His Holiness Younus AlGohar, the Official Representative of His Divine Eminence Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi, was born on June 16, 1970 in the Indian Subcontinent. His Holiness grew up practising Islamic Sufism in the city of Karachi, Pakistan. From a young age, His Holiness felt a strong urge to find spirituality and divine love. After many years of fruitless searching, His Holiness eventually became disheartened in his pursuit of spirituality, until he met His Divine Eminence.
Regarding his meeting with His Divine Eminence Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi,His Holiness stated, ‘When I first looked at the comely face of Gohar Shahi, I felt instantly that I knew Gohar Shahi all along, long before we had even come to this world.’
His Holiness then became a close disciple of His Divine Eminence Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi. His Divine Eminence mortified His Holiness’s Nafs (Self), enlightened his heart and awakened his soul. His Holiness went through strict spiritual struggle, including a three year period of complete austerity from the luxuries of life, in order to achieve purification. In addition to enlightening His Holiness Younus AlGohar, His Divine Eminence invested in His Holiness Younus AlGohar extraordinary spiritual authority and knowledge.
Subsequent to receiving enlightenment, His Holiness was appointed by His Divine Eminence to spread the mystical doctrine of His Divine Eminence across the globe. He began preaching spirituality to serve all religious and nonreligious communities, without any cultural or national boundaries.
In 1999, His Divine Eminence Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi stated ‘I will meet only Younus now, and Younus shall meet the world on behalf of me.’
Then, under instruction from His Divine Eminence Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi, His Holiness Younus AlGohar formed the interfaith organisations Mehdi/Messiah Foundation International and Kalki Avatar Foundation to propagate His Divine Eminence Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi’s miraculous doctrine, to herald the Second Coming of Lord Jesus Christ and to raise awareness of the advent of the Awaited Universal Saviour (also known as the Awaited Imam Mehdi/Messiah/Kalki Avatar). His aim is to implant the seed of love in all hearts so that humanity may by united inwardly regardless of religious, national, or cultural differences.
Today, His Holiness Younus AlGohar continues to promote the Goharian Philosophy of Divine Love and Global Peace through Messiah/Mehdi Foundation International and Kalki Avatar Foundation. His Holiness has written many books and articles on spirituality, including ‘Mysterious Horizons- Beyond God’ which unveils secrets of God in an unprecedented way. The House of Parliament of the United Kingdom named His Holiness a ‘Man of Valour.’ In addition, as a result of his efforts to promote peace, His Holiness Younus AlGohar was recognised as an Ambassador for Peace in 2005 by the Universal Peace Federation. His Holiness has miraculously healed thousands physically and spiritually on his promotional tours all over the world.
Along with His Holiness’s many spiritual accomplishments, he has earned eleven Master’s degrees in subjects such as Organic Chemistry and Islamic Studies from Karachi University. After migrating to the United Kingdom, His Holiness also furthered his studies at Manchester University and Cambridge University.