AHRAM POSH FAQIR’S
 

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Sarkar Waris Pak (R.A) take an active part in preaching of Divine love and “Sunnat-E- Nabwi (S.A.W)” ,he was also a faqir, Therefore his disciple may broadly be divided into two groups, One group is man of the world (Those who adopted his doctrine but made no apparent change in their way of life) and other one is Ahram posh faqir, It’s mean the group of those person who were admitted into warsi order, those who were following the footsteps of Sarkar Waris Pak (R.A) and became mendicant or faqir .They lived a simple life and not entangled with worldly affairs, those who were adopted the yellow ahram as a grab and retained it through out the life. They are known as “Ahram posh faqir’s”. Faqir is one who not only to avoid all worldly affairs but he has no connection with family and kins.His every action is according to the Divine love and Sunnat-E-Nabwi (S.W.A).
The dignity and value of faqir has been found in numerous hadith such as Hazrat Sooban (R.A) narrated that once Holy prophet (peace be upon him) said,” My Houzze Kauser is so huge, as long as equivalent to the distance from Uddan to Oman, it’s bowels are countless such as numerous stars on the sky. It water is more chiller than ice and sweeter than honey. Faqir’s are those people who will come first at Houzze kauser.”
Then we asked to him,” Who are those?" Holy prophet (peace be upon him) replied that those who has random hairs, those who wear dirty clothes, those who avoid to marry with landlord ladies, people do not open the door for him, in other word no one welcome to him, he has always done his duties but no one paid his rights.
If we skip over the pages of sarkar waris history then we come to know that he insisted to anyone do not enter in warsi order, nor did he give Ahram to anyone without his demand (its base upon the will of disciple)
Sarkar waris pak (R.A) has cleared this issue in that manner;
“Sunno, sunno koi bhi merai khatir apne bewi bachoon ko na chorai, aur ager koi apni merzi sa mere Rasta per ana chahi to phir sub chor da khusi, gum, turke duniya, turke uqba, tarke maula yani turk hi turk aur mutoo qabla anta mutoo per qaim ho jae.”
Sarkar waris pak (R.A) himself declared, “Listen, listen, one who recognized my disciple, has recognized me.”

EXPLANATION:
In the above saying , Sarkar Waris Pak (R.A) advised that a real mendicant or faqir is one who maintain the dignity of ahram, his mode of life is ascetic, whatever they do (Habits, action and symptom of forgetfulness) are according to the command of sarkar waris , he merge with him and should be regard as” Fana-Fi- Sheikh.”
Sarkar Waris Pak (R.A) sayings and instruction to his mendicant or faqir may broadly be divided into two classes.

*Special instruction
*General instruction


Special Instruction:
The teaching of Sarkar waris pak (R.A) was not same for everyone. It varied to the capacity of the individual. So different set of efforts were prescribed to various disciple and many of them were successful due to the blessing of our sarkar.
These special instructions may again be subdivided into two categories

(1)KASSAB-E-KHASS
(2)KASSAB-E-RIAYAT


Kassab-E-Khas:
These instruction were concerned with Ahram mendicant or faqir only, through these instruction sarkar waris pak (R.A) had instructed his mendicant or faqir to engaged themselves in different kinds of efforts such as
- He ordered to someone,” To abstain from eating vegetables, beef meat and birds.”
- He instructed to someone,” To spend his life in nocturnal prayers.”
- He also instructed to someone,” To repeat the name of God continually.”
- He assigned to someone,” To fast permanently.”
- He also directed to someone," To perform Haj many times.”
- He ordered to someone,”To remain indoor and open it whenever he came here.”
- He also directed to someone, “To lead a secluded life.”
- He ordered to someone, “To keep his eyes open.”
- He directed to someone, “Not to open his eyes.”
- He also directed to someone, “Not to speak.”
- He ordered to someone,” Spent his life in jungle like a recluse.”
- He instructed to someone, “To be vegetarian.”
- He also instructed to someone,” To give up all kinds of foods.”

Kassab-E-Riayat:
Kassab-e-Riayats are those instructions in which our sarkar has delegated special favour to his disciple or faqir. Although these instruction were obligatory in his period of life and not carry out today but in special circumstances one can follow it temporary such as
- He proposed to someone,” To lead a life with family.”
- He allowed to someone,” To use stool, chair or bed.”
- He directed to someone,” He can use camel riding and reach at specific point.”
(Although animal riding is prohibit to Ahram posh faqir)
- He instructed to his disciple,” Ahram posh faqir can travel through train or plain as well as use stool and chair in it.”
- (Ahram posh faqir avoid sitting on stool and chair, if it is place on ground directly)

General Instruction:
These instructions are compulsory to all warsi (Both for Ahram posh faqir and ordinary warsi disciple). All warsi are so concern to carry out these instructions till end of the world without any distinction. It’s mean that lover whatever you do once, continue to do it, whatever you left, you should never turn back to it and there is giving up in love means avoid only avoid, They are obey the following command of Sarkar Waris such as he says that our goal of journey is love, we are lover not a majzoob.There is no arrangement in love and the duty of lover is to bow his head beyond his beloved.

