Haji Waris Ali Shah (R.A) (WARIS - E-PAK)
Sarkar Waris-E-Pak Instruction's
of Sarkar Waris-e-pak (R.A)
Born Date and Place:
First Safar Urdu Month, Friday 1228 Hijrah. English Date (1819) at
Dewa Sheriff which is 13 Km from Barabanki and 28 to 30 Km from
Our Saint Belongs to a family of learned and distinguish Syed of
Syed Ashraf Abi Talib Migrated to India with his family. He settled
in the out skirts of Kuntur. Town of Barabanki District. He built a
home there now known as Rasoolpur.
Miran Syed Ahmed Ali was born at Dewa Sheriff in 1141 Hijrah. Syed
Karmallah was his son. Whose sons were Syed Salamath Ali, Syed
Bisharat Ali, and Syed Sher Ali. Syed Salamath Ali has two sons, one
was Syed Qurram Ali and other was (Syed Qurban Ali Father of our
Saint Waris Ali Shah.). For more details open the Genealogical Table
of Sarkar Waris.
Syed Qurban Ali married his uncles Syed Sher Ali's Daughter Syeda
Bibi Sakina alias
Chandan Bibi. On Whom God had bestowed the honor of being the mother
of such an Inimitable personality as our Saint.
Prophecy of Sarkar Waris Birth
One day Miran Syed Ahmed was sitting on the tank, an unknown Dervish
Approached and announced in Arabic the glad tidings of the birth of
spiritual mentor of world Wide fame and a prodigy of divine favor
who would lead the astray to the right path of love of God and
humanity. And he will take Birth after Five Generations. The Dervish
said, “My greeting to you and the same to him who will take birth in
your family. Undoubtedly the glorified God has illuminated your
Forehead. By his light and manifestation has lightened the world. Oh
my Chief I offer to you my Hearty Congratulations. His name will be
one of the beautiful ninety-nine Epithets of Gods Almighty. His
qualities will spill over the boundaries of two Worlds. His
behaviors and kindness will resemble the light of Mustapha's (Chosen
holy Prophet's title). In this tavern the secret of the creation's
Hidden. He is the crown head of continent good office and patience.
He will Popular from east to west, in youths, in Christians and they
will acknowledge him as there leader and he will be the guide of
every religion. He will fulfill. The aspirations and hopes of every
Place of Sarkar Waris Birth:
Dewa Sheriff earned the proud name of being the birthplace of such
an earnest Personality as our holy saint Waris Ali Shah. It has also
been historical as well as Laudable land of illustrious,
intellectual luminaries, religious learned personalities
And men of intellect who took birth there. It is also a place higher
university education from whose portals came out savants of
Many aged and specially venerated persons of Dewa sheriff have
declared when the time for the birth of our saint was nearing his
mother at different times.
Our Saint lost his father's protecting hand at the age of two years
and the solacing care of his mother at the age of three. His grand
mother Janaba Hayathunissa Saheba Under took the duty of carefully
bringing him up. And the strange fact is that unlike other children
he would not drink his milk hurriedly but gradually and slowly,
moreover his thirst would be quenched with just a few Gulps, which
reflected the future qualities of patience and contentment.
The ladies of Dewa Sheriff were also surprised at the noble behavior
of the child and expressed that such a marvelous child is rarely to
be seen; unlike other children his sleeping bed was clean, free from
filth. Unlike other children he never cried but was mostly silent.
Whenever he felt urge to answer the calls of nature he made strange
signs and the nurse promptly attended to easy himself. During nights
he was seen gazing at the moon and stars as if to appreciate the
artistry of the Creator. He used to sleep very little; he would
always awaken with the smiling face.
