Sunni Dawat-e-Islami

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Sunni Dawate-e-Islami
Motto "I Must Strive To Reform Myself And People Of The Entire World; As Allah Wills." (Hindi: मुझे अपनी और सारे दुनिया के लोगों के इस्लाह की कोशिश करनी है)
Formation 1991
Type Non-governmental, non-profit, non-political, religiously based
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Location SDI-Markaz Ismail Habib Masjid, 126 Kambekar Street, 400 003
Website Sunni Dawat e Islami

Sunni Dawate Islami (or SDI) سنی دعوت اسلامی is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political Muslim religious organization. Founded in 1991 in India, it is ideologically aligned with the Barelvi movement within Sunni Islam. According to the organization, it is a non political and aims to eradicate society's ills via Islamic teachings.[1]


Barelvi movement

Sunni Barelvis consider Dargah Ajmer Shareef as their prime center of Islam in South Asia
Central figures

Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi
Mustafa Raza Khan
Hamid Raza Khan


Jamaat Ahle Sunnat, Pakistan
Sunni Tehreek, Pakistan
Sunni Ittehad Council, Pakistan
Dawat-e-Islami, International
Sunni Dawat-e-Islami, International


Al Jamiatul Ashrafia · Manzar-e-Islam
Al-Jame-atul-Islamia · Jamiatur Raza

Notable Scholars

Ameen Mian Qaudri, India
Sarfraz Ahmed Naeemi, Pakistan
Muhammad Ilyas Qadri, Pakistan
Akhtar Raza, India
Qamaruzzaman Azmi, United Kingdom
Muhammad Muslehuddin Siddiqui, Pakistan
Arshadul Qaudri, India


Kanzul Iman, translation of the Qur'an

Sunni Dawat-e-Islami was founded by leaders of the Barelvi movement, specifically Arshadul Qaudri, also the first president of the organization, with others in India.[2][3][4] British Muslim scholar Qamaruzzaman Azmi is the chief mentor and spiritual guide of the organization internationally.[5]


In 2003, SDI held a large gathering in Hyderabad to discuss possible solutions to present-day socioeconomic and political problems in the context of Islam, and clarifying the importance of prayer and social obligations.[6]

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