Irshadat and Ahkamat-E-Warsia for Faqir’s:
Nida-E-Ghabi is regard as precepts of God, whenever these precepts were spell out in the form of words by our Holy prophet (peace be upon him), so these were known as “Kallam- e-Allah” Similarly whenever Holy prophet (peace be upon him) had translated these precepts through his preached and practiced then these were recognized as “Sunnat” or “Hadiths”. So it’s clear that both the precept of God and Hadith have focused on same point, its mean both are alike only the name differ.
Haji Hafiz Waris Ali Shah (R.A) is one of the lover of God and Holy prophet (peace be upon him), Although his teaching and practice were consider as “Irshadat or Ahkamat-e waris” but in reality , They are actual translation of God precepts and Hadith.Therefore Irshadat or Ahkamat-e-waris pak(R.A) for Ahram posh faqirs are following
- He said,” Faqir is the lover of God.”
- He also said," And lover should be doing exactly what’s the beloved want, neither he asked anything , nor he refused and this condition is called “TASLEEM-O-RAZA”
- He further said,” The spell of Asiq (lover) is consisting of three words in Urdu, AIN is stand for prayer of God, SHEEN is stand for regularity of shariat and KHAFF is stand for self sacrifice.”
- He said,” Asiq (lover) is start from ain and shara is end on ain.”
- He said,” Everyone should abide by Divine law and it is obligatory to follow tradition.”
- He said,” One who makes profession a means of subsistence is not a faqir.”
- He said,” Ahle-Tasdeeq do not acquire any profession for their means of subsistence.”
- He said,” Confirmation is in doubt, if you depend upon for your subsistence.”
- He said, “Faqir would be satisfied on those help, which he gets without asking.”
- He said, “Be patient even if you are in starving.”
- He said, “Do not mention it if you are in starvation for last seven days, however you gets problem, you should never disclose it, not even of God.”
- He said,” Question is prohibiting for Faqir.”
- He said,” The highest rank in faqiri is that one who will be dies rather than stretching hands before others.”
- He said,” Do not ask anything, be satisfied and patience, whatever you get without asking.”
- He said,” Do not carry your wants before God, One who is as near to your jugular vein, Does he not know?”
- He said, “Craving for pray (dua) is against the mode of Tasleem-O-Raza.”
- He said," If one is struck with adversity, one must be patience and offer thanks when in comfort.”
- He said,” Faqir should be selfless completely and designated to the will of God.”
- He said,” It is necessary for Faqir to sacrifice his life in the cause of God and do nothing for the world.”
- He said, “Faqir should not be displeased to anyone and he does not concern that who is please or displease by him.”
- He said, “Faqir should not pray or cruse to anyone.”
- He said, “Faqir should never engage in making amulets (taweez) or knotted strings.”
- He said, “Faqir is one who neither prays for a friend, nor cruse for a foe because they regard friend and foe alike.”
- He said, “One who pleased my faqir, has pleased me, similarly one who displeased my faqir, has displeased me.”
- He said, “Never to take revenge even to an enemy and deal fairly with him, it is a tradition of Sheire-Khuda (Hazrat Ali)
- He said, “Faqir is one who should not engage himself in love of his children.”
- He said, “Faqir should be regarding every woman as his mother or sister.”
- He said, “Faqir is one who separate from arrangement.”
- He said, “Faqir is one who should be honest and upright in his dealing.”
- He said, “Faqir is one who has nothing other than God.”
- He said, “There is giving up and foregoing in love and our motive is avoid only avoid, it’s mean to avoid everything connected with him.”
- He said, “Go to die but do not ask anything, To be annihilate in the love of God, Not to amass any worldly wealth, To obey the Divine law and you should never complain, if any trouble occur because hardship and comfort are God give if so to who should be complain?”
- He said, “The main object of faqiri is to be annihilating them.”
- He said, “One who bows down his head in loves than his mission is complete.”
- He said, “It is the dignity of faqir, to be honorable in society.”
- He said, “Faqir remained in meditation for a longtime after that he has achieved the goal and observe the Divine luster.”
- He said, “When he has nothing other than God, becomes faqir.”
- He said, “Do not disclose his trouble, God is seeing everything.”
- He said, “Faqir is one who owns nothing and not the owner of anything.”
- He said, “Faqir is one whose breath should not pass without the remembrance of God.”
- He often advised to faqirs, “This Ahram is your dress in life and it will be your coffin.”
- He said, “If faqir died, he would be buried after wrapping in his Ahram because this is his coffin too.”
- He said, “Faqir was buried on the spot where he died, but in case of trouble, you should be carried him another spot.”
- (Avoid to carry him on stool or couch)
- He said, “Caps and shoes are wearing for comfort only and faqir regards all effects of comfort and grief equally. Just as caps and shoes are necessary for the world similarly it becomes dispute for faqir.”
- He said, “It is the manner of faqir to be lived with bare feet and bare head.”
- He said, “We don’t like Takiya or pillow, Faqir never wants takiya or pillow, faqir is one who should rely or takiya on God, we never had any takiya or pillow.”
- He said, “Neither participates in the ceremony of marriage or death, Nor to leading the prayers.”
- He said, “Do not construct the houses,, it is useless to make home for temporary life.”
- He said, “Arrangement of conveyance is useless for traveling.”
- He said, “Woman, land and wealth are the source of worldly wrangles to remain free one should avoid them.”
- He said, “Obscurity should be regarded as friend and publicity should be avoided.”
- He said, “Order of faqiri is from the Ahle-Bait.’’
- He said,” Faqiri is from Bibi Fatma (R.A) and this generosity has been issued by Hazrat Imam Hussein (R.A).”
- He said, “Faqir is one who became selfless after confirmation.”
Through these above Irshadat ordered has been given to the Ahram posh faqirs. It is the bounden duty of faqir should be obligatory to follow these irshadat. One who follow it they are sincere and on right path otherwise remaining are victim or self center.

