Alauddin Sabir Kaliyari

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makhdoom Alauddin Ali Ahmad Sabir
Dargah Sabir e Pak Piran Kaliyar Shareef
Religion Islam
Other names Makhdoom-ul-Alam, Sabir Piya, makhdoom sabir pak,

569 AH/1196 AD

19th Rabi' al-awwal
Herat, Afghanistan

690 AH/1291 AD

11th Rabi' al-awwal
Piran Kaliyar Sharif, Roorkee, India
Senior posting
Based in Piran kalyar, Roorkee, India
Title صابر پیا Sabir Piya
Predecessor Baba Fareed
Successor Shamsuddin Turk Panipati, Hyder Shah At.Panipat
Religious career
Post Sufism

Makhdoom Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir, also known as صابر کلیری Sabir Kaliyari ("Patient Saint of Kaliyar"), was a prominent South Asian Sufi saint in the 13th century. He was nephew successor to Baba Fareed (1188–1280),[1] and the first in the Sabiriya branch of the Chishti Order.Today, his dargah (Sufi mausoleum) is at Kaliyar village, near Haridwar.


Syyedna Makhdoom Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir Kaliyari was born in Herat, a town in Afghanistan on the 17th Shaaban on 19, 512 AH (1196). His father was Syed Abdul Rahim, a descendant of Imam Ja'far Sadiq through his grandson Ali ibn Ismail. His mother was Jamila Khatun, the elder sister of Baba Fareed.

He is known as Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir Kalyari. The names Ali and Ahmed were exhibited to his mother in dreams. His father gave him the name Alauddin. Sabir was the title given by Baba Fareed Ganj E Sakar. Since his tomb is in Kalyar Sharif he is also known as Kalyari.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sheikh Farid, by Dr. Harbhajan Singh. Hindi Pocket Books, 2002. ISBN 81-216-0255-6. Page 11.

2. [1] (regarding the shajra e nasab of Sabir Piya

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