Hazrat Shah Musa Qadri (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ)

His name is Qutb-ud-din and title Abu-al-Mukaram. He was the son and spiritual heir of well-known, august, and Sheikh Al-Shuyukh of the world, Hazrat Shah Kamal Qadri Kaithali. His family lineage goes back to Ghous-e-Azam Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani through 13 successive generations. He was unique is renunciation and abstinence, man of strong inner state and a learned figure. It was his routine practice to recite one complete Holy Quran at night in two Rakat nawafil prayer. He was indeed in-born Wali Allah. Signs of sainthood were evident on his face since his childhood. He had memorized the Holy Quran in early life and completed education in all the current customary sciences at the age of eighteen. His sublime spiritual excellence was well spread in the entire city. Mashaikh and teachers of the surrounding areas considered it blessing to serve him.

His spiritual guide and father Hazrat Shah Kamal Qadri bestowed Wilayat (spiritual jurisdiction) of the area of Kot Qabula, Sahiwal. Hazrat Shah Kamal while sending him to this area said that although the area belongs to Baba Farid but out of respect of Ghaus-e-Azam, he will give you some part of it. A renowned absorptionist (Majzub) Baba Haider used to sweep streets of Kot Qabula with his beard. When asked why he was doing so, he said Soon a lion is coming to this area who is son of Ghaus-e-Azam By coming to this area, Shah Musa illuminated it with Islamic knowledge and mysticism. He stayed there as a real spiritual heir of Ghaus-e-Azam. This area was dipped in darkness of infidelity and oppression before he came. Irreligious atmosphere prevailed everywhere. Thousands entered Islam at his hand including Lakhwera and Saldera tribes. By his advents, the area turned into a centre of divine illumination.

After he arrived in Kot Qabula, he first visited the shrine of Hazrat Baba Farid Ganjg Shakar. He was so much absorbed in contemplation there, that the servant of Dargah closed the door, taking no notice of his presence. At midnight Baba Farid directed the Sajjada Nasheen named Sheikh Ibrahim that Descendant of Ghaus-e-Azam who is spiritualist is absorbed in contemplation near me, on account of which I feel distrurbed; send someone to open the door. Sajjada Nasheen came himself and found Shah Musa deeply enagaged in contemplation. He apologized for the negligence of the servants and requested Shah Musa to stay there further. But Shah Sahib said My purpose was just to visit Baba Farid.

Only a short time had passed in Kot Qabula, Hazrat Shah Musa left for PakPatan to attend Urs of Baba Farid. His younger son named Shah Qamber, who was a child, insisted to accompany him, but Shah Musa did not allow him due to being underage. One day Shah Qamber was playing on the road sitting on a well. He saw some caravans traveling towards PakPatan to attend Urs of Baba Farid. Being inspired he directed the wall to march toward PakPatan. The wall traveled and reached Dargah of Baba Farid. By chance at that time Hazrat Shah Musa was standing at Bahishti Gate and saw his son in that condition with infuriated eyes. Instantly radiant soul of Baba Sahib intervened and advised Shah Musa No immature (or underage) from your descendants should visit our Dargah in future. (This practice is still being followed in the descendents of Shah Musa where they do not visit the shrine of baba Sahib until they get married) Thus the same wall is still standing there on the western side or according to some other version, on the northern side of Dargah of Baba Farid.

Entire life of Hazrat Shah Musa was charismatic phenomena for the public. It is well known that whosever got spiritual initiation (Bait) at his hand was ennobled by the vision of the Holy Prophet (SAW) and Ghaus-e-Azam the same night. In this childhood when he was studying in a Madressah, his classmate asked to him You beg something from the court of Almighty God and then distribute it amongst us. Shah raised his hands in supplication. Instantly a man having number of different things entered Madresah. He placed all the things before Shah Sahib and disappeared. Once a landlord brought invaluable offering for him, but Shah did not accept it. The landlord continued insisting for acceptance. Shah in an ecstatic mood said to him Look towards the desert. The man saw an unlimited treasure flowing like water of the sea before his eyes.

The mausoleum of Shah Sahib was built in his life-time according to the wishes of a rich man. The rich man wanted to know the opinion of Shah about the design of the building. Shah Sahib said My mausoleum be built according to the architectural design of my ancestor Ghaus-e-Azams tomb But the problem was a team of masons would have to be sent to Baghdad to study the design. Shah Sahib asked the Chief mason to come near him. When came, he asked the mason to recite (In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful) and see towards right side. He obeyed and saw the tomb of Ghaus-e-Azam with his eyes. Thus the mausoleum of Shah Musa was built according to that design. In the building of the Mausoleum a large number of Hufaaz (who memorized the Holy Quran) took part, while each and every brick was placed by reciting one Holy Quran. On the Western side of this building stands a mosque which Shah Musa built in his own life time. He died on 25th of Ramadan 988 A.H.