SARKAR WARIS’S REFUSAL TO MARRY AND REMAIN A CELIBATE
Friends and relatives visited him and relatives compelled him to marry. Syed Azam Ali Sahib
desired to give his daughter Syeda Rajabban Bibi Sahiba who was betrothed to him from the
day of her birth, but our Saint was unwilling to marry and returned to Luchnow.
SARKAR WARIS SECOND JOURNEY TO HIJAZ
Our Saint’s second journey to Hijaz was as memorable and illustrious as his spiritual fame. The
author of his biography feels sorry for the geographical errors committed by other compilers
of Sarkar’s biography and not giving in order names of places of his travels.
The second journey to Hijaz he performed by foot, passing through Kabul and Kandahar,
reached Medina, visited the Holy Shrine of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon Him) and
returned to Mecca where finishing his pilgrimage rites proceeded to Constantinople along with
the Turkish Caravan where he remained in Abdullah Hajib’s house who had become his
disciple on the way to Turkey.
One day while strolling in the Sultan’s garden he met Sultan Abdul Majid Khan of Turkey who,
impressed by the dignified demeanour of our Saint became his devotee. Later his courtiers also
joined the Warisi fold.