Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Ahad Shah Gul Sarhandi (تذکرہ / سوانح)
Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Ahad Shah Gul Sarhandi
Khwajah Abdul Ahad, known as Khwajah Wahdat قُدِّسَ سِرُّہٗ, was the fifth son of Khwajah Muhammad Saeed and grandson of Imam-e-Rabbaani Shaykh Ahmad Faarooqi Sarhindi and commonly known as Shah Gul Sa"di قُدِّسَ سِرُّہٗ. He got his early education from his father. Later he joined the disciples of his uncle Khwajah Muhammad Masoom قُدِّسَ سِرُّہٗ and completed under his guidance and became a pole of spiritualism. Khwajah Abdul Ahad قُدِّسَ سِرُّہٗ was a strict observer of religious obligations and Sufi rituals proposed by Imam-e-Rabbaani قُدِّسَ سِرُّہٗ. Besides he had contributed substantially for preaching Naqshbandiyyah order. He had written a number of letters to Mughal elite and impressed upon them to correct their faith. His deputies were many in number who travelled far and wide and initiated the Naqshbandiyyah order in Arabia and Africa. He had good sense of poetry also. "Wahdat" was his penname in his verses. His poetic works include a Dewan and Mathnavi Chahaar Chaman, besides a number of books on religion and Sufism. In his last days, he went to Shahjehanabad saying that Sikhs would attack Sirhind. In fact, after two or three months Sikhs attacked Sirhind. Khwajah Abdul Ahad قُدِّسَ سِرُّہٗ passed away on Dhul Hajj 27, 1127 AH. / December 24, 1715 A.D. His body was taken to Sirhind and was laid to rest near the hermitage of Khwajah Imam-e-Rabbaani قُدِّسَ سِرُّہٗ. He was succeeded by his son Khwajah Muhammad Haneef قُدِّسَ سِرُّہٗ.