Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman has granted succession to nine disciples in his lifetime. Among them he permitted Sahibzada Sultan Mohammad Murtaza Najib and Sultan Mohammad Abdullah Iqbal to take the oath of allegiance from the seekers during his lifetime. The remaining successors are entrusted with the instructions for taking the oath of allegiance and receiving spiritual guidance after the passing of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen. The names of a brief biography of the successors of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen is as follows:

Sahibzada Sultan Mohammad Murtaza Najib Sahib

Sahibzada Sultan Mohammad Murtaza Najib was born on 5th August 1997, which corresponds to 30th Rabi al-awwal 1418 AH, on Tuesday evening, at 5:20 pm. He was born into the blessed household of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen, the 31st perfect spiritual guide of the Sarwari Qadri order. He received his education till matric (10th grade) from Unique High School. Later passed his Intermediate examination in Commerce from Concordia College, Lahore. 

Son of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen

Sahibzada Sultan Mohammad Murtaza Najib had the privilege of being in the pious company of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen from his childhood. It was during these impressionable years that his heart became a vessel brimming with the boundless ocean of Divine love. He had a strong desire to be counted among the sincere seekers of the Divine. His soul harboured an unyielding longing to be counted among the earnest seekers of Divine Truth. Driven by this fervent desire, he persistently implored Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen to take an oath of allegiance from him. Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen, in response, promised to fulfil this request at a designated time.

Oath of Allegiance

Murtaza Najib’s long-awaited moment of pledging allegiance on hands of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen transpired on 22nd October 2016 (21st Muharram 1437 AH). This momentous event took place shortly after the sunset prayer during the Urs celebration at the hallowed shrine of Sultan Mohammad Abdullah Shah. After pledging allegiance, Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen granted him his turban.

Sahibzada Sultan Mohammad Murtaza Najib sees his father, Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen, as his spiritual guide. He holds immense respect and affection for him. This is why even before pledging allegiance he took keen interest in various departments of Tehreek Dawat-e-Faqr. He performed tasks like overseeing department of langar and its distribution, photography and video editing department of Sultan-ul-Faqr digital productions and department of research and development. He executed all duties assigned to him with unwavering dedication and devotion.

Sultan-ul-Faqr VI Sultan Mohammad Asghar Ali, the spiritual guide of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen, frequently visited their home during his lifetime. He was very affectionate towards Sahibzada Sultan Mohammad Murtaza Najib. Often, he remarked that with God’s grace willing, he would live up to the noble name bestowed to him. Indeed, it happened.

Vice Patron in Chief of Tehreek Dawat-e-Faqr

On the 21st of November 2018 (12th Rabi al-awwal 1440 AH), during the auspicious commemoration of the annual Mawlid an-Nabi, Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen conferred upon Sahibzada Sultan Mohammad Murtaza Najib the mantle of succession. He appointed him as the Vice Patron in Chief of the Tehreek Dawat-e-Faqr. Additionally, he entrusted him with the family headship and guardianship of the shrine of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen following his own earthly departure. Elaborated details regarding this momentous event can be found in Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman’s book, Mujtaba Akhir Zamani (English: The Spiritual Guides of Sarwari Qadri), Second Edition, March 2022, on page 247, under the title ‘Urs 2017.’ 

As the Vice Patron in Chief, Sahibzada Sultan Mohammad Murtaza Najib assumes a pivotal role in overseeing all departments of the Tehreek Dawat-e-Faqr, ensuring the seamless operation of all affairs. Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen Sultan Mohammad Najib-ur-Rehman bestowed upon him the honorific title of ‘Sultan’ and authorized him to guide and the aspirants in the way of Allah and administer oath of allegiance. Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen articulated this by stating:

“One who has taken the oath of allegiance from his hands has indeed taken the oath from my hands.”

Sultan Mohammad Abdullah Iqbal

Sultan Mohammad Abdullah Iqbal was born on 24th September 1988 (12th Safar 1409 AH) in Chak 86 South, Sargodha, Pakistan. He received his primary education from a private school in Sargodha and passed his intermediate examination from Cadet College Skardu. In 2009, he joined the Pakistan Army as a commissioned officer.

