Muhammad Ilyas Qadri

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Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadri
محمد الیاس قادری
Ilyas Qadri on Occasion of Milad un Nabi 2017 at Global Madani Markaz Faizan e Madina, Karachi.
Native name
ابو بلال محمد اِلیاس عطّارؔ قادِری رَضَوی

26 Ramadan 1369 AH (12 July 1948 CE)
Karachi, Pakistan
Known forFounding Dawat-e-Islami in Pakistan
TelevisionMadani Channel
  • Shaikh-e-Tariqat,
  • Ameer e AhleSunnat
  • Ameer e Dawat-e-Islami
  • Bani-e-Dawat-e-Islami,
  • Attar
SuccessorUbaid Raza Attari (elder son)
  • Al Haaj, Ubaid Raza Attari,
  • Haji Abu Hilal, Muhammad Bilal Raza Attari Al Madani,
  • One blessed Daughter
  • Haji Abdur Rahman Qadri (father)

Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadri Razavi Ziaee (Urdu: محمد الیاس قادری رضوی ضیای‎) known as Attar for short, is a Pakistani Islamic preacher, Pir (spiritual guider) who founded Dawat-e-Islami in 1981,[1][2][3][4] a non-political organisation aimed at preaching Quran and Sunnah, in Karachi, Pakistan. He is a follower of the Hanafi fiqh in Islamic jurisprudence, and a follower of the Qadiriyya Sufi order.[5][6]


His birth name is Muhammad, and is called Ilyas Qadri And Being a Mureed of Ghause Azam, Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani, He is 'Qadri'.And due to the following and Affection towards Ala Hazrat, Imam Ahmed Raza Khan, He is Razawi.[7]


Muhammad Ilyas Qadri was born on 26 Ramadan 1369 A.H. (12 July 1950 A.D) in the locality Bombay Bazaar in the city of Bab-Ul-Madinah (Karachi) in Pakistan.[8]


As a child, Muhammad Ilyas Qadri was simple and hardworking. He always remained tilted towards religion. He preferred to pass his time in Masajid (Mosque) by reciting the Qur'an, Listening Naats and Praying Five Times. His Father passed away during his Childhood, which caused him severe financial crises. He struggled to earn Halal sustenance to meet the needs for his family. He struggled for the sustenance, but never depended on anyone. Along the way, he carried his efforts to seek his education. At an early age, he got recognition of his resistance.[9]

Early life[edit]

The early life of Maulana Ilyas Qadiri was not so different. His birth, nurturing and childhood were simple. Since his early days, he was fond of going to Masajid for offering Salah and for reciting the Qur'an and listening to Na'ats. His inclination towards religious activities earned him great treasure of Islamic Knowledge. When He became rather mature, he acquired religious knowledge by keeping the company of the scholars of the Ahl-e-Sunnat and by studying religious books. After some, he became the Imam of a Masjid and struggled hard to promote 'the call to righteousness'. Impressed by His good manners, humility, sociability and a passion for propagating Islam, a large number of people, especially the youth, became His sincere companion. [10]

Founder of Dawat-e-Islami[edit]

In September 1981, he started a Madani movement named as Dawat-e-Islami. The movement has been solely based on the agenda of spreading the message of the Quran and Sunnah. Its role is spreading the message of Islam. Maulana Ilyas Qadiri دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه believed that prevailing religious conditions were not leading the Muslims to the right direction of Quran and Sunnah, so he الِـيَـه established the foundation of Dawat-e-Islami.

Hurdles in Preaching of Islam[edit]

Initially Maulana Ilyas Qadiri دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه bore the brunt of difficulties. He used to travel by bus and train to far-flung and remote areas and cities where he delivered speeches. When He used to go to any area of Bab-ul-Madinah (Karachi) for delivering a speech or for any other religious activity, he would often carry his meal including even salt and drinking water with him so that he might not ask anyone for such things. Sometimes, He was not allowed to deliver speeches in Masajid but he did not lose hope. In the earlier days, after delivering speeches he would often return home late at night by walking many kilometers because of non-availability of the public transport. Most of the times he would not have enough money with him to afford taxi or rickshaw fare. Moreover he was also criticized and even sometimes attacked but he did not lose courage and remained committed to his cause in spite of facing severe hardships and hurdles. Every hardship strengthened his faith and caused to increase his efforts towards preaching of Islam and Sunnah.

