Muhammad Ali Mirza

Muhammad Ali Mirza, commonly known as Engineer Muhammad Ali Mirza (Urdu: انجینئر محمد علی مرزا; born 4 October 1977) is a Pakistani Muslim scholar, commentator and a preacher.[3][4]

Muhammad Ali Mirza
محمد علی مرزا
Muhammad Ali Mirza

(1977-10-04) 4 October 1977 (age 44)[1]
EducationUniversity of Engineering and Technology, Taxila
OccupationGeneral Manager (Grade-19 Officer),[1]
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Years active2014–present
Subscribers1.77 million[2]
Total views359 million[2]
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Updated: 21 September 2021
Muslim leader


Ali was born on 4 October 1977 in Jhelum,[1] a city in Punjab, Pakistan. He is a 19th grade mechanical engineer in a government department.[5][6][7]

Ali gives online lectures where he talks about different religious issues runs a research academy where he imparts religious education based on his own understanding of Quran and Sunnat.[8][5][9] He has been criticized for a number of his speeches which have been deemed as derogatory towards Sahabah, Auliya and traditional scholars by his critics.[5][10]

Ali allegedly opined that present day Ahmadis are better than Jews and Christians (the people of the book). He, however still declared them as non-Muslims and said that his video clips have been presented out of context.[5] He was arrested on 4 May 2020 in suspicion of spreading hate speech towards religious scholars.[11][8] Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi and anchor Shafaat Ali posted on social media condemning his arrest.[8] He was later released on 6 May 2020.[12][13][14] According to Ali, one of his lectures was presented completely out of context. He later said that if one starts presenting other opinions in such a way then even the verses of the Qur'an can be presented out of context..[8][5]

Assassination attempts

On 14 March 2021, Ali survived a second assassination attempt, first in 2017. The attacker visited his Quran academy in Jhelum, Pakistan at weekly meeting and attempted to kill him with a knife while taking a picture with him. Ali escaped with minor injuries. Police arrested two suspects and registered an FIR against them. The attacker traveled from Lahore to Jhelum to kill Ali.[15][16][17]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "About Engineer Muhammad Ali Mirza". Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b "About Engineer Muhammad Ali Mirza - Official Channel". YouTube.
  3. ^ "Cleric held for defaming religious scholars". Dawn. May 6, 2020.
  4. ^ "یہ وزیراعظم نے آپ کے ساتھ کیا کیا ہے؟ معروف عالم دین محمد علی مرزا نے غصے میں طارق جمیل سے یہ سوال کیا تو آگے سے انہوں نے کیا جواب دیا". Daily Pakistan. 2 May 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e Chaudhary, Arshad (6 May 2020). "علما کو دھمکیاں دینے کے الزام میں گرفتار انجینیئر محمد علی مرزا کون ہیں؟". Independent Urdu.
  6. ^ "FIR lodged against popular religious scholar and speaker Engineer Muhammad Ali Mirza". Daily Times. 6 May 2020.
  7. ^ "पाकिस्‍तान में धार्मिक विद्वानों को धमकियां देने वाला इंजीनियर गिरफ्तार". News18 Hindi. 7 May 2020.
  8. ^ a b c d Asghar, Tarhub (7 May 2020). "انجینیئر محمد علی مرزا کون ہیں اور انھیں کیوں گرفتار کیا گیا تھا؟". BBC Urdu.
  9. ^ "انجینئر محمد علی مرزا ضمانت پر رہا". Daily Dunya. 7 May 2020.
  10. ^ Zubair, Hafiz Muhammad, Engineer Muhammad Ali Mirza: Thoughts and Views, Dar Al-Fikr Al-Islami, November 2019
  11. ^ "مذہبی منافرت پھیلانے کا الزام، پولیس نے مذہبی اسکالر انجینئر محمد علی مرزا کو گرفتار کرلیا". Daily Pakistan. 6 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Cleric released on bail". Dawn. May 7, 2020.
  13. ^ "انجینئر محمد علی مرزا کو ضمانت پر رہا کرنے کا حکم". Geo TV. 7 May 2020.
  14. ^ "انجینئر محمد علی مرزا ضمانت پر رہا". Daily Pakistan. 7 May 2020.
  15. ^ "Engineer Muhammad Ali Mirza survives another murder attempt". Daily Times. 15 March 2021. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  16. ^ "Religious scholar Muhammad Ali Mirza survives attempt on life in Jhelum". Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  17. ^ "Islamic scholar Engr Muhammad Ali Mirza survives second assassination attempt". Daily Pakistan Global. 15 March 2021. Retrieved 15 March 2021.