Thirty kilometres north of Jhang is situated Sadaat Bukharis famous town Shah Jewna. It is also the native city of Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat. On the South, the area, replete with series of large, jaal trees, has the unique and blessed honour of being the resting place of eminent and great Sufi saint Syed Mehboob Alam, popularly known as Hazrat Shah Jewna. Spread of Islam in the sub-continent is the sweet fruit of the hard labour of sufis and saints. The darbar of Hazrat Shah Jewna enjoys a prominent place in this revered prestigious list. The aim and ambition of all the saints of this lineage was to convey the message of Islam to local population through their own role model, inspirational teachings and motivational personal lifestyles. The famous saint converted scores of local tribes to Islam (after whom the town has been named). On 10 May every year, people from all over the country and abroad throng Shah Jewna to witness Rasm-e-Chiragh a pure passionate spiritual ceremony in which the Sajjada Nasheen, the descendant of Hazrat Shah Jewna, hoist traditional Lighted oil-lamp in the presence of hundreds of thousands of spiritually enriched devotees. The lamp-hoisting ceremony marks the climax of annual celebrations held at the shrine of Hazrat Pir Shah Jewna. The celebrations commence every year on May 4 (22nd Besakh) when the Sajjada Nasheen, replete with the centuries old turban and sacred ornaments of Hazrat Shah Jewna, arrives at the Darbar-e-Alia, performing the almost five centuries old traditional ceremony of Kin. The heir to the Shah Jewna shrine spends the next seven days confined to the contours of the holy Darbar in the performance of his traditional rituals and religious obligations. During these days, devotees, and disciples from across the country and abroad, throng the Darbar-e-Alia to pay homage to the great Saint and seek sacred blessings. The Sajjada Nasheen bestows Ziarat to these devotees during the seven day celebrations at the holy Darbar. The annual celebrations at shrine of Pir Shah Jewna are held to commemorate the services rendered by great Sufi to the mankind. Pir Shah Jewna was a source of spiritual strength for humanity. He had firm belief in the injunctions of Holy Quran and was emotionally attached to Holy Prophet (PBUH). His love for Holy Prophet (PBUH) can easily be gauged from the fact that he made Surah Muzammil the centre of his life. Muzammil is one of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH)s holy names. Researchers have failed to find another saint who attached himself so strongly to this, one Surah, alone. The great grand father of Pir Shah Jewna was Makhdoom Syed Jalaluddin Surkh Bukhari who migrated to the subcontinent from Bukhara in the reign of slave Dynasty. Hazrat Shah Jewna is linked to Hazrat Imam Ali Naqi by 16 generations and Makhdoom Syed Jalaud Din Surkh Bukhari by eight generations. He was born in 1493 (895 AH) in Qanuj (now a district of Uttar Pradesh in India) during Sikandar Lodhis reign. At the time of his birth, his father Syed Sadr-ud-Din Shah Kabir was away from Qanuj and he saw a dream in which it was revealed upon him that a third lamp has been lit in his house. He came back home, kissed the newborn on his forehead, and said that the child exuded spiritualism. He pained his son as Syed Mehboob Alam who led a pious life from the time of his childhood. Pin Shah Jewna used to recite Holy Quran ubiquitously and had imbibed the ways of living from Surah Muzammil. He continuously recited verses from the Holy Quran, daily, on his way to River Chenab from his abode. The rustics were impressed by his recitational abilities. Not only did the people listen to his inspirational recitation from the Holy Quran but birds and animals used to encircle him during recitation. It is common knowledge that he recited Surah Muzammil ten million times in the bela of Chenab River. As such he is also referred to as Pir Croreia (Crore). Hazrat Shah Jewnas grandfather Syed Zain-ul-Abideen and father Syed Shah Kabir were noted scholars of their time. He benefited from them in the field of spiritualism. He got education in Arabic, Persian, Quran, tafsir, hadith and Islamic jurisprudence from his teacher Qazi Bahauddin. And thus became a renowned scholar. Pir Shah Jewna left Qanuj for good in 1558 and stayed at Hyderabad (Deccan) for a short while and then