The journey towards Wadi of Soon Skaser
|In a journey towards Wadi of Soon Skaser Sultan sahib saw a young shepherd aged about twelve years. Sultan sahib looked at the boy and his heart felt the rhythm and vibrations of zikr that the boy left his flock and start following Sultan sahib. When they reached Kalar Khar in Chakwal and Sultan sahib entered the cave for zikr and the young boy and another dervish stayed out side. The same evening month of Ramadan’s moon was sighted and Ramadan started. The young shepherd saw a deer coming towards him with a handkerchief with two chapattis in it hanging on its horn.
He took the handkerchief and eat one chapatti then and left the other for sahari. This routine continued through out the month of Ramadan. On the last day of the Ramadan the new moon was sighted and people start beating the drum in the happiness of Eid. Sultan sahib remained in the cave through out the month of Ramadan and with the noise of drum beats he came out and asked about the noise he was told that it is the end of Ramadan.
Sultan sahib said; “I have been in the cave and didn’t realize and a month of Ramadan has passed. Sultan sahib asked the young shepherd boy about his food. He told him that a deer was coming from the jungle with two chapattis in a cloth hanging on his horn, he explained his routine. Sultan sahib glanced at the jungle and the deer came out and said that I would like to be with Allah Almighty. Sultan sahib Allah Almighty’s Ism’s concentration to the deer and the heart of dear couldn’t sustain it and died on the spot. Than Sultan Sahib turned to The boy and asked him his name he forgotten his own name. Sultan sahib said that your name is Bahu.
He asked him what would you like he said the same as the deer. Sultan sahib asked him three times and he answered the same. When the boy received the Ism Allah Almighty’s concentration and his hair on his body start chanting the zikr of Allah Almighty. His heart could not sustain the powerful concentration and passed away after a short while. There were couple of pigeons on a branch over looking the incidents they start chanting Haq Bahu. Sultan sahib was burring the deer and young Bahu and the people recognized Sultan sahib.
The saying is that some time prior to Sultan sahib Baba Fareed ud deen Gangshakar passed by that way and there is a huge reservoir and some ladies were getting water from it. Baba sahib asked one of them for some water she replied that the water is bitter at which Baba sahib replied so it will be bitter. When some one wanted to drink the water and it was bitter. They found out what happened they went in search of Baba sahib but without any luck.
The people of the area were told by some wiseman the a person of such description will be able to get you the drinking water. The people requested Sultan sahib to turn the bitter water into sweet water. Sultan sahib said that no one is able to make it sweet the person who had turned it into bitter is the one who can turn it back. He further said that I can get you a new source of water. He pointed a spot and asked them to dig and the water start gushing through. The source of water is so big that few yards from it is a water mill. The water is the same ever since.
|Once Sultan sahib was travelling through Dera Ghazi Khan with few dervishes and they came to a village near a town called Fatha Khan. The dervishes decided to have something to eat and have a little rest for a while. They went to a house of a di (wet mother) and asked her to cook them some chapatis on the tandoor (oven). She replied that my daughter is suffering from eye infection and she is in great pain as you can see she doesn’t stop crying. Sultan sahib told her not to worry and that he will look after her. In the mean time the faqeers went to fetch some woods for fire and the lady was making the dough. The little girl was in the cradle and Sultan sahib was sitting by her and gave her one glance of zakir Ism Allah and she was engaged in such a zikr that her whole body was echoing with it. She was ceased crying .
When the mother didn’t hear her baby crying she came running to the cradle and said oh old man what have you done to my baby, you haven’t strangled her or killed her? Sultan sahib said! I haven’t killed her but I have given her such a new life that she will for ever and she wouldn’t need her cradle rocked. When she lifted the sheet from the baby’s face what she saw was strange. Her baby’s face was shining and her whole body was echoing Allahho hoo and she was in state of intoxication.
The mother was shocked and felt the effect of the sight her heart too start chanting zikr. She begged Sultan sahib for forgiveness for the remarks she made. The news got around the village and who ever looked at her their heart would be livened with the zikr. She was known as Mi Fatima mastoin (intoxicated). Her shrine is famous as a living grave(term used for the mizars from where one gets instantaneous response and guidance of true path of Allah).
|Sultan sahib was on another journey and was engaged in zikr in a forest. There were some disciples of Sheer Shah sahib collecting fire woods. One of them came near Sultan sahib and gave his Asslam, Sultan sahib looked at him and answered him back. That persons heart start performing the zikr (the feeling is so sensational that one has to feel it themselves in order to find out) he fell on the feet of Sultan sahib and started crying with joy of continues internal zikr. The other colleague observed him crying and went over to investigate. He also had a glance from Sultan sahib and his heart start performing zikr and he too started crying at the feet of Sultan sahib.
The third disciple observed the state of his companion’s, he lift the woods and ran back to report the matter to Sheer Shah sahib. When Shah sahib learned the fate of his two disciples he came to the spot where Sultan sahib was engaged in zikr. In the mean time Sultan sahib disguised his spirituality.
Sheer Shah sahib said to Sultan sahib “I don’t know who you are, a magician or some fake, I will report you to the court of Rasool Allah (blessing and salutation be on him). Sultan sahib replied that we will meet there and tomorrow we shell meet again. When Sheer Shah sahib entered the court of Rasool Allah (blessing and salutation be on him) he was observing everyone there but he was unable to visualize Sultan sahib.
While he was looking for Sultan sahib he saw a child emerging from sleeve of Rasool Allah’s (blessing and salutation on him) sleeve and Rasool Allah’s (blessing and salutation on him) kissed the child and passed over to ela a bait and companions (Allah be pleased with them) and further along to all those present in that meeting, eventually the child came to Sheer Shah sahib and start playing with their beard and pulled two hairs from it. Sheer Shah sahib didn’t react due to the respect and dignity of Rasool Allah’s (blessing and salutation on him).
The child went back and disappeared in the sleeve of Rasool Allah’s (blessing and salutation on him). Next day Sheer Shah sahib came up to Sultan sahib and said; “I told you that you are some fraudulent impostor I didn’t see you at the court of Rasool Allah’s (blessing and salutation on him) last night”. Sultan sahib replied “Shah sahib how many witnesses are acceptable in the Islamic divine law”. Shah sahib said;”two”. Sultan sahib presented him with the two hair of Shah sahib’s beard and said to them that here are the witnesses. Shah sahib was embarrassed and apologized for his out burst.
He further requested Sultan sahib to take him as a disciple and elevate him to further spiritual levels. Sultan sahib granted him his wish and further told him that there are some high level in the court of Rasool Allah’s (blessing and salutation on him) that all friends of Allah Almighty could not see them, that was the reason you was unable to see me.