Desire to Seek a Spiritual Guide

Even in the eighth grade, he realized that reaching Allah without a perfect spiritual guide was impossible. This conviction ignited a deep longing within him to find such a spiritual guide who could lead him to Allah. His quest spanned from 2006 to 2008, marked by unwavering prayers beseeching Allah to lead him to such a guide.

Saw Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen in a Dream

In 2008, a pivotal moment occurred when Sultan Mohammad Abdullah Iqbal experienced a life-altering dream. In this dream, Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen lovingly placed his hand upon his head and declared, “I am your spiritual guide.” Upon awakening, he embarked on a relentless search for this unknown spiritual guide, which persisted until 2014. During this period, he encountered numerous individuals. Yet his heart remained restless, for he had not yet found the true guide he sought.

It was in February 2014 that a glimmer of hope emerged. Word reached him that there existed a perfect spiritual guide in Lahore. A revered figure to whom people from distant places flocked to fulfill their spiritual aspirations. The invocation of Allah and His Prophet spontaneously arose in the hearts of those present in his company. Also, he bestowed Divine vision upon his disciples.

Up until that moment, Sultan Mohammad Abdullah Iqbal had, to some extent, grown disillusioned, fearing that his quest to find this saintly figure might remain unfulfilled. Nevertheless, he resolved to make one final effort, vowing that if he did not encounter this unknown spiritual guide this time, he would not seek elsewhere.

Until that point, he had grown somewhat pessimistic. He felt that meeting a perfect spiritual guide might not be destined for him. However, he thought of making one last effort. Thus, decided that if he didn’t find the unknown saintly person this time, he would not go anywhere else.

First Meeting with Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen

On 9th February 2014, he visited Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen and had the honour to meet him. He described this meeting in the following words:

“I went to the Khanqah Sarwari Qadri on Sunday, 9th February 2014. I came with the intention that if my heart finds peace, I will stay otherwise, I will leave immediately. Instantly someone announced through the premises and urged everyone to line up as the spiritual guide was coming. I stood at the end of the line and my heart was brimming with anticipation, yearning for the culmination of my quest. Finally, the moment arrived. Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen made entrance through the gate of the Khanqah.

As soon as my eyes fell on his blessed face, I immediately recognized that he was the same perfect spiritual guide I had seen in my dream. I was overjoyed to see his sacred face. It seemed as if his sacred countenance glowed was Divine light and he appeared so beautiful that I had never seen anyone as handsome as him. His personality was so illuminating that it brought tranquility to my heart instantly. It felt like I was drawing closer to my ultimate destination.”

Oath of Allegiance

Mohammad Abdullah Iqbal recollects the moment of pledging allegiance to Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen in the following words:

I unconsciously sat in an uncomfortable posture in front of him so I could pledge allegiance. One of his attendees told me to sit comfortably as the process might take some time and I may get tired. I silently replied to the attendee in my heart not to disturb me as I won’ t be tired. Astonishingly, Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen vocalized my very thoughts to the attendee, saying, “Don’t disturb him; he will not get tired.” Upon hearing these words, I was surprised that he knew my inward state. This further assured me that I had made the right decision. After the oath of allegiance, when Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen breathed on my face, it felt like he filled my heart with peace.

That day, for the first time in my life, I experienced the true meaning of peace. After the oath of allegiance, I found no love comparable to the love for Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen. I have never met anyone like him. Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen also honoured me by accepting me as his son-in-law.”

Duties and Honour

Presently Sultan Mohammad Abdullah Iqbal is currently fulfilling important responsibilities in various departments of Tehreek Dawat-e-Faqr. His contributions encompass website development, web promotion, cybersecurity, video editing, photography and security.

On 21st March 2019, during the Mawlid an-Nabi ceremony commemorating day of transference of Faqr, Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen placed his blessed turban on the head of Sultan Mohammad Abdullah Iqbal and granted him succession. Later, on 28th May 2020, he bestowed him with the title ‘Sultan.’

