Muslims around the world are profoundly reviving Islam in their hearts thanks to Islamic scholars. Do you want to know who the most well-known and greatest Pakistani Scholars are right now, as in 2022? If so, this article is for you. We’ve gathered and discussed some of the most renowned and influential Islamic figures here. The writings or statements given by all these intellectuals are acknowledged as pronouncements on religion by their respective societies and followers.
Islamic Scholars in Pakistan
These are Pakistan’s eight most well-known Islamic scholars as of 2022. Read on to learn more about their background, education, and personal life.
- Maulana Tariq Jameel
- Taqi Usmani
- Ilyas Qadri
- Akram Toofani
- Allama Dr Tahir-Ul-Qadri
- Mufti Tariq Masood
- Dr. Israr Ahmed
- Nauman Ali Khan
NOTE: All the religious scholars possess a very holy and noble status in our society and we have no intention of showing any competition among them. The sole purpose of this list is to give details to the people who are looking for information about Islamic scholars
Maulana Tariq Jameel
Maulana Tariq Jameel is a renowned Deobandi scholar and one of Pakistan’s most well-liked preachers. He is a member of the Tablighi Jamaat organization, which emphasizes the need of encouraging Muslims to uphold the fundamental tenets of their faith. Jameel has twice been listed in The 500 Most Influential Muslims.
He also owns the well-known clothing company MTJ, whose corporate headquarters are in Karachi and which debuted in March 2021. It is said that the money earned from this brand goes toward funding the madrassahs and for the construction of the country’s hospitals and schools.
Awards & Honours
- Pride of Performance award
- Titled as one of the 500 most influential Muslims twice
Born in Deoband, British India, Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Usmani is another popular Islamic scholar from Pakistan. He is Mufti Muhammad Shafi’s youngest and fifth son. His career in Islamic law and finance lasted for many years. He is currently the vice president at Karachi’s Jamia Darul Uloom.
Taqi has also written more than sixty books in several languages. Through his publications, he strives to give his followers the information they need to resolve their problems per Islamic principles. Usmani also established Pakistan’s first Islamic bank, the Meezan Bank. Moreover, he is also an active contributor to articles in some of the leading Pakistani newspapers.
Awards & Honours
The following are the honors and accolades Taqi Usmani has received:
- Sitara-i Imtiaz (Star of Excellence)
- King Abdullah II Award
- Emir Muhammad bin Rashid Al Maktum Award
- Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prize
- Lifetime Achievement Award
Islamic preacher Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadri is another well-known figure. He was born to a Memoni family on July 12th, 1950 in Karachi. Qadri adopted Ziauddin Madani, an Ahmad Raza Khan follower, as his murid. He spent 22 years studying under his guidance. Faizan-e-Sunnat is one of his 30 published works.
Ilyas Qadri is also a founder of Dawat-e-Islami, a global organization of Sunnis with members all over the world. Islamic education has advanced significantly thanks to Dawat-e-Islami. The organization has set up madrasas where both adults and children can learn and memorize the Quran. Waqar-ud Din and Fadlur Rahman granted Qadri permission to practice Sufism, and Amjadi gave him ijazah to transmit ahadith.
Along with Faizan-e-Sunnat, Ilyas Qadri has written the following books:
- Laws of Ṣalāĥ
- Priceless Diamonds
- Cure for Anger
- I want to rectify myself
- Method of becoming Pious
- Cure for Sins
- Test of the Grave
Maulana Muhammad Akram Toofani, a Pakistani Islamic scholar and one of the key figures in the Aalmi Majlis Tahaffuz Khatm-e-Nubuwwat, was born in 1930 and passed away on December 26, 2021. He began studying religion at Jamia Ashrafia Lahore. However, right after he received his degree, he relocated to Sargodha and started working as a khatib at one local mosque in the city.
Toofani also established the Khatam-ul-Nabyeen Medical Complex and Heart Center in Sargodha. One of the best hospitals in Pakistan, the facility has all the modern medical tools and amenities like angiography, echography, ECG machines, ambulances, etc. Moreover, the expense of all the treatments is only half.