Witnessing the same and Serene activity of the precocious child,
elder people of Dewa Sheriff begin to respect and hold him in high
estimation. As the child begin to grow his habits assumed dignity
and a sprit of independence. At the age of five his grandmother
engaged a fit instructor to begin his education
Childhood games of Sarkar Waris Pak:
The aim of his plays and games was to display the quality of Devine
truth, Dignity, generosity and kindness. In the grab of games he was
distributing sweets purchased from a sweet meat seller name Lukai
Halwai. Even through games one can discern his aversion towards
worldly life and glorification of divine love. His most delightful
pastime was to distribute clothes and coverings to the poor and
needy. He would even distribute home utensils of value. These
innocent acts of charity are signs of revulsion towards mundane
Instead of enjoying the fruits of his inherited property he lavishly
spent it out for the benefit of poor. In short this was an essential
and inherits quality of our saints full and genuine love, which
appears to us as children's play.
Secular Education of Sarkar Waris:
He learned Qraran-e-Sherif from his uncle Hazrat Ameer Ali, on
returning home he would not open his book to revise his lessons.
Later seated in the lap of nature, in the quiet stillness, would be
immersed in deep meditation.
With the aid of God given intellect, within two years he memorized
the whole Quran and become a Hafiz (One who learns the Quran by
heart). And Maulvi Imam Ali Shah imparts to him secular education.
Though the teacher was venerable yet he treated our saint with great
respect. The reason for respecting a young was that he was himself a
saint and could make out a man's urgings for acquiring a Divine
love. Our saint teaches men such lessons that are acquired without
learning and without any teacher's aid thus our saint was in not
need of worldly education. He wanted to teach such lessons to others
which were beyond the compression of laymen. He never forgets
whatever was taught to him.
And at the age of eight he was deprived of his grand mother and
there was none except the lord of the universe to look after him.
There after his brother in law Hazrat Haji Syed Khadim Ali Shah
Sahib a resident of Lucknow took him under his supervision and
continued his education where he learnt under renowned savants.
From his sayings and particular circumstances it is quite clear that
he was proficient scholar of literature and have a perfect knowledge
of Quranic exegesis, one such incident was that when our saint was
the guest of justice at Maulvi Syed Sharfuddin, he was a well known
literary expert of literature and philosophy. He recited to our
saint Waris-e-Pak a lengthy encomium Ode Couched in high flown
Arabic Language decked with metaphors and similes. Hardly he
finished reciting two of three couplets when our saint took it from
his hand and read it fluently, explain the difficult words and
figures. From this one can estimate our Saint's literary, ability of
Arabic Language. Our Saint had perfect knowledge of recitation of
Quran and its Verses exegeses. The power of his memory was so sharp
that what was taught to him at the age of 12 or 14 he would
recollect at the age of eighty. It has also been noticed that our
Saint conversed fluently with the Arabs and Persians in there
respective languages. Such people do not need acquisition of worldly
Knowledge but they are fit to answer any question as if they are
experts of art and sciences.
In 1838 A.D. Sarkar Waris Pak decided to visit holy places to
perform Haj. His devotees and disciples insisted to take some one as
his companion but refusing all worldly arrangements for his journey,
started on foot towards the holy shrine. Then Sarkar Waris Pak
reached Unnao, Shikohabad, Ferozabad, Agra, Jaipur Ajmer, Nagore,
and they're after a voyage from Bombay to Jeddah. And Sarkar Waris
got down at Jeddah and continue his journey to the holy shrine on
MECCA on the night of 29th Shaban our saint sat his foot in to
Mecca, and saw the reality of holy Kaaba. He beheld with what his
heart was aspiring without any veil draping it. There after he spent
the whole day in visiting historical and sacred places, there also
many prominent persons joined his cult and became his disciples. And
during the pilgrimage season every year he performs the holy Haj.
Sarkar Waris Final Haj and trips abroad
Sarkar Waris also visited Egypt and returned to Medina passing
though Palestine and from there went to Mecca to perform Haj rites.
There after a while he went to Aden and again returned to Medina to
participate in Haj ceremony. There he remained two weeks in Medina
and after Friday prayers visit the tombs of high spiritual leaders.
From Bombay via Ajmer Sarkar Waris reached Dewa Sheriff in 1266
Hijrah 1853 (A.D.)