went to the shrine of Nasir-ud-Din Cheragh Dehlvi. There he had a revelation that he should proceed to western part of subcontinent. In this journey he first arrived at Lahore and then left on foot for Paeel Pidhrar - an acid area without any vegetation at that time. During his stay over there be prayed to God for water and soon springs of water started coming out of rocky landscape. These springs of water changed the whole landscape of the area. A proof of Shah Jewnas blessings also exists even today in that area. This well is known as Peers well and peoples used the water of this to cure their physical and spiritual ailments. He left for Jhang after brief stopover at Pidhrar. His great grand father Syed Jalaluddin Bukhari had previously inhabited the city of Jhang. Sial tribe of Jhang was follower of Shah Jewnas grandfather Makhdoom Jalaluddin. Heer daughter of Choochak Sial was disciple of Syed Ahmed Kabir, grandfather of Shah Jewna. In 1559, Shah Jewna landed in a village 30-km away from Jhang, and made this place a centre of his missionary activities. In no time this small village developed into a town and later came to be known as Shah Jewna. At that time Mural Rajputs ruled Shah Jewna and they along with many other tribes like Bharwanas, Jappas, Khokhars, Chadhars, Bhattis, Baloch, Rajokas entered the fold of Islam. Shah Jewnas son Habib, was also a saint and earned the reputation as Sakhi (Generous). He used to arrange meals at his house twice a day for the poor. The historians told that once a local chieftain, out of sheer jealously, asked the rich of his area not to contribute in Langar (daily meal) of Sakhi Habib. Habib learnt of this and said that the quantity of Langar be increased and recited some verses from Holy Quran. A few days later chieftain inquired about the Langar and to his disappointment he was told that it is now prepared in a quantity twice to the original one. He felt ashamed and said it is divine Langar (meal) and it cannot be stopped. Many miracles are also related to Shah Jewna s grandson Ladhan Main, grandson of Shah Jewna who was also a saint by birth. One day he was playing outside the walled city when suddenly the invaders attacked the city. He jumped on to a wall and started reciting verses of The Holy Quran. It is a popular belief that a serpent came out of the wall and he used it as a whip. He ordered the wall to run and it ran until he reached to safety .The relics of that wall can be seen even today and are known as Peer Ghora (horse of saint). Many Sufis were borne to this family of Shah Jewna after Ladhan Imam. Many of them rose to the ranks of Ghaus, Qutab and Abdal. Hazrat Shah Jewna had seen the rule of Sikandar Lodhi, Ibrahim Lodhi, Zahir-ud-Din Babar, Nasir-ud-Din Humayun, Sher Shah Suri and Jalal-ud-Din Akbar and remained busy in spreading the message of Islam. He left for his eternal abode in 1569 (971 AH) during the reign of Akbar. At that time the ruler of Delhi was Syed Abdul Wahab Bukhari. Similarly Shaikh Farid-ud-Din Bukhari was very close to the Emperor. Both these personalities were close relations of Hazrat Shah Jewna. They and several other prominent nobles of Delhi darbar came to Shah Jewna at his death. Grandfather of Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat current spiritual-heir to darbar -Makhdoom Khizar Hayat was also a renowned Sufi while his father Makhdoom Muhammad Ghaus took active part in Pakistan Movement. People come to the shrine of Shah Jewna for the fulfilment of their dreams, to get cure of their diseases and some for spiritual enrichment. The spiritual-heir to shrine is said to be blessed with power to cure. Current spiritual-heir, Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat when praying for his devotees, continuously urges them to regulate their lives in accordance with the teaching of these revered Saints who were shining beacon of lights of Islam and a tremendous source of spiritual emancipation for humanity. The spread of Islam today, its message of eternal peace and undiluted love for mankind owes a great deal to these revered spiritual Saints of the sub-continent, as Hazrat Shah Jewna, who through the strength of their character, zeal, inspirational teachings, knowledge, Karamaat and love of The Holy Quran, transformed the barren souls of teeming millions, into apostles of love, understanding, compassion and deep rooted faith.