Alauddin Sabir Kaliyari

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Alauddin Ali Ahmad Sabir
Dargah of Sabir in Kalyar, Roorkee, India
Religion Islam
Other names Makhdoom-ul-Alam, Sabir Piya
Born 569 AH/1196 AD
Herat, Afghanistan
Died 690 AH/1291 AD
Kaliyar, Roorkee, India
Senior posting
Based in Kalyar, Roorkee, India
Title صابر پیا Sabir Piya
Predecessor Baba Fareed
Successor Shamsuddin Turk Panipati, Hyder Shah
Religious career
Post Sufism

Hazrat Alauddin Ali Ahmed, also known as صابر کلیری Sabir Kaliyari ("Patient Saint of Kaliyar"), was a prominent South Asian Sufi saint in the 13th century, nephew and Khalifa (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


Hazrat Syed Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir Kaliyari was born in Herat, a town in the district of ( Afghanisthan) on the 17th Shahbanon 19, 512 Hijri (1196). His father was Syed Abdul Rahim, a descendent of Hazrat Gaus E Azam Dastagir. 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 revealed 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.

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