Pir Syed Meher Ali Shah Hanfi Qadri Chisti (1859-1937) was a renowned Sufi, scholar, and mystic poet from Punjab, British India (now Pakistan) belonging to the Chishti order. He had a prestigious lineage, tracing his ancestry back to Abdul Qadir Jilani. Meher Ali Shah received his early religious education at the Khanqah and furthered his studies in various centers of religious education in India, including Aligarh, Lucknow, Deoband, and Saharanpur. He wrote several books, with “Saif e Chishtiyai” being notable, where he criticized the Ahmadiyya movement of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. Meher Ali Shah was a Hanafi scholar and played a significant role in leading the anti-Ahmadiyya movement. His profound spiritual teachings, scholarly works, and contributions to the Sufi tradition have left a lasting impact on the region’s religious and cultural landscape.