Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s journey to Sehwan Shareef
Miracles : As it has been stated in the biography section, Lal Saeen(RA) was originally from Marwand Shareef; that is now in part of Afghanistan, near the border of Iran. However, we couldn’t find ample material in the course of Lal Saeen’s spiritual journey to Sehwan Sharif. However, we can identify from history (-) that he visited several places in Indian subcontinent, parts of Iran, Iraq and Hijaz (Makkah and Medina). Many historians believe that he paid a holy visit at the Shrine of Hazrat Imam Ali Reza (AS) the son of Hazrat Imam Musa-e-Kazim (AS). He performed pilgrimage in Makkah and visited Medina Munawwara: the holy shrine of Holy Prophet’s (Peace and Blessings be Upon him). During this course he visited Karbala Mualla: Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS)’s holy shrine and came to Baghdad Shareef (current capital of Iraq); and met Hazrat Ibrahim(R.A) by whom he took Baiat (Reference). In other words Hazrat Ibrahim R.A)became his Shaikh. By his spiritual guidance Lal Saeen came to Sindh, spread the message of love, equality and truth; and met several saints of that time. One thing we forgot to mention is his companion from Baghdad was Hazrat Ali Sarmast (RA), a holy saint whose shrine is in Sehwan Sharif besides the shrine of Hazrat Lal Saeen (R.A). He accompanied him during the holy journey and in every step served him with devotion.
From Baghdad, he travelled to Makran and stayed sometime in Panj-Kor (area near/in Makran). Because of Lal Saeen’s blessings and holy stay, he becamse renowned and people started knowing his presence, many became Mureeds. That place is still renowned of his stay, even the name of the town is known as “Dasht-e-Shahbaz”. During his time in Panj-Kor, many people became enlightened and embraced Islam by his teachings, and life style. Every year in the eve of annual death anniversary (Urs Mubarak), caravan of people from Makran visits Sehwan Shareef and pay respect with deep devotion, and great zeal perform holy Dhamal (Sufi Dance).
After coming to Sindh Hazrat Lal Saeen’s first destination was Multan, where he met Hazrat Bahauddin Zakaria Multani (RA) and stayed sometime there. Hazrat Bahauddin Zakaria (RA) was one of three friends of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar (RA).
With respect to his visit at the Shrine of Hazrat Sadruddin Badshah (RA): I must quote very important event that he was on way to Sehwan in Sukkur, travelling by means of his miracle of flying in air (Parwaaz), and came across the shrine of Hazrat Sadaruddin Badshah (RA). Hazrat Sadaruddin (RA)’s is holy saint and his shrine is situated between Sukkur and Rohri in Sindh. Hazrat Lal Saeen (RA) was spiritually ordered from Allah (SWT) to stay sometime at his Shrine. Some people believe that he was about to fly over the holy shrine, and because of the high spiritual level of the Hazrat Sadruddin (RA) Allah (SWT) ordered Lal Saeen (RA) to meditate there. He stayed there for 40 days there and then by the will of Allah (SWT) continued his holy journey to Sehwan. The place where Lal Saeen(RA) meditated (Chilla Gah) is still preserved as a holy place; people use to visit there, and use to make Dua.
Shahbaz Qalandar’s famous Persian verses showing his love and honour for Hazrat Ali are engraved on his shrine:
Haiderium Qalandram Mastam
Banda e Murtaza Ali Hastam
Peshwa e tamam Rindanam
Ke Sag e Koo e Sher e Yazdanam!
I am Haideri (relating to Haider, a second name for Ali ibn e Abu Talib), Qalandar and Mast (intoxicated with inspiration)
I am a slave of Ali Murtaza
I am leader of all saints
Because I am a dog of the lane of “Allah’s Lion” (referring to Ali)
La’al Shaahbaaz Qalandar.
Aap ki wilaadat Sha’abaan 572 Hijri (1177 A.D.) me Marwand (Iran) me hui.
Aap Sayyed Husain Shaah ke naam se bhi mash’hoor hain.
Aap ke waalid ka naam Hazrat Sayyed Ibrāheem Kabeer-ud-deen Mujab ibne Sayyed Shams-ud-deen rahmatullāhi alaihi hai.
Aap Husaini saadaat hain.
Aap ke pardaada Baghdad se Mash’had (Iran) aur phir Marwand aaye the.
Aap 7 saal ki umr me Haafiz e Qur’an hue.
