Introduction of Hazrat Karmanwaly
Hazrat Pir Syed Muhammad Ismail Shah Bukhari was born in a remote village Karmoonwala located among sand dunes along left bank of River Sutlij District Ferozepur (India) about 25 K.M. off Ferozepur city, in year 1883 A.D. His parents named him Syed Muhammad Ismail Shah. His family had arrived from a prominent Town of Syeds, Ouch Shariff District Bahawalpur. His father Syed Said Ali Shah alias Syed Sikandar Ali Shah belonged to a very noble family of his tribe and was respected for his piety in the area.
At the age of 20 years, after studying the preliminary Islamic Books, he decided to acquire higher knowledge of Quran and Hadith. He went to join an Islamic reputed institute of Mazhar-ul-Aloom at Delhi, India. His beloved uncle Syed Qutab-ud-Din Shah while departing him for Delhi advised, Dear son, acquire such knowledge which may benefit the mankind and not the knowledge of tongue, which may lead you to the academic discussions. This departing advice inscribed in his mind so deeply that it proved later on, a turning point in his carrier. Since then he had developed an urge in his mind that knowledge of heart, may be developed in order to benefit him as well as mankind. This zeal developed great craving in him for leading life on the footprints of the Holy Prophet (Sal Allah-Ho Alehe Wasallam).
His moral was affable fascinating, full of humiliation and of pleasing demeanor. He used to meet all visitors smilingly, what to speak of his followers, he was always humble and affectionate to all visitors. It was but natural that while sitting in public, his dignity and awe-inspiring authority could prevail upon the mob with the result they could neither look at his glittering face nor could confront any problem. Public always remained submissive and subdued in passions. While sitting before him it was very difficult to face and confront him. Sometimes when distressed people could come across his sight, his glanderous personality at-once resulted in dispelling with his problems and reformation of his soul took place. He hated dissimulation. Any one of the audience suffering from such disease, was reformed with his first sight and attention. He didnt like kissing of hands and touching of feet by the public in reverence. Sometimes when an audience insisted to shake hands, he was advised and made to understand saying, Every human being is full of love for his mother. But tell me how many of you while coming out or going in to your homes shake hand with your mother. Love and regards should be in ones heart and heart should always remain embedded with affection otherwise he is not against this Sunnah of shaking of hands
While coming to the audience, if any one with sheer love and veneration would attempt to stand in ovation, he would prohibit him not to do so. When any audience begged leave, sometimes he used to say in a very affectionate tone, it should not be said, You may go. Almighty Allah may how ever take care of you and me in all matters of DEEN (religion) and worldly affairs. Who so ever among the audience stated his problems he was listened attentively and prayed for him. Many times incurable patients had cured because of his devotion and prayer. In invoking for prayers, he was very liberal and his prayers were granted mostly. He disliked frivolous talks and such persons were abhorred. If anyone tells the truth, even he had committed heinous crime, he would be ready to help him for seeking forgiveness from Allah and it was mostly granted.