Ameer-e-Ahle Sunnat Hazrat Allama Molana Ilyas Qadri forefathers lived in the village of Kutiyana in Junagarh, India. His grandfather, Abdul Rahim (May Allah’s blessings be upon him) was renowned for his virtues and exemplary character. His parents migrated to Pakistan, after independence [from the British rule]. They initially lived in Hyderabad, Babul Islam [Sindh, Pakistan] but later moved to Babul Madina, Karachi.
Ameer e Ahle Sunnat Hazrat Allama Maulana Ilyas Qadri’s father Haji Abdur Rahman Qadri (May Allah’s blessings be upon him) was steadfast on the Islamic guidelines and was a righteous individual, overall. He would often walk with a lowered gaze, and knew many Ahadis by heart. He never had a rapacious desire to gather the fleeting materialistic things of this world. He (May Allah’s blessings be upon him) was a disciple [Murid] in the esteemed Qadiriyyah Sufi Order.