A Great Spiritual Personality Guides towards Divine Love
Syedna Riaz Ahmad Gohar Shahi
“The world needs spirituality not politics” Anjuman Sarfroshan e Islam, International
The international Spiritual Movement, Anjuman Sarfroshan e Islam, International was founded by Hazrat Syedna(Our Lord) Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi Mudda zillahul Aali (Urdu:حضرت سیدناریاض احمدگوھرشاہی مدظلہ العالی) who is a Sunni Muslim Sufi, the spiritual leader and author of many books consisting of the valuable information on Spiritualism and Mysticism.Hazrat Gohar Shahi was born on the 25th November, 1941 in a village "Dhoke Gohar Shah” in the district of Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He is the fifth generation of the saint and renowned spiritual personality Hazrat Baba Gohar Ali Shah. At the age of twenty, when Hazrat Gohar Shahi was the owner of F. Q. Steel Industries,the quest for spiritualism persuaded him to the saints and dervishes of the time. But after getting disappointed in receiving spiritual benevolence from those saints, he returned and engrossed himself in business and worldly matters. Hazrat Gohar Shahi then married and had three children.
When Hazrat Gohar Shai was at about the age of thirty four, at one night Hazrat Bari Imam(tomb is in Islamabad) appeared before him and said: "My son your time has come, you must go to the shrine of Sultan Bahu to receiv the Spiritual Knowledge. " Hazrat Gohar Shahi then left every thing and went to shrine of Hazrat Sultan Bahoo. Sultan Bahoo appeared before him and advised to read and act upon his book Nurul Huda (Light of Guidance) and go to Sehwan Sharif, Distt. Dadu, Pakistan. Hazrat Gohar Shahi read the book Nurul Huda and went to Sehwan Sharif for self-purification and peace of heart. He visited the tomb of Hazrat Laal Shahbaz Qalander who appeared before him and advised to go to “Laal Bagh” and worship God. He spent a period of three hard years in isolation in the mountains of Sehwan Sharif and the forest named "Laal Bagh” for the purpose.After achieving the objectives in Lal Bagh Hazrat Gohar Shahi came back to Kotri Sharif , District Jamshoro, and invited people to learn spirituality to recognize and approach Allah(The God). He explained many difficultconcepts in Sufism and made every thing easy for common man. Hazrat Gohar Shahi emphsized upon divine and said it the most important for approaching to God. He bestowed spiritual benevolence without any discrimination of caste, creed, nation or religion. He told that every body is accepted for Love of God as every human has a built-in ability to develop spiritual power to approach to the essence of God.
Hazrat Gohar Shahi spread the message of spiritualism,based on love of God.To serve this purpose he formed International Spiritual Movement Anjuman Serfaroshan-e-Islam in 1980. With in few years the message of Hazrat Gohar Shahi became fairly popular in Pakistan as well as internationally.Gohar Shahi was invited to mosques, hindu temples, churches, Sikh temples,Imam Bargahs to deliver speech. He was the first ever Muslim Spiritual Leader who was invited by people ofall faith in their places of worships Syedna also authored valuable books on spiritualism including the book on Sufi poetry known as “Turyaaq-e-Qulb” means “Cure for hearts”. The other books written by Gohar Shahi are as under: