The Imam Mustafa Raza Research Centre was founded by Hazrat Allama Maulana Afthab Cassim al-Qaadiri Razvi Noori who is an Islamic Scholar, Theologian, Jurist, Writer, Orator and Teacher. He has founded the organisation for the upliftment of Islam and to publicise the true and pristine teachings of real Islam.
Maulana is the mureed of Huzoor Taajush Shariah Allama Mufti Mohammad Akhtar Raza Khan Qaadiri Azhari (Alaihir Rahma) and has been blessed with the Khilaafat and Wikaalat by Huzoor Taajush Shariah (Alaihir Rahma). He has also been blessed with Khilaafat from Mumtaz ul Fuqaha Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer Allama Zia-ul-Mustafa Qaadiri, Muhadith-e-Bareilly Hazrat Allama Tehseen Raza Khan (Alaihir Rahma) and Mujahid e Ahlus Sunnah Hazrat Allama Sayyid Shah Turab Ul Haq Qaadiri (Alaihir Rahma).
IMRRC was initially formed in 2001, Hazrat Maulana initially commenced working from his home and then in 2003, we took our first offices at the Atomic Centre in Overport. In 2011 through the Duas of Huzoor Taajush Shariah (Alaihir Rahma) and Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer, we were able to secure larger premises on long-term rental. The Centre then moved to its new premises at 28 Clayton Road, Overport and is currently operating from the said premises.
With minimum resources, the organisation attempts to serve the Deen to the best of its ability. This is through the Grace of Almighty Allah and the Blessings of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Sal Allahu Alaihi Wa Salam). This organisation is named after Ghaus-ul-Waqt Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (Alaihir Rahma) who is the distinguished son of Mujaddid-e-Deen-o-Millat Ash Shah Imam Ahmed Raza Khan (Radi Allahu Anhu). We are blessed with the Duas and Blessings of Great Personalities Like Taajush Shariah, Rahbar-e-Tariqat Hazrat Allama Mufti Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Qadri Azhari and Muhadith-e-Kabeer Hazrat Allama Zia ul Mustafa Qadri Amjadi and Mujahid-e-Ahle Sunnat Allama Sayed Shah Turabul Haq Qaadiri. It is through their blessings that we are able to do whatever we are doing.
Imam Mustafa Raza Research Centre is a Sunni Sahihul Aqida non-political and Islamic Non-profit organization that has nothing to do with terrorism or any acts which are contrary to the command of Allah and His Rasool (Sal Allahu Alaihi Wa Salam). We follow the Deen-e-Mustafa as passed down by the Sahaba-e-Kiraam, Taab'een; Tab' Taab'een; A'ima-e-Mujtahideen and Awliyah-e-Kaamileen; especially Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam Jilani Al Baghdadi; Sultanul Hind Khaja Ghareeb Nawaaz; Hazrat Sayyid Aal-e-Rasool Marahrawi; Mujaddid-e-Deen-o-Millat Aala Hazrat Ash Shah Imam Ahmed Raza Khan; Hujjatul Islam Huzoor Haamid Raza Khan; Ghaus-ul-Waqt Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind and all the other Masha'ikh-e-Izaam (Allah is pleased with them), which is today known as MASLAK-E-AALA HAZRAT. We condemn and refute the false sects and ideologies such as wahabi, deobandi, shia, taahiri etc. and we fully prescribe to the verdicts as mentioned in the 'Husaamul Haramain' of Imam Ahl-e-Sunnat.
Each one of us knows well, that any nation with little or no knowledge is regarded as weak and vulnerable. Islam is a nation of knowledge and wisdom. It is thus incumbent upon us to impart this knowledge of Deen to those around us, so that they may become educated and thus better understand the beautiful teachings of Islam. The aim of the Centre is to propagate the teachings of Islam positively and to educate the masses in regards to True Islam which is the way of the Ahl-e-Sunnat Wa Jama'at. Today many people, even the misled sects claim to be Sunni and the media seems to regard even the Wahabis etc. as Sunni whereas, in reality, they are not Sunni. In this time, the True Sunnis are those who are known as 'Barelvi'. Alhamdulillah we are Sunni Barelvi and Barelvi is not a sect but it is the name of recognition that has been used for the True Muslims in the world today. We are thus committed to protecting the Imaan of True Muslims from the corrupt views and ways of the deviated sects.