GENEALOGICAL TABLE OF AL‐HAJJ HAFIZ SYED WARIS ALI SHAH
PROPHET MUHAMMAD (Peace Be Upon Him)
(Daughter Married to Hazrat Ali Murtaza)
Hazrat Imam Hussein Hazrat Imam Hassan
1. Imam Zain‐ul‐Aabedin
2. Imam Baqar
3. Imam Jafar Sadique
4. Imam Musa Qazim
5. Seyad Qasim Hamza
6. Seyad Ali‐Ba‐Raza
7. Seyad Mohammad Mehdi
8. Seyad Mohammad Jafar
9. Seyad Abu‐Mohammad
10. Seyad Askari
11. Seyad Abu‐ul‐Qasim
12. Seyad Mehrooque
13. Seyad Ashraf Ab‐e‐ Talib
14. Seyad Aziz‐ud‐Din
15. Seyad Allo‐ud‐Din Ali
16. Seyad Abd‐ul‐Aahad
17. Seyad Abd‐ul‐Wahid
18. Seyad Ummar Shah
19. Seyad Zain‐ul‐Aabedin
20. Seyad Ummar Noor
21. Seyad Abd‐ul‐Aahad
22. Meeran Seyad Ahmad
23. Seyad Karam‐Allah
24. Seyad Salamat Ali Shah
25. Seyad Qurban Ali Shah
26. Seyad Waris Ali Shah
BIRTH AND EARLY CHILDHOOD
Unique personalities and those near to God rarely appear in the world and take birth in most
respectable and distinguished families. From such personalities fountains of blessings and
bounties gush forth waters of immortality and revive the dejected morbid souls.
He is a direct descendant of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon Him), Hazrat
Bibi Fatima‐tuz‐Zuhrah, and Hazrat Hussein, as illustrated by his genealogical table.
Our Saint SARKAR WARIS was born on 1st Ramadan (Islamic month) Friday, 1228. Hijrah,
according to MAROO SHAH alias KAMRAN MIAN, This version is regarded as the most
authoritative as KAMRAN MIAN was the son of SARKAR WARIS’ own aunt. He was born to a
family of learned and distinguished Syeds of NISHAPUR (IRAN) an off shoot of twenty six
generation of Imam‐ibn‐e‐ Imam Moosa Kazim. Hence authoritative and persons of eminence
of Deva Sharif avow that his ancestors belonged to the noble and distinguished family of Syeds
of Nishapur. Syed ASHRAF ABI TALIB migrated to India with his family.
Maulana Syed Muhi‐ud‐din Rasoolpuri, a venerable scholar and aged person of this family and
a descendant of the fourth generation of Hazrat Ala‐ud‐din states in his book a Persian
manuscript titled “SEERUL SADATS” (Biography of Syeds) in  Hijrah that HILAKU KHAN, a
family enemy of the descendants of Hazrat Bibi Fatima‐tuz‐Zuhrah sacked Baghdad in 657
Hijrah putting an end to the rule of caliph Muhtassim billah, The last ruler of the Abbasiya
dynasty. When he ravaged the city and its surroundings by fire and sword Sarkar Waris
remote ancestor Syed Ashraf Abi Talib, a contemporary of learned scholars and savants, their
chief leader and mentor migrated to Nishapur and then to India.
He settled in the outskirts of KUNTUR town of Bara Banki District. He built a home there, now
known as Rasoolpur. Its main gate still survives and is called “ALAUD‐DIN GATE” because Ala‐
ud‐din was the grandson of Syed Ashraf Abi Talib, a venerable person held in high esteem as
one of the deceased Caliphs of Shah Nasir‐ud‐Deen Chiragh Dehlve. It is universally admitted that Our Saint Sarkar Waris’ remote ancestor Syed Ashraf Abi Talib,
when he migrated from Nishapur to settle at KUNTUR was a pure Kazimi Syed maintaining his
descent of pure blood from the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon Him) intact,
without any intermarriage in any family other than Syeds. Even our Saint SARKAR WARIS ALl
SHAH spoke about the distinct dignity of his family circle. He gave some concrete examples
about his assertion. For instance one of the Syeds of Nishapur was apparently suspected to be
an addict of wine drinking. To corroborate this allegation, burning fire was placed on the out
skirt of his garment but it did not catch fire.
BIBI FATIMA KI SANAK
Similarly when ladies of Syed’s family were invited to participate in some ceremonial dinner to
pray for the dead such as “Bibi Fatima ki SANAK” (MAKING OFFERING TO God with prayer)
were given lime (calcium‐oxide) first to eat to test their blood. If they did not feel its biting
effect or doubting the purity of our Saint’s ancestor’s blood. In spite of migration the family
tradition with great care.
