Mufti Ebrahim Desai is a hafiz of the Qur’an and studied higher Islamic education for nine years. Seven years Fiqh - commencing from the Arabic Language, Usool-e-Fiqh, Fiqh substantiated, Usool-e-Hadith, and specializing in Hadith, Usool-e-Tafseer, and specializing in Tafseer. He studied the principles of issuing Fatwas for two years in Dabhel under Mufti Ahmad Khanpuri Saheb, a renown and leading Scholar in India, and another year under the grand Mufti of India, Mufti Mahmoodul Hasan Saheb (RA) (compiler of Fataawa Mahmoodiya – 20 volumes).
He was a Senior Lecturer at Darul Uloom Ta’leemuddin, Isipingo Beach and head of the Fatwa Department of the Jamiat ul Ulama (KZN).
He currently teaches Mishkat, Sahih Bukhari and Tirmidhi and answers fatwa inquires received at Dar Ul Ifta at Madrasa Inaamiyah, Camperdown, South Africa where he is currently based.
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.
Mufti Ebrahim Desai also has been visiting the US & Canada for the past 10 years in an effort to educate and revive the Islamic spirit among the Muslims there.
In the spirit of reviving concern for halal earnings and making Muslims aware that our earnings have a great effect on our Spirituality and Faith, Mufti Ebrahim Desai has hosted numerous workshops on making businesses Shariah Compliant. These workshops are held annually in South Africa, and were held this past Ramadan in the US.
Mufti Ebrahim Desai also provides answers to your questions submitted through "Ask the Imam" website. Some of the talks he has delivered may be heard on Al Mahmood website.
May Allah swt give good health and long life to Mufti Ebrahim Desai in order that the ummah continue to benefit from his talks and knowledge. Ameen.
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