Pir Sahib Golra Sharif
Pir Syed Meher Ali Shah Gilani(R.A) was born on 14 April 1859 (1 Ramadan, 1275 A.H.) in Golra Sharif,which is located midway between Rawalpindi and Islamabad.He is renowned as a Sufi saint, a great Hanafi scholar and especially for being in the anti-Qadyani movement. He wrote numeral books most notably Saif e Chishtiyai, (The Sword of the Chishtis), a polemical work regarding the unorthodoxy and the heresy of the Qadyani movement of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (Lannatallahu Alay). Pir Meher Ali Shah received his early education of the Qur'an at his family khanqah. He completed his intermediate level religious education at local madrasa. His stay in this madrasah was for about 2½ years. After completing his education at Angah at the age of 15, he decided to continue further studies in the United Provinces (U.P) of India. Therefore, Pir Meher Ali, in 1874 set out for higher education, to different parts of India such as Kanpur, Aligarh, and Saharanpur. His stay at Aligarh at the madrasah of Maulana Lutfullah of Aligarh was for 2½ years. His marriage took place with the daughter of Syed Charagh Ali Shah who belonged to his respected mother’s family living in the town of Hasan Abdal, a few miles away from Golra Sharif.

Pir Syed Ghulam Mohiyuddin Gillani alias Baabu-ji (R.A) was the renowned son of the greatest saint of the era / time Hazrat Pir Syed Meher Ali Shah Gillani (R.A) (Hazrat Qibla Alam).  He was born on the Sacred Soil of Golra Sharif in 1888 A.D. i.e. 1308 A.H.He attained 86 years of age which was full of preaching Islam & Sunnah to the general public at large & his followers in particular and passed away on 22-06-1974  (i.e. 2nd Jamadi-us-Sani 1394 (A.H).  He remained 37 years as GADDI NASHEEN  (CHAIR HOLDER) at the Shrine of Golra Sharif.  
On the occasion of birth of Hazrat Babu Ji (R.A), Hazrat Syedna Pir Meher Ali Shah (R.A) was very happy and said that for me, the happiness stems primarily from the fact that a soul blessed will follow his foot prints to communicate message of Allah to the world with the constant remembrance of Allah has arrived in our family.  His 3 / 4th part of life passed in prayers and remembrance of Almighty Allah and service to people.  He had two great sons namely Hazrat Pir Syed Ghulam Moinuddin Shah Gilani alias Barrey Lala-ji(R.A) (he was named by Hazrat Pir Meher Ali Shah (R.A) himself) and Hazrat Shah Abdul Haq alias Chauttay Lala-Ji.
Babu Ji, he was a great Pivotal Sufi Saint, a Scholar and a eminent Spiritual successor inasmuch as very much popular by his nature, a blend of love / affection, sincerity, purity, comfort, humility, a bud of flower and being knowledgeable statesman, peoples of all walks of life who come to Golra Sharif have great respect to Babu Ji.  Hazrat Qibla Alam groomed him-up under his own guidance and special attention which ultimately turned Babu Ji into true Janasheen and Successor of Hazrat Qibla Alam and Astana-e-Alia Golra Sharif.
Hazrat Qibla Alam during his life conferred the mantle of khilaafat to him and advised for “BA’IT” (i.e. to enroll disciple) who desire of it and also to preach the Islamic Ideology.  Babu Ji showed reluctance to perform this high nature of responsibility in the presence of Hazrat Qibla Alam.  Hazrat Qibla Babu Ji didn’t agree upon the advice of Hazrat Qibla Alam till such time, he (Hazrat Qibla Alam) promised that who will take BA’IT on your hand (to be come disciple) his responsibility rest upon me.  This is great example of Sharing of Khilaafat and Babu Ji proved as true spiritual successor resulting “ZAYERINES” coming to Golra Sharif with religious fervor and enthusiasm. After the demise of Qibla Alam significance of Golra Sharif remained alike as that of during the life time of Hazrat Qibla Alam. He was a great religious scholar and used to give fatwa’s during his routine sittings on various religious / contentions issues which were settled / redressed in accordance with Islamic Ideology / Ahadith / Fiqh for which Babu Ji was master of it.  Babu Ji travelled world wide for preaching of Islam and contributed a lot. In addition to Holly Land of Saudi Arabia, he visited Beirut, Damascus (Syria), Baitul Muqadas, (Yeroshlem) Egypt, Geneva, Paris (France), United Kingdom, Germany, Roam, Turkey and Baghdad Sharif (Iraq).  He paid visit on the holy shrines of Aulia Allah located in some of these countries.     Expansion of Masjid in Golra Sharif and roza of Hazrat Pir Mehir Ali Shah Sahib (R.A) was undertaken during his guidance & supervision.