On 8th June 2023, Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen granted permission to Sultan Mohammad Abdullah Iqbal to take oath of allegiance from the seekers of Allah. He also entrusted him the authority to grant amulets to the seekers for the remedy of their worldly pursuits. Furthermore, Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen appointed him as the Head of the treasury department. He advised him to restructure this department in a manner reminiscent of its previous structure set by Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen. In this restructured framework, each department would independently manage its financial matters rather than relying on central treasury funds.

Dr. Sultan Mohammad Hasnain Mehboob

Dr. Sultan Mohammad Hasnain Mehboob was born on 22nd April 1991 (7th Shawwal 1411 AH) in Model Town, Lahore. He received his primary education from the renowned Beaconhouse School System, Johar Town, Lahore. In 2007, he demonstrated his academic brilliance by acing his O-Level examinations, garnering A+ distinctions in all subjects. He not only secured the first position in his school but also achieved a distinction in the Urdu subject at the Lahore level.

In 2007, he received a scholarship to join Resource Academia, Lahore. There he continued to excel and conquered his A-Level exams with A+ grades in 2009. Despite his remarkable academic achievements, he felt a lack of contentment and peace in his heart.

Inclination towards Spirituality

Dr. Sultan Mohammad Hasnain Mehboob’s upbringing was influenced by his mother’s inclination towards spirituality, which instilled in him a love for Allah and a strong faith. From a young age, he had a deep yearning for spiritual path which kept his soul restless. To quell this inner restlessness, he immersed himself in the worship of Allah, fervently offering five daily congregational prayers, Tahajjud prayers and making voluntary offerings after dawn prayer, among other acts of devotion. While these practices provided some solace, they did not completely subdue his inner turmoil.

After completing his A-Levels, Sultan Mohammad Hasnain Mehboob began preparing for the entry test of a medical college. During this time, he also studied the book Al-Fath al-Rabbani, a masterpiece by Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani. This book ignited his spiritual awakening and bestowed upon him a profound realization of the recognition and gnosis of Allah.

In 2010, he gained admission to Shaikh Zayed Medical College in Rahim Yar Khan, where he pursued his MBBS degree. During this period, he continued his quest for a perfect spiritual guide. Despite meeting several spiritual figures with his mother, he couldn’t find a guide who truly resonated with the qualities elucidated in the books of Sultan Bahoo.

Oath of Allegiance

One day, Dr. Hussain Mehboob’s mother stumbled upon the monthly magazine Sultan-ul-Faqr Lahore at a bookstore, which led her to discover Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen. Intrigued, she went to the sacred company of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen and witnessed all the qualities of a perfect spiritual guide in him, as elucidated by Sultan Bahoo in his books. Convinced of his spiritual authenticity, she pledged allegiance to him. Upon returning home, she shared her experience with Dr. Hasnain Mehboob, who, at the time, was in his second year of studying MBBS at Shaikh Zayd Medical College in Rahim Yar Khan.

Upon hearing about Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen, Dr. Hasnain Mehboob felt an irresistible pull towards him. Therefore, he immediately came to Lahore to meet him and felt the elusive inner peace he had sought for so long.

On 17th July 2011 (15th Shaban 1432 AH), Hasnain Mehboob had the privilege of pledging allegiance to Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen. After allegiance, Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen directed him to study the book Insan-e-Kamil by Sayyid Abdul Karim ibn Ibrahim al-Jili and continue to contemplate upon Ism-e-Allah Zaat. This book uncovered the reality of the Universal Divine Man (al-Insan al-Kamil) to him. He realized that Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen was indeed the Universal Divine Man of this era. This revelation brought immense joy to him, as he had been previously unaware of this truth.

From that moment on, Dr. Hasnain Mehboob became an impassioned lover and devoted follower of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen. With each passing day, his love and devotion for his spiritual guide continued to flourish and deepen.

Duties and Honour

Dr. Sultan Mohammad Hasnain Mehboob is a dedicated advocate for spreading the teachings of his spiritual guide, Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen, and the principles of Faqr on a global scale. He is actively involved in various fronts of Tehreek Dawat-e-Faqr, including social media, Langar, cybersecurity and many more. Undoubtedly, he carries out his duties with sincerity and faithfully executes the directives of his spiritual guide. He also serves as the primary healthcare provider of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen and keenly keeps check on his health and wellness.

