Since the 1980s, Qari Hanif has served as a community builder and thought leader among the overseas Pakistani community in the UAE. As the imam and khateeb incharge of Urdu khutba at Masjid Muawiyah bin Zaid, Qari Hanif has given more than three thousand sermons (most filmed and taped for free circulation) which have accumulated over a million plays. Recently, Qari Hanif has taken his pragmatic perspective to social media where his commentary is received and acclaimed by over 50,000 followers.