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Below follows a comprehensive life history on one of the most unique Walis (Friend of Allah) to have ever set foot on this earth, a shining star of the Chistiya Silsila, Hazrat Khwaja Makhdoom Ala`uddin Ali Ahmed SABIR KALYARI (Radi Allahu Anhu), from whose Aastaana flows a fountain of abundant mercy, guidance and blessings reaching all corners of the world.



Hazrat Makhdoom Alauddin Ali Ahmad Saabir Kalyariis one of the evergreen and brooming flowers of the garden of the Chisthi Order.  Hazrat Saabir Kalyari is the nephew, mureed (disciple), son in law and khalifa (successor) of Hazrat Baba Fareeduddin Masood Ganje Shakar.  Hazrat Saabir Paak, the spiritual guide (Roohani Peshwaa) of Hazrat Shamsuddin Turk Paani Patti.  Thus, from this radiant personality of Kalyar hails the Saabri Spiritual Order.

Subsequently the family of Hazrat Saabir Paak inherited the many spiritualistic, god fearing and knowledgable talents and qualities and qualities and qualities from their ancestors which link up to Hazrat Ghous Paak Sayyiduna Sheik Abdul Qadir Jeelani.  This also makes it evident that Hazrat Saabir Paak is a Sayed (member of the Prophet Muhammads family).  Maternally Hazrat Saabir Paak is the descendant of the second Khalifa of Islam, Ameerul Mo’mineen, Hazrat Umar Al Farooq.  Paternally he is he descendant of Hazrat Ali the fourth Khalifa of Islam.

His fathers name was Abdur Raheem who was well versed in Uloome Roohani (spiritual knowledge) and Uloome Shariah (knowledge of Islamic jurisprudence).  His mothers name was Hajra who was famously known as Jameela Khatoon.


Hazrat Umar Farooq
Hazrat Mohammad Baaqir
Hazrat Suleman Adham
Hazrat Ibrahim Adham
Hazrat Ishaaq Shah
Hazrat Abul Fatah
Hazrat Wa’izul Akbar
Hazrat Abdullah Wa’iz Asghar
Hazrat Masood Shah
Hazrat Khwaja Mahmood
Hazrat Khwaja Naseeruddin
Hazrat Ahmad Al ma’roof Kabuli
Hazrat Shabbudin Farkh Shah Kabuli
Hazrath Muhammad Yusuf
Hazrath Muhammad Shu’aib
Hazrath Shaik Sultan Ahmad
Hazrath Shaikh Jamaluddin (father of)
Hajra al Maroof Jameela Khatoon
(mother of)
Hazrat Makhdoom Alauddin Ali Ahmad Saabir



Hazrat Ali
Hazrat Imam Hassan
Hazrat Imam Husain
Hazrath Sayed Hassan Masnaa
Hazrat Sayed Abdullah Makadh
Hazrat Sayed Moosa Jaun
Hazrat Sayed Mohammad Daud
Hazrat Mohammad Mauris
Hazrat Sayed Mohammad Yahyah Zahid
Hazrat Sayed Abdullah Alhambli
Hazrat Sayed Abu Saleh Moosa Alhambli
Hazrat Mu'hiyuddin Shaikh SAYED ABDUL QADIR JILANI
Hazrat Sayed Saifuddin Abdul Wahab
Hazrat Sayed Abdar-Rahim Abdus Salaam (father of )
Hazrat Makhdoom Alauddin Ali Ahmad Saabir


It has been recorded in Kashful Guyuub on the night of 11 rajab 140 (Friday), Hazrat Imam Jaffar was reciting Darood Shareef.  During the night whilst in this state of recitation, suddenly a voice was heard advising Imam Jaffar, “This is not the time to recite Darood Shareef but instead this is the time to see and witness the world of the unseen”.  Whilst in this spiritual mood Imam Sahib says,

