Sharaqpur is known as the home of the Shrine of SAINT MIAN SHER MUHAMMAD, also known as Sher-E-Rabbani & MIAN GHULAM ULLAHknown as Sani SB. Mian Sher Muhammad Sharaqpuri was born in 1282 AH, or 1865 AD, in Sharaqpur. His father’s name was Mian Azizuddin. Mian Sher Muhammad was a strict observer and preacher of Quran and the Sunnah. He led a simple life and blessed numerous people. He died on Rabi-ul-Awwal 3, 1347 AH, or August 20, 1928 and his tomb(darbar sharif) is in Sharaqpur sharif.a sweet dish gulab jamn is the most famous dish of sharqpur sharif,
A special kind of shoes called Khusah is manufactured here and is popular throughout the Punjab province. These Khusahs are made by hand; no machines are used in their creation. Nowadays, these are specially designed for bridegrooms at wedding ceremonies. Leather and silver or golden thread are used for their manufacturing. The Khusah is a part of Punjabi culture.
Sharaqpur has a decorated food street, which is the main bazaar of the old city. It extends from Nalkay Wala Chowk to Malkana Gate. It is open around the clock, 24/7. One can find all kind of foods here, including the popular local dessert, gulab jamun.
The area’s main crops include rice, wheat, guava, sugar cane, and maize. Cultivated fruits include guavas, watermelon, alichee, strawberries, and falsa. Vegetables include potatoes, peas, onions, tomatoes, cabbage, and radishes, among many others.
Hazrat Mian Sher Muhammad was one of the famous Saints of Punjab who got a reputation in Naqshbandiyyah Series (Silsala). He was born as a saint. He was the living up image of Prophet (PBUH). He spent all his life as a living up image of Prophet (PBUH) and advised his followers the same that in every field of life follow the instructions (Sunhats) of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
He was comprehensive in outward and inward-up studies. He was perfect and had no example in tolerance, generosity and worship, as if he was the perfect Qutab al-Qatab and saint of that time. With his blessings many dead hearts were lightened with divine light. Even still now his name is called with respect and devotion.
The Naqshbandy forefathers of Hazrat Mian Sher Muhammad migrated from Kabul to Punjab and lived in Qasoor. Then migrated from Qasoor to Hujra Shah Makeem and then Sharaqpur. The father’s name of Hazrat Mian Sher Muhammad was Mian Aziz Aladdin. His ethnicity was Arian. His family’s professional business was cultivation. Hazrat Mian Sher Muhammad was born in Sharaqpur in 1865 CE (1282 H). After his birth from his body and shining face, the symptoms of as a saint were clear. Everyone who saw him, he was calling without choice that this child is born as saint. Before his birth an elderly blessed person was used to make circles around his house and said I smell a fragrant of a friend from this house. Another elderly blessed pious also used to say that, in very near future, Shere Rabbani will born in this place. Many other pious peoples also predicted about his birth. Many people heard from his contemporary peoples that he was intelligent from his childhood. The divine light was shinning on his forehead.
He read Holy Quran then learnt Arabic and Persian. From childhood Allah blessed him with modesty and shame that when he came out from his house the women of his locality said that this boy blush like girls. His childhood was not like ordinary Childs, neither he was used to sit and play with other children nor he kept any relations with other Childs. He always remained separate and liked separation. Loneliness was his beloved hobby. And he adhere his whole life on it.
His allegiance was on the hand of Hazrat Baba Jee Amir Aladdin in Kotla Panjo Baig.
Once a man arranged bound over (Khaatam) for his dead elder and also called him to participate. But Hazrat said what is benefit from this bound over (Khaatam), the soul of that dead person is not happy from you. The Khaatam will be thrown back on your face. If you wanted to reward the soul of that dead person then leave the selfishness, litigation, lies, betraying, dishonesty, unlawful investment and adopt the virtue and righteous. Live together with peace and mercy. Restrict yourself from eating and thieving the goods of others. And in fact become a good, pure, righteous and decent man. Obey the Allah and his Prophet (PBUH). Offer your prayers, Fasting and Zakat regularly. Avoid abuse, disorder and corruption. These things are thousand times better and excellent than your Khaatam. Go, and act upon my advised if you have wisdom. Otherwise you will destroy yourself and your generation.
Often peoples bring their private disputes, personal matters and property disputes to him, and he brings peace among them with his justice and virtue. Teach them with such good governance that both parties happily leave their illegal demands and become ready to make peace with their brothers.
He was elderly most perfect in follow-up law and orders of Allah and his Prophet (PBUH). So perfect that even on each occasion and all conditions remained happy on Allah and his Prophet (PBUH) consent. Worship the Allah with full humility. Even in religious matters were advanced cautious and methane. His enthusiasm in believing one Allah alone was untied.
