Muhammad Ilyas Qadri

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Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadri
محمد اِلیاس عطّار قادِری
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
Other namesHazrat Sahab
Known forFounding Dawat-e-Islami in Pakistan
TelevisionMadani Channel
  • Shaikh-e-Tariqat,
  • Ameer e Dawat-e-Islami
  • Bani-e-Dawat-e-Islami,
  • Attar,
  • Baapa
SuccessorUbaid Raza Attari (elder son)
  • Ubaid Raza Attari,
  • Bilal Raza Attari,
  • One blessed Daughter
  • Haji Abdur Rahman Qadri (father)

Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadri (Urdu: محمد اِلیاس عطّارؔ قادِری ‎) known as Attar for short, is a Pakistani Islamic preacher, Pir (master) 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. He refers himself to be a Qadri under bayt from Molana Abdul Salam Qadri and he has been granted ijazat from him.[7]

Early life[edit]

Muhammad Ilyas Qadri was born on 26 Ramadan 1369 AH (12 July 1948) in the locality Bombay Bazaar in the city of Karachi in Pakistan.[8]

Campaigns in Pakistan[edit]

In October 2002, a major Pakistani English-language newspaper reported about a 3-day public gathering in the city of Multan, Pakistan which was held by Dawat-e-Isalmi organization and was attended by thousands of people from all parts of Pakistan. Pakistan Railways had used special trains from Karachi, Hyderabad and Nawabshah to take passengers to Multan. Muhammad Ilyas Qadri, chief of Dawat-e-Islami, spoke at the first and last sessions of the gathering.[1]

Another 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. But the military spokesman admitted, "You can't stop individuals practicing their own religious beliefs, if they are not violating the military discipline."[2]

Works and books[edit]

  • Faizan e Sunnat[9]
  • Nayki ki Dawat
  • Faizan-e-Ramazan[4]
  • Dawat-e-Islami
  • Madani TV Channel[2]
  • Jamia-Tul-Madina
  • Dar-ul-Madina
  • Faizan-e-Madina (Islamic Centers)
  • The Month of My Prophet[9]
  • Zulm Ka Anjam
  • Anmol Heeray[4]


  1. ^ a b Da'awat moot concludes [article on Dawn (newspaper)] Published 21 October 2002, Retrieved 6 December 2018
  2. ^ a b c 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. ^ a b c 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.
  9. ^ a b Books by Muhammad Ilyas Qadri on website Retrieved 6 December 2018