Maulana Shah Ahmad Noorani Siddiqui Al-Qaderi
Born in Meerut, India in the holy month of Ramadan and became a hafiz-ul-quran (memorized the entire Holy Quran) at the tender age of eight.
Eminent son and Successor of His Eminence, The Late Maulana Shah Muhammad Abdul Aleem Siddiqui al-Qadiri Mubaligh-e-Azam RA. who was one of the greatest Islamic scholars of the 20th. century, Islamic Missionary of international repute and Head of Qadiriyya and Chistiyya Spiritual Orders.
Direct descendent to First Khalif of Islam Hazrat Sayeddena Abu Bakr Siddiqui (RA)
Graduated from the National Arabic College, Meerut,lndia. Obtained the FAZIL-E-ARABI degree from Allahabad University and DARSE-E-NIZAM (FAZIL) from Darul-Uloom Arabia, Meerut.
Speaks over 12 languages including Arabic, English and French.
Accompanied His Late Father R.A on Islamic Missionary tours to various parts of the world in his early youth.
Started his full-fledged international missionary tours around the world soon after the birth of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Previously held the post of Honorary Secretary General of the WORLD MUSLIM ULAMA ORGANIZATION for 12 years thus working for the cause of Islamic Unity. (whilst Mufti-e-Azam of Palestine was the President of this Organisation).
Founder of WORLD ISLAMIC MISSION at Dar-ul-Arkam in Makka al-Mukarrama in 1972
President of INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC MISSIONARIES GUILD
Elected President of JAMIAT-E-ULEMA Pakistan (JUP) in 1972 in which he toured with a Government Delegation of Ulama (Islamic scholars) to visit Russia and China.
Elected as a Member of Parliament from Karachi in 1970 and subsequently elected Leader of the Parliamentary Party of the JAMIAT ULAMA – PAKISTAN (JUP) unanimously.
Elected as a Member of the Senate of Pakistan in 1973.
Presided over the International Islamic Conference held at Bradford, U.K., in April 1974 and subsequently elected the First President of the WORLD ISLAMIC MISSION.
Re-elected Member of Parliament in March 1977.
As a member of the Constitution Committee of the Parliament, His Eminence made more than 200 amendments and suggestions with a view to diverting the Constitution of 1972 towards democracy based on the principles of Islam.
His constant struggles resulted in the acceptance of Islam as the State religion of Pakistan.
He was the first scholar and member of parliament to demand that the Constitution of Pakistan included the definition of a Muslim and fought for the Finality of Prophethood to be included in this definition
His Eminence is an international figure of high repute having successfully brought his mission to various countries in Europe, Africa and South America including USA, Canada and the West Indies.
Inspired Muslim scholars and leaders to establish branches of World Islamic Mission world-wide which has since built dozens of mosques and schools.
President of the Mili Yakjeti Council in Pakistan and worked to unite the various religious parties of Pakistan into a single unified alternative political force.
Lecturer and visiting professor at the University of Baghdad, Iraq.
This piece is taken from the website of World Islamic Mission: Mauritius Branch.
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