When his sons born he kept them in his lap, he said, if after growing you want to become pious, righteous, obedient, worshiper, genial, hospitality, sympathetic with Allah’s creators and obedient with his laws then it’s ok otherwise its thousand times better you go. And after that his sons were died.
The complete details of his routine up from morning till night were as follows:
Often he offered his Eisha prayer late in night, the reason of that was due to late in preparations of dinner for guests who came to him. Even in midnight if some guest came he bring food for him immediately and feed him with great respect and feel proud to serving the guest. Till midnight he remains busy with his friends and followers by doing conversations and audience also enjoy his speak on religious and a social issues. Then went inside home and take rest. He offered his Wittar Rakats with Eisha Prayer, but he always offered his Tahajad Prayer at home and offered very long. In morning wake up at very first time and then went out for Fajar Prayer, that were lead by his uncle Hamed Aladdin. After Fajar Prayer recite the Darood Sharif with audience and give it so latitude that time comes for Ishraq Prayer. After offering Ishraq Prayer teach the Quran to children and finished this job around 11’o clock. Then with most attention manage for guests to eat, which always were a lot in numbers came from far and near to see and visit him. He himself provides water for guests to wash hands before to eat and then brings himself food and put in front of guests. He himself put curry in each guest’s cup. Then eat together with guests. If he found any bread dry or hard put that bread in front of him.
He takes bits very small and eats them very slowly and before every bite recites بسم اللہ الرحمان الرحیم He eat food slowly so that everybody could eat properly, and guests would not feel that he left the food before them. After eating he prays together with all peoples. Remember he always advised to eat by rising right knee.
After that he lays down on ground for some rest and time for Zuhur Prayer comes. He always offered his Zuhur Prayer in very first time. After prayer he met with love of new comers and does conversation with them. Before Asar Prayer’s 4 Farz he always offered 4 Sunnah. After offering prayer he becomes busy for preaching. When time comes for Maghreb Payer he does Wudu and during Wudu didn’t take help for water from anybody. He strongly disliked talking during Wudu. He also combed hair of beard during Wudu and cleaned his teeth with Maswak. Then he put himself, the Maswak in its place. He used little water during Wudu. He did Wudu twice a day, once at Fajar Prayer time and secondly before Maghreb Prayer. Then immediately stood for Maghreb Prayer and after Finishing the Prayer he went on roof of Mosque, where he offered 6 Rakats Nafal Prayer and then becomes busy for reciting the Darood Sharif and other Wazaaif until the time comes for Eisha Prayer. After Eisha Prayer he becomes busy for preparing the food for guests and then gets free around 12 at night and then went for sleep. Every day he as same schedule and routine and he did this till the end of his life.
He had very keen interest for building mosques and always considered this as preaching duty. Six mosques were built up by him, and he worked as labor in construction of those mosques.
- He constructed one mosque along with roadside of locality (Mohala) Nabi Poora and also built one well and chamber.
- Second mosque he constructed in graveyard Dohran Wala (also called graveyard Mian Sahib). This graveyard is located at south west of Sharaqpur besides your Tomb. Here also he constructed one well, chamber for Imam and a shower with well, and also appointed one Darwish to look after this mosque and he served well to mosques and peoples came for prayer.
- Third mosque he constructed in Locality Duhdul Poora (Now called Sher-e-Rabbani). Now this mosque is named as Shere-e-Rabbani Mosque.
- Forth mosque he constructed in Kotla Sharif. It was very vast mosque and had three rooms in its compound. When this mosque was constructed, peoples said that this mosque is built without any use, nobody came here for offering prayers, and everybody went in other mosques of Kotla. But he was used to said, well if it is constructed, it will be used for some work, if nothing else, we can tie and feed our buffalos here. But this was his strange spiritual thinking that now all mosques of Kotla are isolated and this mosque is on bloom and crowded.
- Fifth mosque he constructed on his well, so that tenants will not come to town and will not waste time.
- Sixth mosque he constructed in middle of Sharaqpur. This mosque was already there, but due to his existence and blessings, had no space for more peoples. So he made this more vast, strong and excellent. He spent 25000 rupees on expansion of this mosque.
Other than this he also did publication of some religious books and gave benefits to public.
- Mirat-ul-Muhaqaqeen in Persian, he did translate and published in Urdu.
- Minhaj-ul-Salook in Persian, Molvi Ghulam Qadir did Urdu translation.
- Hakiat-ul-Saleheen, 882 pages thick book.