 “I was in such a stage where I could see the Angels, very quickly I entered a garden which was glittering with light flashes, and Angels were engrossed in Tasbeeh and Tamheed (zikr) of the Supreme Creator Allah Subhaanahu Wa’Ta’Allah.  There was the presence of the “Arwah” (spirits) of the blessed ones of Allah.  After which I met Hazrat Anas Bin Maalik who said to me that the beloved Nabi Muhammad is waiting for me.  As I was going with Hazrat Anas Bin Maalik I saw in a tent made of pearls in which a majestic throne was placed.  In the presence of the cream of creation, Hazrat Muhammad I saw Sahabis (companions of the beloved Prophet), Ahle Baith (members of the household of the Prophet)  The beloved Nabi referred to them and spoke, “Oh son, in a few days you will be in our midst, but what your vision has seen before and now must be recorded and then you shall come”.  After saying this I was near the Prophet.  In that short time two Ruh’s (spirits) came towards the throne, one Ruh was in the colour of diamond and the other Ruh was in the colour of a ruby.  The Prophet placed the first Ruh on his right lap and the other Ruh on the left after which the Prophet referred to his two grandsons, hazrat Imam Hassan and Hazrat Imam Husain and said, “Oh the coolness of my eye when I confirmed your martydom at the time Jibraeel gave me this good news from your families will be born two Ruh’s which will possess the beauty and power bestowed to them by Allah Subhaanahu Wa’Ta’Allah.  Those two are here in front of me.  The Ruh on my right will appear first in this world bearing the name Abdul Qadir Mohiyuddin and Islam will gain strength and power by the appearance of Abdul Qadir Mohiyuddin.  The Ruh which is on my left lap will appear later and will bear the name Ali Ahmad Saabir and will have the status of Wilayath”.  After saying this the beloved Nabi descended from the throne and in that time Hazrat Imam Jaffar awoke from his sleep”.

Hazrat Sayyidunna Ghouse Azam states that a few days after his marriage Umul Mo’mineen Hazrat Fatima Zahra came in his dream and said that in place of Hassan and Hussain, Allah has blessed me with you and Ali Ahmad Saabir who will emerge from the house of Abdul Wahab Abdur Raheem.  Prior to the birth of hazrat Saabir Paak his mother witnessed a few strange happenings in the hujra (room) where Hazrat Saabir Paak’s mother should reside.  There was the presence of enlightened clouds which used to spread over her room.  She used to see strange lightings in her room together with beautiful fragrances.  She also witnessed a red light shining on various parts of her body example, naval, upper back and right shoulder.  Hazrat Saabir Paak was born on the 19th of Rabi-ul-Awwal 592 at the time of Tahajudd.


Hazrat Saabir Paak immediately after birth turned his head towards the Kaaba.  When Mussama Basri Bint Haashim the nurse, wanted to bath the baby, Ali Ahmad Saabir, her hands began to shiver and it ran through her entire body.  When the mother saw this she said to the nurse, “Maybe you are not in the state of wudu and don’t you know that this is the offspring of the family of Sayyiduna Ghousal Azam.  After performing wudu (ablution) the state of shiver stopped.  The child was given a birth.  Even after Hazrat Saabir Paak’s birth, red light s used to shine from the skies and fragrances adorned the house which eventually spread throughout the entire city. 

After Zohar Salaah the Arwah (spirits) of Abdaal and Aqthaab visited the baby Ali Ahmad Saabir and these great Arwah kissed the forehead of baby Ali Ahmad Saabir.  During that time there was this very famous saint known as Hazrath Muhammad Abul Qasim Gargaani.  This saint took the message of glad tidings to the father of Ali Ahmad Saabir.  His father was overjoyed and overcome with happiness.  He carried the baby Ali Ahmad Saabir in his lap, kissed his forehead and said, “This child will be a very saintly person from who the many masses will achieve blessings and deliverance.  He will be a spiritual guide with strange significance.”


When Hazrat Saabir Paak was still in his blessed mothers womb, his mother had the honour of the Ziyarat of the Beloved Nabi. The Beloved Nabi said to his mother, “The child that you are going to conceive, must be named Ahmad”.  After a few days the mother is honoured again with the ziyarat of Hazrat Ali who said to Hazrat Saabir Paak’s mother, “The child must be named Ali”.  Subsequently after his birth he was named Ali Ahmad.  He was also given the title of “Makhdoom” and “Saabir”.


It is recorded in Seerul Aqthaab on page 178, that the title of Makhdoom was from Allah Subhaanahu Wa Taala.  The title of Saabir was from his Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Baba Fareed Ganje Shakar.  The title of Saabir was earned when Hazrat Saabir Paak was brought by his mother from his place of birth, Heraat to her brother Hazrat Baba Fareed Ganje Shakar whilst under the spititual supervision of his great uncle.

He was given the responsibility of distributing the langar(food).  After twelve years when Hazrat Saabir Paak’s mother returned, she found her son thin and weak.  She immediately complained to her brother, “You have not given my child good food to eat”.  Hazrat Baba Fareed was very astonished by this complaint and said, “In your presence I gave him the responsibility of the langar and upto this very moment he distributes the langar, therefore he should not have a problem with regards to food.  On second thought if you have a doubt call your son in my presence and clarify it with him so that you may find comfort and peace”. 