Madani Revolution[edit]

Maulana Ilyas Qadiri دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه made individual efforts and started delivering Sunnah-inspiring speeches in the Ijtima’at of Dawat-e-Islami. Where he won the hearts of thousands of Muslims particularly the young Islamic brothers and got them inspired by his speeches. His heart-touching speeches have brought Madani revolution. Innumerable sinful Islamic brothers and Islamic sisters have not only repented on their past sins but also have adopted Sunnah in their lives. Those who were not offering Salah previously have started praying Salah but some of them have progressed even further by becoming the imams of Masajid. Those who were disobedient and rude to their parents have started obeying and respecting their parents. Many of those who were wandering in the dark valley of Kufr are blessed with the light of Iman (faith). Also those who always visualized of the sensual and material beauty of the contemporary world, became desirous and anxious to behold the beauty of Ka,bah and the green dome of beloved Madinah. Moreover, those who were occupied by worldly interests have got Madani mindset of pondering over life after death. Besides, those who used to waste their time in reading romantic novels got the habit of reading books and booklets of scholars of Ahl-e-Sunnat. And the women who were previously interested in visiting shopping malls, entertainment centers, night clubs and cinema theaters immodestly, have adopted Sunnah-inspired life not only by wearing Shar’i veils but also by obeying the commandments of the Quran and sacred Sunnah. Presently millions of Islamic brothers are passing their life with the Madani aim i.e ‘I must strive to reform myself and the people of the entire world’. In brief they are rendering their services for the preaching of Islam.

It is important to note that in short span of time; by individual and collective efforts, Dawat-e-Islami has extended its work to such an extent that it has reached in more than two hundred countries and has organizational structure consisted on more than 100 departments. Inspired by the efforts of Maulana Ilyas Qadiri دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه, thousands of Islamic brothers and Islamic sisters are seeking obligatory Islamic knowledge in order to become scholars of Islam at Jamia-tul-Madinah so that they may be successful in the life here and hereafter. Moreover many young children are learning the correct recitation of the Quran and some of them are becoming Huffaz. Further, prior to the revolution of Dawat-e-Islami, hardly one or two persons would perform I’tikaf in the last ten days of Ramadan, but soon after its emergence, countless Islamic brothers got inspired by Maulana Ilyas Qadiri دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه and started performing I’tikaf not only the last ten days of Ramdan but during the whole month of Ramadan. Thousands of people who were clean-shaven and fond of non-Islamic clothing have adorned their faces with beards and heads with turbans, showing a sign of love for the Sunnaĥ of the Beloved and Blessed Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. One can witness that sincere and untiring efforts of Maulana Ilyas Qadiri دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه have brought obvious results.

As an Author[edit]

Maulana has written more than 140 books and booklets. Most of them[vague] have been translated into numerous[vague] languages and have reached different[vague] countries of the world. He has collected Madani pearls in his books. Faizan-e-Sunnat (Vol. 1), a book with English translation is a work of Maulana. Its printing process continues almost whole year. His books are listed hereunder.

