SUFI THOUGHTS AND PRACTICES OF IMAM ALI-ULHAQ (HAZRAT IMAM SAHIB) IN PUNJAB
The message of Islam was conveyed by the Muslim Saints in the subcontinent. Who inspired the local inhabitants by following the true teachings of Islam in their daily routine and urged them to abandon their ancestors’ religions for the search of the right path mentioned in the Holy book and Prophet’s sayings. For the expansion of this religious and spiritual message, a long chain of the Muslim Saints, Sufis, and Pirs, was posted at different places in the subcontinent. Hazrat Imam Ali Haq was one of those few preachers of Islam. The present study is in descriptive nature, evaluates the services of Hazrat Imam Ali Haq regarding the social and religious life of the people belong to the Sialkot region. He travelled to Punjab and encamped at Sialkot for preaching the teachings of Islam in a period when there was Hinduism all-around. He defeated them morally, politically, and spiritually by the true message of Allah (that is Oneness of Allah). This holy saint sacrificed his life in the expansion of Islam in the region of Sialkot. By demonstrating good moral and religious ethics, he succeeded to inspire the people who embraced Islam and proved helpful in his mission.