Hazrat Baba Fareed Ganje Shakar asked his nephew about the langar.  Hazrat Saabir Paak replied, “I was only given the responsibility of distributing the langar and not to eat”.  When Hazrat Baba Fareed heard this, he was overcome with amazement and happiness for this is the  reason that

Allah Subhaanahu Wa Taala has enriched his nephew with the wealth of Sabr (patience) because he lived without meals for twelve years.  Hazrat Baba Fareed kissed his forehead and said, “This is Alauddin Ali Ahmad Saabir”.  From that day forth he became famous with the name Saabir.  Simultaneously Hazrat Saabir Paak was also known as Alauddin.  He earned this title when he was a little baby by a very pious saint who had come to see the miraculous baby.  The great saint carried the baby and said to his mother, “Your son will be known as Alauddin”.


From childhood Hazrat Saabir Paak displayed patience of the highest order.  His mother was astonished and amazed at this because, until he was one year old he drank milk one day and the next day he did not drink milk.  Hazrat Saabir Paak kept fast on the day that he did nor drink milk.  When he was one year old he used to drink milk every third day in return he used to fast for two days.  When he was two years old he stopped drinking milk.  At three years old he used to eat chana (whole gram) and wheat bread very lightly.  At the age of four he began talking and the very first words that he uttered was “LA MAUJOODA ILLALLAH”.  When he turned six years of age he restricted his eating limits by eating on the fourth and fifth day.  He used to eat simple dry bread on these respective days.  The major parts of the night was spent in Ibadat (worship).  At the age of seven he began reading Tahajjud salaah regularly.  He was always engrossed in Ibadat.


As reported by hazrat Saabir Paak’s father, that this strange incident occurred in the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal.  Hazrat Saabir Paak’s father was in deep concentration and meditation (muraqba).  After muraqba when he opened his eyes he saw a snake in two pieces, one piece fell where Hazrat and his father were seated and the other piece fell on the floor.  Immediately Hazrat Abdar Rahim awoke his wife, Hazrat Saabir Paak's mother and showed her the snake in two pieces.  When she saw this she reported that whilst in her sleep she had a dream in which Hazrat Saabir Paak made this firm statement, “As from today no person from my family will be bitten by a snake.  I have killed the king of the snakes upon which all the snakes of the world have promised not to bite any member of my family”.

It is also recorded by Hazrath Hajra who was commonly known as Jameela Khatoon, Hazrath Saabir Paak’s mother that one day Hazrath was very hungry and due to the pangs of hunger he asked his mother for food.  Unfortunately there was nothing at home with which a meal could be prepared.  In order to comfort and please her son, she placed a pot of water on the fireplace.  When Hazrat Asked for the food, she would say the food is nor ready.   Subsequently the entire day was spent in this manner.  After Maghrib Salaah Hazrath said to his mother that, “ If the food is still not cooked, give it to me uncooked”.  After saying this he personally went to the fireplace lifted the lid of the pot and said to his mother, “The rice is cooked”.  When the mother heard this she was shocked and astonished because she had placed an empty pot on the fireplace.  Together the father, mother and son enjoyed the rice which was full of taste and aroma.


On the 17th Rabi-ul-Awwal 597A.H. Hazrath Abdur Rahman passed away.   At that time Hazrath was only five years old.


Hazrath Saabir Paak’s early education and training was administered and conducted by his blessed father Hazrath Abdar  Rahim.  After the demise of his father, his mother took a keen interest in his education and in order to complete his education he was sent to Ajodhan to his esteemed and great uncle, Hazrat Baba Fareed Ganje Shakar.

 After a period of time, Hazrath Saabir Paak aquired the mastery in :

1.      Arabic

2.      Persian (Farsee)

3.      Quranic Commentary (Tafseer)

4.      Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh)

5.      Logic (Mantiq)

6.      Spiritual Training (Uloome Irfaani)

For the purpose of seeking knowledge on the 25th Shabaan 601A.H, together with his mother Hazrath reached Ajodhan.  When Hazrat Baba Fareed Ganje Shakar set his eye on the young Saabir he was overwhelmed with joy.  He thanked his sister for bringing such a “DIVINE JEWEL” and promised that he will take care of all his educational and spiritual training, “I was waiting for him from a very long period of time because this youngster will be a rare personality from the categories of the Auliya (friends of Allah)”.  These were the words uttered by Baba Sahib to his sister. 

