Hazrat Allama Peerzada Mawlana Chaman Qadri (may Allah grant him a long life and sanctify his secret) was a master of the Qadri Tariqa, an embodiment of the Sunnah, and one of India’s foremost spokesmen for tolerance and interfaith dialogue. He was an advocate for peaceful co-existence in today’s trying times, and served as the Chief Qazi in Bundi, Rajasthan. He was also a member of the Waqf Board and Hajj Committee, President of the All-India Qaumi Ekta Committee and All-India Seerate Committee in Rajasthan. Hazrat Sahib spent more than a quarter of a century under the auspicious gaze of his paternal uncle, Hazrat Muzaffar Ali al-Hanafi (‘Dāta Sahib’).
In 1957, 1969 and again in 2000, he made ziyara to the mazar shareef of Sayyidunā ‘sh-Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani (may Allah perfume his resting place). He received permission to teach tasawwuf from Huzoor Pir Mohammad Ibrahim Baghdadi (may Allah have mercy on him), a direct descendent of the Chieftain of the Saints, Sultan al-Awliya’ and the former keeper of his blessed mausoleum. Hazrat Sahib also received a certificate of authorization from the younger son of Imam Ahmed Raza Muhaddith Barelwi, Huzoor Mufti-e-A’zam Hind (may Allah have mercy on him). He is the author of several books in Hindi and Urdu including Message of Peace, Jewels for Humanity, Commands of Shari’at, Saint son of Saint, and The Way of Peace