MUFTI MUHAMMAD IBN ADAM AL-KAWTHARI
Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari is a young traditionally trained scholar who studied in different parts of the world. Born in Leicester, UK and raised under the guidance of his illustrious father, Shaykh Mawlana Adam, he started learning about Islam from a very young age and memorized the Qur’an at the very tender age of nine. He initially studied the Arabic Language and various other traditional Islamic Sciences at Darul Uloom, Bury, UK, under many Shaykhs notably, Shaykh Muhammad Yusuf Motala (may Allah preserve him) and received authorizations (ijazas) in various books including the six major books of Hadith. He also took part in a one year course of specialization in the science of giving legal verdicts (Iftaa).
After graduating from the Darul Uloom, he travelled to Karachi, Pakistan, where he studied under one of the greatest living scholars, Justice (Rtd) Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani (may Allah preserve him) and others. Later, he travelled to Damascus, Syria, where he increased in experience and knowledge by studying under the great Ulama there and received authorization (ijaza) from Shaykh Abd al-Razzaq al-Halabi, Shaykh Dr. Abd al-Latif Farfur al-Hasani and others.
His works include: The Issue of Shares, Simplified Rules of Zakat and Birth Control & Abortion in Islam. He has also published Shaykh Zakariyya Kandahlawi’s Wujub I’fa’ al-Lihya (The obligation of growing a beard) and Shaykh Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri’s Mabahith fi Aqa’id Ahl al-Sunna (Discussions in the beliefs of the Ahl al-Sunna), both with critical analysis and footnotes in Arabic. He is also widely known for his detailed and well-researched fiqh related articles on the Sunnipath website.
He presently resides in Leicester, UK, where he is a teacher of various traditional Islamic sciences at Jamiah Uloom al-Qur’an, and helps people with their queries and problems at the Darul Iftaa, Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence (http://www.daruliftaa.com/).
Mufti Muhammad also delivered a very detailed series of talks on the fiqh of marriage recently and these have been compiled as a collection of CDs:
Some of Mufti Muhammad's talks can be heard and downloaded from the Khanqah Imam Muhammad Zakariyyah (r.a.) website. May Allah swt give good health and long life to Mufti Muhammad in order that the ummah continue to benefit from his lessons and knowledge. Ameen.
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