Ahram Posh Faqir of Today:
In the world of today, an Ahram posh faqir is very much please to tell that our Sarkar Waris Pak (R.A) said, “One who recognized my faqir, has recognized Me.” but he does not think over that type of faqir has been explained by Sarkar Waris Pak (R.A). Real faqir is one who is following the irshadat and taleemat of Sarkar Waris Pak (R.A) and becomes “Fana-Fi-Sheikh” as well as he know the meaning of Divine love. By means of this panel we want to clear on everyone, how should be represent the Ahram posh faqir today? If we go through the Ahram posh faqir of today then we come to know that he is not according to the command of Sarkar Waris Pak (R.A). For example our Sarkar often advised to his faqir, “Don’t sit with cross legs.” but today large number of Ahram posh faqir are not following this command although everybody knows about it, that is why we can say that today Ahram posh faqir is away from his right path. Today we are so concern with Ahram posh faqir on those points what should they do and what should be always avoided? And whatever he is doing, don’t do that therefore little concern and struggle is require to prove that How should be represent the Ahram posh faqir today?
Ahram posh faqir needs proper guidance therefore Bait-Ul-Warsia World Trust (Pakistan) is an organization which is working for Ahram posh faqir and takes special interest for improving the qualities of true faqir. It also takes an active part in propagation of warsi order, for this purpose they have conducted different programmes and published many books in that manner not only point out the defects of faqir but also give proper guidance. And they are working day in and day out sincerely for the preaching of Taleemat-E-Waris Pak (R.A).
Nawadrat-E-Waris, Mera Murshid Waris, Dare Silsila-E-Warsia and Khulwar, Faqiri kia hai? Akhri Wali are such a valuable and authentic books. After reading of these books we come to know the tradition, rule and regulation of warsi order, Duties of faqir as well as we also clear some doubt about that who is Ahram posh warsi faqir? And who is exit from faqiri? Above all books are available in the library of Bait-Ul-Warsia World Trust (Pakistan). One who wants to read these books so he should be contact with Abdul Majid Shah Warsi at khorangi Karachi.

HAZRAT AL HAJ FAQIR IZAT SHAH WARSI

Introduction:

Hazrat Al Haj Faqir Izat Shah Warsi was born on 09 Nov at ancestral village of Sanghoi Jhelum. His father was an eminent pious, physician and a retired junior commissioned officer Subedar Qazi Mohammed Yousaf Qadri Sarwari. Haji Hafiz Akmal Shah Warsi named him as Aziz Ahmed and became his patron. His great grandfather was Hafiz Rukan Alam Chishti who was caliph of Khawja Shamsudin Sialvi.During Hafiz Rukan Alam Chishti’s time; Sarkar Alam Panah Haji Waris Ali Shah came to Sanghoi and honoured the village by staying for three days and nights. On departing Sanghoi, Sarkar Alam Panah said, “We have our share in your family and when we desire we shall get our share”. Sarkar Alam Panah got his share in the shape of Hafiz Akmal Shah Warsi (ahramposh by Sarkar Alam Panah) and Faqir Izat Shah Warsi.