IN SHORT OUR SAINT SPENT FOURTEEN YEARS COMPLETELY, TRAVELING TO THE
HOLY SHRINE OF KAABA AND PERFORMED SEVEN OR ACCORDING TO TRADITION
More important and significant is the devotional sprit, purity of
heart with which it is performed rather than the mere display of
adding the application of Haj with ones name.
Pardah of Sarkar Waris (Death)
Friday 6th April 1905
It was nearing four ‘O' Clock Hakim Mirza Yaqub Baig was feeling the
pulse and Our Saint 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 the duration of separation of eighty six or
eighty eight years came to an end and Our Saint's Soul flew to
Heaven to merge with the Infinite Beloved.
For more details open page (Last days of Sarkar Waris)
Now every year at Dewa Sheriff Karthic Mela will be held after
Dusshera accordingly. Every year this Mela will be organized to pay
respect and Homage to Syed Haji Qurban Ali Shah, Father of Our Saint
Al Haj Hafiz Syed Sarkar Waris Ali Shah. Sarkar Waris himself had
fixed the date of the URS (yearly Ceremony) of his Father after
Sarkar Waris-E-Pak Instruction's
The instructions of our Saint were not confined to one particular
body of religious persons. They were of high nature, glorious and
cosmopolitan and none were against any religion, to Muslims he
taught the fundamental aspect of unity of God. To Hindus he pointed
out the disadvantages of polytheism and blessings of God's oneness.
Many of them inclined towards monotheism and their number exceeded
those of Muslim devotees.
About Unity of God
Our saint said,” God is the creator of each and everyone, in it. God
is the sustainer. One who searches truth through truth his unity of
God is correct; one who searches truth through self his unity of God
is imperfect. Unity of God is knowledge if Heart and one in whose
Heart there is no room for others. Unity of God cannot be achieved
by speech nor by writhing. The discovery of God's truth is achieved
by a Unitarian through supplication.
Or Saint declared that a Unitarian is one who is absorbed entirely
in God's meditation not in other things. Hence a mystic definitely
is one who is a complete Unitarian, who has attained the rand of
believing that God is one and has no partner.
One, who has the knowledge of the unity of God, forgets worldly
things and becomes one with God. That mosques and temples are one;
whatever there is in a mosque is also in the temple, only the name
Our Saint has emphasized that Rab and Ram are one.
Our Saint had instructed, “That Behold one face and this was the
easiest way to acquire the knowledge of God.”
Our Saint had instructed,” the face of the Pir (Spiritual Guide)
is like a Divine Mirror reflecting the reality of God.”
There were such pious devotees whose state of condition and action
needs no clarification and who by seeing g the Divine face of Our
Saint became so intoxicated that some gave up their property and
adopted and ascetic life, some shed their ancestral temperament,
some cut off the shackles of worldly life while some others led a
lonely life to commune with God and in his remembrance. They were so
absorbed that they witnessed Divine luster in the face of their
Sarkar Waris said, “The first condition of a disciple is he should
not over step the boundaries fixed b his guide. A true disciple is
one who forgets every thing in the presence of his guide.”
Some Important Instructions about Pir (Spiritual Guide)
It is necessary for a Pir to sacrifice his life in the cause of
God and not to amass any worldly wealth. He also stressed that a Pir
is one who owns nothing, never to rely on anyone except God, A Pir
Is Imperfect if he calls anything his property. One who makes
Profession a means of subsistence is not a mendicant.
