Professor F.A.Qadri is one of the foremost scholars of the region. He was educated at the Aligarh Muslim University right from Pre-University to PhD. He is the only historian in the region who is fairly intimately acquainted with all Medieval Indian Perso-Arabic sources. He writes both in English and Urdu.
Professor Qadri has been a Visiting Fellow in the University of Oxford 1996-97, Twice Short term Visiting Fellow in the University of London in 1996 and 2000. In the same year(2000) he visited University of McGill , Canada. In 2007 Professor Qadri was a Visiting Fellow in Maison D Sciences D’Lhome, Paris under exchange programme of the ICSSR, New Delhi.
Professor Qadri is the member of three National Bodies, viz,Indian Council of Historical Research, (ICHR), New Delhi, National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, (NCPUL), New Delhi and Indian Historical Records Commission (IHRC), New Delhi.