His mother added, “Please accept my son as your servant and do not starve my son”, knowing better of the qualities of Hazrat Saabir Paak yet he called Hazrat Saabir Paak and in the presence of his mother gave him the responsibility of the langar.  Hazrath saabir Paak resumed his duty at the langar khana on the 26 Shawwal 603 A.H.  The langar used to be distributed by him after performing salaatul Ishraaq (mid morning prayer) and also after salaatul Maghrib.  This duty was carried out by him for a period of twelve years.  He fed the people but not himself. 


One day it was noticed by Hazrath Baba Saheb spiritually that his nephew was weeping in his room (hujra).  As usual when Hazrath Sabir Paak came out of his room to carry out his duty of distributing the langar, Hazrath Baba Saheb went up to him and enquired the cause of his weeping.  Hazrat Saabir Paak replied, “Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta”aala has separated me from the path of sulook (common path of sufi dervishes) and Allah has also separated me from materialistic and wordly life.  From amongst the servants of Allah on the WaliAllah (friends of Allah) and the Rijalul Ghaib (unseen souls) will come to me and no human beings will come to me or near me.  Owing to the the divine power of Jazb (intense devotional feelings) I will not be able to conduct the common duties in Sulook hence the powers of the Jazb have already taken control of me”.


No person had the courage of coming close to Hazrath Saabir Paak.  This was due to his condition of “Jalaal” (majestic powers).  On the 27th Muharram 610A.H., Naeemuddin the son of Hazrath Baba Saheb who was 3 years old, peeped through the keyhole of Hazrat Saabir Paak hujra (room).  Hazrath took a dislike to this and immediately the child vommitted blood and passed away.

In another incident Fareed Baksh who was a year old and also a son of Hazrath Baba Saheb, urinated in front of the room of Hazrat Saabir Paak and the child was stung by a scorpion and due to excessive bleeding in a matter of an hour he passed away.

Subsequently on the 12th Safar 610A.H., Azizuddeen aged 20 another son of Hazrat Baba Saheb distributed the langar although he was warned by the cook (bhandari) Abul Qasim that the distribution of langar is the responsibility of hazrat Saabir Paak and without his permission not to distribute the langar.  Azzizuddeen did not pay take heed to the cook’s warning and he distributed the langar.  After distributing the langar Azizuddeen went happily to inform his mother of what had happened.

  His mother was horrified and shaken to hear this and told her son that, that duty was appointed to Hazrath Sabir Paak and to do his job was extremely dangerous.  At the appointed time Hazrat Saabir Paak came from his room to distribute the langar.  He asked the cook to bring out the food to be distributed.  Abul Qasim Bhandari (cook) exclaimed with great humility and respect the today, the langar was distributed by Azizuddeen.  Hazrath asked if there was any food left to be distributed and the cook said there was nothing. 

When Hazrath Saabir Paak heard this he became enraged with anger and said, “If no langar is left, then how is it that Azizuddeen is still living”.  The moment these words were uttered Azizuddeen who was talking to his mother, passed away instantly.

Whilst Hazrath’s mother stayed in Ajodhan, she decided to get him married.  In this event, Hazrath’s mother went to hazrath Baba Saheb in order to ask for his daughter Khadija Bugum alias Shareefa, for her hand in marriage to Hazrat Saabir Paak.  Hazrath Baba Saheb explained to his sister that Hazrath Saabir Paak is at all times engrossed in deep meditation and pays no heed to worldly activities nor does he have the urge for conjugal duties. 

Hazrat’s mother refused to understand in spite of the persistant warning and explaination by Hazrath Baba Saheb.  On the contrary she complained that because she was a poor widow and her son an orphan, therefore Hazrath Baba Saheb was refusing her proposal.  Subsequently without much argument Hazrath Baba Saheb agreed to the proposal.  On the 21st Shawwal 613A.H. the nikah (marriage ceremony) of Hazrat Saabir Paak was solemnized.

Hazrath’s mother lit up his hujra and seated the newly wed bride in the hujra (room).  After Ibadat and meditation Hazrath went to his hujra to see it lit up and a lady seated in his room.  He then asked, “Who are you ?” The bride replied, “I am your wife”. When Hazrat heard this he replied, “I have already given place for the love of one and absolutely do not have place for any other love in my heart”.  On finishing this statement, a furious flame rose from the floor of the room and reduced the bride to a heap of ashes.  His mother rushed into the room to see what had transpired, there she also witnessed the bride turned into ashes.


After returning from Heraat (Hazrat Saabir Paak’s birth place) to Ajodhan to visit her son, Hazrat Hajra (Jameela  Khatoon) passed away on the 2nd Muharram 614A.H.  After his mother’s death he handed over the responsibility of distributing the langar to Abul Qasim Bhandaari (cook).  He satyed in his room (hujra) for a period of nine years.

