Ilyas Qadri was born in Karachi in the 1950. His father, Haji AbdurRahman(AlaihRahmat), migrated to Sindh province, Pakistan when many Muslims were facing trouble in India. They stayed for a little while in another city in Sindh and then moved to the main capital of Sindh, Karachi.
Authentic details of his early days are best found in the series by Maktabatul Madeena- "Tazkira e Ameere AhleSunnat" & 'Ibtidayi Halaat'.
Ilyas Qadri is founder of International Movement of Qura'an & Sunnat.It is a non-political, non-extremist peaceful Islamic movement.Presently Dawat-e-Islami is working in more than 70 countries having more than 35 departments. Main departments of Dawat-e-Islami are Madni Qafila & Madni Inama'at. With the work of Dawat-e-Islami lakhs of youngsters have started following the Sunnahs of Beloved Holy Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him.
Dawat-e-Islami holds weekly ijtimas (religious gathering) in 1000's of cities worldwide on every Thursday evening.