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Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Mufti Ebrahim Desai completed his Qurān Memorization (Hifz) at Watervaal Islamic Institute (Miā’s Farm), South Africa. Thereafter he pursued his Ālim Course in Jamia Islamia, Dhabel for 7 years, and passed with distinction in every year. Mufti Ebrahim Desai completed his Mufti Course (Iftā) at Jamia IslāmiaDhabelIndia under Hazrat Mufti Ahmad Khanpuri Saheb of Dabhel for two years. After completing of this course, he completed another year of studies in Iftaa under the late Mufti of India, Mufti Mahmud al-Hasan Gangohi rahmatullah alayh, the author of the multivolume Fatawa Mahmudiyya.

Mufti Sahib taught Fiqh, Principles of Fiqh, Tafsīr, Hadīth at Madrasah Talīmuddīn, Isipingo Beach, South Africa for 10 years. He also headed the Fatwa Department at Jamiatul Ulama, KZN. He was a senior Sheikhul Hadith at Madrasah In’aamiyyah, Camperdown for another 10 years. In 2011, Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb moved to Durban permanently and laid the foundation for Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah, Sherwood, Durban.

Mufti Sahib founded The Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah where he taught students to become Muftis. The Darul Iftaa caters for many facilities under the supervision of Mufti Sahib. More can be found out on daruliftaa.net

Posts:

  • Senior Teacher at Madrasah Nu῾māniyyah, Chatsworth, Durban.
  • Senior Teacher at Darul Uloom Hamidiyyah, Durban.
  • Executive member of KZN Jamiatul Ulama (The Council Of Muslim Theologians).
  • Head of the Fatwa Department of KZN Jamiatul Ulama (The Council Of Muslim Theologians).
  • Head of the Judicial Committee of KZN Jamiatul Ulama (The Council Of Muslim Theologians).
  • Official Arbitrator of commercial and marital mediations/arbitrations.
  • Ameer of One Humanity Foundation 
  • Ameer and head of Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah, Durban
  • Mufti of Cii International Radio

Publications:

1)     Al Mahmood volume 1

2)     Al Mahmood volume 2

3)     Introduction to Hadith

4)     Madkhal al-Buyoo’ (Introduction to Islamic Commerce)

5)     Contemporary Fatawa (legal verdicts)(latest publication) Volumes 1 – 3

6)      Various articles

7) Commentary of the Qaseedah Burdah

8) The idealwoman contemporary Fatawa vol 1 and vol 2

Mufti Ebrahim Desai has authored two books, “Introduction to Hadīth: A general introduction to Hadīth and its sciences” and “Introductions to Islamic Commerce”. His fatawa have been compiled in a book titled “Al-Mahmood”. Another compilation of his talks at the Shariah Compliant Business Campaign is also available titled “Shariah Compliant Business Campaign”. The latest compilation of contemporary verdicts is also available titled “Contemporary Fatawa”.

Mufti Sahib has been issuing Fatwās in various fields for more than 25 years.  Sharīah Compliant Business Campaign which also initiated by Mufti Sahib in 2002 providing a conference to tackle contemporary business matters in Islamic Commerce and Finance. 

Mufti Sahib conducted the weekly Thursday Majlis at Masjid Saaliheen, Sherwood, he also conducts discourses on Islamic Finance and commerce from Bukhari Sharif every Mondays at Musjid Noor, Ashervillle – Mallinson Road, Durban.

Mufti Sahib has visited Unites States, Canada, UK, China, Zambia, Malawi and other countries for almost 15 Years and delivered talks and lectures on various topics in Masājids, Universities and various institutes. 

Mufti Ebrahim Sahib founded and directed the world renowned Askimam.org website which serves over 123 countries in the world.  The Askimam.org site hosts approximately over 40,000 rulings.

Disclaimer

Darul Iftaa New York answers questions on issues pertaining to Shari’ah. These questions and answers are placed for public view on askthemufti.us for educational purposes. The rulings given here are based on the questions posed and should be read in conjunction with the questions. Many answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation. 

Darul Iftaa New York bears no responsibility with regard to its answers being used out of their intended contexts, nor with regard to any loss or damage that may be caused by acting on its answers or not doing so.

References and links to other websites should not be taken as an endorsement of all contents of those websites. 

Answers may not be used as evidence in any court of law without prior written consent of Darul Iftaa New York.

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Disclaimer

Darul Iftaa New York answers questions on issues pertaining to Shari’ah. These questions and answers are placed for public view on askthemufti.us for educational purposes. The rulings given here are based on the questions posed and should be read in conjunction with the questions. Many answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation. 

Darul Iftaa New York bears no responsibility with regard to its answers being used out of their intended contexts, nor with regard to any loss or damage that may be caused by acting on its answers or not doing so.

References and links to other websites should not be taken as an endorsement of all contents of those websites. 

Answers may not be used as evidence in any court of law without prior written consent of Darul Iftaa New York.