He contributed a lot during the independent movement of creation of Pakistan. After independent, there were some act of invasion occurred and murder of Non-Muslims were taking place in the area situated in this part of country.  In keeping with true Islamic teaching / Costumes Hazrat Qibla Babu Ji, under his own command / control, not only took special care of the Non-Muslims (who were living in Golra Shareef) about their lives and property but also made arrangements to send them off to India.  He also contributed and played pivotal role as per Islamic traditions to help out the Country when a war was imposed on Pakistan in 1965.

Pir Syed Ghulam Moin ud din Gilani (R.A) was the elder son of Baabu ji (R.A) and father of Pir Syed Naseer ud din Naseer Gillani (R.A). He was born on Saturday, the 22nd May of 1920 (Ramadan 3rd, 1338 A.H.) in Golra Sharif and he was named by Hazrat Pir Mehr Ali Shah Himself.
Commonly known as "baray lala ji".He had special attention of His father in his studies ,who brought him up with special care under the guidence of great teachers and ulama.

Collection of his poetry wich contains hamd o naat,manaqib,ghazals in urdu and farsi was published by the name of "Asrar ul Mushtaq"

Pir Syed Naseer-ud-Din Naseer Gillani (R.A),son of Pir Ghulam Moin-ud-Din Mushtaq Gillani alias Barrey Lala-ji  Born on 14 November 1949,22nd Moharram 1369 hijri,in Golra Sharif wrote more than 20 books,great scholar,poet,reformer.
Renowned literary, scholarly and spiritual personality of Pakistan, Pir Syed Naseer-ud-Din Naseer Gillani (R.A) of Golra Sharif, passed away on Friday around 2 pm on February 13, 2009. Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri and other leaders of MQI have expressed their deep grief and sorrow at the sad demise of Pir sahib.  
Pir sahib was the ‘Sajjadah-Nasheen’ of spiritual family of Golra Sharif and a poet of national eminence in his own right. He was a scholar, a researcher and author of about fourty books on several subjects. His poetic books had won acclaim. Pir sahib was against traditional mysticism and favoured it as a means of practical moral and spiritual training for development of personality. He also had vast following across Pakistan and abroad and would undertake visits of Europe for preaching purposes.

With the death of a person of Pir Syed Naseer-ud-Din Naseer Gillani (R.A) stature, the country has been deprived of a great poet, spiritualist and scholar. May his soul rest in peace.


Pir Syed Ghulam Nizam ud Din Jami Qadri,The elder son of Pir Syed Naseer ud din Naseer(R.A) and he is  Sajjada Nasheen (Patron-in- Chief) of Astana e Alia Ghosia Mehria Golra Sharif.....He born in Golra Sharif, he is the head of Anjuman-e-Mehria Naseeria Welfare (Registered), Karwan-e-Mehia Naseeria (Regd.), Taloo-e-Meher Magazine (Regd.), Taloo-e-Meher Audio, Video & Books Library (Regd.) at Golra Sharif,  which are the organizations with having a mission to spread the message of Islam to each and every corner of the world.,He is a well known poet in the literary circle. His first book of urdu rubayat was published when he was 24 years old named as Unvaan e Arzoo.The second book containing urdu ghazals was published later on.
Following the footsteps of Pir Syed Naseer ud din Naseer Gilaani(R.A).He is continuing the religious work literary work and other reforming activities to induce the harmony of thoughts in the society in an attempt to promote the true picture of Islam.He also delivers lectures to promote the teachings of Sufia and visits different parts of the country and abroad.

Syed Ghulam Naseer-ud-Din Qumais Gillani is the grandson of Pir Syed Naseer-ud-Din Naseer Gillani (R.A) of Golra Sharif and is elder son of Pir Syed Ghulam Nizam-ud-Din Jami Gillani Qadri, having an age about 4 years. His name was kept by his esteem father and has attributed to the name of his grandfather Pir Syed Naseer-ud-Din Naseer Gillani (R.A) of Golra Sharif and one of renowned saint of the History of Islamic times (Hazrat Khawaja Syed Naseer-ud-Din alias Charagh-e-Dehli) presently buried -ensconced  in Dehli at India.

Pir Syed Ghulam Najam ud Din Gillani ,son of Pir Syed Naseer-ud-Din Naseer Gillani, He was born on 11 Auguest 1983.He look after the Anjuman in the absense of Pir Syed Ghulam Nizam ud din Jami. Pir sahib is the second son of Huzoor Naseer-E-Millat, pir syed naseeruddin naser gilani r.a. He has the highly talented voice to recite, naatia kalaam, ghazals, and a lot more. Pir sahibs current position is to recite a kalaam in the form of naat shareef in public.

Pir Syed Ghulam Shams ud Din Shams Gillani, son of Pir Syed Naseer-ud-din Naseer Gillani (R.A) He is the youngest son of Pir Syed Naseer ud din Naseer Gillani (R.A).He also assists Pir Syed Ghulam Nizam ud Din Jami Gillani and Pir Syed Ghulam Najam ud Din Gillani in all respects and affairs of organizations of PIR Sahib Golra Sharif.

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