder things and household furniture amongst the poor and needy person. While remaining valuable landed property and costly books has distributed amongst his relatives. He thus broke of all worldly ties, when he started on his journey. At first he was paying a farewell visit to the tomb of Hazrat Haji Syed Khadim Ali Shah Rehmatullah alaih after that he moved forward, on then way he stopped at Ajmeer, where the annual celebration (Urs) was being held in the shrine of Hazrat Khawja Moin-Uddin Chisti Rehmatullah alaih, so he had participated in it. After a few days stayed, he wedded his steps towards Nagpore. Maulvi Hussein Baksh Saheb, an important resident and saint son welcomed to Sarkar Waris Rehmatullah alaih when he arrived at Nagpore. Only three days he stayed in the house of Maulvi Hussein Sahib and everyday people assembled in large numbers and took benefit from his sane and sanity advice but the soon Sarkar Waris Rehmatullah alaih started his journey towards Bombay. He spent two weeks here and paid homage to all shrine of Bombay. During his Bombay stayed, famous businessman Haji Yousuf Zakria Memon along with his companion became our saint disciple. Sarkar Waris Rehmatullah alaih boarded on ship so he started his voyage from Bombay to Jaddah. It was the month of Shaban, when he reached at Jaddah
Therefore he spent those days in visiting the historical and sacred place while he performed Haj on it specific days. Our Sarkar Alampannah Rehmatullah alaih had traveled to Hijaz many times and each time he spent three or four years in the holy land of Kabba but during the pilgrimage season every year he performed the Holy Haj. Thus he performed Haj 10 times, during the course of his journey.
He spent approximately twelve years in traveling in this period, he visited the Arab, Syria, Sham, Iraq, palastine, Russia and Germany. He visited Constantinople in the time of majesty of Sultan Abdul Majid, who was greatly impressed by him and offered himself to be admitted into his order, as well as thousand of Turk people became his disciple. It is an interesting to note that on the occasion of his visit to Berlin. Haji Sahib was a guest of prime of Bismark. His followers claim that Haji Waris Rehmatullah alaih was the first Sufi to actually visit the Europe.
It is shown by the traveling of Sufi’s and Holy man that whose purpose of traveling was never based on personal motives, nor for entertainment but his mission was to promote his spirituality and virtious deeds. From this point of view, we can say that our Sarkar Rehmatullah alaih traveling was unique and his spirituality attracted the attention of the people, Therefore nor only did, he show the path of righteousness to the people of Sub-Continent who were deeply immersed in the darkness of faithlessness but also traveled to far off places, even foreign countries to propagate the teaching of Islam. And through his sincere efforts countless people were come in the fold of Islam.
Sarkar Waris Pak Rehmatullah alaih was adopted an ascetic life since the period of childhood. Endurance was recognized by his routine habit so he had not passed single phase of his life without endurance. From the beginning he took little & simple food. When he reached at the age of fourteen then he became an eternal faster and when he went on his journey to Hijaz, he would break open his fast after seven days. He had continued this habit till the age of fifty. Even in these fast he took very little food. After the age of fifty, he fell sick and his health was fast deteriorating then he took daily food on the special request of his physician and devotees. For long time he abstain from the eating of mutton, milk, ghee, egg, onion, garlic and e.t.c. Everything of comfort and rest he avoided and completely cut off the worldly entanglement. Neither he sat on a couch, nor on the stool but he always sat and slept on the floor. Great wonder of his lying posture was that he was lying on his right shoulder without pillow in such a way that his back never touches the ground and his bent arm serving as a pillow.
His manner of sleep was according to the tradition of Holy Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam because our beloved prophet sometimes slept on a bear ground and sometimes slept on the blanket (Which was spreading over the ground), sometimes he slept without pillow and sometimes used brick or hand as a pillow. Now a days modern scientific research has been proved the significance of sleeping manners of Holy Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam. Sleep on right side is necessary for the health sake because in this posture stomach and gut do not put their heaviness on hearth due to which circulation does not compromise. Another significance of this posture is that Heart is floating due to which man never goes into deep sleep and his eyes will be open on a slight disturbance, in this way he will take safety and he may develop the habit of awake in early morning.
All the time, special blessing and reward were distributing in the darbar of Sarkar Waris Rehmatullah alaih and his devotees had gained knowledge by him. Grandeur of his spirituality was also seen in his teaching, like of which is hard to find. Just as Sarkar Waris Pak Rehmatullah alaih was a pious man with firm determination. In the same way his devotees has shown great endurance and perseverance in all trials and becomes shining stars for us.
MIRACLES (Karamat/Tasrafat) OF SARKAR WARIS PAK Rehmatullah alaih
MIRACLE RELATED TO FLOOD:
Haji Abass Hussein Sahib, who was the disciple of Sarkar Waris Rehmatullah alaih narrated that when he went to Hijaz for proceeding Haj, while traveling back, strong flood was appeared in river, due to this panicy situation created in ship, I was laying on a bench in this trouble and had profoundly missed to Sarkar Waris Rehmatullah alaih, suddenly I was stunned to see that Sarkar Waris Rehmatullah alaih was standing at the edge of ship and meanwhile flood has been passed away and our ship was appeared again to moved with it usual speed.