BAI’ATH(discipleship)AND KHILAFATH(successorship)

Hazrat Saabir Paak did not set foot out of his room as stated earlier for a period of nine years.  Whilst Hazrat Saabir Paak was deeply engrossed in meditationin his room, on the 17th of Muharra 663A.H, Hazrat Baba Saheb went in his room and recited the Kalima Thayibba in his ear.  On hearing the the recitation of the Kalima Thayibba he came to his normal self from the state of meditation.  Hazrath Baba Saheb brought him out of the room in an open space and in front of a holy gathering, Hazrath Baba Saheb publicly bestowed to him bai’ath and khilafath of the Chisthia Spiritual Order.  Hazrat Saabir Paak then developed a habit of being in the state of meditation in the night and during the day.  He used to be in the honourable and spiritual company of his Pir-o-Murshid, Hazrat Baba Fareeduddin Ganje Shakar.


On the 24th Ramadaan 650A.H Hazrath Baba Sahib sees in his vision that the spiritual guide  Hazarath Kwaja Qutbuddeen Bakhthiyar  Paak had come to him and asked Hazrath Baba Sahib to bring along Hazrath Saabir Paak with them after which they ascended through all the heavenly states and were in the presence of the beloved Nabi Hazrath Muhammed .  Hazrath Baba Sahib was instructed to call Hazrath Saabir Paak closer to the throne of the beloved Nabi subsequently the beloved Nabi put his Mubarak hands on his upper back and said

“HAAZA WALI-ALLAH (he is a friend of allah).”

When Hazrath Baba Sahib returned to state of normality.  He was astonishedto see that the room (Hujra) was opened and the Hujra was spreaded with spiritual light and the Auliya and Rijal Ul Ghaib (unseen beings) had their hands on the upper back of Hazrath Saabir and chanting in a loud voice  “HAAZ WALI ALLAH (he is a friend of allah)”.

On the 14 Zil Hajj 650A.H.  He was honoured with khilafath by being capped with a green turban and garments (khirqa) of the spiritual order.


Hazrath Muhammad Mustafa, Ahmade Mujtaba
Hazrath Ali Al-Murthaza
Hazrath Hassan Basri
Hazrath Kwaja Abd’Al-Waahid
Hazrath Fuzail Bin Ayaaz
Hazrath Sultaan Ibrahim Bin Adham Balkhi
Hazrath Abu Huzaifa Mir Ashi
Hazrath Aminuddeen Hubaira Basri
Hazrath Khwaja Mam Shaad Uloowe Dinwar
Hazrath Khwaja Abu Is'haaq Shaami Hasani
Hazrath Khwaja Abu Yusuf Hasani
Hazrath Khwaja Qutbuddeen Maududi
Hazrath Haji Shareef Zindani
Hazrath Khwaja Usman Hirwani
Hazrath Khwaja Khwajgaan Moeenuddeen Chisthi
Harath Khwaja Qutbuddeen Bakhthiyaar Kaaki
Hazrath Baba Fareeduddeen Mas’ood Ganje Shakar
Hazrath Makhdoom Ala’uddeen Ali Ahmad Saabir


By the order of his spiritual guide, Hazrath Baba Sahib Hazrath left for Kalyar in the accompaniment of Aleemullah Abdal, dated 15 Zil Haj 650A.H. After 16 days of journey they reached Kalyar and resided in the house of a lady named Gulzari. Kalyar was a very big city with a high population and there were Ulama and Mashaikh in great numbers.

After setting his mubarak foot in Kalyar, he lectured to a crowd of two thousand people in the Jamia Masjid after salaatul asr.  Shaikh Bahauddin and Shaikh Jamaluddin were most impressed with Hazrath’s words were most impressed with Hazrat’s words of wisdom that they began inviting and reminding the people of Kalyar, of the great opportunity of having a personality in the name of Hazrat Saabir Paak.  They also urged the people to become mureeds (disciples) of Hazrath Saabir Paak.  The next morning after salaatul fajr Hazrat spoke to the people but they refused to accept him as their leader and guide and they said that their leader and guide was the ruler of the city named Qazi Tabarak.

When Qazi Tabarak heard of Hazraths presence in Kalyar he became worried of loosing his power and authority over the people.  He planned to distract the chief of Kalyar named Qiyammuddin Zamwan and went up to the chief and complained about Hazrath Saabir Paak by saying, “A person has come to Kalyar who claims to be a very pious and holy man and call himself the man odf the people.  After prayers he lectures to the people and due to the presence the namaazi’s are being disturbed.  I think we should ask him to leave he city”.  