In addition to this, he has been blessed with the honour of becoming the son-in-law of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen. This profound love and spiritual journey culminated on 21st March 2019. On the momentous occasion of Mawlid an-Nabi organized to commemorate day of transference of Faqr, Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen conferred the mantle of Khilafat (succession) upon Dr. Sultan Mohammad Hasnain Mehboob and blessed him with his turban. Later on, 28th May 2020, he bestowed upon him the title of “Sultan”.

Sultan Mohammad Naeem Abbas Malik

Sultan Mohammad Naeem Abbas Malik, son of Khurshid Ahmed Malik, was born on 1st September 1979 (9th Shawwal 1399 AH) in Lahore, Pakistan, at the dawn of Saturday. His father held a government position and was posted in Sheikhupura that led the family to reside in Sheikhupura. Thus, he received his formative education from Saint Mary’s School in Sheikhupura. He completed his higher education at Army Burn Hall College Abbottabad and then earned a Master of Science in Automotive Engineering (MSc Automotive Engineering) from Coventry University in England. Amidst his education, he got married. For a short period, he worked in a multinational company. However, a significant portion of his time was devoted to the care of his ailing mother.

He harbored a fervent desire to delve into the realms of Sufism and seek knowledge about the revered Saints. His heart overflowed with profound love for Allah and His Messenger, Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him). He had heard and read about the spiritual closeness and wisdom possessed by these Saints, and his ultimate aspiration was to attain such proximity to the Divine. As he pursued worldly ambitions, they began to lose their luster in the face of his yearning for spiritual fulfillment. In fervent prayer to Allah, he beseeched to find his true purpose in life.

Oath of Allegiance

Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen held a special place in his family. His mother, sister, brother, wife, and extended family were all deeply connected to Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen. Through them, he had the opportunity to learn about his spiritual stature and remarkable achievements. This led to a deepening interest in meeting him, and whenever he heard a news of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen’s visit to a home within his family circle, he was intrigued to meet him.

Throughout his life, he had heard and read about Saints, but the realization of being in the company of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen was something entirely different. Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen’s humility, compassion, and conversational style left a profound impact on him, and he couldn’t help but be deeply affected by it. His desire to meet him grew stronger, and whenever he heard about Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen’s visit to a family member’s home, he would eagerly attend.

Finally, on 24th June 2017 (29th Ramadan 1438 AH), after sunset prayer, Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen graciously accepted his request for allegiance during an iftar dinner at his sister’s house.

Duties and Honour

Sultan Mohammad Naeem Abbas is indeed very fortunate that Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen took him under his slavery and put an affectionate hand on him. He gave him an immense responsibility of building the Zahra Mosque and Khanqah Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen. Indeed, he carried out this responsibility with utmost sincerity and diligence. Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen’s kindness and favour led to his appointment as the Chief Organizer of Tehreek Dawat-e-Faqr in the annual elections of 2018. Since then, he has been consistently reappointed to this role.

Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen’s generosity and grace were evident upon him when he granted Sultan Mohammad Naeem Abbas Malik with his succession (Khilafat) during the Mawlid an-Nabi celebration on 10th November 2019 (12th Rabi al-awwal 1441 AH). He bestowed this honour by placing his sacred turban on his head and also granted him with the title of “Sultan”.

Sultan Mohammad Nasir Hameed

Sultan Mohammad Nasir Hameed, son of Abdul Hameed, was born on 11th January 1980 (22nd Safar 1400 AH) in Shalimar Bagh, Baghbanpura, Lahore, Pakistan, on a blessed Friday. He received his primary education from Junior Model School Lahore Cantt. After passing his matriculation examination from Government Islamia High School Lahore Cantt, he completed his intermediate education from FG Degree College Lahore Cantt and pursued a course in computer graphics designing. He began his career as a graphic designer in a private company.

Despite his affiliation with a religious group, rigorous ascetic practices, recitations, and rituals, his heart remained restless, and he longed for inner peace and spiritual guidance from Allah. He prayed to Allah to lead him on the right path.

