Maulana Al-Sheikh Afeefuddin Al-Jailani
Chairman of Al-Wariseen Trust & Darul Jailani International
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sheikh Afeefuddin was born in Baghdad, Iraq on 21st July 1972 and hails from the prominent Al-Jailani family; a highly renowned lineage in the Islamic World. Sheikh Afeefuddin is the 19th direct descendant of the most eminent Islamic scholar, AlSheikh Al-Sayyid Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani R.A, (known as King of Saints), and the 33rd direct descendant of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
Sheikh Afeefuddin’s great-great grandfather Al-Sheikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani R.A, is recognized by Islamic Scholars as the most universally acclaimed and celebrated Islamic Scholar and Sufi Master of all times. His knowledge and teachings, which follows the path of the Prophet Muhammad SAW (Sunni) was well documented in a large number of books that he wrote on both Shari’a (Islamic Law) and Sufism (the Path of Purification). Sheikh Afeefuddin specializes in Fiqh, Shariah Laws and Tasawuf. He has studied with many Islamic Scholars and one of his teachers was the highly renowned late Mufti of Iraq,
Al-Sheikh Abdul Karim Al-Mudarri who has certified Sheikh Afeefuddin with Al-Ijazah AlElmiyah (certificate by a Mufti to award a Degree in Islamic Knowledge). Apart from this he has also been awarded Degrees/ Ijazah by Ulama of the highest eminence qualifying him as an Alim and Islamic Scholar such as Dr. Ali Jumaah, the Grand Mufti of Egypt; Dr. Ahmad Omar Hashim, the ex-Rector of Al-Azhar University; Dr. Abdul Qadir Abdullah Al-Ani, a famous Scholar in Hadith and Fiqh in Iraq; Sheikh Rafia Taha AlRifaie, the current Mufti Iraq; Allahyarham Syed Muhammad bin Alawi Al-Maliki (a great scholar in Mekkah); and Habib Omar Hamid Al-Gailani (a very well known scholar in Mekkah) and many others.
Al-Wariseen Trust, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Al-Wariseen Trust is a non-profit body created to promote the understanding of Islam and the true teachings of our beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW as well as engaging in the charitable activities not covered by non-government welfare schemes. Al-Wariseen Trust officially incorporated under Prime Minister Department in January 2013. Al-Wariseen was launched on 28th
April 2007 in conjunction with the celebration of Maulidur Rasul of Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW and Haul of Al-Imam Al-Sheikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani R.A at Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur. Sheikh Afeefuddin was also appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Al-Wariseen Trust.
Darul Jailani International
Recognizing the urgent need for contextualizing the teachings of the grand masters such Sheikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani for the current day and age, Sheikh Afeefuddin has set up Darul Jailani as an international organization for Da’wah activities. As the head and founder of Darul Jailani International, Sheikh Afeefuddin is closely involved in organizing regular teaching and educational classes. These are organized and conducted according to the best practices of traditional Islamic learning, with added benefit of modern techniques. Darul Jailani is engaged in these activities in a number of countries, including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Australia, Fiji, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Jordan, UAE, Denmark, Sweden, Swiss, Canada and the U.S.