Biography of the founder of ASWS
Al-Shaykh Pir Muhammad Imran Abdali (Hafidhahullah Ta'ala) was born in Birmingham, UK, his eminence is the eldest son of Allama Sabihzada Mohammad Shoaib Chishti (Hafidhahullah Ta'ala). Following his primary education, he was admitted to Jamia Al Karam in Nottinghamshire under the pupillage of His Eminence Qibla Shaykh Imdad Hussain Pirzada (Hafidhahullah Ta'ala). He subsequently completed his college education and went on to complete a year of higher education at the renowned International Islamia University in Islamabad, Pakistan. They then went on to spend a considerable time studying directly under the pupillage of Qibla Mufti Muhammad Abdul Bari Shah Mansoori (Alyhe Rahmah) at the Dar-ul-Uloom Faizul Quran in Pakistan.
Inspired by his great teachers and father, he has taken a keen interest in the organisational affairs of the Dar-ul-Uloom and has accomplished much in a short space of time. At present he is also the chairman of Bismillah Aid charity (reg), President of International Ahlus Sunnah Wa Suffiya and is also author of numerous literature on a wide range of subjects.
Shaykh Muhammed Imran Abdali (Hafidhahullah Ta'ala) is a Shaykh in the Chishti order and the Qadri Rizvi order, given Ijazah directly from the grandson of Ala Hazrat Imam Ahmad Raza Khan (Alayhe Rahmah) of Breli Shareef, India. He has also been given the Ijazah to narrate all the prominent awraad and wazaaif of Ala Hazrat (Alayhe Rahmah) of Brelyi Shareef himself. He himself had taken the oath of allegiance (Bayt) on the hands of his Excellency Justice Shaykh Mohammad Karam Shah Al-Azhari (Alyhe Rahmah) of Bhera Shareef. His excellency has also recently been granted Ijazh to narrate all the prominent awraad and wazaaif of the Chishti and Qadri order from the Founder of Jamia Al Karam (Nottinghamshire, U.K), Qibla Shaykh Imdad Hussain Pirzada (Hafidhahullah Ta'ala).
Whilst maintaining the spiritual responsibilities of the Tareeqah, Shaykh Pir Muhammad Imran Abdali (Hafidhahullah Ta'ala) has remained active in educating the British youth by taking over the responsibilities of the Islamic education centre in the UK. Alongside Qibla Mufti Abdul Kareem Jamaati (Hafidhahullah Ta'ala), they tutor both young men and women in a range of subjects from Urdu and Arabic to Islamic Fiqh and jurisprudence. The Shaykh has continuously served the Muslims in both education and disseminating knowledge in the form of literature and TV media. He has also been occupied with serving the poor masses in Pakistan by providing regular charitable projects to serve the needy, as well as initiating measures to help in times of conflict and catastrophe. This interest in helping serve the poor and needy led to the establishment of Bismillah Aid, a UK registered international NGO working to alleviate poverty and suffering around the globe. This determination and effort has resulted in numerous trips abroad to initiate and oversee local charitable projects. Most notably, his eminence recently traveled to the flood stricken areas of North Pakistan to distribute aid in the form of food, water, domestic accessories and monetary gifts.
Despite numerous successes in such a short space of time, Shaykh Pir Mohammad Imran Abdali (Hafidhahullah Ta'ala) has remained humble, always thankful to Allah (Subhana wa ta’ala) for the opportunities given to him to serve Allahs’ (Subhana wa ta’ala) creation in whichever way possible.