Thursday, 1 March 2012

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

Al Salamu 'Alaykum.

Profile of Mufti Ebrahim Desai (Allah preserve him)

By Mawlana Faraz ibn Adam.

The great jurist Al-Muhaqqiq `Allamah Mufti Ebrahim Desai (Allah preserve him) is in need of no introduction.  Known to all and close to the hearts, Mufti sahib has been serving the ummah across the globe for almost quarter of a century.  His extreme humbleness and warmth strike all in their first encounter with him.  May Allah elevate his status.

As well as being a Hafiz of the Quran, Mufti Ebrahim Desai (db) has studied sacred Islamic knowledge in Dabhel for nine years: commencing from the Arabic Language and comprising Usool-e-Fiqh, Hanafi Fiqh, Logic, Usool-e-Hadith, Hadith, Usool-e-Tafseer, Tafseer. Having completed the Dars-e-Nizamiyyah he then studied the principles of issuing Fatawa for two years in Dabhel under Mufti Ahmad Khanpuri Saheb, a renowned and leading Scholar in India, and another year under the grand Mufti of India, Mufti Mahmoodul Hasan Saheb (RA) (compiler of Fataawa Mahmudiyyah).

The founder and the initiator of Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah, Mufti Ebrahim Sahib has set up a unique institute to confront the challenges of the ever advancing world.  He selects a handful of students from hundreds of applicants and devotes night and day to them to train them in the field of Iftaa.
He also lectures on Sahih al-Bukhari at Darul Uloom Nu’maniyyah in Durban, South Africa.

He has authored two fatwa books, Al Mahmood Vol. I & II, a book for Hadith students: Introduction to Hadith, and numerous articles on a wide spectrum of topics and issues relating to Islam.  Recently, he authored a priceless book named Madkhal al-buyoo’ (The entrance to financial transactions) , a contemporary guide to trade.

Mufti sahib has traveled to the four corners of the world in da`wah trips and conducting seminars on Islamic Finance.  He has visited the US over 20 times, likewise Canada.  Mufti sahib is regularly invited to the UK and frequently spends Ramadan in London in an effort to educate and revive the Islamic spirit among the Muslims here.  He was recently invited to an assembly on Islamic banking and finance in Hong Kong.

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Desai (damat barakatuhum) has the honor of being the khalifah of his Shaykh Mufti Mahmood-ul-Hasan Gangohi (rahmatullah alahyi), the late grand mufti of India & the most senior khalifa of Hazrat Shaykh Maulana Zakariya Kandhalwi (rahmatullah alahi). As part of his training in Tasawwuf, Mufti Saab (db) spent time in the Khanqah of Dabhel where he used to lead Qiyaam-ul-Layl during the last ten nights of Ramadan.
Taken from Dar al Fiqh.

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