He is 'Ashraf al-Ulama' Shaykh al-Hadith wa Tafsir, Ustad al-Ulama, Manazir al-Islam, Hadrat Allama Mufti Muhammad Ashraf Sialwi, (Syalvi, Sialvi) rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi. He was born in Silanwali District Sargodha, Punjab, in Pakistan.
Ashraf al-Ulama dedicated his whole life towards the deen of Islam.
This can be seen from his pious upbringing, early education, travels, studies, contemporaries, teachers, his works and translations, his students, etc.
Amongst his Teachers :
---Shaykh al-Islam Khawja Qamar al-Din Syalwi,
---Muhaddith e Azam Pakistan Allama Sardar Ahmad Qadiri,
---Malik al-Mudariseen Ata Muhamamd Chishti Bandyalwi,
---Mawlana Sufi Hamid Ali Sahib, Syal Shareef,
---Allama Abd al-Ghafoor Hazarwi.
Amongst his Students :
---Allama Abd al-Hakim Sharf al-Qadiri,
---Allama Qazi Abd al-Razzaq Bathrawli,
---Allama Saeed Asad sahib,
---Sayyid Jamaluddin Kazmi Shah,
---Mawlana Shah Muhammad Chishti Qusuri,
---Mufti Muhammad Khan Qadiri,
---Pir Sayyid Shabbir Ali Shah (Chura Shareef),
---Hadrat Mawlana Bashir Ahmad Syalwi.