The WARISI oath of allegiance has its origin in the oath of allegiance taken by Our Holy Prophet (peace be on Him) from his faithful followers at AL-HUDEY-BIYEH. In the sixth year of the HIJRAH, the prophet set out with some one thousand five hundred Muslims from AL-MADINAH and the country round in the garb of pilgrims not for war but to visit the Kaabah. When they drew near Mecca, they were warned that Qureysh had gathered their allies against them and that their cavalry under Khalid-ibn-e-Waleed was on the road before them. Making a detour through gullies of hills they escaped the cavalry and encamped at Al-Hudey-Biyah. The prophet resolutely refused to give battle and persisted in attempts to parley with Qureysh who had sworn not to let him reach the Kaabah. Finally Osman-Ibn-e-Affan was send into the city, as the man most likely to be well received on account of his relationships. Osman was detained by the Meccans and a rumour that he had been murdered reached the Muslims in their camp.

It was then that the Prophet, sitting under a tree took from his comrades the oath of allegiance that they would hold together and fight to the death. It is mentioned in Surah-Al-Fatha or the ‘Victory’ verse 10. “Lo! Those who swear allegiance unto thee (Muhammad) swear allegiance only unto Allah. The Hand of Allah is above their hands So, whosoever breaketh his oath breaketh it only to his souls hurt; while whosoever keepeth his covenant with Allah, on him will he bestow immense reward. Verse: 18. ‘Allah was well pleased with the believers when they swore allegiance unto thee beneath the tree, and He knew what was in their hearts, “and He sent down peace of reassurance on them and hath rewarded them with a near victory.

Thus in the Warisi Silsila, the same message travelling through the centuries has been passed down and repeated, “Hath Pakda Pir Ka, Panjatan-e-Pak Ka, Khuda Rasool Ka” meaning I grasp the hand of my pir, of Panjatane-Pak (the Pious Five) of the Holy Prophet and of God Himself.” Oath of allegiance is of two kinds-Physical and spiritual. Of the two the spiritual oath of allegiance demand complete faith and love of the disciple for his pir without which it is useless. In it love is everything.

Thus the research scholars of mysticism, as the basis of their thought do not depend on their personal conjecture and earnest effort but the Holy Quran is the true witness, that God the expected Preserver for His recognition clarified and taught this mode.

Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique also declared, “If your object of love is the magnificent Beloved of the world adored, then you can see Him, if you make the Holy Prophet’s chaste descendants as mirror and see in their sacred face our Prophets graceful figure, you will be blessed.”

Even to this day the blessings of Sarkar Waris the direct descendant of our Holy Prophet rectified, the life of his devotees and his spiritual gifts are still continuing to sprinkle on all who have taken the oath of allegiance.

The manner of taking the oath of allegiance to our Saint was simple and facile, bereft of elaborate and arduous ceremonies. In fact it was unlike the ritual of different classes and sects of mystics. It was performed even in absentia or through correspondence, others became disciples in a state of dream which was later on confirmed by our Saint when it was brought to his notice.


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