Shaykh Ahmed Abdur Rashid’s teacher, Hazrat Rasool, 1921-2006 (may Allah protect his secrets) received the  consent from his Shaykh, Maulana Mohammad Saeed Khan (may Allah’s blessings be upon him),to established the Institute for Search of Truth in New Delhi to serve the needs of Westerners who wish to pursue the Sufic path.

The Institute emphasizes the teachings and practices of the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddadiyya Order.  Branches of the Institute (under the name “School of Sufi Teaching”) are currently active in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Poland, and other countries.

Hazrat’s is the author of Turning Toward the Heart: Awakening to the Sufi Way(Forty Questions and Answers). He also published several tracts in Urdu, including two booklets on the lives of earlier Shaykhs of his line: The Biography of Shaykh ul-Tariqat Hazrat Hamid Hasan Al-Alawi and The Biography of Hazrat Syyed Abdul Bari Shah, both by Hazrat’s Shaykh, Shaykh ul-Tariqat Hazrat Mohammed Saeed Khan.

Shaykh Ahmed Abdur Rashid has been the khalif of Hazrat Azad Rasool since 1984.
Shaykh Hamid Hasan has been the representative of his father since 2006.