  1. Nehar ki Sadain
  2. Sanp Numa Jin
  3. Madani Wasiyat Nama
  4. Subh e Baharan
  5. 40 Ruhani Ilaj
  6. Abu Jahal ki maut
  7. Tazkirah e Imam Ahmed Raza رحمۃ اللہ تعالیٰ علیہ
  8. Murday kay Sadmay
  9. Munnay ki laash
  10. Ablaq Ghoray Sawar
  11. Namaz kay Ahkam
  12. Kafan ki Wapsi
  13. Halal tariqay say kamanay kay 50 Madani Phool
  14. Zikr wali naat khuwani
  15. Kabab Samosay kay Nuqsanat
  16. Masjidain Khushboo Dar rakhain
  17. Ghussay ka Ilaj
  18. 72 Madani Inamaat
  19. 63 Madani Inamaat
  20. TV ki Tabah Kariyan
  21. Ghaflat
  22. Jinnat ka Badshah
  23. Zakhmi Sanp
  24. Qabar ka Imtihan
  25. Ihtiram e Muslim
  26. Murday ki Baybasi
  27. Main Sudharna Chahta hon
  28. Wudu Aur Science
  29. Naik Bannay ka Nuskha
  30. Qayamat ka Imtihan
  31. Qaum e Lut ki Tabah kariyan
  32. Naat khuwan aur Nazrana
  33. Zia e Durood O Salam
  34. Khud Kushi ka Ilaj
  35. Pan Gutka
  36. Wudu ka Tariqa
  37. Bhayanak Oont/Ount
  38. IImam Hussain Ki karamaat
  39. Aqeeqay kay baray main sawal jawab
  40. Pur Asrar Bhikari
  41. Buray Khatmay kay Asbab
  42. Kalay Bicho
  43. Khanay ka Islami Tariqa
  44. Bareli say Madina
  45. Faizan e Ramadan
  46. Pur asrar Khazana
  47. Josh e Imani
  48. Wudu kay Baray main Waswasay aur in ka Ilaj
  49. Ganoon kay 35 Kufriya ashaar
  50. Muqaddas Tahrirat kay Adab kay Baray Main Sawal jawab?
  51. Pani Kay Baray Main Aham Malomat
  52. Kapray pak karnay ka Tariqa ma Najasaton ka bayan
  53. Chanday Kay Baray Main Sawal Jawab
  54. Buland Awaz Se Zikar Karne Main Hikmat
  55. Islami Behno Ki Namaz
  56. Tazkirah e Sadr us Shariah
  57. Sag e Madina Kehna kaisa?
  58. Jannati Mahal Ka Sauda
  59. Gharelu ilaj
  60. Karbala Ka Khooni Manzar
  61. Madani Panj Surah
  62. Zulm Ka Anjaam
  63. Karamaat e Usman e Ghani
  64. Ba haya Naujawan
  65. Anmol Heeray
  66. 101 Madani Phool
  67. Budha Pujari
  68. Siyah Faam Ghulam
  69. Bayanat e Attariya Hissa 2
  70. 4 Sansani khez Khwab
  71. Meethay Bol
  72. Parday Kay Baray Main Sawal Jawab
  73. Afw o Darguzar Ki Fazilat Ma Aik Aham Madani Wasiyat
  74. Tilawat Ki Fazilat
  75. Gheebat ki Tabah kariyan
  76. Kufriya Kalmaat kay Baray Main Sawal Jawab
  77. 28 Kalimaat e Kufr
  78. Karamaat e Farooq e Azam رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ
  79. Wasail e Bakhshish
  80. Shajra Shareef
  81. Qabar ki Pehli Raat
  82. Aashiq e Akbar
  83. Aaqa Ka Mahina
  84. Ashkon Ki Barsaat
  85. Qabr waalon ki 25 Hikayaat
  86. Khazanay Kay Ambaar
  87. Samundari Gumbad
  88. Namaz e Eid Ka Tariqa
  89. Rafiq ul Haramain
  90. Aarzoo e Deedar e Madina
  91. Istinja ka Tariqa
  92. Sayyidi Qutb e Madina
  93. Hussaini Dulha
  94. Waswasay aur in ka Ilaj
  95. Khaufnaak Jadugar
  96. Ghusl ka Tariqa
  97. Madinay ki Machli
  98. Faizan e Jumuah
  99. 163 Madani Phool
  100. Kafan Choron kay Inkishafaat
  101. Wazan kam karnay ka Tariqa
  102. Neki ki Dawat
  103. Khamosh Shehzada
  104. 92 Madani Inamaat
  105. Goongay Behron kay Baray main Sawal Jawab
  106. Noor Wala Aaya hay
  107. Rafiq ul Mutamirin
  108. Akhbar kay baray main Sawal Jawab
  109. Karamaat e Sher e Khuda
  110. Aashiqaan e Rasool ki 130 Hikayaat ma Makkay Madinay ki Ziyaratain
  111. Qasam kay baray main Madani Phool
  112. Bijli Istimaal karnay kay Madani Phool
  113. 52 Madani Inamaat
  114. 83 Madani Inamaat
  115. Bayanaat e Attariya Hissa 3
  116. Shaitan kay baaz hathyar
  117. Fatiha Aur Esal E Sawab Ka Tariqa
  118. Faizan e Sunnat
  119. Basant Mela
  120. Noor Wala Chehra
  121. Faizan e Azan
  122. Firon ka Khuwab
  123. Qaza Namazon ka Tariqa
  124. Namaz e Janaza ka Tariqa
  125. Machli kay Ajaibat
  126. Sawab Barhanay kay Nuskhay
  127. Methi kay 50 Madani Phool
  128. 40 Madani Inamaat
  129. Beta ho to aisa
  130. Hatho Hath Phuppi Say Sulah Karli
  131. Jhoota Chor
  132. Zinda Beti Kuwen main Phenk Di
  133. 27 Madani Inamaat
  134. Chirya aur Andha Sanp
  135. Bemar Abid
  136. Mendhak Suwar Bicho
  137. 19 Madani Inamaat Baraye Hajj O Safar e Madinah
  138. 19 Madani Inamaat Baray Umrah O Safar e Madinah
  139. Doodh Pita Madani Munna
  140. Garmi say hifazat kay Madani Phool
  141. Tazkirah Mujaddid-e-Alf-e-Sani رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ
  142. Miswak Sharif Kay Fazail