He died at the age of 65 in 20-August-1928 (3-Rabi-ul-Awal -1347 H). According to his instructions he was buried in Dohran Wala graveyard (also called graveyard Mian Sahib). Where his tomb is open for every visitor.
Hazrat Peer Sher Muhammad Sharqpuri rahmatullāhi alaihi :
Aap ki wilaaadat 1282 Hijri (1865 A.D.) me Sharqpur me hui.
Aap ke waalid ka naam Azeez-ud-deen hai.
Aap ke pardaada Kabul se Punjab aaye aur phir Qasoor me muqqem hue. Phir Qasoor se Hujra Shah Makeem aur aakhir me Sharqpur me muqeem hue.
Aap ‘Arain’ khaandaan se hain.
Aap ke chehre ko ALLĀH ta’ala ne noor se roshan ata farmaaya tha.
Aap bachpan se hi aisi ba-adab, ba-haya aur ba-akhlaaq the ke log ko pata chal jaata ke aap koi aam insaan nahi hain.
Aap bachpan me bhi bacho ke saath khelne ke bajaay tanhai me waqt guzaarna pasand karte the.
Aap bahot zaheen the.
Bachpan me hi Qur’an ki ta’aleem mukammal ki.
Phir arabi aur faarsi ki ta’aleem haasil ki.
Aap paaband e shariat the aur hamesha sunnato par amal karte the.
Aur logo ko ALLĀH ta’ala ki ita’at karne ki aur nek amal karne ki aur buraaiyo aur gunaaho se bachne ki aur dusre ke haq dabaane se door rehne ki taalim dete the.
Aap bahot raham dil aur sakhi the.
Aap namaz e fajr ada karne ke baad Durood shareef ka wird karte. Phir namaz e Ishraaq ada karne ke baad bacho ko Qur’an majeed ki taalim dete. Phir mehmaano ki khidmat ki tayyaari karte aur mehmaano ke saath khaana khaate.. Phir namaaz e chaasht ada karne ke baad kuchh der ke liye zameen par laitkar aaraam farmaate. Phir namaaz e zohar ada karne ke baad aap ki baargaah me aane waale logo se mulaaqat karte. Namaaz e asr ki 4 rak’at sunnat padhne ke baad hi aap farz namaaz ada karte. Phir logo ko taalim wa dars farmaate. Namaaz e maghrib ada karne ke baad aap foran masjid ki chat par tashreef le jaate aur 6 rak’at namaaz e awwaabin ada karte. Phir Durood shareef aur wazaa’if me masroof rehte. Namaaz e isha’ ada karne ke baad aap mehmaano ke liye tayyaari karte. Agar koi baargaah me raat ko der se aaye to bhi aap us ki khidmat karte aur khaana khilaate. Phir aap der tak haazireen ko dars farmaate. Phir faarig hokar kuchh der aaraam karne ke baad namaaz e tahajjud ada karte.
Log aap ke paas apne aapasi masa’il ke hal ke liye aate the. Aap adl farmaate aur apni faiz se mohaabat aur sukoon se rehne ki taaleem dete.
Aap ne 6 masajid ki taameer ki.
Aap ki likhi hui mash’hoor kitaaben :
(1) Miraat-ul-Muhaqaqeen (Faarsi aur Urdu)
(2) Minhaaj-ul-Sulook (Faarsi)
Aap ke shaagirdo me Hazrat Miyan Nawaab Deen Sharqpuri rahmatullāhi alaihi mash’hoor hain.
Aap Hazrat Baaba Jee Ameer Ala-ud-deen Naqshbandi rahmatullāhi alaihi (Kotla Panjo Baig) ke mureed aur khalifa hain.
Aap ke khulfa :
(1) Hazrat Saahabzaada Miyan Muhammad Abu Bakr rahmatullāhi alaihi,
(2) (Aap ke bhai) Hazrat Miiyan Ghulaamullāh Sharqpuri rahmatullāhi alaihi,
(2) Hazrat Shaikh Khwaja Noor-ul-Hasan Shaah Bukhari rahmatullāhi alaihi,
(3) Hazrat Sayyed Abu-ur-Raza Hakeem Ali Shaah rahmatullāhi alaihi.
Aap ka wisaal 3 Rabi-ul-Awwal 1347 Hijri (20 August 1928 A.D.) ko 65 saal ki umr me hua.
Aap ka mazaar Sharqpur (Punjab, Pakistan) me hai.
ALLĀH ta’ala us ke Habeeb sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam ke sadqe me
Aur Hazrat Peer Sher Muhammad Sharqpuri rahmatullāhi alaihi aur tamaam Auliya Allāh 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.