Basic Education:
Faqir Izat Shah Warsi got his worldly education from High School Sangoi Rawalpindi and higher education from Punjab University.

Journey to Ajmer Sharef:
During 1938 when Faqir Izat Shah Warsi was attending matric classes, he left Sanghoi and reached Dehli via Kaliar Sharef. In Dehli, he met a Majzoob Dervish Yasin Sahib who ordered him to report Khawja Gharib Nawaz at Ajmer Sharef. He reported to Gaddi Nashin Khawja Gharib Nawaz, Khawja Hassan Imam Chishti, and Faqir Izat Shah was awarded the duty to look after the Mazar Sharef and key of Mazar Sharef was awarded for opening and closing the Mazar Sharef of Khawja Gharib Nawaz. During the stay he was taught Tafseer Quran Hakim by Hafiz Noor ul Hassan Chishti. One day Khawja Hassan Imam Chishti told Faqir Izat Shah that your duty over here is over. You will report to Deva Sharef as per orders of Khawja Gharib Nawaz. Total stay was eleven months and twenty days.

Journey to Deva Sharef:
Faqir Izat Shah Warsi, as per order, reported to Deva Sharef, met his uncle Hazrat Hafiz Akmal Shah Warsi, who presented him to Main Shah Warsi who got him in the Warsi family / silsila.

Back to Home:
During1939, Faqir Izat Shah was ordered by Mian Aughat Shah to return to Sanghoi. He resumed his studies, completed and joined education department. During youth, he was known as man of character and a class of sportsmen.

Arrival at Chapper Sharef:
On 08 March1948, Hafiz Akmal Shah Warsi died at Chapper Sharef (Gujar Khan Dist Rawalpindi), Faqir Izat Shah was the only person from his family who reach Chapper Sharef for the burial of Hafiz Akmal Shah Warsi. After the death of Hafiz Akmal Shah, Abdullah Shah Warsi stayed on at the grave of Hafiz Akmal Shah Warsi. Abdullah Shah Warsi died during 1956 and Astana was without an Ahramposh.During the annual Urs of Sarkar Alam Panah, on 08 March 1956, Faqir Izat Shah Warsi was awarded Ahram on order of Sarkar Alam Panah by Faqir Hairat Shah Warsi. The construction of Mazar Sharef of Hafiz Akamal Shah was started. Sarkar Alam Panah said, “This will be Deva in Pakistan”. Today it can be observed, Chapper Sharef as Deva in Pakistan. Faqir Izat Shah Warsi stayed at Chapper Sharef for forty-eight years and Chapper Sharef became a central place of warsi silsila in Pakistan.

The State of Affairs after Ahramposhi:
Faqir Izat Shah Warsi was an eminent scholar, writer and as per tradition of warsia silsila, he would travel a lot within the subcontinent and worldwide. He performed forty-nine (49) Haj; He used to stay at Medina for months together. He had finest touch of poetry in Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi and Siraiki.

Member Islamic Ideological Council:
Faqir Izat Shah accepted the membership of Islamic ideological council on the personal request of Gen Zia ul Haq, the president of Pakistan and he delivered many lectures on different subjects in the council.

Service in the field of Education:
Faqir Izat Shah Warsi was a great educationist. He established thirteen (13) Schools where along with Dars, education is rendered up to graduation level. Boarding, lodging is provided free.

Relations with Contemporary:
Faqir Izat Shah was the most prominent saint of his time. Almighty Allah has bestowed upon him a towering personality with knowledge, wisdom and vision. He had the complete patronage of Sarkar Alam Panah all the time. Numerous Qadianies embraced Islam by his continuous preaching. He was so enriched in “Tasawaf” that even in Saudi Arabia; He had numerous followers including people from Royal family. Throughout his life he would serve the humanity and at Astana Chapper Sharef, every visitor is looked after as guest with honour and dignity. He would preach the teaching of Sarkar Alam Panah Haji Hafiz Waris Ali shah, therefore large number of the people were adopted the warsi silsila, Abdul Majid Shah Warsi ,who is the leader of Baitul- Warsia World Pakistan was also entered in warsi silsila by Izat Shah Warsi .
Faqir Izat Shah Warsi died on 07 Sep 2004 at the age of seventy-nine (79) years. He was a beam light of Silsila Warsia and left thousand grieved disciples all over the world.

Trust Astana AliaWarsia:
During 1995 Faqir Izat Shah appointed a Trust with the chief executive Jamil Asghar Malik (a high class retired Govt official) and got it registered. A Board of Trustees assists him in managing the logistics of Astana. The Trust has appointed Faqir Ahmed Shah Warsi, (an Ahramposh and a close disciple of Faqir Izat Shah Warsi) to remain in Astana for spiritual/ religious teaching.