• Ahmed Hassan Research scholar, Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology, DEP of Islamic learning
  • Iftikhar Alam Research scholar, Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology, DEP of Islamic learning
  • Hasan Imam Asst. Pro. Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology, DEP of Islamic learning


Renowned Islamic scholar, Maulana Syed Saadat Ali Qadri was born in Aligarh (India) in 1935. He got his early education in Badayun where his father late Mufti Syed Masood Ali Qadri was a teacher. He belonged to a noble Ulama’s family.Justice® Dr.Mufti Syed Shujaat Ali Qadri was his younger brother.After partition his family shifted to Multan. Maulanaa Saadat Ali graduated from Anwarul Uloom Multan, where his teachers included great Islamic scholar Maulana Allama Ahmad Saeed Shah Kazmi. In early sixties he shifted to Karachi and became Khateeb of Masjid Qassaban Saddar. He also did MA in Islamaic studies from Karachi University and remained teacher at Dehli College and Mary Classo Saddar.He was one of the founders of Jamaat Ahle Sunnat. As Secretary Jamiat Ulama-e-Pakistan Sindh.In 1970’ election he was the leader of Jamiat Ulama-e-Pakistan Sindh election compaign successfully but not contested from any seat. After the election he went to Surinam, at that time a Dutch Colony, as a Islamic preacher when Surinam became independent in 1975. Maulana Saadat Ali migrated to Holland where he founded Al-Qadri Islamic Centre.After Maulana Shah Ahmad Noorani he was considered the most famous Sunni Aalim in Denhang, Holland. He was writer of several books, which were translated into English, Dutch and French. In his early days he wrote a book Islami Aqaid for Aligarh Old boys Association school, which was included in school syllabus. Another book, which became popular, included Basharaat-e-Injeel, from sickness to death, Acha Bartao, our Mothers and so many other books. Ulama have an important role in Muslim society. Muslims do not believe that any person has the religious authority to require others to submit to his interpretation. We do have Islamic scholars who are well versed in Qur’an and Sunnah and Shariah (specialists). About such people, Allah says: ”O ye who believe, obey Allah and obey the messenger, and those charged with authority among you. If you differ in anything among yourselves refer it to Allah and His Messenger if you believe in Allah and the Last Day: that is best, and most suitable for the final determination.” 4:59. The excellence of learned people (Ulama) in the Qur’an is manifest in: “Allah (Himself) proffers evidence: and so do the angels and all who are endowed with knowledge.”2:34.. Imam Ghazali commented on this Ayah by saying “See then, how Allah has mentioned Himself first, the angels second, then men endowed with knowledge third. In knowledge is honor, excellence, distinction and rank. And again, Allah says: ”Allah will raise up to (suitable) rank (and degree) those of you who believe and who have been granted knowledge.” 58:11. In Surah al-Tawba where Jihad was declared as an obligation, Allah said that even in this circumstance there should be a group of people who should stay behind and study and teach - source people - ulama. The Qur’an called them “Li yata faqqahu fildeen.” “...It is not desirable that all of the believers take the field in time of war: From within every group, in their midst. some shall refrain from going forth to war, and shall devote themselves instead to acquiring a deeper knowledge of the faith, and thus be able to teach their home-coming brethren, so that these too might guard themselves against evil.” 9:122 This ayah is very clear that there should be a class of people who devote themselves to study and who also teach what they have learned to others. We should not confuse ourselves with a false comparison between the existence of a class of religious scholars in Islam and the existence of a clergy as understood in Christianity. These are two different issues! ”Of all of His servants, only such as are endowed with knowledge stand truly in awe of God; for they alone comprehend that verily, God is almighty, much-forgiving.” 35:28. The Qur’an uses the term here: Innama yakh sha Allah min ibadihi al ulama. Our Prophet emphasized the excellence of the Ulama in many Hadith: Abu Umama al Bahili reported that two persons were mentioned to the Messenger - one being “abid” (a devout worshipper, the other being “alim” (a scholar). The Prophet then said: ”The superiority of a scholar (alim) over the devout (abid) is like my superiority over a worshipper or like that of the moon in the night when it is full over the rest of the stars, and truly the scholars arc the heirs of the Prophets, and truly the Prophets do not leave behind them gold or silver, they only leave knowledge as their heritage. So whosoever acquires knowledge acquires a huge fortune.” Transmitted by Ahmad, Abu Dawud and al Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah. This hadith clearly emphasizes the position of the scholar in the Muslim community. The need for these scholars is more important “than air and water” as Imam Ahmad b. Hanbal said about his teacher, Imam Shafi. It is narrated by Tirmidhi that Ibn Abbas reported the Prophet as saying: “A single (faqih) scholar of religion is more formidable against a devil than a thousand devout persons”. Our Prophet warned the Ummah that knowledge would be extinguished from the earth and that people would be misled by ignorant leaders and so-called scholars. Abdul-Allah b. Umar (ra) reported the Prophet saying: ”Allah will not cause extinction of knowledge by taking it away from the servants, but He will cause extinction of knowledge by taking away the learned ones. When no learned man remains, the people will then take the illiterate as their leaders. They will seek religious verdicts from them and they will deliver those verdicts without knowledge and the people will go astray and lead each other into error.” Bukhari and  Muslim.Ref:1) Importance of the Ulama is due to the fact that they are responsible to interpreter religious disputes; they guide the people according to Sharia and help to resolve their matters they face in the light of Islamic vision. After the death of Holy Prophet (S.A.W) Ulamas in each age perform their duty to propagate Islam that’s why thet are regarded as heirs of Ambia (Prophets).Ulama are scattered throughout the world and performing their dutieswhich was assigned to them by God.In Pakistan a huge number of Ulama are busy in their assigned missions.Some of them are now not with us,however their work can not be forgotten or ignored.Muballigh-e-Islam Hazrat Allama Moulana Syed Saadat Ali qadri was one of them Mubaligh-a-Islam Hazrat Allama Moulana Syed Saadat Ali Qadri was born in Aligarh (U.P) India (Habib Ganj Beghum Poor which was a state of Nawab Yar Jang)in the year 1935.His father (Late)Hazrat Allama Moulana Mufti Syed Masood Ali Qadri was also a prominent scholar and after migration he shifted to Multan and Joined Madrisa Anwaul Uloom which  was the lagest Madrisa of Barelvi School of thought. He served there as Administrator as well as In charge of Dar-ul-Ifta.Moulana ancestors belonged to Iran and they migrated to Rampoor(India).After sometime Moulana shifted to Badayoon(India) along with his father.After the creation of Pakistan Moulana migrated to Pakistan along with his father and other family members.(Ref:2) Moulana Syed Saadat Ali got his early education from her mother who was also a Persian language scholar. After basic education Moulana got admission in Madarsa Anwar-ul-Uloom for higher religious Education. This Madrisa was famous due to the presence of (Late)Shaikul Hadees Hazrat Allama Syed Ahmed Saeed Kazmi Amrohwi(R.A) who was ranked as the Al-Ghazali of his time by the Ulemas of the Indo-Pak Sub-Continent. He was also the founder of this Institution.In the supervision of his father and Allama Ahmed Saeed Kazmi(R.A) Moulana Syed Saadat Ali Qadri graduated (Completion of Darse Naizami,the highest degree of Islamic Institutions) with honor in very early age. His other teachers were also prominent scholars of Islamic learning such as:

