Maulana Abdul Aleem Siddiqui visit to Trinidad in 1950 accompanied by his student and secretary, Dr. Muhammad Fazlur Rahman Ansari al-Qadiri, lasted for six months as part of his world tour. The presence of His Eminence for such as sustained and intensive period had a profound impact on Islam in the West Indies and indeed it created a generation of highly skilled Muslim Theologians, Imams, leaders and intellectuals most of whom became the spiritual disciples (murideen) of His Eminence.
The work of World Islamic Mission (WIM) in Trinidad began with the arrival of His Eminence Maulana Shah Abdul Aleem Siddiqui al-Qadiri at the opening of the Intercolonial Muslim Conference, held at the Jama Masjid Hall, Queens Street, Port of Spain in 1950.
His Eminence visited neighboring countries in the region including: Guyana (then British Guiana), Suriname, Barbados, etc. The idea of the conference came from His Eminence himself and it gave birth to the Inter-colonial Muslim Organization. Officers of this organizations were:
- Mohammed Hosein Shah (President – Trinidad)
- Moulvi M.A. Nasir (Vice President – British Guiana)
- Wahid Ali (Secretary – Trinidad)
- Tawfiq-ur-Rahman (Ass. Secretary – Trinidad)
- H.I. Hussein-Ali (Treasurer – Suriname).
Throughout his stay in Trinidad, and through tireless effort and dedication, Islamic propagation was always at the foremost priority and to the Muslim masses His Eminence expounded on the the principles of the Ahl Sunna wal Jamaah. In particlular, His Eminence Maulana Shah Abdul Aleem Siddiqui made a significant contribution to Islam in the following areas:
3. His regular dars (Islamic classes) at Jama Masjid Hall, Port of Spain, produced some of the leading thinkers in the Muslim community. Amongst his students were:
- Haji Mohammed Ibrahim (President of Anjuman Sunnah wal Jamaah Association – ASJA)
- Haji Mohammed Yusuff Mitchell (Government architect and prominent Islamic worker)
- Haji Kamaluddin Mohammed (long standing govt. Minister and acting Prime Minister)