Hailing from the prominent Al-Jailani family, a well-known family in the Islamic world especially in Iraq, he is the 19th direct descendant of Sultan Al-Auliya (King of Saints) Al-Sheikh Abdulqadir Al-Jailani Al-Hasanai Wal Husseini and the 34th direct descendant of Prophet Muhammad, Sayyidinna Rasulullahﷺ. His great-grandfather, Al-Sheikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani was recognized by Islamic scholars as the most universally acclaimed and celebrated saint and Sufi Master of all times.
Al-Sheikh Afeefuddin Al-Jailani is the Head of Darul Jailani International and The Chairman of Al-Wariseen Trust.
Sheikh Afeefuddin studied with many Islamic scholars and the most prominent and notable among them was the late Mufti of Iraq, Maulana Al-Sheikh Abdul Karim Al-Mudarris who had certified Sheikh Afeefuddin as an Islamic scholar by Al-Ijazah Al-Elmiyyah which is one of the most important and highest certifications for an Islamic scholar and teacher in the Islamic World. Sheikh Afeefuddin has been invited and participated in numerous Humanity and Islamic seminars and conferences to explain the Modern Islamic Studies/Research in the Middle East, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Europe, Fiji, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States.