Hazrat Pir Saidan Shah Sabri (Rehmatullah Alaih)

Hazrat Pir Saidan Shah Sabri (Rehmatullah Alaih) was born on 25th November,1908. Before his birth his mother Hazrat Mai Fatima Bivi saw Hazrat Saidan Sherazi Choa Saidan Shah (Rehmatullah Alaih) and Hazrat Syed Mardan Ali Shah (Rehmatullah Alaih) in dreams. Both the saints surprised the pleasant news of arrival of a great, pious and complete saint. His mother was also a patient, pious women and continuous worshiped the Holy God. She recited the Holy Quran constantly. Hazrat Pir Budey Shah was one of her uncle, who was also a very pious saint. He predicted for her, that after your marriage you will have a son (Pir Saidan Shah R.A.) who will be a saint, very pious and high minded genius. He will illuminate the Islam in the world and many people will get guidance from him.

The mother suggested the name "Saidan" and said that fairs of Saidan Shah will be celebrated every day in whole year and this is a reality. When the grandfather of Pir Saidan Shah (Pir Mohammad Bukhsh) fell ill, he called upon the mother of Pir Saidan Shah and predicted for Pir Saidan Shah (Rehmatullah Alaih) that he will be a great saint, Spiritual light for the people and a genius. He further ordered sons that he should be buried at the same place where his spiritual guide (Pir Mardan Ali Shah) arrived and remained stayed for some time (this is the same place where the court of Kalas Sharif is situated). Then he offered Kalma Tayyaba and closed his eyes.

Hazrat Pir Saidan Shah Sabri (Rehmatullah Alaih) first uttered word "Allah". He grew up at Tiba Sharif near Haria Railway Station. He got his early education from Haria while Religious and Fiqa education from Ghulam Murtaza Sahib of Miani. He got education of Tib (medicines) from Mian Sultan Mehmood of Kotli Gul Mohammad and spiritual education was concealed to him. He read the whole Quran in his childhood and presented in the court of Pir Mardan Ali Shah (Rehamtullah Aliah), when he visited the shrine along with his mother. He constructed the shrine of Pir Mardan Ali Shah (Rehmatullah Alaih) first in 1930 (AD) and second time in 1964 (AD). He also built a Mosque and Langar Khana (Food Place) there.

Hazrat Pir Abdullah Shah (Rehmatullah Alaih) was also a saint. When he was near to die, he called especially Pir Saidan Shah Sabri (Rehmatullah Alaih) and embraced him and prayed that he would spread the light among the people and darkness will be eliminate.

In his childhood, he met with Sain Karam Elahi (Kanwan Wali Sarkar), Pir Mehr Ali Shah (Golra Sharif), Hazrat Mohammad Umer (Beerbal Sharif) and inspired them very much. Hazrat Mian Ghulam Nabi Sahib of Adhi was a saint when saw Pir Saidan Shah, said that he is the pride of saints. After completion his education of medicine he permanently resided in Kalas Sharif and started the spiritual and physical treatment of the people. A lot of people came to see him and to get treatment from him. He married twice one in his own family in the home of Pir Fazal Elahi Shah and second in the family of Pir Jalal-ud-Din Qureshi-al-Hashmi who was a resident of Ahir Fateh Shah, Sahiwal. He had four sons and five daughters. He educated and trained them well. Pir Gulzar Hussain Shah was the elder son.

Although he was a saint by birth but when he was 18 he pledged of discipleship of his father Pir Mohammad Shah (Rehmatullah Alaih). He received great treasury of grace and blessings which bought by Pir Mardan Ali Shah Sabri (Rehmatullah Alaih) from Kalyar Sharif and handed over to his grandfather Hazrat Pir Bukhsh (Rehmatullah Alaih).

Hazrat Pir Saidan Shah (Rehmatullah Alaih) had a very graceful appearance and very respectable in his youth. He worshiped whole night with full devotion and attention. At the time of Tahajad Prayer he went to his Hujra (prayer room) and continued the worship of God till morning. He left the Hujra after the prayer of Ashraq. In gathering at night he often busy in recitation of Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him). He listened whole day the problems and grievances of people with full consideration and treated them with full devotion. He was a beneficent, favourable, intelligent, generous and always pardoned. He was so kind not only to the human beings but also with birds and animals. He had great compassion for the sinners. His person was a source of miracles, noble and excellent deeds. He loved poetry very much and like the poetry of Mian Mohammad Sahib of Khari Sharif.

He started his first journey to Kalyar Sharif in 1936 and never took any thing with him. He started this journey bare-footed in the month of May. He went to Rurki (India Anchal Pardesh) along with railway line because he did not know the way and route of Kalyar Sharif. He reached Kalyar Sharif in one month. There he was remained in the condition of fast for 23 days. He presented these 23 fasts in the honour of his Lord (Syed Ala-ud-Din Ali Ahmed Sabir Kalyari Rehmatullah Alaih) and the Lord gifted him a lot of blessings. After 23 days of fasting, was ordered to return back. He reached Rurki Bridge on foot, met a man Abdul Jalil and with the order of Hazrat Sabir Pak (Rehmatullah Alaih) he pledged of discipleship of Abdul Jalil. After completion this order he returned back by rail.

