The first halt was at Unnao and many seekers of truth joined his fold and from there he went
On the way he halted at Shikoh Abad in Sheikh Chand’s house, a tobacco merchant of wide
known renown. He described his unexpected meeting with our Saint Waris thus, “I was coming
with my uncle from the mosque after Friday prayer when 1 saw a young dervish of angelic face
sitting all alone on the banks of the lake. My uncle went near him. The young dervish
addressed him in a charming tone.
“Oh you have come”. My uncle fell on his feet and the dervish said, “You are an eternal
disciple”. 1 pleaded with him to make me his disciple. He addressed me, “The seeder of God
never tells a lie. He is always honest and upright in his dealings”. On our repeated request he
came to our house where many became his disciples. To them he advised, “Serve Parents”, and
told others, “Do not take bribes and obey God’s command”. He further said, “According to the
sayings of Sher‐e‐Khuda (Lion of God) Ali Murtaza, the world and hereafter are like co‐wives,
one will be most pleased and the other so far displeased. He also said, “Love for worldly life
makes one a wild animal and love for God turns one onto an angel.”
There is one interesting incident during his stay at Shikoh Abad Munshi Tahwar Ali became his
disciple with his whole family. The next day a young man named Talib Hussein came to join his
fold with tears rolling down his cheeks. Our Saint enquired the cause of his trouble. In reply
and due to his poor circumstances could not ask her hand in marriage. The Saint asked him,”Have you become my disciple, only for the sake of your marriage?” The youth boldly replied,
“Yes”. The Saint appreciated his frankness and was convinced of his genuine love. Meanwhile
Munshi Tahwar you are still inexperienced for at this tender age you have decided to go on sick
a lengthy journey unequipped and it is not proper to do so. It is better you settle here and I
shall give the hand of my daughter in wedlock. You will also be the sole owner of my property
after my departure from this world.”
Hearing this strange proposal Sarkar smiled and did not trust him‐self to speak. Munshi
Tahwar Ali mistook his silence to be an acceptance of this proposal. Going home he arranged
every detail to perform the marriage and his daughter to sit in bridal apparel for the proposed
marriage and his daughter to sit in bridal apparel for the proposed marriage. Hearing the news
of Sarkar Waris’s intended departure; Munshi Tahwar Ali came and told him that every
arrangement was made for the wedding and expressed his anxiety as to what he should do. To
overcome his difficulty Sarkar Waris suggested to marry the girl to Talib Hussein. Thus the
lover got his heart’s object.
His next halt was at Ferozabad where the welcome accorded to him was full of warmth. He
stayed in the house of Hakeem Amjad Ali Khan Sahib where the lovers of Divine truth flocked
to become his disciples. He spoke to them thus, “Just as God is the Creator of all. He is their
Sustainer, since without consulting anyone, He has created us and in like manner without
anybody’s recommendation provides means of sustenance to all His creatures, it is obligatory
on us to have full faith in Kim and should not stretch our hands before others”. Turning
towards Khan Sahib, Sarkar Waris said, “God is the friend of all who render service to his
creatures without any ulterior motive or selfish end”.
Khan Sahib said to Sarkar Waris that there was a lady of a noble family staying near his house
but unfortunately she was possessed; especially on Sundays she was having a very severe fit.
Her husband became a disciple of our Saint and mentioned his wife’s sufferings Sarkar Waris
commented, “I am not an exorcist.” To which he later added that she may be admitted to his
fold for enjoying a better life in the hereafter.
The next day Sarkar Waris visited his house. It being a Sunday the lady was under the severe
influence of the evil spirit. Our Saint questioned the lady who she was. She replied in a gruff
voice, “I am a jinn.”
“Why have lover. Every Sunday I come here” She replied.
Our Saint smilingly said, “You are a raw lover. Are you not ashamed corning after a week to see
your beloved? If you are a real lover remain here permanently.””It is rather difficult for me to be with her always. If so I abandon such love and will never
come again.” So saying, he left the lady once, for all. After sometime the lady regained her
senses and became his disciple.