On a Friday Hazrath met Qiyaammudin Zamwan in the Jamia Masjid of Kalyar.  In order to test Hazrath Saabir Paak, he asked, “If you claim to be spiritual personality then give a hint of what happened to my goat which is missing for about three months from now. If I am satisfied whith your answer, I will then be one of you followers.  Hence I will accept you as our leader”.  Hazrath Saabir Paak immediately understood that the chief wanted to test his spiritual influence and power.  He complied to the question by raising his gaze towards the sky and declared that those who have eaten the flesh of the goat must come forward.   

Subsequently 27 people came in direct confrontation of Hazrath Saabir Paak.  When they were asked about the goat,  all refused in one voice about having nothing to do with the flesh or goat of Qiyaamuddin Zamwan.  He then asked the chief to call his goat by its name and he called by the name Hareefa.  The goat responded to its master’s call from the stomachs of the twenty seven people and he declared, “I am here divided in the stomachs of each of these persons.  The goat went on further and explained that they all had killed me at the middle of the night near the sadrak well and had thrown my hide and bones tied to a stone into the well after roasting and eating my flesh”. 

With no point to argue the chief said, “Verily you are our guide and imam”.  When Tabrak saw that the chief was overwhelmed and taken aback by the miraculous demonstration of Hazrath Saabir Paak, he got close to the chief and said, “Be careful this is the work of a magician”.  Again the chief got entangled in the words of Tabrak and he also stated these are the effects of magic.  Hazrath Saabir then replied thankAllah Subhanahu Wa Ta’aala, this faqeer is also able to fulfill the sunnah of the beloved Nabi.  I am also called a magician in the manner the kuffar of Makkah had called the Prophet when he preached the oneness of Allah to them.  After saying this Hazrath Sabir Paak left the mosque and went to the house where he was residing.  (The house of Gulzaari)


Hazrath Saabir Paak wrote two letters in which he gave his Pir-o-Murshid a comprehensive report of the conditions and happenings of Kalyar.  He also informed Hazrath Baba Saheb of the conspiracies of Qazi Tabrak and of how he, Tabrak and the chief of Kalyar, Qiyaamuddin are against him.  These two letters were sent with Aleemullah Abdaal to Hazrath Baba Saheb.



On receiving Hazrath Saabir Paak’s report, Hazrath Baba Saheb wrote a collective fatwa with references from Quran and Hadith.  He then advised Aleemullah Abdaal to hand it to Qazi Tabrak.



Aleemullah Abdaal as ordered by Hazrath Baba Saheb handed the fatwa to Tabrak.  After reading the contents of the fatwa he tore it.



When Hazrath Saabir Paak saw the condition of the second letter by his Pir-o-Murshid to Qazi Tabrak he became very angry.  He sent another letter together with the torn fatwa with Aleemullah Abdaal to be handed to his Murshid.  When Hazrath Baba Saheb received the letter together with the torn fatwa, he then decided to write a letter directly to the chief of Kalyar

In his letter to the chief of Kalyar, Hazrath Baba Saheb elaborated on a few points about his disciple.  He wrote and introduced Hazrath Saabir Paak from a very spiritual point of view.  Firstly he belonged to the family of Hazrath Ghouse Azam.  He stressed that, “My Saabir was a true devotee of God”.  Secondly, he asked both Qazi Tabrak and Qiyaamuddin Zamwan to forget about the misrepresentation that his disciple was a magician.  Thirdly, he warned the chief about his assistant Qazi Tabrak that he should treat Hazrath Saabir Paak with more dignity and respect. 

If Qazi Tabrak disobeys Hazrath Saabir Paak then in sequence he is disobeying Allah and his Messenger.  Hazrath Baba Saheb quoted this ayat of the Holy Quran, “Obedience to the Prophet is obedience to Allah”.  Hazrath Baba Saheb repeatedly warned the chief that the punishment for such disobedience is terrible.  Now to obey or not to obey was their responsibility.


At first when the chief read the letter he was very impressed but very quickly he came under the evil spell of Tabrak.  He wrote back to Hazrath Baba Saheb saying to him, “We do not fear for any threats”.  He to like his companion tore Hazrath Baba Saheb’s letter and handed it to Aleemulah Abdaal.  Aleemullah Abdaal took the torn letter and gave it to Hazrath Saabir Paak.  He handled the matter with utmost patience and wrote back to his Pir-o-Murshid, the letter is as follows

“As Salaamu Alaikum.  My heart begins to tear apart when I see your glorious writing torn.  This makes me go through a lot of suffering, pain and agony.  In this place I do not even get a place to offer my Jummah Salaah in the Jamia Masjid.  You definitely know my situation.  Please get me out of this agonizing situation.  Whatever instructions you convey to me, I will definitely obey.         