He loved his Spiritual Lord (Hazrat Sabir Pak Rehmatullah Alaih) with bottom of his heart. A number of stones stuck in his feet during his journey to Kalyar but he kept these stones in his feet in the love of his Lord. He would go to Kalyar every year to take part in annual anniversary of Hazrat Sabir Pak (Rehmatullah Alaih). He constructed a house in Kalyar Sharif and remained in Kalyar Sharif for many days on the Urs (anniversary) of Hazrat Sabir Pak (Rehmatullah Alaih).

He started his journey to Ajmer Sharif in 1943 (AD). In fact, the purpose of the journey was to pay respects in the honour of his mother then at the shrine of Pir Mardan Ali Shah (Rehmatullah Alaih), Hazrat Data Ali Hajweri Ganj Bakhsh (Rehmatullah Alaih), Baba Fareed Masood Gajn-e-Shakar (Rehmatullah Alaih), Piran-e-Kalyar Sharif, Gongoh Sharif, Khawaja Shams-ud-Din Turk Pani Patti (Rehmatullah Alaih), Hazrat Boo Ali Qalandar (Rehmatullah Alaih), Hazrat Jalal-ud-Din Thanseri (Rehmatullah Alaih), Khawja Qutab-ud-Din Bukhtiar Aoshi Kaki (Rehmatullah Alaih), Khawaja Nizam-ud-Din Aolia (Rehmatullah Alaih) and at last he reached Ajmer Sharif. Khawaja Gharib Nawaz (Rehmatullah Alaih) gifted him lot of grace and blessings. During this journey he also went to Gargawan (Bara Khanian Gillanian), the birth place of Hazrat Pir Mardan Ali Shah Sabri (Rehmatullah Alaih) He walked in the streets and city of Bara Khanian Gillanian with groom and love. Gulu one of his follower accompanied him in many of his spiritual journeys.

He started his last journey to Kalyar in 1946 (AD). His mother and elder son Pir Gulzar Hussain Shah (when he was a student of 4th class) especially accompanied him. In Chishti Sabri Order the new spiritual superior (Sajada Nasheen) is elected by Hazrat Makhdum Sabir Pak (Rehmatullah Alaih) himself. Hazrat Makhdum Sabir Pak (Rehmatullah Alaih) orders his Dewan (Successor) of Kalyar Sharif in dream then Turban of Honour (Dastar Bandi) should be awarded to the new spiritual superior. In 1946 the same course was repeated. The Dewan of Kalyar Sharif Shehzada Nawab Mian kept the turban of honour on the head of Pir Gulzar Hussain Shah Sabri. Then his grandmother presented him in the court of Hazrat Sabir Pak (Rehmatullah Alaih).

In December, 1955 (AD) he attended the court of Hazrat Mian Mohammad Bakhsh (Rehmatullah Alaih) and his spiritual guide (Pir-o-Murshid) at Khari Sharif. His son Pir Gulzar Hussain Shah (Rehmatullah Alaih) was also with him during this presentation. He started his last journey to Pak Pattan, court of Shah Anayat (Rehmatullah Alaih) and Baba Bulley Shah (Rehmatullah Alaih) on 13 April, 1973.

He was also a good poet. He wrote a lot of religious poetry (Arfana Kalam). His poetry is a river of love and devotion. There are many followers and lovers of Pir Saidan Shah (Rehmatullah Alaih) including Hazrat Mai Fuzlan Qureshi-al-Hashmi, Syed Said Shah, Sain Rehmat Din Sabri, Sain Mohammad Zaman Sabri, Raja Mohammad Walaet Hussain, Sain Sahib Din, Syed Barkat Ali Shah, Syed Imdad Ali Shah, Syed Khadim Hussain Shah, Mohammad Saeed Qureshi, Syed Saeed Shah Sahib, Baba Salho Dhole Wala, Sain Gulu.

Start of Sabri Urs (Anniversary) at Kalas Sharif: The Sabri Urs was started 9-10 October, 1940 at Kalas Sharif under the administration of Pir Saidan Shah Sabri (Rehmatullah Alaih). Today it is a grand anniversary and ceremony of the country. The anniversary of Pir Mardan Ali Shah was also started by Pir Saidan Shah (Rehmatullah Alaih). The last Urs (anniversary) administered by Hazrat Saidan Shah (Rehmatullah Alaih) at Kalas Sharif on 9-10 October, 1973. The anniversary of his mother at Tiba Sharif is celebrated on 28 October every year.

He became ill on 17 November, 1973. He remain admitted in PAF Hospital Sargodha. On 28 November, 1973 he went away to be with his good Lord. In the next morning millions of people attended the funeral prayer.

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