Contributions & Accomplishments
- Became a central leader of Aalmi Majlis Tahaffuz Khatm-e-Nabuwwat
- Khatam-ul-Nabyeen Medical Complex and Heart Center in Pakistan
Allama Dr Tahir-Ul-Qadri
Founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran International, Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is a Pakistani-Canadian Muslim scholar and former politician. He is renowned for his tireless efforts to forge stronger connections between Muslims by uniting them through tolerance, integration, and education. Irfan al-Qur’an and Minhaj al-Qur’an are two of his most applauded works.
Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri once served as a Jurist Consult (legal advisor) on Islamic law for both Pakistan’s Federal Shari’a Court and Supreme Court as well. Moreover, he has been in every edition of the list of the 500 Most Influential Muslims since its first publication in 2007.
These are some of his well-known printed works:
- Ash-Sharaf al-‘Ali fi at-Tabarruk bi’n-Nabi
- an-Nur al-Mubin fi Hayat an-Nabi al-Amin
- Al-Minhal as-Safi fi Ziyarat Qabr an-Nabi
- Ghayat as-Sifa fi Husn Jasad al-Mustafa
- Al-‘Asal an-Naqi fi Asma’ an-Nabi
- Kitab al-Iman
- Kitab al-Islam
- The aspect of Human Rights in the Prophet’s Sira
- The aspect of Peace and Integration in the Prophet’s Sira
Mufti Tariq Masood
Tariq Masood also referred to as Mufti Tariq Masood, is a Pakistani Deobandi author and Islamic scholar who was born in 1975. He is currently employed as a professor at Karachi’s Jamia Tur Rasheed seminary. Masood is also the author of many outstanding books. One of his most popular pieces of writing is Aik se Za’id Shadiyoon ki Zaroorat Kyu.
Mufti Sahab has transformed the lives of so many teenagers and youngsters through several logical and mind-blowing lectures. He once advocated on behalf of Pakistanis employed by Chinese enterprises who were prohibited from praying during work hours. He advised workers to inform their Chinese employers that “the country does not belong to them” and that they must abide by local regulations. A video of Masood expressing this also went viral on social media platforms.
- Aik se Za’id Shadiyoon ki Zaroorat Kyu
Dr. Israr Ahmed
Dr. Israr Ahmad was another eminent Muslim philosopher from Pakistan. He founded Tanzeem-e-Islami, a subdivision of Jamaat-e-Islami that promotes applying the Quran and Sunnah to all aspects of life, including social, political, cultural, legal, and economic ones. In his career, Israr also penned more than sixty books about Pakistan and Islam, 29 of which were even translated into other languages, including English.
Father of Dr. Israr Ahmed worked for the British government as a civil worker. The bayans that Israr Ahmed shared on social media platforms are still popular and have been for a long time. His YouTube channel has more than 2 million subscribers and has been viewed 215,763,887 times. His Instagram account also has more than 760 posts and over 74k followers.
Works & Honours:
- Call to Qur’an, the revival of Khilafah, and prophetic model of revolution
- The Call of Tanzeem-e-Islami
- Sitara-i-Imtiaz Award
Nauman Ali Khan
Nouman Ali Khan is the last one on our list. He is basically a Pakistani-American Islamic Scholar who founded the Bayyinah Institute for Arabic and Qur’anic Studies. Like Maulana Tariq Jameel and dr. Israr Ahmed, Nouman has also been recognized as one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world. He was born to a Pakistani family in Germany.
Until 2006, Nouman taught Arabic at Nassau Community College before deciding to devote all of his time to Bayyinah. Since then, he has conducted mobile lectures and initiatives that have educated over 10,000 students. His current priorities include educating his students, creating an Arabic curriculum, and producing content for Bayyinah TV from his home.
- Divine Speech: Exploring Quran As Literature
- Arabic With Husna
- Revive Your Heart: Putting Life in Perspective
- Revive Your Heart: Putting Life in Perspective
Islamic scholars and ulama are responsible for disseminating and interpreting religious information to the people so that they live their lives following the beloved religion Islam. The ones mentioned in the above list are the Top 8 Islamic Scholars in the country. Thus, if you want to develop into a better, more devoted Muslim, you definitely can rely on their teachings.