  • Hazrat Allama Mufti Abdul Hafeez Haqqani(R.A)
  • Al-Shaikh Mufti Mohammed Umeed Ali Gailwee
  • Hazrat Allama Wali un Nabi Mardani (A great Scholar of Logic & Philosophy)
  • The Greatest Faqih of Islamic Fiqah Hazrat Allama Abdul Kareem Multani(R.A)
  • Hazrat Allama Moulana Jan Aalam Mardani(R.A)
  • Hazrat Allama Molana Mohammed Jaffer Multani(R.A)

Here I think it proper to mention about Shaikh ul Hadees Hazrat Allama Ahmed Saeed Kazmi in somewhat detail under whose supervision Moulana completed his religious education.This will help the readers to understand the standard of education Moulana had. 



How to Cite

Hassan, A., Alam, I., & Imam, H. (2021). ENGLISH 7 MUBALIGH-E-ISLAM HAZRAT ALLAMA MOLANA SYED SAADAT ALI QADRI. A REVIEW ON HIS RELIGIOUS.LITERARY & PREACHING WORK : ABOUT CONCEPT OF CALIPHATE IN ISLAM AND OTHER RELIGIONS. The International Research Journal of Usooluddin , 5(1), 61-72. Retrieved from https://journalusooluddin.com/index.php/irjdu/article/view/70