First Meeting with Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen

In the course of designing the title of the book, Haqeeqat Ism-e-Allah Zaat (English: The Divine Reality of Ism-e-Allah Zaat), Sultan Mohammad Nasir Hameed was introduced to the sacred personality of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen. This pivotal encounter led to a significant turning point in the life of Nasir Hameed. On 28th August 2005, he formally visited Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen for a meeting. He described his meeting in the following words:

“When I met Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen, my heart and mind were set in motion, as if in a state of upheaval. There was a sense of inner turmoil. It was as if I was experiencing a state of restlessness. The blessed saying of the Holy Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) came to my mind: ‘Meet those who remind you of Allah, and through their remembrance, Allah’s name comes to your heart.’ After a brief conversation, I requested to pledge allegiance to Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen.”

Oath of Allegiance

Sultan Mohammad Nasir Hameed recalls this momentous event that reshaped the course of his life in the following words:

It was the evening of the 28th of August 2005, right after the sunset prayer, when I pledged my allegiance at the sacred hands of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen. Following this solemn act, my spiritual guide graciously imparted to me the sacred invocation (dhikr) of ‘Hoo.’ After that I set off for home.

I had not even reached home when the profound impact and kindness of my spiritual guide’s gaze started to take effect. My heart became connected to the remembrance of Allah and invocation of ’Hoo’ naturally emanated from me with an intensity that even those around me could hear. When I reached home, my family was bewildered and alarmed by the unusual sound resonating from me. My brothers even speculated that someone had cast a spell on me. Little did they know that this was a blessing from my spiritual guide. In that moment, I called my beloved spiritual guide and shared my experience with him. In his soothing words, he reassured me, saying, ‘Dear Nasir! There’s nothing wrong. Allah is very kind to you.'”

The spiritual attention and guidance of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen completely transformed the inner state of Sultan Mohammad Nasir Hameed. His love for the world dissipated, and he found his life’s purpose. He wholeheartedly surrendered himself in the servitude of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen, forever committing himself to the path of truth.

Duties and Honour

Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen’s benevolence and boundless grace ignited within Sultan Mohammad Nasir Hameed a profound reverence and love for his spiritual guide. In heartfelt gratitude, he composed eloquent eulogies, celebrating and honoring his spiritual guide.

Sultan Mohammad Nasir Hameed currently holds significant responsibilities in various departments of Sultan-ul-Faqr Publications, including the Art and Graphics Designing, Web Development, Sultan-ul-Faqr Digital Productions, and the Langar department. His efforts and contributions in these departments are invaluable.

Since 28th August 2005, Sultan Mohammad Nasir Hameed has remained in the blessed company of his spiritual guide. This profound journey necessitated him to detach from worldly affairs and dedicate himself fully to the path of truth. As a reward for his tireless contributions in the path of Faqr, Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen bestowed his succession to him on the auspicious occasion of Mawlid an-Nabi held on 10th November 2019 (12th Rabi al-awwal 1441 AH). He also awarded him with his turban and conferred him with the title of “Sultan”.

Sultan Hafiz Mohammad Nasir Majid

Sultan Hafiz Mohammad Nasir Majid, son of Abdul Majid, was born on 8th January 1986 (27th Rabi ath-thani 1406 AH) in Daska, Sialkot district, Pakistan. He completed his primary education at Government Elementary School Daska.

His father was a highly knowledgeable and devout person, known for his strict adherence to fasting, prayers, and extra devotional acts. People from distant places sought his wisdom and guidance on religious matters. Sultan Mohammad Nasir Majid’s father had a special affection for him among his other siblings. After completing his primary education, Sultan Mohammad Nasir Majid was enrolled in a nearby madrasa to memorize the Holy Quran.

Following his Quranic memorization, he continued his education at Jinnah Islamic School and then passed the matriculation examination from Government High School Daska. He also pursued a commerce-related diploma from the Gujranwala Board through a private academy. During his educational journey, he spent eight years leading Taraweeh prayers in various mosques in Daska city and its surroundings during the blessed month of Ramadan.

Pledged Allegiance to a Renowned Spiritual Guide before Meeting Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen

Despite his educational pursuits, he grappled with a persistent inner restlessness that made it increasingly challenging to concentrate on his studies. His struggles eventually led him to make a significant life choice. He left college, pledged allegiance to a renowned spiritual guide and engaged in rigorous spiritual exercises to find inner solace. Yet, he did not find the tranquility he sought.

