Born in Madinah to a family of Prophetic lineage, Sheikh MrGlani himself belongs to the Shadhili Sufi tariqah but strongly emphasizes the need to recognize all authentic Islamic Sunni Sufi tariqahs and sheikhs. His teachings emphasize the need to establish love for the Prophet. To this end, he has founded a number of zawiyahs around the world to re-establish the practice of regular and abundant dhikr and salawaat. For the past several years, he has been delivering a series of widely attended public lectures titled ‘Divine Gifts on the Path to Allah’ in major Malaysian cities and universities. He encourages people around the world to rediscover and practise their core human values, to oppose colonial and oppressive thinking, and to espouse mutual respect and tolerance among followers of all the heavenly religions.