Muhammad Ilyas Qadri

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Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadiri
محمد الياس عطار قادرى
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Born Karachi, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Ethnicity Memon
Region Pakistan
Religion Islam
Denomination Sunni (Sufi)
Jurisprudence Hanafi
Notable work(s) Dawat-e-Islami, Faizan-e-Sunnat
Sufi order Qadri
Dawah , Islah e Ummah

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

Personal life[edit]

He states 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.[5][6]


Main article: Dawat-e-Islami

Dawat-e-Islami is a religious organization founded in 1981 at Karachi, Pakistan, by Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadri.


He has written more than 20 books & booklets, including Faizan-e-Sunnat.[7]

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).[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pakistan cricketers approach DI chief to find wins this season | World news
  2. ^
  3. ^ Amir, Mir (7 January 2011). "Agencies explore Qadri’s links". The International News (Pakistan). Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Sufi Struggle
  5. ^!section:onlineRead_366.2.21 Passed Away during Haj Pilgrimage
  6. ^ Fore Fathers
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Wasail e Bakhshish Book library |

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