Saint Syed Waris Ali Shah (R.A.)

(Sarkar Waris-e-Pak Alam Panah)

“Adhere to one face it will help you”
Waris Ali Shah

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 differs.

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 spiritual guide.

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 mendicant.

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 knotted strings.

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 mud.

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 one's faith.”

Sarkar Waris Instructed, “never to speak ill of anybody's religion.”

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 Divine proximity.”

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 comfort.

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 distributed.”

Sarkar Waris Instructions on Faith and Social Manners

Our saint clearly taught the fundamental articles of faith and social manners.

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.

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.”
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