That renowned spiritual guide was very happy to see the dedication of Mohammad Nasir Majid, thus, he married his younger daughter to him. She was a pious and devout woman. Allah had bestowed her in such a way that all her supplications in His court were heard.

Regrettably, Sultan Mohammad Nasir Majid soon discovered that his father-in-law was exploiting his daughter’s Divine blessing for fraudulent purposes. The spiritual guide manipulated her to deceive people and amass substantial sums of money in the name of Allah. This unethical conduct extended to Sultan Mohammad Nasir Majid himself, who was deceived into parting with a significant sum, amounting to three and a half lakhs rupees, under the guise of a business venture.

After some time, Mohammad Nasir Majid became intimately acquainted with the actions of his father-in-law. He began to observe inconsistencies in the behaviour and teachings of his spiritual guide. These disparities prompted him to request the return of the money he had previously donated. Unfortunately, his father-in-law refused to return the money, which further deepened his disillusionment with him as a spiritual guide.

Oath of Allegiance to Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen

Disheartened by this experience, he decided to leave everything behind and began searching for a genuine spiritual guide. During this quest, he stumbled upon the monthly Sultan-ul-Faqr magazine. When he read it, he felt as though Allah’s grace descending upon him and guiding him to the Truth. He followed the address provided in the magazine and eventually reached the sacred company of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen. There he received the sacred invocation of Ism-e-Allah Zaat. With great enthusiasm and love, he started the invocation of Ism-e-Allah Zaat, harbouring the intention that al-Ghawth al-Azam himself would pledge allegiance from him. In addition to this dedicated practice, he made regular visits to Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen.

One night, he had a dream in which he beheld Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen alongside the Holy Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) visiting his home. An extraordinary occurrence unfolded, he saw Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen walk towards the Prophet and then seamlessly dissipate into the chest of the Holy Prophet. This dream clarified to him that Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen was indeed the representative of the Prophet Mohammad.

On a blessed Friday, 17th March 2014 (23rd Dhul al-Hijjah 1435 AH), he visited Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen and requested to pledge allegiance. He accepted the request and on the very first day of allegiance blessed him with the invocation of ‘Hoo’. This moment changed his life forever. He had never felt such solace and tranquility in his life, thus he dedicated himself fully to Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen. Inspired by his spiritual journey, the wife of Sultan Mohammad Nasir Majeed also left her father and fake spiritual guide and pledged allegiance to Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen.

Duties and Honour

Sultan Hafiz Mohammad Nasir Majid currently serves as a member of the Central Contact Committee, the Research and Development Department, and the International Affairs Department of the Tehreek Dawat-e-Faqr. He has made significant sacrifices for the sake of Allah on this spiritual path that Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen praised him saying, “He did not keep anything as a backup for his family while giving in the way of Allah, be it car, be it house or anything else. As a reward for his dedication, Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen granted him succession (Khilafat) on 21st March 2021 (7th Shaban 1442 AH), on the auspicious occasion of Mawlid an-Nabi held to commemorate the day of transference of Faqr. He also bestowed him with his turban and awarded him with the title “Sultan.”

Professor Sultan Hafiz Hamad-ur-Rehman

Professor Sultan Hafiz Hammad-ur-Rehman’s ancestral village is Manan Kot, Tehsil Daska, District Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan. To secure the family’s well-being, his father migrated to Lahore, Shahdra Town, where he took up employment in the AG Office, Punjab. Professor Sultan Hafiz Hammad-ur-Rehman was born on 26th June 1981 (23rd Shaban 1401 AH) in Shahdra Town, Lahore.

He received his early education from The Radiant Way School on Wahdat Road, Lahore. After passing his primary examination, he memorized the Holy Quran and then completed his matriculation from Government Saleem Model High School, Lower Mall, Lahore. He earned his FSc (Pre-Medical) degree from Government College for Women, Sulemanki, and completed his BSc and later MSc in Botany from Government College University, Lahore.

