Muhammad Ali Mirza A Scholar, Quran Expert Popular among Urdu-Speakers

15:28 - January 18, 2022
News ID: 3477432
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Muhammad Ali Mirza is a Pakistani Muslim scholar, commentator and a preacher with more than 1.8 million followers on YouTube.

Muhammad Ali Mirza


Commonly known as Engineer Muhammad Ali Mirza, he has mastery over Quran and Hadith sciences and his oratory skills have made him very popular among Urdu-speaking people, especially the youth, in Pakistan, India and other parts of the world.

Born in 1977 in the city of Jhelum in Pakistan’s Punjab Province, he is an engineer by profession but is very active in religious fields as well.

He tries to explain about the history of Islam and Quran and Hadith sciences and promote the truth.

In line with this objective, he established the Quran and Sunnah Academy in 2012.

There, he holds a weekly class with lessons on Quran interpretation, early Islam’s history, and Hadith. The class attracts people from all social backgrounds.

Muhammad Ali Mirza, who is Sunni, has good relations with a number of Shia scholars in Pakistan.

In 2009, he attended classes held by Syed Thaqib Akbar, head of al-Basira Reacerch Center, which is a Shia institute.

In 2018, he visited the Jamia Urwa-tul-Wusqa in Lahore and met with the head of the Shia seminary, Syed Javad Naqavi, who is among top Shia scholars of Pakistan.

Muhammad Ali Mirza calls for promotion of Islamic unity and tries to contribute to it. He, therefore, disapproves of disuniting moves and invites Muslims to avoid issues that could cause discord among followers of different Islamic schools of thought.


Muhammad Ali Mirza A Scholar, Quran Expert Popular with Urdu-Speakers


He has also lauded the unifying statements of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.  

Meanwhile, Wahhabi and Takfiri groups have been angered by Muhammad Ali Mirza’s efforts to enhance unity instead of working for division.

In recent years, a number of Urdu-speaking Takfiris and Wahhabi sheikhs in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have intensified their attacks on him, especially in the cyber space.

He has also been the target of assassination attempts, including one in 2017 and one last year.

On March 14, 2021, he survived a second assassination attempt. The attacker visited his Quran academy in Jhelum at weekly meeting and attempted to kill him with a knife while taking a picture with him.

Ali escaped with minor injuries. Police arrested two suspects and registered an FIR against them. The attacker had traveled from Lahore to Jhelum to kill Ali.



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I'm happy to see Engineer Ali mentioned on this website. Engineer Ali Mirza has emerged from the "Sunni" sect in Pakistan, and destroyed all false norms developed by "Sunni" and "Shia" sects in the subcontinent that are against the Quran and Sunnah. He teaches us to call ourselves "Muslims" instead of identifying with some sect. He also taught us that the political position of "Shia" sect regarding Ahl al-Bayt was right all along, and some sections of "Sunni" sect who say that Muawihah was right, is completely false, according to the prophecies made by the prophet himself (Ammar Bin Yasir's murder). At the same time, he teaches that every activity that you perform in the name of Allah or the prophet, has to be proved by the Quran and Sunnah. By that extension, all ritualistic activities like beating ourselves, going to shrines to ask help from the dead etc., are all prohibited. I wish people in the Middle East could understand Urdu, because the work he has done is nothing short of revolutionary. Millions of Sunnis and Shia in Pakistan are now following his message. Each and everything that he says in his videos is referenced from the Quran and the Sunnah, and the ayah number, or the Hadith number is elegantly displayed on the screen. Most impressive of all, is his simple way of living. He belongs to a middle class family, wear inexpensive clothes, drives a motorcycle and lives in a small house. Additionally, he does not want people to revere or praise him, instead he likes to remain out of the limelight. I wish that his videos are translated to every other language spoken by Muslims around the world.