- Ilyas Attar Qadri
era = Modern era
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name = Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadri
birth = 1950 in Juna Garh, India
influences = Imam Ahmad Raza Khan
influenced = Millions of
=Maulana Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadiri= Maulana Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadri is the founder of the Islamic movement and revival of Sunnah movement
Dawat-e-Islami, which was founded in 1981 in Pakistan. It is active in more than 66 countries around the world, spreading the message of Islam . He has been credited for organizing three-day-long annual gatherings with about 1.5 million muslims attending from all over the world, the largest gatherings of Muslims around the world. [ [http://www.zmo.de/muslime_in_europa/ergebnisse/gugler/index.html Muslime in Europa ] ]
Maulana Ilyas Attar Qadri was born in
Karachi, Pakistanin the 1950s. His full name is Hazrat Allama Maulana Muhamamd Ilyas Attar Qadiri. [ [http://www.attari.net/?Attari.Net:Who_is_Ilyas_Attar_Qadri%3F Attari.Net - The Sunni English Website - Who is Ilyas Attar Qadri? ] ] [ [http://www.zmo.de/muslime_in_europa/ergebnisse/gugler/index.html Muslime in Europa ] ] His father, Abdul Rahman, migrated to Sindh, Pakistanwhen many Muslims were facing trouble in India. They stayed for a little while in Sindh and then moved to Karachi. Abdul Rahman died while on the pilgrimage ( hajj), when Maulana Muhamamd Ilyas Attar was only an infant. Ilyas Attar Qadri had a brother ( Abdul Ghani) who helped Ilyas in his youth, and who died in a train accident. A short while after Abdul Ghani's death Ilyas Attar's mother died.
He is also known as Ameer-e-Ahle sunnat. Moulana Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadri mudda is correcting society. Thousands of people have repented from their sins because of his sincere efforts. This includes people who used to loot and ruin the honour of others, but now the same people are providing security to others. Countless drinkers and heroin addicts have become respectable citizens of the society because of the blessed company of Ameer-e-Ahle sunnat. Thousands of people have become regular and punctual at their prayers because of him. Many Muslims love him very much, think him the best man in the world, and call him "Baba" meaning "Father".
edit:The movement is associated with Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamah reviving the teaching of the Imam of Hind and Sind - Shah Ahmad Raza Khan al-Barelvi (RA).
See DR GF Haddad's various articles in regards to the teachings of Imam Ahmad Raza (RA) for a non-biased account.
Character and Habits
His attitude has contributed a lot in the progress of
Dawat-e-Islami. Allah has blessed him with great good character (Husn-e-Akhlaq). He meets everyone with a gentle smile. It is seen that where one would get very angry, he would keep smiling at such occasions. Even such incidents are witnessed that hem is walking on a street and people would shout bad words, but he would pray for their forgiveness and would not curse in return. If someone had taunted him, he would immediately make him happy, mostly by presenting some gifts.
*Three talaq to anger:
He often advises muballagheen (preachers) that if you want to do madani work, then you should give three divorces to anger. Because if someone frequently gets angry, he can't do the madani work. He further says that if you can't present anyone, then just meet people with attention and smile, it will be enough to win their hearts.He also says that if you move your hand on the back of a cat with love, the cat would bend his back in a curve and start rubbing his body with your legs. When an animal receives love, starts rubbing his body with your legs, then what about a human being who is given sense. Moreover, he says, "Remember! The heart cannot be won with sword, but can be won with husn-e-akhlaq (good character)".
One of the qualities of Maulana is that he doesn't take revenge from his personal enemies. He often says that
if some one has hurt me or cursed me, I have forgiven him. Even if someone does so in future, I have forgiven him in advance. Because I have read in Hadees-e-Pak, the translation of which goes like that one companion radhi Allaho ta'ala anhu came to Prophet and requested, Ya Rasool Allah! I don't have any wealth that I donate, but I have made attention that who ever deprives me of my right, I have forgiven him in advance. At this, Sayyaduna Jibra'il alaihissalam came to Prophet and requested that Allah says to give good news to your this companion that you being an abd (worshipper) forgives other people; therefore, We being the creator forgive you too.He often advises Muballagheen and other Islamic brothers to always control the anger. He says that
you make those happy who break with you. Whoever deprives you, you give him, and never take revenge. And don't even think to do so from Muslims. Just forgive others for the sake of the pleasure of Allah. Because Allah says in Qur'an: "And who restrain anger and who pardon men. And virtuous people are dear to Allah." (4:134; translation from
Books written by him
He has written several Islamic books, but most famous is the "Faizan-e-Sunnat" ("Blessing of the Lifestyle of the Prophet"), which is taught in all big and small gatherings of the Movement. [ [http://www.zmo.de/muslime_in_europa/ergebnisse/gugler/index.html Muslime in Europa ] ]
*"Orders Of Salat"
*"Month of Beloved Prophet"
*"28 Kufriya Sayings"
* [http://library.faizaneattar.net/English/Islamic_Books/06/02/Index.htm His Works]
* [http://www.watchuonline.com/hazrate/ Speeches of Maulana Ilyas Qadri]
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