Aap Marwand se Baghdad aaye.
Phir safar karte hue Makran hote hue Sindh aaye.
661 Hijri (1263 A.D.) me Aap Multan pahunche.
Phir Karanchi, Sukher aur Uch hote hue Sehwan aaye.
666 Hijri (1267 A.D.) me Aap Sehwan aaye.
Aap ne khaanqaah banaai aur Fuqhai Islaam Madrasa me talba ko ta’aleem dena shuru kiya.
Aap Arabi, Faarsi, Turki, Pashto, Sindhi aur Sanskrit ke maahir the.
Aap ki likhi hui kitaaben :
Aap ne bahot saari Nazmen bhi likhi hain.
(1) Ek baar Aap sehra me ibaadat me mashgool the. Aap ne apne qareeb 2 lakdiya ek dusre se thoda thoda door zameen me lagai thi.
Ek shakhs waha se guzar raha tha. Us ne khwaab me dekha tha ki ek din wo baadshaah banega. Usi soch me wo un lakadiyo ke bich me se guzar gaya. Jaise hi wo waha se guzra us ne dekha ki wo ek bade darwaaze me se guzarkar ek shaher me aa gaya hai aur logo ki bheed jama hai. Us ne kisi se puchh to pata chala ke waha ke baadshah ka inteqaal ho gaya tha aur us ka koi waaris nahi tha. Is liye naya baadshah tay karne ke liye sab log jama hue the. Huma naami parinde ko udaaya jaayega aur wo jis ke sar par baithega wo naya baadshaah hoga.
Kuchh der me huma us shakhs ke sar par aakar baith gaya. Logo ne use apna baadshaah banaaya. Aur 7 saal tak us ne waha hukoomat ki.
Ek baar wo apne mulk me sair karta hua usi darwaaze par pahuncha jaha se wo andar aaya tha. Wo us me baahar nikla to dekha ki un do lakdiyo ke bich me se waapas baahar aaya hai aur Hazrat La’al Shaahbaaz Qalandar wahi par ibaadat kar rahe hain.
(2) Ek baar Sehwan ke haakim ne Hazrat La’al Shaahbaaz Qalandar ka imtehaan lene ke liye aap ko khaane ki daawat di. Us ne apne baawarchi ko ek billi ko maarkar us ko pakakar aap ko khaane me dene ke liye kaha. Us baawarchi ne aisa hi kiya. Jab aap ke saamne khaana ka bartan rakha gaya to aap ne foran farmaaya ‘Kumbi iznillāh.’ Jab aap ne ye kaha to foran us me se wo billi zinda ho gai aur baaqi tamaam bartan me rakha hua khaana khaakar baahar chali gai. Jab us hakim ko is baat ka pata chali to wo bahot sharminda hua aur Aap ki ma’afi maangi.
Hazrat Khwaja Baha-ud-deen Zakariya Multani Suhrwardi, Hazrat Makhdoom Sayyed Jalaal-ud-deen Surkh-posh Bukhari aur Hazrat Khwaja Baaba Fareed-ud-deen Ganj-shakar Chishti ke saath Aap ki bahot gehri dosti thi.
Aap Hazrat Shaikh Baha-ud-deen Zakariya Multani rahmatullāhi alaihi ke khalifa hain.
Aap Suharwardi silsila ke Shaikh hain.
Aap ke khulfa :
(1) Hazrat Shaikh Sayyed Ali Zualqi urfe Sachal Sarmast rahmatullāhi alaihi,
(2) Hazrat Mahadi Raza Shaah Sabzwari rahmatullāhi alaihi.
Aap ka wisaal 18 Sha’abaan 672 Hijri (February 1274 A.D.) ko hua.
Aap ka mazaar Sehwan (Pakistan) me hai.
ALLĀH ta’ala us ke Habeeb sallallahu alaihi wa sallam ke sadqe me
Aur Hazrat Sayyed Uṡmaan Marwandi La’al Shaahbaaz Qalandar rahmatullāhi alaihi aur tamaam Auliya Allāh aur Ahle bait ke waseele se
Sab ko mukammal ishq e Rasool ata farmae aur Sab ke Eimaan ki hifaazat farmae aur Sab ko nek amal karne ki taufiq ata farmae.
Aur Sab ko dunya wa aakhirat me kaamyaabi ata farmae aur Sab ki nek jaa’iz muraado ko puri farmae.