Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada

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Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada
شیخ محمد امداد حسین پیرزادہ
Born Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada
(1946-04-12) April 12, 1946 (age 68)
Jhang, Pakistan
Residence Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Religion Islam Hanafi, (Sufi)

Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada, (Arabic: شیخ محمد امداد حسین بیرزادہ‎) (born 12 April 1946) in Jhang, Pakistan, is a shaykh in the Chishti Nizami Sufi Order and author of devotional books on Islam. He is a graduate of DMG Bhera and the University of the Punjab (Pakistan). His qualifications include Adib, ‘Alim and Fadil ‘Arabi, BA (English), MA (Islamic Studies), MA (Arabic) and MOL.

Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada is a shaykh in the Chishti Nizami Sufi Order given ijaza by his shaykh, spiritual mentor and teacher, Diya’ al-Ummat, Justice Shaykh Muhammad Karam Shah al-Azhari (ra). He was also granted ijaza in the Qadiri Sufi Order and was awarded with the direct ijaza in the Chishti Sufi Order coming from the astana of Shaykh Mu’in ad-Din of Ajmer.[1]


His works include: Islamic way of Worship, Islam; the complete way of life, Islamic Beliefs, The beautiful life of Muhammad, Imdad-us-Sarf (Etymology), Imdad-un-Nahv (Syntax), Imdad al-Fiqh fi’l-Ibadat, Guldasta Aqa’id and Muslims in a Multicultural Society. His latest book is The Ideal Mother; In light of the Qur'an, Sunna and Tradition.

Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada delivering a talk at the opening ceremony of Al-Karam Village, Azad Kashmir (February 2006)


He founded the educational establishment, Jamia Al-Karam, in 1985 and the Al-Karam Secondary School in 1995. [2] At present he is also Chairman of Muslim Charity; Executive Director of Al-Karam Trust (London), Founder of Al-Karam Publications and Patron of the Al-Karam Scholars Association (AKSA). He is also a Founder Member of the British Muslim Forum and the charity known as Muslim Charity.

He has established the Gyne Hospital Jhang in Pakistan,and the Gyne Hospital Faisalabad, which was officially inaugurated on Sunday 20 May 2007.[3] Following the 2005 Asian earthquake, he with the support of Shaykh Muhammad Amin al-Hasanat Shah has provided over one hundred and fifteen steel-structured new homes for the homeless in Kashmir. Sixty of these new homes have been built in one village that has now been officially renamed ‘Al-Karam Village’ and was opened by the former president of Kashmir, Sardar Abdul Qayyum.


In July 2001, he was awarded the ad-Dir’ul Mumtaz (Shield of Excellence) by the former Chancellor, Dr Ahmad ‘Umar Hashim on behalf of the University of Al-Azhar (Cairo) and was also awarded the Diya’ al-Ummat Award of Excellence by Shaykh Muhammad Amin al-Hasanat Shah on behalf of DMG Bhera (Pakistan).

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