                         Khaadime Khaadimaa

                         (servant of servants)

                           Faqeer Ala’uddin”


After receiving the painful letter from his beloved, Hazrath Baba Saheb writes,

 “In your hands lies the dominion of power over the city so do as you please.  By the grace of Allah nobody will challenge you.  Kalyar is your goat, you can either drink its milk or eat its flesh”. 


When Hazrath Saabir Paak studied his Pir-o-Murshid’s letter, he lifted his gaze towards the sky and then towards the earth.  He recited a few verses and blew towards the earth and sky.  Suddenly there was an earth tremor.  This tremor got stronger after an hour.  When the earth rocked the third time, it sent a wave of panic and fear to the people of Kalyar.  At that time the chief of Kalyar asked Qazi Tabrak the reason  for the three tremors.  The chief felt that it was maybe due to the anger of Hazrat Saabir Paak.  He was prepared to meet Hazrath Saabir Paak but again he was stopped by Tabrak.

 The shrewd Tabrak instead suggested that they should go to the famous magician of the city who was a lady named Chugla Nusrath.  After their meeting with Chugla Nusrath, they were informed by here that the tremors were the effects of magic.  In order to satisfy the curiosity of the chief of Kalyar, she banged the earth whilst under a spell eleven times and the earth where they were seated moved.


On Friday the 16th of Muharram 651A.H., Hazrath Saabir Paak went to the Jamia mosque for Jumaah Salaah.  He sat in the first saff (row).  Later the chief of Kalyar, Zamwan and Tabrak arrived.  When they saw Hazrath Saabir Paak seated in the first row, they hurled out bad remarks to Hazrath and his friends and they moved him from the first row.  Hazrath came out of the masjid and sat for awhile, then he looked at the masjid and said, “You have left this people in peace”.  Opon uttering these words the roof of the mosque gave way and collapsed on the people in the mosque.  It is also said that the people in the mosque were in the ruku position of salaah and Hazrath Saabir Paak ordered the mosque to make sajda. 

And accordingly the mosque collapsed and the people got trampled to death.  Accidently Gulzari Begum’s son Bahauddin was also amongst the people who were victims of Hazrath Saabir Paak’s wrath (jalaal).  She came to Hazrath and pleaded for the safety of her son.  Hazrath Saabir Paak told her that her son was buried under the slab of the stairs and he ordered Aleemulah Abdaal to go and pull out the woman’ son and Bahauddin was taken out safe and sound.  Hazrath Saabir Paak had mercy and affection for both mother and son because they were his host and his devotees.  He asked them leave the city and go to a place which is beyond 12 kos from Kalyar.

Note :   1 kos =2 miles

           12 kos = 24 miles

He asked her to take relatives and friend along with her because a greater tragedy was yet to befall the city and people of Kalyar.  Subsequently Hazrath Saabir left Gulzar’s house and went towards the jungle.  He stood leaning with his left hand on a Gular (wild fig) tree.  He again looked towards the sky and pointed his forefinger of the right hand towards the sky, he then cast his gaze to the earth which immediately flared up in flames and engulfed the city of Kalyar and surrounding areas within a radius of 12 kos (24 miles).  The only places the fire did not attack were; Gulzari’s house, graves and tombs of matyrs and the spot where Hazrath Saabir Paak was standing, which was about 60 to 70 square yards.  When the news of the destruction of Kalyar reached Hazrath Baba Saheb he said,

 “Our Saabir does not rule like a saint, he rules like a god”


On the 13th of Zil Haj 658 AH, Hazrath Shamsuddin Turk Pani Patti arrived at the court of Hazrath Baba Sahib in Ajodhan, in order to become a disciple.  After the initiation of bai’th (pledge of discipleship), he was told by Hazrath Baba Saheb that he will receive all the bounties of Uloome Irfaani (spiritual knowledge from another murshid).

At that time Hazrath Baba Saheb had learnt of Hazrath Saabir Paak being in the state of “Isthighraaq” (engrossed in ibadat) whilst holding the branch of the goolaar tree (wild fig tree) in a standing position for the period of twelve years.  On hearing this news Hazrath Baba Saheb announced, “Is there person who can make my Saabir sit”.  Hazrath Shamsuddin Turk Pani Patti responded to Hazrath Baba Saheb’s call and left for Kalyar.