Following his education, he worked as a research officer for some time. Since Government College University, Lahore, was a semi-government institution, he soon began to explore better opportunities. He subsequently joined Superior College, Lahore, as a lecturer. After serving as a lecturer for two years, he secured a position in the education department and honorarily helped the Government College students in the M. Phil and Ph.D. research work.

Quest for Righteousness

During this period, even though Prof. Hafiz Hammad-ur-Rehman had settled comfortably into the world, his heart was plagued by questions. He pondered on why Allah had created him, what his purpose in life was, how one could have the vision of Allah, and why he wasn’t born in the time of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him)?

While he was deeply engrossed in worldly affairs, he suddenly experienced a profound spiritual awakening. In October 2007, he took allegiance at the hands of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen. He recognized the truth and wholeheartedly devoted himself in the path of his spiritual guide to attain Divine vision and gnosis.

First Meeting with Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen

Describing his first glance at Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen, Professor Sultan Hafiz Hammad-ur-Rehman said:

“When I first gazed upon the luminous countenance of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen, it was as though I beheld the loftiest being in the entire universe. A profound sense of serenity enveloped my heart, transcending all restlessness and anxiety. Even to this day, that visage resides in every corner of my thoughts. I cannot adequately express the effects it had on me. That initial encounter made me feel like I was beholding the Universal Divine Man. This couplet by Rumi perfectly encapsulates my feelings:

بشکل ِ شیخ دیدم مصطفیٰ

را ندیدم مصطفیٰ را بل خدا را

Meaning: In the form of Shaikh, I saw the Prophet Mohammad. But I did not see the Prophet, rather, I saw only Allah.”

The alchemic sight of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen transformed the course of Professor Sultan Hafiz Hammad-ur-Rehman’s life, making him surrender to the love and devotion of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen.

Duties and Honour

Since 2007, Professor Sultan Hafiz Hammad-ur-Rehman has remained associated with Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen. Despite his family’s resistance to his spiritual journey and their efforts to prevent him from visiting his spiritual guide, he chose to leave his entire family behind to immerse himself in the company of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen continuously.

As a reward for his dedication, Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen granted him succession (Khilafat) on 21st March 2021 (7th Shaban 1442 AH), on the auspicious occasion of Mawlid an-Nabi held to commemorate the day of transference of Faqr. He also bestowed him with his turban and awarded him with the title “Sultan.”

This marked the formal initiation of Professor Sultan Hafiz Hammad-ur-Rehman as a spiritual successor, and he now serves as the representative of Tehreek Dawat-e-Faqr in the Foreign Affairs department.

Sultan Mohammad Ahsan Ali

Sultan Mohammad Ahsan Ali was born on 22nd September 1986 (17th Muharram 1407 AH) in the vicinity of Kot Radha Kishan, a town in the Kasur district. He received his early education from a local school in Kot Radha Kishan. Then completed his intermediate education from FC College University, Lahore, and pursued a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) degree from Punjab University’s Hailey College of Commerce, Lahore.

Spiritual Inclination and Oath of Allegiance

From a young age, he had a spiritual inclination, and he began performing various religious practices after every prayer to foster his spiritual growth. While attending university, he had the opportunity to study various spiritual subjects through books. However, he was still searching for inner peace, which continued to elude him. Despite being associated with different religious groups and engaging in frequent recitations and rituals, he found that his heart’s condition remained unchanged. Thus, he resolved to seek a perfect spiritual guide, knowing that reaching Allah without such a guide was impossible.

During this time, he came across an issue of the monthly magazine Sultan-ul-Faqr Lahore. Reading this magazine had a profound impact on him, as if he had found the destination he had been searching for. Without delay, he went to visit Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen and entered into the circle of his slavery. He formally pledged allegiance to him on 6th October 2007 and received Ism-e-Allah Zaat.


Shortly after pledging allegiance, Sultan Mohammad Ahsan Ali decided to move in to the Khanqah Sarwari Qadri. While residing at the Khanqah, he diligently performed various religious duties. However, he has been actively contributing to Sultan-ul-Faqr Publications in a significant capacity. He substantially contributes to the preparation and translation of various English and Urdu books. Additionally, he has also served as a senior editor and managing editor for the monthly Sultan-ul-Faqr magazine.