MIRACULOUS CURE OF DISEASES
Sarkar Waris Pak Rehmatullah alaih was a spiritual doctor therefore all hidden diseases have finished when he paid single attention on them.
Once upon a time a boy, who was a resident of Agra, suffered by intense pain due to renal stone. He seemed to be irritable because of disease, his relative along with boy came to meet our Sarkar Waris Rehmatullah alaih and told the detail of his condition. Sarkar Waris said “Next morning, your stone will pass away". Hence on the next day same happened just as our Sarkar Rehmatullah alaih said, the boy paid a visited to Sarkar Waris Pak Rehmatullah alaih with great pleasure and peoples were astonished to see his recovery.
MIRACLE OF SARKAR WARIS RELATED WITH ANIMALS & BIRDS
Extraordinary qualities were expressed in every talk of Sarkar Waris Pak Rehmatullah alaih and innumerable miracles had been manifested by him without any personal motives. All human and jinn had loved and good terms with him, similarly marine animals and birds were also lovingly communicated with him. This showed that animals and birds were also under the spiritual influence of Sarkar Waris Rehmatullah alaih. Therefore countless miracles of Sarkar Waris Rehmatullah alaih related to animals and birds are popular amongst the people.
Syed Maroof Shah Warsi narrated that I had observed so many times, when Sarkar Waris Rehmatullah alaih passed through the desert then all birds like dove, pigeons and etc. were soon gathered around him and they were trying to become more and more closed with him, Whenever he went for a walk to the canal or lake then fishes were settled down along the border of the lake, Similarly peoples were interesting to note that sometime when large number of ants were found on the sleeping bed of Sarkar Waris Rehmatullah alaih then he said, “ These ants are hungry so put the sugar on all the corner of the home”. Hence the disciple has carried out his order after those ants were disappearing very soon.
The spirituality of Sarkar Waris Pak Rehmatullah alaih has done a great wonder in this world and the people were amazing to see his spiritual manifestation. In short he had performed wonderful external & eternal miracles, which were not only appreciated by his disciple but the educated people were also fascinated to his miracles.
Pardah of Sarkar Waris Pak(Death)
On the 15th Moharram 1323Hijri, Sarkar Waris Pak Rehmatullah alaih became ill, His apparent illness began with cold and temperature but on 20th Moharram, his condition became more critical with high grade fever, so Hakim and Physician were came for his treatment but his health was fast deteriorating. The news of his critical condition reached every where. His devotees and disciple rushed from every nook and corner. On the special request of his devotees Hakim Mohammed Azziz Sahib came from Lucknow. Hakim Sahib told the amazement of our Sarkar pulse, “Every time, I feel nature and intensity of pulse differently, sometime it was healthy and regular but another time it was weak and irregular.”
Sarkar Waris Pak Rehmatullah alaih was also under the treatment of Hakim Abdul Hayi in his last days but no one cured him and his weakness was increasing day by day. Inspite of his incurable state of illness, he continued his affectionate instruction and religious saying and everyone were benefited from them.
When he happened to be unwell and people came to meet him and asked about his health then he replied that Alhamdulillah, I am fine but they are regarding me as a patient (Pointing toward the devotees).
Sarkar Waris Pak Rehmatullah alaih health was fast deteriorating and on1st Safar, it was nearly 3:45AM .Hakim Mirza Yaqoob Baig was feeling his pulse and Sarkar Waris Pak Rehmatullah alaih was awaiting the approaching time to join his beloved. All of a sudden the Hakim Sahib withdrew his hand and began to weep profusely and said that the duration of separation of eighty six or eighty-eight years came to an end. Our Sarkar soul flew to heaven to merge with the infinite beloved.
At that time Sheikh Mazhar Ali Sahib addressed to the audience,
“Brother, the sorrow in which we are plunge is not temporary to be forgotten soon but it will remain through out our life. Please be patience for a while in discharging last services to our saint. Before performing funeral rites, we must respect his saying that whenever a Faqir dies their he will be buried.”
So all agreed to prepare his shrine there, where his last breath ceased and big crowd of people had performed his funerals prays and finally on 1st of Safar 1323 Hijri at Deva Shareef. He was laid to rest in the tomb for eternal rest. Loyal devotees of Sarkar Waris Pak Rehmatullah alaih found every where in this world. Therefore every year on 1 st Safar at 3:43AM religious programme begin and special prayer are continue to progress from all the spot where his devotees resides.
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1 Safar- Urs Sayyad Waris Ali Shah Rehmatullah Alaih
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1 Safar- 112th Urs of Sayyad Waris Ali Shah Rehmatullah Alaih, at Dewa Sharif
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Sarkar Waris Paak said, “The heart which is concerned with love has no place for enmity”.
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Sarkar Waris pak Rehmatullah Alaih said "ISLAM IS ONE THING AND FAITH IS ANOTHER THING." Many people failed to understand the meaning behind this comment. So Sarkar Waris pak 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 صلى الله عليه و سلم 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.