Today, shaykh Hasan abu Nar, a very well-known Palestinian scholar and qari, visited my masjid. He was giving a short talk after fajr about the quran. He mentioned having once visited a certain shaykh Ismail Wadi (originally from Pakistan) in the UK. Shaykh Hasan said that upon arriving, he found the shaykh raising his hands for takbir and starting a nafl prayer. So he started waiting for the shaykh, and after some time, another man came and asked him what he was waiting for. When shaykh Hasan told him that he was waiting to meet shaykh Ismail, the man replied that he had better go and finish all his other business before returning to meet the shaykh because the two rakahs he had just begun praying were those in which he recited a third of the quran every day!
Does anybody know this shaykh? Would love to learn more about him. I did a google search that turned up a list of khulafah of Pir Ghulam Habib Naqshbandi, and the name Ismail Ahmad Wadi appeared on the list. Is that the same person?