Sarkar Waris Instructed,” It is necessary for a Pir (Spiritual
Guide) to sacrifice his life in the cause of God and not of amass
any worldly wealth. He also stressed that a Pir is one who owns
nothing, never to rely on any one except God, he should not hoard
for the tomorrow, should not seek help from anyone other than God. A
Pir (Spiritual Guide) is imperfect if he calls anything his
property. One who makes profession a means of subsistence is not a
Sarkar Waris Instructed,” It is the dignity of a Pir to be free,
independent and self less, should never fear adversity, never
complain if any trouble occurs because hardship and comfort are God
given and if so to whom should he complain? A Pir is one who for
love of God should obliterate himself. A fakir is one who has no
capital in this world and after life. A Pir is one who maintains his
behavior and manners. One who relies in God succeeds and one who
trusts humanity e loses. A Pir is one who should not think of others
except aloof from this world A Pir should not pray for a friend or
curse and enemy. A Pir should never indulge in making amulets or
Sarkar Waris Instructed,"Mustaqim Shah not to open his eyes, Hafiz
Gulab Shah Sahib to be awake day and night, Abdul Razaaq Shah Sahib
not to speak and to Qadr Baqsh Sahib to abstain eating vegetables,
beef meat or birds.
Sarkar Waris Instructed,” It is necessary for a Pir to sacrifice
his life in the cause of God and not of amass any worldly wealth. He
also stresses that a Pir is one ho owns nothing, never to rely on
any one except God, he should not hoard for the morrow, should not
seed help from anyone other than God, A Pir is imperfect if he calls
anything his property. One who makes profession a means of
subsistence in not a mendicant.
Our saint often advised mendicants not to sit on a stool or sleep
on a cot. The heaven of a man is mud and he should merge himself in
Sarkar Waris instructed his disciples never to wreck vengeance
even on an enemy.
Sarkar Waris instructed, “Breaking promise is a sin; greed is a
prelude to dishonor.”
Sarkar Waris Instructed, “Envy as an ignoble quality and it spoils
Sarkar Waris Instructed, “never to speak ill of anybody's
Sarkar Waris Instructed, “Ego separates a disciple from his guide.
Obscurity should be regarded as a friend and publicity should be
avoided. The yearnings of one's base self keeps one away from God.”
Instructions of Sarkar Waris about Namaz (Prayers).
Sarkar Waris Instructed, “Be regular in your prayers, even if
there is an excuse for delay, perform it by signs.”
Sarkar Waris Instructed, “Prayer is one of the obligatory tenants
of Islam and its importance need not be repeated.”
Sarkar Waris Instructed, “God likes humility, repent and perform
your Namaz regularly. Prayer is an exact picture of humility and a
symptom of God's devotee.” God will be merciful.
Sarkar Waris Instructed, “one who is not observing Namaz (Prayer),
“He will not be admitted as a disciple.”
Sarkar Waris Instructed, “It is necessary that every one should
pray. Prayer is a world's system and if this is abandoned order and
law would suffer”.
Sarkar Waris Instructed, “In Prayers what is required is intense
concentration and punctual performance of prayer is excellent and is
a sign of obedience.”
Sarkar Waris Instructed, “That prayer should be performed with
well intention and with one's heart.”
Sarkar Waris Instructed, “In prayer fear of God and humility are
essential and it is an acme of believers for it enables one to reach
Sarkar Waris Instructed, “Prayer is the food of the soul”.
Sarkar Waris Instructions about Fasting
Fasting is the most exalted duty of Islam and it is a glorious
part and parcel which Our Saint explained with great respect and
honor. Not to eat any thing from dusk to dawn and only breaks the
fast at dawn prayer daily which stretches whole month of Ramzan.
Charity in the form of Food, money and clothing were distributed to
the poor according to Our Saints order.
Sarkar Waris Instructed, “Fasting is such a priceless prayer that
those who fast are included in the Divine list of Friends. They are
also blessed by angelic qualities of ego. It is also a kind of
spiritual food.” To display desire for fasting is the tradition of
Our Holy Prophet and increases divine love.
Sarkar Waris Instructed, “for seekers of God, life long fasting is
beneficial and Our Saint ordered such fasting to his devotees.”
There were many devotees of Our Saint in other countries beyond
India who always fasted for the sake of Divine love, casting aside
their mundane earnings and fasted through out their lives spending
their nights in prayers.
Sarkar Waris Instructions about Haj
Sarkar Waris said, “Who so ever performs Haj with sincerity, his
belief was perfect.
