Our Saint clearly taught the fundamental articles of faith and social manners. Once a devotee at Aligarh Station humbly told Our Saint, “You are our present Guide, show us the way to achieve salvation”. Our Saint in reply said “You are a Muslim. Your salvation is in the way you repeat the Islamic creed (Kalima) sincerely-“There is not God save Allah and Mohammad is his messenger. If you repeat this sincerely you will be entitled to enter heaven.”

Once Pandit Ghulam Rasool Shah Saheb in an interview with Our Saint said, “you have turned this sinner from a polytheist to an Unitarian (person believing in the unity of God). Still I am unaware of the truth about the unity of God. I am desirous of hearing from your mouth. So that I may understand it better.”

Our Saint said, “Panditji the external and renowned meaning of unity is of express, God is one and understand him as one, which is the condition for belief. When this confirmed, the other meaning of unity is to see God as one. This is the stage of mystics. Therefore this meaning regarding God is revealed to the heart of the Unitarian and he sees with his eyes Divine manifestation in everything.” Panditji requested that as a novice how should he reach that higher level? The Saint said, “Concentrate on one being. Whatever occurs or secretly, think God as a cause for it.”

A Maulvi Sahib attired in Punjabi dress, a resident of Rawalpindi came Dewa Sheriff and said, “From three years I am restless to know the attribute dignity and proof of the one unitary God.” Our Saint explained that addition to other attributes the special quality of oneness of God is that it is not subject to change and is proof positive of him being the Absolute Creator, but there are changes in the condition of creatures which is a corollary of mortal being.’ Hayat-e-Waris

A devotee mentioned to Sarkar Waris that he went to Ajmer Shereef on some personal work and remained there for two weeks. But the work for which he went was not accomplished besides he lost his clothes trunk which was in the hotel. Our Saint enquired whether he went to Khwaja Sahib’s Shrine for greeting. The devotee replied that he had no time to visit the shrine. Then Our Saint said that this was the punishment for his un-mannerliness. “It is customary when you spend a night at any place where there is a Shrine you must pay a visit”.

Once an aged Maulvi paid a visit to Our Saint and out of affection he embraced him. After a brief talk he sent him with great respect. After his departure one of the devotees told the other, “I know this Maulvi, he is a great cheat and says that a jinn (spirit) is under his control”. Sarkar Waris humorously replied, “Why do you utter bad words and spoil your tongue”. You have only referred to his ordinary defect but disregarded his obvious skill. You have not given credit to his noble culture, sacred face and saintly bread which resembles the behaviour of Islam’s dignified leaders. To hide in the heart unbecoming ills under the guise of pious persons way of life, is not a commendable act but at times it so happens that in imitating the good people, in addition to worldly gains, impaired religious works are also accomplished. For e.g. Jester to please his master the Pharoah would mimic the Prophet Moses, wearing the same kind of dress holding a similar staff would come daily to the royal court and deliver sermons in the same style of Kaleemulla (God’s interlocutor-title of Prophet Moses). On the day of his death benevolent God instructed his devoted mendicant to attend the funeral rites of one of his friends. The mendicant had made his abode on a mountain, leading a life of a recluse and awaiting to witness the Divine lustre from a long time. Accordingly he visited the place and learnt that the Pharoah’s Jester was dead. He was profoundly shocked on learning that it was the very same Jester who used to mimic the Holy Prophet Moses. Since it was the command of God he joined the funeral rites and returned. Revealing the identity of the deceased he wanted to know on what grounds the jester was included in the list of God’s friends names. A voice from above answered. “Undoubtedly the person was culpable of impiety and sinful as he imitated the dress of Moses. For this, we have respected the dress of our interlocutor and accorded the privilege of making him one of our friends.”

A person came to Our Saint to become his disciple discarding the oath of loyalty to his previous spiritual leader. Our Saint enquired the reason for this and was informed that he had not derived any benefit from his own Saint. Sarkar Waris declared it was not the Saint’s mistake for it is the disciple’s duty to obtain it from his spiritual guide. He was advised to return to his spiritual leader, state his desire and may obtain if he was lucky.

Similarly another person desired to become Our Saint’s disciple, when asked if he was the disciple of any spiritual leader he confirmed that he was the disciple of Miran Mohammad Shah Sahib but at the same time was keen also to become Our Saint’s disciple. He was told, “Just as a woman’s marriage with two persons is prohibited, similarly a disciple pledging loyalty to two sheikhs is harmful.”

One ferry is safe to reach the shore. If one leg is kept in one boat and the other leg in the second boat to cross the river there is a possibility of sinking both. Go back and you may achieve your desire of seeing the Divine Brilliance.”

An old devotee of Our Saint fully conversant of the Warisi way of life requested for a mendicant’s dress which was granted. One of the servants pleaded in consideration of his age to set a light exercise to invoke Gods name repeatedly (Zikr). Our Saint agreed to prescribe a light devotional exercise and said, “Sheikhji make truth and deeds of virtue as your provision for your Hereafter life. Take the name of God, whatever you do, for instance, while taking food, sleeping awaking. Except God, be selfless. For example Safyan Sory wore a reversed Shirt for morning prayer. People brought this to his notice to wear it rightly. But his reply was that he had worn it for god’s work. There was no necessity to set it right.”

Our Saint once in a serious tone said, “It is folly to blame some saying of our companions which reflect their true affairs.” Our Saint also said “Generally due to hearts incidental activity a dignified mendicant’s behaviour will be often changing. But their true courtesy remains firm, Just as their lofty status increases so also they became courteous. Those well known for their courtesy follow the traditions of our Prophet. Even if they commit a mistake knowingly the mystics look at them with contempt.” It is said Bayazeed Bastami learnt that people of a certain place regarded a mendicant as a Saint. When he went to see him, he saw the mendicant going towards the mosque spitting on the way in the direction of the Kaaba. Seeing this he returned saying that he was not trustworthy and reliable person of Prophet’s tradition, hence could not be entitled to the qualities of a Saint.


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