Before portraying the life of AI‐Hajj Hafiz Sarkar Waris Ali Shah, it is essential to throw light on the contemplative and mystical element in Islam, the votaries of which go by the name of Sufis or mystics. Since our Saint was a complete mystic of highest and eminent exaltation, it is essential to detail in brief the aim and object of Sufism to understand his dedicated life for common weal and welfare, both in this world and the hereafter. Sufism is a mode of religious way of life and an aspiring effort to uplift one’s soul to reach the proximity of Divine Abode by discarding worldly pleasured and ties which benumb the urge of the soul to join its immortal source. It took its cue and significance from the words of The Holy Prophet Mohammed (peace be on Him) of Islam emphasized and spoke with fervent rapture constitute he fundamental basis of Islamic Sufism. The pious and God‐fearing persons during the heyday of Islam were led to believe that there is a deeper and more inward sense in the words of the Quran. This conviction with a deep feeling of Divine pervasion and instructive guidance from the Holy Prophet Mohammed (peace be on Him) led to the formation of the Idealistic and contemplative philosophy which has received the name of Sufism.