International Researcher Scholar and Lecturer in Sacred Knowledge
Shayk ul Tariqat of the Qadiriyyah Sufi Order
Murshid al-Kaamil: Ghawth al-Waqt Hadrat Mufti A’zam Qutbe-‘Alam Mawlana Mustafa Raza Khan Qaderi Barakaati from whom the Shaykh received Khilafat (1976)
President: Imam Ahmed Raza Academy (Southern Africa)
Director: Barkaatur-Raza Islamic Educational Institute
Graduate of Jami’ah Radawiyya Manzare Islam in Bareilly Shareef (India) (1978)
In 2005 he was bestowed with the rare and pure Jilani Sa’dat Golden Chain 16th Generation Khilafat of the Qadiriyyah Silsila by Sayyid ‘Abdur-Rahman Zahir al-Din Hasani al-Husaini al-Gilani , the Naqab al-Ashar of Sayyiduna Ghawth al-‘Azam, in Baghdad Shareef at the Rowdah al-Sharif of the Great Ghawth.
Conducts the weekly Dars classes and leads the Hadara-e-Qadiriyyah (Dhikr).
Translated, written and published more than 55 books on various subjects in English (e.g. Al-Malfuz al-Sharif, Siraajul Awaarif – Horizons of Perfection, Sirr al-Asrar - Secret of Secrets, ….) and is still dedicated to this arduous task.
Has travelled extensively locally and internationally on lecture programmes and humanitarian missions, visiting numerous Masha’ikh of various Salasil, Ziyarat of the Mazarat of the Ambiya, Sahaba, Ahle-Bayth and Awliya.
Received numerous Ijazahs and Khilafat from great Sufis and Masha’ikh worldwide.
Benefited from the company of great Masha’ikh such as the Qutb of Madina al-Munawwarah, Mawlana Diya al-Din Ahmad Siddiqi al-Qadiri Radawi Madani; Abdal al-Qawt, [Khilafat from] Mujahide-Millat Mawlana Habibur-Rahman ‘Alawi al-Qadiri Radawi; Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad ‘Alawi Maliki al-Hasani; [Khilafat from] Sayyid Shah Ale-Rasul Hasnayn al-Husaini Barkaati, Sajjadah of the Khanqah-e-Barakatiyyah, Marehra Shareef, India; Arife-Billah Shaykh Abdun-Nur Khurshid al-Qadiri Smaami; Qutb Shaykh Sayyid ‘Abdur-Rahman Sha’ghuri of Syria, Abdal-al-Waqt Hadrat Shaykh Yunus Sharambiji of Syria; Sufi Master, Shaykh Muhammad Zakariyyah al-Bukhari Naqshabandi, Madina al-Munawwarah; Shaykh Muhammad Sa’id al-Kahil, the Chief Qadi of Humus, Syria; Shaykh Sayyid Tajudin al-Kittani al-Hasani, Syria; Prof. Dr. Shaykh Sayyid ‘Abd al-Aziz al-Khatib al-Husaini al-Jilani, Syria; Arife-Billah, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Razzaq al-Halabi, Syria; etc. etc.
Has a huge and unique collection of rare Relics (Taburrukaat) including the Sacred Right Footprint of the beloved Habeeb Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r and Hadrat Sayyiduna Ghawth-al-‘Azam t.