Dr. Molana Ali Afaq is an educated religious personality (Ruhani Scholar). His family background and genealogy traces (Shajra) back to Hazrat Shah Abdur Raheem Rai Puri (RA), who is the coetaneous (Ham Asr) of Peer Mehr Ali Shah (RA).
Dr. Molana Ali Afaq got his early formal education from DPS, which is the famous school in Lahore. After that he completed his religious education from Dar-ul-Uloom Al-Islamia Wahdat Road Lahore. He has been the student of famous religious personalities like Qari Ahmad Miyan Thanvi and Molana Musharaf Ali Thanvi.