Our Sheikh Hazrat Ameer Muhammad Akram Awan was born on 31 December 1934 in the village of NoorpurSethi, about 4 km form the present headquarters of the Order, Dar-ul-IrfannMunara. He received his initial education in his village school and later entered the college at Chakwal. He spent a turbulent youth characterized by family feuds and external skirmishes.
Duly dismayed by the violence and tumult, he set out in search of peace and truth.
His sincere resolve was answered at the age of 24, when he met Sheikh Allah Yar Khan. He worked in close association with his Sheikh, marked by unmatched sincerity and devotion, for twenty-five years. Sheikh Allah Yar Khan transformed the unbridled youth into a Sufi saint of high eminence, infusing deep vision and spiritual blessings into the heart of his promising student. Sheikh Muhammad Akram Awan did not receive formal education at any religious institution. He acquired basics of Islamic Knowledge directly from his Sheikh. Blessed with (Ilm- al-ladunni) (Knowledge form the Divine presence).
He has special insight in Tafsir (interpretation of the Holy Quran).
He used to deliver regular lectures on Quranic teachings during the life of his Sheikh and embarked upon writing a Tafsir of the Quran, entitled Asrar at-Tanzeel, soon after his Sheikh’s death. This was in fulfillment of Sheikh Allah Yar Khan’s desire, for he could not undertake this work himself due to the enormous demands of his mission. Because of his deep spiritual insight, Sheikh Muhammad Akram’sAsrar at-Tanzeel has received wide acclaim and recognition form all schools of Islamic thought, both in Pakistan and abroad.