It was during this time at Jammu that a certain Muslim, Sarvar Khan, came for the darshan or deedaar of Shri Babaji Bhagwan. The moment he came before Shri Babaji Bhagwan he folded his hands in a reverential greeting and introduced himself.
Shri Babaji Bhagwan said to him: “Why do you, a Muslim, fold your hands before me?”
And Sarvar Khan said: “I did not do it consciously. My hands appeared to come together all by themselves when I came before you. It was your divine grace that made me do so. It appears to me as if you have now taken possession of my heart and being!”
It was the Real Master calling his devotee to himself– just like a magnet that attracts a piece of iron to itself. The devotee knows not why he is being drawn involuntarily to the Master but the Master knows.
Shri Nathji explained this phenomenon with the words: “You tend to the flowers and do your best to make them bloom, but all this requires an effort that may or may not be successful. However there comes a time when Spring arrives–and the flowers bloom without any effort. In a like manner there comes a time in the life of a person which is like Spring–when the desire for God becomes intense in his mind. At such a time he does not have to make an effort to find a Guide. Rather, the Guide comes to him. And he recognizes the guide spontaneously.”
Such was the case with Sarvar Khan who came before Shri Babaji Bhagwan and recognised him spontaneously and instantly. Sarvar Khan belonged to the well-known household of Aham Shah Abdalli Fateh Hind, the great hero of the land. He had now won a victory– Fateh – over his ego and was not any less a victor.
There was the Persian verse, which Shri Babaji Bhagwan used to recite on real victory. It was a verse that explained the real meaning of
Jahaad-the war against the ego within oneself.
Maarnaa dil kaa samajhtaa hoon jahaade Akbar
Vahi ghaazi hai barraa jisne ye kaafir maaraa
To vanquish the ego is the greatest Holy War,
He alone is a great victor who has vanquished this unbeliever!
The wife of Sarvar Khan also became greatly devoted to Shri Babaji Bhagwan; it was a devotion that was to equal that of her husband. Though she was not an educated lady, yet when she spoke on Shri Babaji Bhagwan people were surprised to hear her voicing spiritual truths of the highest order. Whenever Sarvar Khan and his wife spoke about Shri Babaji Bhagwan, a magic flow would accompany their words, and a river of love and devotion would flood the hearts of people. All who listened to them were filled with great faith and devotion themselves, and marvelled at the devotion that had been granted to this husband and wife.
Shri Babaji Bhagwan would refer to Sarvar Khan’s wife as his daughter, and Shri Nathji would refer to her as hamsheera – his sister. She had become so dyed in the colour of Divine Love that she found it beyond words to express her devotion. She would be found saying:
“All my wishes find fulfilment the moment I set eyes upon Shri Babaji Bhagwan. He has freed me of all worries.”
Sarvar Khan and his wife stood by Shri Babaji Bhagwan even in some of the worst storms that Shri Babaji Bhagwan brought upon himself in later days. No one could shake them from their path of devotion to Shri Babaji Bhagwan. Their greatest comfort in life was Shri Babaji Bhagwan and they were prepared to make any sacrifice for his sake, and to even give up their lives for him if called upon to do so. They cared not for any jibes. And often quoted the Persian Verse of Khusro the saint-poet:
Khalk mi goyad ki Khusro butparasti mi kunad
Aare aare mi kunam, ba khalk-o-aalam kaar nest
People say that Khusro doth worship idols!
Yes, yes, I do! What have I to do with people or the world!
Shri Babaji Bhagwan loved them immensely. They had a daughter named Ajiza who was affectionately called Taj Bibi by Shri Babaji Bhagwan. There came a time when the girl became ill. The illness took so serious a turn that doctors gave up all hope of her recovery. When there was hopelessness all around, Sarvar Khan and his wife had one last hope left, and that was Shri Babaji Bhagwan. They brought the sick girl to him and said to him:
“ Huzoor! You had granted us this child who has brought great happiness into our lives. If it is your wish to take her away from us then do so, but we would have been ever grateful if we could have had her with us for a longer time.”
Shri Babaji Bhagwan said to them: “Do not be worried. Go home and rest. Whatever is the Will of Allah shall prevail!”
And a great miracle occurred. The girl recovered that very day and lived thereafter to lead a normal and healthy life.
Har har kadam pe uske hai aijaaze Eesvi
Raftaar uss pari ki naazo adaa ki hai
Along each and every step of his, reside the miracles of Christ,
The gait of the Fairy Faced One is that of Glory alone.
Both, Sarvar Khan and his wife, remained devoted to Shri Babaji Bhagwan for over 20 years long after he had left Jammu and settled down in Amritsar.