Hazrat Babuji (R.A)  - The Jagat Pir (The Pir of all)

Babuji (R.A) used to visit the old inner city of Rawalpindi. The practice was later given up when Chawla Garage became the station. One day Babuji (R.A) expressed his desire to visit the city and stated that their return should be marked beside the butcher’s shop. On reaching the spot, the companions saw a man standing at the corner. The outstanding feature were his thick moustache. Babuji (R.A) ordered the car to be stopped and took out an amount of money and handed it over to the man. He looked at Babuji (R.A), took the money and silently went away. On asking Babuji (R.A) revealed that the man was a Hindu and had been under financial constraints. No wonder Babuji (R.A) was known as a “Jagat Pir” (guide of the world) - a true well-wisher of all. Above all a well-wisher, a helper who always came to anyone’s rescue and never publicized it. The astounding experience that Babuji (R.A) was aware of other’s condition even when at a distance.

Translation: “Don’t look with the despise any infidel as he may die as a Muslim; What do you know about the end of his life that you ignore him totally?”

Once in Lahore, before partition of India, Babuji (R.A) graced the residence of a non-Muslim named Dwarka Singh, the owner of Swastika Stores, Anarkali. He along with his friends had insisted on Babuji’s (R.A) visit to his residence opposite Punjab University, Old Campus. A Mehfil-e-Sama was held there in which even some of the non-Muslims were seen in a state of trance and all those who attended it were greatly influenced by Babuji’s (R.A) personality.

The spirit behind was to uphold the Islamic tradition for Mehfil-e-Sama is a tradition deep-rooted with the Sufis and the Sikh’s devotion to Islam engendered the feelings to accept the invitation extended. Babuji (R.A) “Jagat Pir” did not want to break anyone’s heart. 

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