The Chishti Sabri Order

The sanctity (silsila-e-wala`et) started from Hazrat Ali Haider-e-Karar (Razi Allah Ta'ala An'ho) and then this spiritual order continued through Khawaja Hasan Basri (Rehmatullah Alaih). This spiritual order further came to Chisht (name of a town) through successors of Khawaja Hasan Basri (Rehmatullah Alaih). Khawaja Abu Ishaq Shami Chishti (Rehmatullah Alaih) was one of the saint of this order and also head of the Chishti Order. He was also called "Sar-e-Chishtian". Khawaja Abu Ishaq Shami Chishti (Rehmatullah Alaih) belonged to a town "Chisht" and called Chishti because of it. His followers are also called Chishti. After many stages and through famous saints this Chsihti Order reached to a great saint Khawaja Moeen-ud-Din Hasan Chishti Ajmeri (Rehmatullah Alaih) and his successors Khawaja Qutab-ud-Din Bukhtiar Kaki Aoshi (Rehmatullah Alaih) and Baba Fareed uddin Masood Ganje Shakar (Rehmatullah Alaih) of Pak Pattan Sharif.

There are many successors of Baba Fareed-ud-Din Masood Ganje Shakar (Rehmatullah Alaih) and it is impossible to count them. But the "Qutabs" (Religious Mendicants) of Baba Fareed Ganje Shakar (Rehmatullah Alaih) are twenty two (22). The most famous religious and spiritual Qutabs are Sultan-ul-Aolia Khatum-ul-Arwah Syed Makhdum Ala-ud-Din Ali Ahmed Sabir Kalyari (Rehmatullah Alaih) and Mehboob-e-Elahi Khawaja Nizam-ud-Din Aolia (Rehmatullah Alaih).

The Successors and followers of Khawaja Nizam-ud-Din Aolia (Rehmatullah Alliah) are called "Chishti Nizami". The successors and followers of Makhdum Ala-ud-Din Ali Ahmed Sabir (Rehmatullah Alaih) are called "Chishti Sabri".

The father of Hazrat Makhdum Ala uddin Ali Ahmed Sabir Kalyari (Rehmatullah Alaih) was Hazrat Abdul Raheem Abdul Salam Shah (Rehmatullah Alaih) and the grandfather was Syed Abdul Wahab (Rehmatullah Alaih). Syed Abdul Wahab (Rehmatullah Alaih) was the son of Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Meboob-e-Subhani Hasni-o-Hussaini (Rehmatullah Alaih).

Hazrat Makhdum Sabir Pak (Rehmatullah Alaih) was the nephew, disciple (mureed), son in law and successors (Khalifa) of Hazrat Baba Fareed-ud-Din Masood Ganje Shakar (Rehmatullah Alaih). The paternal genealogy of Hazrat Baba Fareed (Rehmatullah Alaih) belongs to Hazrat Umer Farooq (Razi Allah Ta'ala An`ho).

Hazrat Makhdum Sabir Pak (Rehmatullah Alaih) was born in Herat on 19th Rabi ul Awal 592 Hijri. His name "Ali Ahmed" selected in accordance with the prediction of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him), Hazrat Ali Haider-e-Karar (Razi Allah Ta'ala An`ho) and Hazrat Khizar (Aliah Salam). His father died after few years of his birth. Then his mother carried him to Baba Fareed (Rehmatullah Alaih) in Pak Pattan Sharif. There he pledged of discipleship on the hands of Baba Fareed (Rehmatullah Alaih). Baba Fareed (R.A) entrusted him the duty of distribution of food (Langar). He (R.A) accepted this duty happily and in between engaged himself in prayers. He (R.A.) dispensed with his duties well and also attended the discourse of Baba Freed Ganje Shakar (R.A). He (R.A.) did not partake a single morsel from food (Langer), kept fasts and go to jungle and ate wild berries and leaves. He (R.A.) did his duties for 12 years. He (R.A.) prayed continuously and his abolition was 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 Freed (R.A.) called upon him and asked the reason , Sabir Pak (R.A.) replied "You ordered me to distribute the food and not to partake from it" Baba Fareed (R.A.) embraced him happily and remarked "He is SABIR (Patient)". From that day forth He became famous with the name of "SABIR". He spent many years of his life with Baba Fareed (R.A.) and got religious and spiritual aspiration from Baba Fareed (R.A.). Then Baba Fareed Masood Ganje Shakar (R.A.) appointed him Khalifa (Successor) and sent him to Kalyar (an Indian city situated in the province of Anchal Pardesh). At that time the king was Ala-ud-Din Khilji. His person was the source of many miracles. His tomb is also known as "Piran-e-Kalyar Sharif" stands at Kalyar besides the Ganga River and 7 Kilometers from "Rorki". His Shrine is the central spiritual point and source of blessings for Saints, Successors, Followers and people of all over the world. This order is known as "CHISHTI SABRI ORDER" by his reference and relation.

His successors includes Khawaja Shams-ud-Din Turk Pani Patti (R.A), Shah Abdul Qudoos Gangohi (R.A), Hazrat Shah Jalal-ud-Din (R.A.), Hazrat Noor-ul-Haq Ahmed Abdul Haq (R.A.), Hazrat Shah Mohammad Arif (R.A.), Mustafa Ahmed Abdul Haq (R.A.), Hazrat Khawaja Qmar-ud-Din (R.A.) and Syed Ahmed Shah (R.A.).

This Chishti Sabri Order and its blessings reached to Hazrat Pir Saidan Shah Sabri (Rehmatullah Alaih) of Kalas Sharif through Syed Mardan Ali Shah Chishti Sabri (Rehmatullah Alaih), who was a successor of Syed Ahmed Shah (Rehmatullah Alaih). Darbar Sabri Kalas Sharif is spreading the blessings and spirituality of Chishti Sabri Order to its followers and people. Pir Saidan Shah Sabri (Rehmatullah Alaih) and his son Pir Gulzar Hussain Shah Sabri (Rehmatullah Alaih) continued the mission of Hazrat Makhdum Sabir Pak (Rehmatullah Alaih). They spent their whole life to complete this mission. The present Pir Shamim Sabir Sabri (Saint of Darbar Sabri Kalas Sharif), the son of Pir Gulzar Hussain Shah Sabri (Rehmatullah Alaih) is spreading the spiritual graces of Chishti Sabri Order to the lovers of Makhdum Sabir Pak (Rehmatullah Alaih). In fact "Kalas Sharif" is attached directly to "Kalyar Sharif" and sacred place for the grace and blessings of Makhdum Sabir Pak (Rehmatullah Alaih).

The Chishti Sabri Order is vastly spread in many cities of Pakistan, India (including Bangal, Punjab, Behar, Araisa), Turkey and many other countries of Asia, Africa and Europe.

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