In addition to his role in the publication department, he has been actively involved in the fields of preaching and propagating spiritual teachings of Faqr. Under the guidance of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen, he has taken on the formidable responsibility of translating the Arabic and Persian works of Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani and Sultan Bahoo. Although, he did not have prior knowledge or command of these languages. Sultan Mohammad Ahsan Ali expressed his journey in the following words:

“I embarked on this journey with no proficiency in Arabic and Persian languages, but when Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen entrusted me with the responsibility of translating books, I thought of beginning with the name of Allah. I firmly believed that, with Allah’s grace and spiritual benevolence of my spiritual guide I would successfully accomplish this grand task. When I began the translation, it felt as if some hidden power was guiding the words into my mind. This, indeed, is the immense blessing of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen, who has bestowed upon this humble servant the privilege of fulfilling this significant task.”

Honoured with Succession

Sultan Mohammad Ahsan Ali continued to pursue his spiritual journey under the guidance of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen. On 4th May 2022 (2nd Shawwal 1443 AH), during the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, at the Eid Milan ceremony held at Khanqah Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen, he was conferred with the title “Sultan Mohammad” and formally received the mantle of Khilafat from Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen.

Sultan Mohammad Abdul Rehman Mehboob

Sultan Mohammad Abdul Rehman Mehboob was born on 22nd June 1996 (5th Safar 1417 AH) in Model Town, Lahore, Pakistan. He received his primary education from the renowned Beaconhouse School System, Johar Town, Lahore. Then in 2014 he demonstrated his academic prowess by achieving remarkable success in his O-Level examinations, securing A grade in all subjects. Two years later, in 2016, he continued his scholastic journey, attaining excellence in A-Level exams from Beaconhouse School System, once again earning an A grade.

Spiritual Inclination

Sultan Mohammad Abdul Rehman’s mother had a strong inclination towards spirituality. She consistently emphasized the importance of following the path of the perfect saints to her children. This nurturing environment cultivated in him a profound love for spirituality. He often felt restless in his heart as if he was in search of ultimate solace. Since his mother was also in search of a perfect spiritual guide, he tagged along with her in the quest for a guide who could lead him on the path to Allah. Eventually, through the monthly magazine Sultan-ul-Faqr, he learned about Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen. Thus, he along with his elder brother, Dr. Sultan Mohammad Hasnain Mehboob, had the privilege of visiting Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen.

Upon meeting Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen, he experienced a profound transformation within his heart. The restlessness and unease he had experienced earlier faded away. He attained a profound inner peace, one that had eluded him until that transformative encounter.

Oath of Allegiance

On 26th August 2011 (26th Ramadan 1432 AH), Sultan Mohammad Abdul Rehman Mehboob pledged allegiance at the hands of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen. Following his allegiance, Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen introduced him to the invocation of Ism-e-Allah Zaat and the practice of inscribing the Personal Name of Allah on the body. Afterward, Sultan Mohammad Abdul Rehman Mehboob actively participated in various gatherings and preaching activities alongside Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen.


After pledging allegiance Sultan Mohammad Abdul Rehman Mehboob initiated his spiritual journey at a young age. He has dedicated himself to various duties in the Khanqah. One of his significant responsibilities was in Sultan-ul-Faqr Digital Productions. Due to his strong inclination toward digital media, he also took on duties related to website promotion.

Staying continuously in the company of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen, Sultan Mohammad Abdul Rehman Mehboob discovered the reality of Faqr. To further propagate the message of Faqr worldwide, under the supervision of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen, he assumed the role of Head of Sultan-ul-Faqr Digital Productions. He fulfills his responsibilities with sincerity and devotion. Additionally, he executed the tasks entrusted to him by Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen with utmost dedication.

Sultan Mohammad Abdul Rehman Mehboob, has the honour of marrying the youngest daughter of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen. Due to his deep love and dedication to Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen, he granted him succession on 11th July2022 (11th Dhul- Hijjah 1443 AH), during the auspicious occasion of Eid Milan ceremony. He also bestowed him with his sacred turban and conferred upon him the title “Sultan Mohammad.”

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