Haj is a testing ground of testing questions; whoever was firm in
this he was included among the friends of God. Who ever performed
Haj in staunch faith, surely he will get unseen help. It is
necessary that in quest of love if trouble is caused on should
regard it as comfort.
Haj is a testing ground of testing questions, whoever was firm in
this he was included among the friends of God, who ever performed
Haj in staunch faith surely he will get unseen help it is necessary
that in quests of love if trouble is caused one should regarded as
Sarkar Waris Instructions about Zakat
A religious tax is a basic and fundamental injunction of Islam was
highly important. Its fulfillment appears easy for it is a prayer of
financial obligation. It is to be distributed every year to the poor
a needy. God safeguards the wealth from which this tax is paid
willingly. “Zakat is a lucrative business; for one rupee paid as
Zakat God gives ten rupees and some times awards seventy rupees”.
Sarkar Waris Instructed, “Zakat is paid by one who resides in the
same country, earns his own living, owns no property and refuses to
touch ill gotten gains. Money taken by one who does not fulfill the
above conditions is not legitimate.”
Sarkar Waris said, “The definition of Zakat, whatever is
sufficient for one's needed to be retained and be remaining to be
Sarkar Waris Instructions on Faith and Social Manners
Our saint clearly taught the fundamental articles of faith and
The external and renowned meaning of unity is to express. God is one
and understand him as one, which is the condition for belief. When
this is confirmed, the other meaning of unity is to see God as one.
This is the stage of Mystics, therefore this meaning regarding God
is revealed to the heart of the Unitarian and he sees with his eyes
Divine manifestation in every thing.
Ø Sarkar Waris instructed, “Concentrate in one being. What ever
occurs openly or secretly, think God as a cause for it.”
Sarkar Waris instructed, “It is customary when you spend a night
at any place where there is a shrine you must pay a visit.”
Sarkar Waris instructed, “Just as a woman's marriage with two
persons is prohibited, similarly a disciple pledging loyalty to two
sheikhs is harmful.”
Sarkar Waris instructed, “It is incumbent on a fakir (Hermit) to
see the land and not to look up at the sky.”
Important Dargahs of Chishty Sufis in Indian sub-continent :
1. Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishty, Ajmer Sharif.
2. Hazrat Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki, Delhi (Mehroli).
3. Hazrat Baba Fariduddin Masood Ganj-e-Shakar, Pak Pattan Sharif,
4. Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya , Delhi.
5. Hazrat Alauddin Sabir Kalyari, Kalyar Distt. Rurki (Uttaranchal).
6. Hazrat Nasiruddin Chiragh, Delhi
7. Hazrat Gaisu Daraz Banda Nawaz, Gulbarga Sharif (karnataka)
6. Hazrat Amir Khusru, Delhi
9. Hazrat Sufi Hamiduddin Suwali, Nagaur (Rajasthan).
10. Hazrat Khwaja Fakhruddin Chishty, Sarwar Sharif, Ajmer.
11. Hazrat Hisamuddin Jigar Sokhta, Sanbhar Lake (Rajasthan).
12. Hazrat Jamaluddin Hanswi, Hansi (Hariyana).
13. Hazrat Jahangir Ashraf Samnani, Kachocha Sharif (U.P.).
14. Hazrat Waris Ali Shah Dewa Sharif (UP)
15. Hazrat Shah Sarang Machgaon, Bara Banki.
16. Hazrat Shah Meena, Lucknow (U.P.).
17. Hazrat Bu Ali Shah Kalander, Panipat (Hariyana).
18. Hazrat Shamsuddin Turk, Panipat (Hariyana).
19. Hazrat Jalaluddin Kabirul Auliya.
20. Hazrat Syed Abdur Razzaque Bansa Sharif, Bara Banki.
21. Hazrat Makhdoom Abdul Haque, Rudoli Sharif, Bara Banki.
22. Hazrat Abdul Quddus Gangohi, Gangoh (Saharanpur)
Chishti Sufi Stages of Love