Waris Ali Shah – Sarkar Waris Pak (Dewa Sharif)
Sarkar Waris Pak was a Sufi saint from Dewa Sharif Barabanki Uttar Predesh India, & Sarkar was the founder of the Warsi order of Sufism. Sarkar travelled widely in the west and admitted people to his spiritual warsi order. The shrine of Sarkar Waris Pak is situated at Dewa in Uttar Pradesh India.
Waris Pak History
Sarkar Waris Pak was born in the starting of 19th century in the town of Uttar Pradesh called Dewa. Dewa Sharif is the town in the north barabanki district.
His parents were Qurban Ali Shah and Syed Bibi Sakina, however Waris Ali Shah lost his parents at the age of three, after which his brother-in-law Haji Syed Khadim Ali Shah was his custodian. At the age of five Waris Ali Shah started reading the Quran and memorised the whole Quran in the period of two years.
Since his brother-in-law was himself an eminent scholar, he taught Waris Pak the mysteries and occult science and made him scholar who has the knowledge of physical world and the afterlife.
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Title of Waris Pak
Waris Pak of Dewa Sharif came from the family of Hussaini Syeds. Since he was from the 26th generation of the family of Hazrat Hussain, he was given this title WARIS.
Waris is one of the 99 attributions of Allah (sbt), which means that when everything will be perished he alone will survive hence waris was the title of Sarkar.
Waris Ali Shah as a Successor
At the age of twelve Waris pak lost his brother -in-law also and the responsibilities of elder syed saheb fell on his shoulders. So he was elected as a successor of Syed Khadim Ali Shah and at the age of fourteen he started initiating people in his order. Sarkar Waris Shah was really a very generous, kind and a chosen leader for the followers.
The name of Sarkar’s father was Qurban Ali Shah, The tomb of his Father is also located in Dewa Sharif. Sarkar Waris Ali Shah showed an extraordinary inclination for religious life at a very early age, & in his extreme boyhood his interest was still there, Sarkar was regarded as amazingly proficient in his knowledge and practice of religion.
At the age of fifteen he started his first journey to Mecca for hajj. Before starting his journey he gave away all his properties and destroyed the papers of his landed estates, he was bare hand when started his first journey to the pilgrimage.
Sarkar visited to Mecca for pilgrimage several times in his life Span & during his general travels in Europe, Sarkar visited to the Sultan of Turkey and Bismarck of Berlin. Sarkar travelled to England also & had an audience with Queen Victoria. Sarkar was a friend of Abdul Bari.
It is claimed that when he left his home for Mecca, he possessed nothing for which he could claim as his own, he went to Makkah seven time for the hajj. Of this, three times he covered this journey by foot. He crossed the formidable mountains of Afghanistan barefoot and returned to his birthplace after a decade but not one welcomed him.
His relatives were aware of his arrival but they didn’t come out as they feared he might claim his erstwhile property which they held. After knowing this situation Waris passed a smile and left the place. He spent most of his life travelling before he settled in his hometown permanently at a request of his disciples.
He travelled several countries including Arabia, Persia, Germany, Russia, Syria, Turkey, Mesopotamia and Palestine. Sarkar Waris Pak used to speak many languages very frequently we assume that he picked these languages while he was travelling various places.
Sarkar Waris Pak was very simple living man with knowledge, wearing Ahram (Un-sewn white cloth which is wrapped over the body). It is a tradition and is mandatory for performing Hajj, generally pilgrims wear it during hajj time and go back to the normal clothing once the hajj is over.
But Haji Waris Pak opted Ahram for his lifetime and remained wearing the white cloth until his last breath. He ate once in seven days from his very early life. He used to fast many days so he faced various health related issues and his health advisers suggested him to eat twice in a day as he needed more nutrient. He continued with their advice but he sacrificed his food far the sake of God to show that people can stay with Allah even if they sacrificed their food, we can say this is the role model for Muslims as even Prophet told us that
“The son of Adam does not fill any vessel worse than his stomach. It is sufficient for the son of Adam to eat a few morsels to keep him alive. If he must fill it, then one-third for his food, one-third for his drink, and one-third for air.” (al-Tirmidhi –saheeh by al-Albaani)
Eating more is not only bad for the body of an individual, but overeating is equally bad, rather worse, for his spiritual health and well being, as well as for his Aakhira.
Abu Juhayfah said:
“A man burped in the presence of the Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) and he said: “Keep your burps away from us, for the one who eats his fill the most in this world will be hungry for the longest time on the Day of Resurrection.” (al-Tabaraani–Saheeh).
As we know that Holy Prophet (PBUH) is the best guide to be, as Haji Waris Pak showed us the way by accepting him as his role model.
Baba Waris Pak died at the age of 96, left his Mortal body and started his final journey and went back to God. As Quran Mentions : Every soul (will) taste the death. Then to Us you will be returned [Al-Qur’an 29:57]. His final resting place is in Dewa Sharif
Sarkar passed away in Islamic Month Muharram on 13th, 1323 AH (6 April 1905 CE).
Waris Pak Dargah
Waris pak dargah is built in Dewa Sharif, Several devotees come here and make dua for their wishes and ask baba waris pak to make dua in the court of Allah on the behalf of devotees, people visit dargah to make their wishes fulfilled and seek blessings.
Sarkar Waris Ali Shah belonged to the Qadiriyya & Chishtiyya schools of Sufism. He was initiator in the traditional Chishtiyya Sufi Clan, but Sarkar adopted more liberal view and permitted his followers to remain in their own religion. When Waris Pak was a small boy, Waris Ali Shah attached himself to Haji Khadim Ali Shah, Khadim Ali Shah was a sufi dervish of Golaganj, Lucknow, & Sarkar remained with him until his death in 1832-33, at the time of the death of Khadim Ali Shah, Sarkar Waris Ali was 16 years old.
Disciples Of Sarkar Waris Pak
Sarkar has many followers from several faiths, under his discipleship includes both Muslims and Hindus who come here with lot of hopes and perform Chadarposhi & Chiragha to make their wishes come true and they seek blessing for their kids and relatives.
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