Hazrat Sultan Bahoo (RA)

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The Ancestors

Hazrat Sultan Bahoo was born arguably after or before the reign of Shah Jahan ( A Mughal King). His ancestors came from Arabia they were Alavid { descendent of sons of Hazrat Ali (RA), other than Hazrat Hasan(RA) and Hazarat Hussain (RA) }. When persecution of Syeds was begun by government of Omyyids and after them the Abasides, many clans of Syeds migrated from Arabia and Iraq. It is said thad the group of Alavids captured Hirat and for some time established their rule over the reagion while others joined the armies of Sultans of neighboring states and countries.One of the troops of Alavids under the command of their chief Mir Qutub Shah , accompanied Sultan Mahmood during his campaign in Somnat. Finding them loyal and brave the Sultan Granted them the Titled “Awan”. Ofter the conquer of Somnat Mir Qutub Shah sought order of Sultan to capture other free states i.e of Rajas, Chauhan, Janjua, Which are in the north of Punjab. Mir Qutub Shah Found a empty vally rear the river which is known as Soon Valley, Where he settled with his man.




There was a still a village exist which was known as Anga, it was in the Soon Valley. In Anga Mir Qutub was camped with his armies. Few families decided to settled in Anga. So some of them accepted Islam and got mix with Awan. The Awan employed themselves in Muslims armies and some of them began farming for their living. The Awan of Soon Valley followed the footsteps of their father , that is why many of them are works in Civil Services till now. Awan was also renown as a religious community. So in such socity the elders was prominent among all for being a Sofi Shaikhs. Among all those Sofi Shaiks only name of Hazarat Shaikh Sultan Fateh Muhammad is well known. He was the grandfather of Sultan Bahoo. And the grave of Sultan Fateh Muhammad exists in Anga. He was well known Saint and have outstanding power of healing and for other miracles.



The Parents

Sultan Fateh Muhammad had a son sultan Bazeed Muhammad. He grew up as a young pious man. He was the strick follower of sharia. He was also the chief of clan. He joined the army of Khurram (A Mughal emperor) who was the emperor after the Shah Jajan. Sultan Bazeed Muhammad married with vary pious lady, who was also from his clan, and her name was Bibi Rasti. Sultan Bazeed Muhammad was impressed by his wife’s piety and her religiosity. Then he decided to leave his service under the army.





The Child And His Education

It is narrated that one or two sons were born before Hazrat Sultan Bahoo. As Bibi Rasti had already been told in a vision about the birth of son with great spiritual powers, she concentrated spiritually upon each son when he was born and he died. She neither worried nor grieved because she knew that the promised son was still awaited. When Sultan Bahoo was born the mother concentrated spiritually upon him but the baby accorded duly with the forceful blessed power. She was assured that it was certainly the baby destined to be a saint of great spiritually prowess. Then she saw that he did not take milk during the month of Ramadan. And he was not like ordinary children. When he was a few year old and come out of the house with servant, a distinctive aura could been seen around his person and especially a bright light on his forehead. Hazrat Sultan Bazeed Muhammad died when Sultan bahoo was just a child. He was buried in the graveyard nearby his grave is still visited by people. Then his mother Bibi Rasti took over to supervise his traning, discipline and education.






The study of hazrat Sultan Bahoo books on Sofi topics shows him a competent writer in Persian. He is so original in his style of prose and poetry that he could not attained to his uniqueness in his expression if he had not gone through a vast study of Persian language and literature. Then we find many reference to Quranic verses, Ahadith, commentaries of the religious authorities, Sofi authors and poets like Ghazzali, Romi, khaqani etc. one can also deduce this fact from his writings that he had photographic memory; he could easily employ his memory while quoting Ahadith, poitic lines etc.





Hazrat Sultan Bahoo was learned man of his time. When he claim not to have much ilmi Zahir,   it only mean that he had never been a student of any well-reputed school and so never graduated from any well known institution.