For instance Janab Bedam Shah Warisi who is a mendicant of Sarkar Waris since forty years
said, “During the Winter I came to Deva Sherif. Sarkar Waris was resting in his room and
Maulvi Abdul Hai Sahib Warisi Jigori was pressing his feet. I also sat beside him, Directing his
gaze at Maulvi Sahib Sarkar spoke: Our ancestors thought of coming to India but first went to
Khorasan and keeping their hands on Hazrat Imam Raza’s tomb pledged that in spite of going
to India would maintain the purity of their blood under any condition and would never mar its
purity. Likewise our ancestors kept their word and it so happened if no boy was born in our
family, then the girls remained virgins and died but never married outside. In case a girl could
not be secured in the family, then the men grew old but did not marry in other Syed families. In
fact my paternal grand father married at the age of sixty to my grand mother who only
After four centuries of stay at KUNTUR, Syed Abdul Ahad due to some reason (eighth
generation descendant of Syed Ashraf Abi Talib) shifted in 1127 Hijrah to Deva Sherif. The
people of Deva Sherif felt happy at this change of residence of our Saint’s ancestors, whose
bounties and generosities had already won the hearts of the people. Besides, Syed Abdul Ahad
was a learned savant of Islamic Jurisprudence, a well informed mystic and a qualified teacher
as well as an apt religious guide, to turn the attention of the people to traverse on the path of
rectitude. Miran Syed Ahmed Ali was born at Deva Sherif in 1141 Hijrah. He was the father of
Syed Karmullah whose sons were Syed Salamat Ali, Syed Basharat Ali and Syed Sher Ali.
Syed Salamat Ali had two sons, one was Syed Qarram Ali, whose descendants are in Bareilly
the other was Syed Qurban Ali Shah, the father of our Saint Waris Ali Shah. He married his uncle Syed Sher Ali’s daughter Syed Bibi Sakina alias Chandan Bibi on whom God bestowed the
honour of being the mother of such an inimitable personality as our Saint.
PROPHECY OF SARKAR WARIS’ BIRTH
The glad tidings of the birth of our Saint Sarkar Waris Ali Shah, it is said was predicted long
back by exalted saints during their respective periods, even his attributes and bounties
including his way of life.
One day while Miran Syed Ahmed was sitting on the tank parapet engaged in discussion with
his mystic companions an unknown Dervish approached and announced in Arabic the glad
tidings of the birth of the spiritual mentor of world‐wide fame and a prodigy of divine favour
who would lead the astray to the right path of love of God and humanity. The dervish said, “As‐
salaam walaika wa‐Aala wo‐Zaalikallazi, Fi‐sulbika innallaha bizahoori‐hi Fatooba lakum Ya
Syedi Miran Syed Ahmed Farmoodare mibinam Shamim Mashk barishi dar chamanistan‐e‐
Alam munthashar wo zia‐e‐husn wo jamalish choon Mehr_thaban mun fashar.
Meaning of the Prophecy of the Dervish.
“My greetings to you and the same to him who will take birth in your family.
Undoubtedly the glorified God has illuminated your forehead. By His light and
manifestation has enlightened the world. Oh my Chief I offer to you my hearty
Hearing this Miran Syed Ahmed said, “Yes I am seeking the fragrance of his musk emitting and
spreading throughout the world garden and the lustre of his beauty has spread like the rays of
His companions asked the significance and explanation of this talk as they could not make out
to which child the venerated dervish referred the good tidings. And he said, “You have
confirmed the happy news. If you do not mind may we be informed about this sacred talk?”
Miran Syed Ahmed said, “God by His kindness has bestowed on me a son. He will open his eyes
in this world after five generations. It is a true fact that he will be the light of his soul and heart.
The numerical figures of his name will form two words. His name will be one of the beautiful
ninety nine epithets of God Almighty. His name will spill over the boundaries of two worlds.
His behaviour and kindness will resemble the light of Mustapha’s (chosen Holy Prophet’s title)
bed chamber and Hazrat Ali Murtuza’s a beautiful tree of his garden and his hut of final stage of
his penury. In his tavern the secret of the Creation’s Day is hidden. He is the lion of love’s
jungle. He is the popular from East to West, Youths, Magus (Fire Worshippers) Jews and
Christians will acknowledge him as their leader and he will be the guide of every religion. He
will fulfil the aspirations and hopes of everyone. Those who trek in the path of unity of God, those mystics who meditated on the mat, those who dived into the ocean of truth; those who
unravel the secrets of mysticism those who love to sit on the throne in their mansions; the lion‐
hearted; horseman and those riders who ride on the plane of knew the secret of the association
of angels; those who sacrifice their heads on the plain of Omnipotence; those who aspire to
annihilate themselves on the acme of annihilation all these will form the circle of this Head of
the Spiritual Tavern.
The Numeral of Sarkar Waris Name is 707.
It is a known fact each Arabic letter common to the Persian, Urdu and Pashto script has a fixed
numerical number. The derivation of numerical figures of SARKAR WARIS’ and which is 707 is
shown as follows from the words of the dervish and Miran Syed Ahmed’s reference to Sarkar
Waris as “Noor deeda” and Jigar Band.
|Noor deeda 279 Jigar Band 279||707|
|Miran Syed Ahmed 482 Miran Syed Ahmed 482||707|
|JIGAR BAND||NOOR DEEDA||MIRAN S. AHMED|
|Jim 3||Noor 50||Mim 40|
|Gaf 0||Wau 6||Ye 10|
|Ray 200||Ray 200||Ray 200|
|Bay 2||Dal 4||Alif 1|
|Noon 50||Ya 10||Noon 50|
|Dal 4||Dak 4||Sin 60|
|279||Hay 5||Ye 10|
|Since the letter ‘Gaf’ is not used in Arabic the numeral of ‘Kaf’ is used.|
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