Disciples of Sarkar Waris-e-Pak Alam Panah
Hazrat Haji Abul Hasan Shah Warsi (R.A), Etawah is one the the places where Sarkar Alam Panah visited more than 13 times in his life span. Its is situated in Uttar Pradesh, and is 156 Kms far from Aligarh and about 250 Kms far from India’s capital city, New Delhi. In Etawah, there is a shrine of Hazrat Haji Abul Hasan Shah Warsi (R.A) and Hazrat Haji Memhood Shah Warsi (R.A). The great disciples of Sarkar Alam Panah.
Sarkar Alam Panah used to call Abul Hasan his Angle. Hazrat Haji Abul Hasan Shah Warsi (R.A) continuously fasted for 12
year and used to break his fast with a clove and some ounce of water only and nothing else.
Hafiz Ahmed Shah, Formerly known as Hafiz Khuda Baksh of Agra, He was an ardent seeker of truth. He called on various Dervishes, but none could fulfill his expectation. At last he went to Dewa sheriff to his Holiness. There he was fully convinced of his spiritual excellence and he fell down and become his disciple. He was a learned scholar and achieved great spiritual advancement. The learned Dervish after passing saintly life for many years gave up the spirit in April 1912, His remains were buried at the foot of his Holiness’s tomb at Dewa.
Fazihat shah, previously known as zahur Ali of basidpur (Gaya). He was an earnest seeker of truth. For a long time he followed a famous sadhu madhow das of Bihar. But his thirst was not appeased and he subsequently acceplied the discipleship of revered musafeer Ali shah of chistipur (Bihar) and at the time of his death the saint advised him to go and search for his Holiness Sarkar Waris-e-Pak Alam Panah. Thus he came to Dewa and attended upon his Holiness for a long time.
Abdul Ad Shah formerly known as Hakim Mubarak Hussain of Sahobigna (Gaya). He was at first a disciple of Syed Fakhruddin Ahmad alias Hakim Badsha. He visited Baghdad, Karbala, Najaf-e- Ashruff, but did not feed any inclination to spiritualism, once he med a certain dervish who recited to him the following:
“If there be nothing of the Divine within the human form, why would the Angles have bowed to this combination of earth and water”
and dervish advised him to go to seek. The words produced a deep impression upon the Hakim and began an earnest search. He visited various Dervishes, but his restlessness did not cease. He reached masauli (Barabanki) where His Holiness So journey at the time. When he met His Holiness the latter Said, “Well, you are come at last. There is no duality in the spiritual world, “then he was admitted into the mission and was granted a mantle. He attained high perfection in spiritualism.
Maulana Mohammad Shah, formerly known as maulan Mohammad shafi of Etawah was a learned scholar and an eloquent lecturer. Being a scrupulous follower of the text of Shariyat he was at first disinclined to His Holiness, But happening ones to come to Dewa he chanced to have interview with His Holiness. This had a great effect upon his mind and he fell down and requested his Holiness to accept his disciple.
Mustaqim Shah of Fatehupur was one of the ladies who entered the mission and was given honorable position therein.
Namdar Shah, a scion of the royal house of Qudh(a government pensioner) is another eminent member of the mission. He has sacrificed various material comforts for the attainment of divine love.
Ghulam Waris, formerly known as kanaya Lal, is one of the most earnest disciples of His Holiness. He was formerly a Hindu, but he subsequently embraced Islam.
- Among other Hindus given to the service of his Holiness may be mentioned the following:
- Thakur Pancham Singh, Zamindar Dt. Mainpuri.
- Raja Udyat Narayan Sing, Suratgunj, Oudh.
- Baboo Moti Misser, Vakil, Bhagalpur.
- Thakur Grur Mohan Singh, Zamindar, Bhagalpur.
Rafiqa, a Jewess, residing in Calcutta is one of the Holiness’s devoted followers.
Among Christians may be mentioned the following:
- Mr. Henry, Traffic Inspector, Ajmer.
- Mr. Brown, Late Chief Superintendent, Deputy Commissioner’s Office, Bahraj.
- Mr. Johnston, Superintendent of Police, UP
One of the very advanced disciples of His Holiness came from the far western land of Spain. This was count Glazara of Santa Calara. He was an earnest Soul, hankering for truth. During his sojourn in London this gentleman came in contact with certain Indian Mohammedans then studying in London. There was one among them, Mr. Habib Ahmad, who knew the art of foretelling, and attracted considerable notice by the demonstration of his power. The count took him for a spiritualist. There upon Mr. Habib Ahmad told him frankly that there was nothing spiritual about him, but that if the count would really see His Holiness, of whom he himself was a disciple. The count at once felt a strong inclination to see His Holiness. He requested Mr. Ehtesham Ali Khan (Bar at Law) of Sasaram, who was then studying in London to commend him to his holiness’s permission if he (the count) could come and pay his respects to his Holiness’s at Dewa. By the time he returned to India Mr. Ehtesham Ali khan forgot all about this request . but when he next visited his Holiness as Dewa. His Holiness at his own instance enquired if he had brought any message for him from London. Mr. Ehtesham then recollected all about the count and delivered the message. His Holiness granted the permission solicited and asked Mr.Ehtesham Ali khan to communicate the same to the Count. The count arrived in India and was given a good reception by the Indian and the local government. He left his retinue at Barabanki and proceeded to see His Holiness at Dewa with only one interpreter.
The conversation took place in Arabic. The interview lasted one night only the count took the pledge and became one of the most earnest disciples of his Holiness.
Sir Syed Ahmad….the first interview between His Holiness and Sir Syed took place at Aligarh. Sir Syed came to pay his respects to His Holiness and was very graciously received. His Holiness remarked he had no prejudice against English education, that love, sincerity and spiritual realization were the only things required; any other kind of knowledge acquired was wholly immaterial. Sir Syed complained that people called him infidel. His Holiness consoled him that a Syed could never be infidel and asked him to proceed with the duties he had taken upon himself.