Mufti Monawwar Ateeq

Mufti Monawwar Ateeq

Mufti Monawwar Ateeq is a young Mufti from Birmingham, UK. He has spent they majority of his time studying and is currently doing a PhD in Islamic Law, University of Birmingham. as part of his studies he also teaches Arabic and the Dars e Nizami.

He regularly gives speeches around the UK in relation to contemporary issues and especially on defending the traditional scholarship of the Barelvi movement.

Some of his know interests include: Fatwa Councils, Shariah Advisory, advancement & education of Muslims in Diaspora, Arabic language, Islamic Studies (all of its disciplines), Cataloguing & Classification, Islamic rare materials and manuscripts from British India & Ottoman Hijaz, preservation of Muslim heritage, science & Islam.

Mufti Monawwar Ateeq

Background: British Pakstani
Resides: Birmingham, UK
Current Occupation: Mufti & Public Speaker
Education: Dars Nizami, M.A Islamic Studies
Denomination: Sunni
Jurisprudence: Hanafi
Aqeedah: Maturudi
Preferred Subject: Aqeeda (Sunni/Brelvi), Contemporary issues
Notable Teachers: Allamah Ghulam Muhammad Tonswi, Muhammad al-Yaqoubi,
Abdal-Haq Bandyalwi, Rasul Bakhsh Sa`eedi


Extensive Educational portfolio:

  • 1. Dars-e-Nizami (Khasah Level) Dastar-e-Fazilat, Hazrat Sultan Bahu Trust (2002)
  • 2. Modern Arabic Language -Faculty of Languages, University of Damascus (2002)
  • 3. 1st Year Fiqh specialization (Takhassus) at Ma’had al-Fath al-Islami (Syria) (2003-2004) & completion of Aliyah at HSBT (2005) 
  • 4. Study of Interfaith Relations (2007-2009) – University of Cambridge 
  • 5. M.A Islamic Studies (2007-2009)– University of Birmingham 
  • 6. Ma’qoolat (Rational Sciences) Dastar-e-Fazilat, Jamia Noushahia Pakistan (2012)
  • 7. Islamic Fatwa Training (Ifta) Dar al-Ulum Na’eemiyah, Karachi (2012-2013)
  • 8. PhD in Islamic Law, University of Birmingham (in progress).

Mufti Monawwar Ateeq has taken time to study hadith further:

  • Makkah – Hadith Ijazah – Al-Sayyid Muhammad ibn Alawi Maliki (RA) & others
  • Madinah – Ijazah & recital of the complete Musalsalat Asharah through the Sanusi ulama pathways – from al-Sayyid Malik al-Arabi al-Sanusi (Madinah) & others
  • Syria – Hadith Ijazah/Musalsal bi al-Awwaliyah – al-Shareef Fatih al-Kattani, al-Sayyid Adnan al-Majd, al-Shaykh Wahbi Suleiman al-Gawiji, al-Sayyid Isam Arrar al-Hasani
  • Morocco – Recital of Sahih Muslim & Ijazah – al-Shareef Abd al-Rahman al-Kattani last son of al-Allamah al-Musnid Abd al-Hay al-Kattani
  • Kuwait – Al-Sayyid Yusuf al-Rifai Al-Hasani
  • Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Tirmidhi & Abu Dawud Recital & Ijazah – from al-Sayyid Muhammad al-Yaqoubi
  • Recital of Sahih al-Bukhari – Sayyid Ahmad Sirajuddin al-Halabi

Traditional Islamic sciences & Hadith Ijazahs from major Pakistani ulama:

  • Abdal-Haq Bandyalwi – Bandyal Shareef, Punjab 
  • Allamah Manzur Ahmad Fayzi – Madinah 
  • Allamah Fayz Ahmad Owaisi – Madinah
  • Allamah Abdal-Hakim Sharaf al-Qadri – Lahore
  • Allamah Gulam Rasool Saeedi – Karachi
  • Mufti Ghulam Sarwar Qadri – Lahore
  • Allamah Khalil Mian Barakati (& others) – Lahore


Mufti Monawwar Ateeq also has Khilafat from the following Sufi Pathways:

  • 1. In the Naqshbandi tariqa from his father Shaykh Mohammad Abdullah Ateeq
  • 2. Sanad-e-Khilafat in all major tariqa from Abdul Hakeem Sharaf Qadiri
  • 3. Sanad-e-Khilafat in Chishti-Sabri tariqa from Abdal-Haq Bandyalwi


  • Rare Materials Collector (manuscripts & rare monographs from British India & Ottoman Hijaz)
  • Metadata Specialist for Arabic monographs cataloguing & classification according to AACR2 standards 


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