A man of manifold and staggering achievements, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is the founding leader of Minhaj-ul-Qur’an International (MQI), an organization with branches and centres in more than 90 countries around the globe, working for the promotion of peace and harmony between communities and the revival of spiritual endeavour based on the true teachings of Islam.
Shaykh ul Islam is a prolific author and researcher. He has authored around 1000 books out of which 360 books are already published, and the rest of the 640 are yet to be published. An unrivalled orator and speaker, he has delivered over 5000 lectures (in Urdu, English and Arabic), on a wide range of subjects, which are available on cassette, CD, DVD formats as well as online.
As a leading Islamic Authority, Shaykh ul Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri possesses the authority to provide permissions and licence to transmit (ijazah) narrations to other admirable Islamic Scholars. Scholars from all around the world seek these blessed permissions and have travelled the world to obtain them from Shaykh ul Islam.
References to the significance of Isnad (chain of authority and transmission of knowledge). Such Isnad have been mentioned in the article detailing 'Shaykh ul Islam's Chains of Authority'.
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His Eminence Shaykh ul Islam, Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has received a large number of authorities (asanid) and permissions (ijazah) for the transmission of knowledge of hadith, tafsir, fiqh, tasawwuf and other classical Islamic sciences from numerous great pillars of the Muslim world, widely acknowledged as the fountains of Islamic knowledge in the last century back to the classical scholars and great Imams of hadith of the past up to the Holy Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him).