Books of Maulana Ilyas Qadiri (in all Translated Languages): [11]

English Books of Maulana Ilyas Qadiri:[12] Urdu Books of Maulana Ilyas Qadiri: [13] Chinese Books of Maulana Ilyas Qadiri: [14] Bengali Books of Maulana Ilyas Qadiri: [15] Turkish Books of Maulana Ilyas Qadiri: [16]

And a wide of translated books of different categories can be download from [17]

His Achievements[edit]

By the efforts of Maulana Ilyas Qadiri, Dawat-e-Islami has appeared to be the largest global non-political religious movement of the Quran and Sunnah. Presently[when?] the movement has more than 100 departments. Jami’a-tul-Madinah, Madrasa-tul-Madinah, Dar-ul-Madinah, Dar-ul-Ifta Ahl-e-Sunnat, Al-Madina-tul-‘Ilmiyyah, Maktaba-tul-Madinah, Majlis-e-Tarajim, Majlis I.T., Majlis Madani Qafilah, Majlis Madani In’amat and Madani channel are some of the major departments of this movement.


A major Pakistani English-language newspaper reported, in September 2011, that the Pakistani military agencies were monitoring the activities of Dawat-e-Islami organization. The military spokesman said that the organization claims to have non-violent religious views. [2]


  1. ^ Da'awat moot concludes [article on Dawn (newspaper)] Published 21 October 2002, Retrieved 6 December 2018
  2. ^ a b Kamran Yousaf (12 September 2011). "Dawat-e-Islami comes under military's radar". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  3. ^ N. K. Singh (2009). global encyclopedia of Islamic mystics and mysticism. India: Global Vision Publishing House, India. p. 270. ISBN 978-81-8220-673-1.
  4. ^ Muhammad Ilyas Qadri: The Notable Islamic Cleric of Sindh (his profile) website, Published 7 February 2018, Retrieved 6 December 2018
  5. ^ "ilyasqadri".
  6. ^ "Establishment of DawateIslami". Anjuman Zia-E-Taiba website. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Ameer-e-AhleSunnat". Retrieved 2018-01-04.
  8. ^ "Ameer-e-AhleSunnat". Retrieved 2018-01-04.
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