Hazrat Alauddin Ali Ahmed As-Sabir was an Islamic Sufi. He was in the Chisti Silsila of Khawaja Gharib Nawaz Ajmeri. He was a Sufi of Great Stature and is revered by both Hindus and Muslims. The place where he is taking rest is Kaliyar, in Roorkee town of Uttarakhand India.
The son of Ghous Pak, Hazrat Saif-ud-din Abdul Wahab, was born on the 17th Shahban 512 Hijri in between the two evening prayers Maghrib and Isha. In eleven years he acquired and completed all the worldly and spiritual knowledge from Ghous Pak and started teaching himself later. His followers are also called Sabri. His Urs is celebrated by millions of people every year in Kaliyar.
After an hour the people there his congregations who have been appointed for his funeral they heard a sound of horse coming and within few minutes they saw there was a person in white clothing and he was on horse. The horse man came down and took the dead body of Hazrat Sabir Piya and went inside a cottage and took some water and gave him the burial bath, everyone was shocked and puzzled who is he and what is going on inside the cottage. After a while he alone brings the dead body out and started making rows for offering his burial prayer and after reciting the prayer he then buried his dead body and was ready to leave. At that moment of Sabir's disciple stopped him and asked, "Who are you oh lucky person, who gave bath to our master, please show us your face", but that horse man doesn't agree on showing his face, remaining adamant about it they asked again. So the horse man removes his curtain over the face and the congregation saw, it was none other but Sabir Piya himself. They asked "Hazrat what is this", then Hazrat Sabir Piya replied and taught them the meaning of the question Fana and Ba’qa, that what you just saw the body that’s (Fana) it has to be layer with soil again and it shall perish, but this what you see now is (Ba’qa) never perishing the spirit, spirit that Allah gave me which came from heaven and saying this he disappeared. So this was the answer to the question that one of his disciples asked him one day what is the meaning of Fana and Ba’qa so he fulfilled it and showed them the meaning on his funeral.
After many stages and through famous saints this Chisti Order reached a great saint Khawaja Moen-ud-Din Hasan Chishti Ajmeri and his successors Khawaja Qutab-ud-Din Bukhtiar Kaki Aoshi and Baba Fareed-ud-Din Masood Ganje Shakar of Pak Pattan Sharif.
There are many successors of Baba Fareed-ud-Din Masood Ganje Shakar and it is impossible to count them. But the “Qutabs” (religious mendicants) of Baba Fareed Ganje Shakar 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 Kaliyari and Mehboob-e-Elahi Khawaja Nizam-ud-Din Aolia.
The successors and followers of Khawaja Nizam-ud-Din Aolia are called “Chishti Nizami”. The successors and followers of Makhdum Ala-ud-Din Ali Ahmed Sabir are called “Chishti Sabri”.
This Chishti Sabri Order and its blessings reached to Hazrat Pir Saidan Shah Sabri of Kalas Sharif near Malikwal, District Sargodha (Pakistan) through Syed Mardan Ali Shah Chishti Sabri, who was a successor of Syed Ahmed Shah. Darbar Sabri Kalas Sharif is spreading the blessings and spirituality of Chishti Sabri Order to its followers and people. Pir Saidan Shah Sabri and his son Pir Gulzar Hussain Shah Sabri continued the mission of Hazrat Makhdum Sabir Pak. 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 is spreading the spiritual graces of the Chishti Sabri Order to the lovers of Makhdum Sabir Piya. In fact “Kalas Sharif” is attached directly to “Kaliyar Sharif” and is a sacred place for the grace and blessings of Makhdum Sabir Piya.
In Pakistan and throughout the world, the Sabri Silsila is also being spread through Hazrat Abu Anees Muhammad Barkat Ali, rector of Darulehsan, Faisalabad. He has had a complete biography of Hazrat Sabir (whom he calls his 'spiritual guide') written by one of his mureeds (namely Haji Mohammed Bashir Ambalvi) which is available in both Urdu and English.
However, only Hazrat Khawaja Shams-Ud-Din Turk Pani Pati was made Khalifa (successor) in his lifetime. He used to ask Hazrat Sabir Piya the difference between Fana (End of Life) and Ba’qa (Existence). Hazrat Sabir Piya told him that when he will perform his first Karamat that day I will die.