Maulana Muhammad Ibrahim Mirpuri
After completing studies in Pakistan under many teachers including Shaykh Ahmed Ullah (the direct student of the Imam Nadheer Hussain Dehlawi), Maulana Ibrahim became a khateeb in Mirpur and began running the Ahlul Hadeeth dawah centres there.
After this he travelled to study in Madina in the 1970s, where he benefitted from the daroos of Shaykh Al-Albaani, Shaykh Abdul Ghaffar Hasan, Shaykh Abdul Muhsin Al-Abaad and Shaykh Rabee bin Hadee al-Madhkhali. Unfortunately his mother became ill and he had to return to Pakistan to attend to her, cutting his studies short.
He took the advice of Allama Ehsan Elahi Zaheer, who was sat in Masjid Nabawi with Maulana Ibrahim’s teachers Shaykh Rabee bin Hadee al-Madhkhali and Shaykh Muhammad Aman Al-Jaami. Allama Ehsan advised him to return to Pakistan to look after his mother. Shaykh Rabee and Shaykh Muhammad Aman Al-Jaami agreed with Allama Ehsan, especially considering he had already studied and become an Imam and khateeb.
Maulana Ibrahim studied under Shaykh Abdullah Ropuri. He spent many years as a companion of Maulana Muhammad Hussain Sheikhupuri (the student of the Imam SanaUllah Amritsari) where they travelled and gave dawah together.
His vigour in the field of dawah lead him to Dubai, where he was a khateeb in Masjid Imam Malik (UAE) from 1985-1998. In 1994 during a brief visit to the UK, the Ameer of Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadith UK insisted that Maulana Ibrahim move the UK.
After much deliberation, Maulana Ibrahim moved to the UK where he became the Imam and leading figure in the community for many years. Upon inception of Islamic Welfare Trust, he was honoured with its Chairmanship. He lives in Birmingham and is a Khateeb and Imam of Muhammadi Masjid, Alum Rock.