Alauddin Sabir Kaliyari

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Makhdoom Alauddin Ali Ahmad Sabir Kaliyari[1]
Other namesMakhdoom-ul-Alam, Sabir E Pak, Makhdoom, Ali Ahmad, Baba Sabir, Charaag e Chisht
Born592 AH/1196 AD 19th Rabi' al-awwal
Died690 AH/1291 AD 13th Rabi' al-awwal
Other namesMakhdoom-ul-Alam, Sabir E Pak, Makhdoom, Ali Ahmad, Baba Sabir, Charaag e Chisht
Muslim leader
Based inPiran kalyar, Roorkee, India
PredecessorBaba Fareed
SuccessorShamsuddin Turk Panipati, Hyder Shah At.Panipat

Makhdoom Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir, also known as صابر کلیری Sabir Kaliyari ("Saint of Kaliyar"), was a South Asian Sufi saint in the 13th century. He was nephew successor to Baba Fareed (1188–1280),[2] and the first in the Sabiriya branch of the Chishti Order. Today, his dargah (Sufi mausoleum) is at Kaliyar village, near Haridwar.


Khawaja Sultan Ul Arifeen Sayyid Sabir Pak Ali Ahmed was the great grandson of Peer Ghous Ul Azam Sayyid Abdul Qadir Jilani. His father was Sayyid Abdus Salaam Abdur Rahim Jilani, son of Sayyid Abdul Wahaab Jilani, eldest son of Sayyid Abdul Qadir Jilani. His mother was Sayyidah Jamilah, elder sister of Baba Farid Ganjshakkar and direct descendant of Umar Al Faruq.

Baba Fareed entrusted him the duty of distribution of food (Langar). He accepted this duty happily and in between engaged himself in prayers. He dispensed with his duties well and also attended the discourse of Baba Freed Ganje Shakar. He did not partake a single morsel from food (langer), kept fasts and went to the jungle and ate wild berries and leaves. He did his duties for 12 years. He prayed continuously and his abstentions were never disrupted. Frequent and continuous fasting and eating leaves and wild food made him weak. When his mother came back again and saw him, she complained to his brother (Baba Fareed) of his weakness. Baba Fareed called upon him and asked the reason. Sabir Pak replied “You ordered me to distribute the food and not to partake from it”. Baba Fareed embraced him happily and remarked “He is sabir (Patient)”. From that day forth He became famous with the name of “Sabir”.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Faizan e Hazrat Sabir Pak Kaliyar Sharif
  2. ^ Sheikh Farid, by Dr. Harbhajan Singh. Hindi Pocket Books, 2002. ISBN 81-216-0255-6. Page 11.

Further reading[edit]

  • E-book: Tadhkira Anwar-i-Sabiri – An account of Sabir's Enlightenment by Dar-ul-Ehsan Publications and Sabir'ul Baqa Networks
  • Mashaikh-e-Chist, by Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya, Translated by Mujlisul Ulama of South Africa, 1998
  • Islam in India, by Vidyajyoti Institute of Religious Studies Islamic Section. Vikas Pub. House, 1985. ISBN 0-7069-2751-6. page 61.
  • Encyclopaedia of Sufism, Ed. Masood Ali Khan & S. Ram. New Delhi, Anmol, 2003, Vol 1–12. ISBN 81-261-1311-1. (Vol 5.)
  • Rose, H.A., Ibbetson, D., Maclagan, E.D.A glossary of the tribes and castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province. Vol. 3, L.-Z with Appendices A.-L, Asian Educational Services, 1990. ISBN 978-81-206-0505-3