When he reached Kalyar he saw Hazrath Saabir Paak branch of the fig tree with his left hand and his right palm folded in the form of a fist whilst his gaze was towards the sky, standing in deep meditation.  Hazrath Paani Patti did not have the courage to go near Hazrath Saabir Paak.  Through the meditation of Aleemullah Abdaal it was learnt from Jamaluddin Abdaal that Hazrath Paani Paati will reach Hazrath Saabir Paak in twenty three days.

Subsequently after twenty three days, Hazrath Saabir Paak regained consciousness and spoke out, “Are you sent here by Hazrath Baba Saheb ?” and Hazrath Paani Patti replied. “Your honour knows everything better than this humble soul”.  Then Hazrath Saabir Paak exclaimed, “The sun of Allah is in the sky and this faqeer’s son is on the earth”.  Hence Hazrath Paani Patti earned the title of “Shamsul Ard” (sun of the earth).  Hazrath Saabir Paak ordered him to recite the Quran.

Note: Hazrath Paani Patti was a Hafiz ul Quran.  Hazrath Paani Patti recited the Holy Quran whilst standing.  He recited the beautiful beautiful verses of the Holy Quran for quite a lengthy period and stopped.  Hazrath Saabir Paak was enjoying the recitation and when Hazrath Paani Patti stopped, he enquired as to why he stopped.  Hazrath Paani Patti answered by saying to Hazrath Saabir Paak that he was finding it difficult to stand and recite the glorious Quran. 

He was granted permission to sit and recite, but Hazrath Paani Patti explained that, “It will be disrespectful and unethical for me to sit whilst your honour is standing”.  Hazrath agreed to sit and listen to the recitation of the Holy Quran.  After the recitation of the Quran was complete Hazrath Paani Paati complained of hunger.  He was ordered to pluck wild fig, boil and eat it.  He complied to the order, but in return Hazrath Paani Paati said to Hazrath Saabir Paak that it will be disrespectful again if I eat and your honour does not eat.  Hazrath ate a few boiled wild fig together with Hazrath Paani Paati.


Once again, Hazrath Paani Patti was initiated as a disciple of Hazrath Saabir Paak together with khilafath, (successorship).  He was honoured by having Hazrath Saabir Paak tie the turban on his head.  Subsequently he was assigned to Hazrath Paani Patti for spiritual duties.


Hazrath ordered his disciple to go to a place called Amber and assist Allauddin Khilji to conquer a fort, which Hazrath assured Hazrath Paani Patti that without his assistance this mission will not be accomplished by Allauddin Khilji.  Hazrath Paani Paati was also told that, “The day of the fall of the fort will also be the day of my leaving this world.  This would be on the 13th of Rabiul Awwal 690 ah. 

Very emotionally, Hazrath Paani Patti inquired about funeral arrangements, upon which Hazrath Saabir Paak instructed him that he will perform all the rites and everything would be done automatically by the grace of divine power attended by Angels and Holy Souls.  Hazrath Paani Patti was strictly ordered not to touch the body during ghusl (bath) and not to open his eyes whilst the process of ghusl is being carried out.  He was also told that everything of the funeral rites would occur automatically as he would think in his mind. 

On the day of the fall of the fort, he immediately understood and remembered the words of Hazrath Saabir Paak that. “The day of the fall of the fort”.  Hazrath will leave this world.  Subsequently he left immediately for Kalyar and carried out all orders given to him by his Pir-o-Murshid.  As the time of Janazah Salaah neared, Hazrath Paani Patti saw nobody around, but from a distance away he saw a rider on horseback with a veil over his face coming towards him. 

This person on horseback came and performed the Janazah Salaah.  Hazrath Paani Patti noticed that whilst completing the Janazah salaah with salaam, there was a presence of Walis, Rijalul Ghaib and Abdaal who attended the janazah salaah.  After the funeral Hazrath Paani Patti went to the veiled horseman and said. “Sir may I have the pleasure of knowing your name and identity since you have conducted the janazah salaah of my pir-o-murshid”.

The horseman pulled off his veil and Hazrath Paani Patti was shocke to see that the horseman was Hazrat Ali Ahmad Saabir Kalyari in person.  Hazrath Saabir Paak then said,

“Shamsuddin, the janazah salaah of the Faqeer is conducted by the Faqeer himself”


The Sabiri (spiritual order) was headed under the auspicious leadership of Hazrath Shamsuddin Turk Paani Patti, which spread to many parts of the world.  ALHAMDULLILAH !


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