Sunni Dawat-e-Islami

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Sunni Dawate-e-Islami
Formation 1991
Type Non-governmental, non-profit, non-political, religiously based
Headquarters Mumbai, India
  • SDI-Markaz Ismail Habib Masjid, 126 Kambekar Street, Mumbai 400 003. Maharashtra. India.
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. Sunni Dawate Islami is an international, non-political and purely religious movement. It promotes the propagation of the true beliefs of Islam under the teaching of the true sect of Ahle Sunnah Wa Jama'ah[1]


Barelvi movement
Tomb of Ahmed Raza Khan
Central figures

Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi
Shah Waliullah
Haji Imdadullah Muhajir Makki
Meher Ali Shah

Mufti Amjad Ali Aazmi
Hamid Raza Khan


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


Jamiatur Raza (Bareily, UP, India)
Al Jamiatul Ashrafia (Azamgarh, UP, India)
Manzar-e-Islam (Bareily, UP, India)
Al-Jame-atul-Islamia (Faizabad, UP, India)

Notable Scholars

Sarfraz Ahmed Naeemi, Pakistan
Ilyas Qadri, Pakistan
Muhammad Muslehuddin Siddiqui, Pakistan
Allama Arshadul Qaudri, India

Literature & Media

Kanzul Iman, translation of the Qur'an
Madani Channel

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] Sunni Dawate Islami originated in Mumbai (India) under the leadership of his excellence Hazrat Maulana Mohammed Shakir Noorie, and now through the grace of Allah and His beloveds this movement is continuously expanding in various parts of the world, under the guidance of the scholars of Ahle Sunnah wa Jama'ah, it is already prominent in countries like: India; United Kingdom; USA; Canada; Africa; Portugal; Maldives and Saudi Arabia, and insha'Allah aims to spread and help Muslims in other countries too


Weekly Congregation (Ijtema) Weekly congregations are held in Mumbai at Ismail Habib Masjid, every Saturday after Isha Prayer. There are also frequent ijtemas (congregations) around the various countries. (Please see contact list of head offices in various countries for details about ijtemas organised in your area). Ijtemas are also held for Islamic Sisters, from which numerous sisters have gained invaluable amount of knowledge and improved their lives immensely to the Sunnah and will insha'allah continue to do so.

Following the Sunnah All Islamic Brothers (Mubalighs) of Sunni Dawate Islami are seen wearing a unified dress code, i.e. white garment (kurta shalwar) with white amama (turban) which is in accordance to the Sunnah of the Beloved Messenger (peace and blessings be upon them).

Educational Visits (Dawra) The most important aspect of Sunni Dawate Islami is the Islamic Educational Visits (Dawra). The Islamic Brothers (Mubalighs) visit other towns, where they share, learn and teach the Sunnah of the Beloved Messenger (peace and blessings be upon them) to other brothers in Islam. Many brothers participate in these visits every month. These visits also traverse to foreign countries so that the message of Qur'an and Sunnah of the Beloved Messenger (peace and blessings be upon them) is propagated throughout the world.

Annual International Congregation (ijtema) Praise to Allah Almighty, each year Sunni Dawate Islami organises an annual international ijtema which is held in Mumbai at Azaad Maidaan, thousands of Muslims around the world attend this unique event. It is also held annually in the UK during the summer which also receives an immense turnout. Large number of Ulemas (Islamic scholars), renowned personalities, mubalighs and fellow Muslims attend these congregations, there is also a special day reserved for the Muslim Sisters to attend and gain knowledge in a strict segregated environment.

SDI Publications Apart from propagating the religion of the Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam through Speeches, Sunni Dawate Islami is actively engaged in publishing books and has so far published more than ten books which has been simultaneously translated into many languages.

Barkaat-e-Shariat (Also for Ladies ) Barkaat-e-Shariat is one of the comprehensive books written on the Sunnah of the Beloved Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam and the rules and regulations of Islam. The teaching from this book is given in Mosques in many countries around the world. The book has been extremely successful with the masses and has been already translated into several languages. Alhamdulillah people around the world gain endless amount of knowledge and guidance, on how to live according to the Sunnah of the Beloved Messenger.

Sunni Dawate Islami On-line This site provides ample amount of information and guidance on Islam through the correct teaching of Ahle Sunnah Wa Jama'ah. It provides an update of activities carried out by the organisation. You can also listen to Naats and speeches on this site.[6]

Maktab-E-Taibah We also have a mobile stall where we stock books, audio/CD speeches in English and Urdu, Naats, qirayats are also available, along with items like: miswaks, Itr (perfume oil), stickers, pens and much more.[7]

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