Muhammad Ilyas Qadri

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Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadiri
محمد الياس عطار قادرى
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Born (1950-06-12) June 12, 1950 (age 65)
Hijri date: 26 Ramadan 1369
Karachi, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Ethnicity Memon
Region Pakistan
Denomination Sunni (Sufi)
Jurisprudence Hanafi
Main interest(s) Dawah , Islah e Ummah
Notable work(s) Dawat-e-Islami, Faizan-e-Sunnat
Sufi order Qadri

Muhammad Ilyas Qadri (Urdu: محمد الياس عطار قادرى) is a Pakistani Sufi Sheikh and Islamic scholar. He is the founding leader of Dawat-e-Islami,[1] a Dawah movement. He is known as Ameer-e-Ahle Sunnat (Leader of Ahl al-Sunnah)[2][3] [4]

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He is ethnically Memon.He was born on 12 th July 1950 in Karachi Pakistan.[5] His forefathers lived in the village of Kutyanah in Junagarh, India. His parents migrated to Pakistan after independence.They initially lived in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan but later moved to Karachi.His father Abdur Raḥman Qadiri died while on Hajj Pilgrimage in 1951.[6][7]


Main article: Dawat-e-Islamee

Dawat-e-Islami is an religious organization founded in 1981 at Karachi, Pakistan, by Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadri.[8] The then Punjab president of the youth wing of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan is the founding chief of the organization.[9]The philosophy of Dawat e Islami revolves around purifying society from what it views as moral decay. According to the organization's official book on its founder, Dawat e Islami seeks to remove societal ills such as gambling and alcoholism via its missionary work.[10] It arranges "Haftawar Shab-e-Juma Ijtima" (weekly gatherings) in cities around the world.[11][12]It broadcasts the Madani Channel.[13]A department, Madrasa-tul-Madina Online, aims to teach the Quran according to the principles of Arabic phonetics to all who live abroad, as well as to provide them with knowledge and understanding of Islamic teachings.[14]

Also in 2005, Dawat-e-Islami invited former President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz to its two-day congregation in Lahore.[15]


He has written more than 20 books, including Faizan-e-Sunnat.[16]

His other works include:

  • Faizan-e-Bismillah (Blessings of Bismillah).
  • Adab-e-Ṭaam (Islamic Manners of Eating).
  • Payṫ Ka Qufl-e-Madinah (The Excellence of Hunger).
  • Faizan-e-Ramadan (Blessings of Ramadan).
  • Laws of Salah: On the rulings pertaining to daily. Prayers, Wudu, Ghusl, and Funeral.
  • Cure for Anger: On anger management.
  • I want to rectify myself: Method of becoming Pious.
  • Cure for Sins: On how to foster a change within oneself.
  • Test of the Grave.
  • The harmful effects of Kebabs and Samosas
  • Excellence of Reciting the Holy Quran
  • 50 Madani Pearls of Fenugreek
  • Secret of Earning more Reward (72 Madani Bouquets of Intentions)

He has written Islamic poems in forms including Naat, Hamd, and Manqabat. His poetry collection is named Wasail-e-Bakhshish (Means of Salvation).[17]

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