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South African-Idian Muslim Scholar, Mufti Ebrahim Desai Has Passed Away

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Mufti Ebrahim Desai, South African-Idian Muslim scholar and jurist is dead. According to the statement released by the Madina Institute, Mufti died on July 15 2021. His cause of death was not disclosed to the public.

The Madina Institute South Africa announced the death of Mufti Ebrahim Desai in an official statement released through their Facebook page today.

The Statement Read Below:-

With great sadness, we share the passing of Mufti Ebrahim Desai. Mufti Ebrahim is well known for the fatwa website ‘Ask Imam’, an online Islamic questions and answers database of Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah. Mufti previously headed the Dar al-Ifta of Madrasah In’aamiyyah and was the current senior lecturer of Hadith at Darul Uloom Nu’maniyyah in Chatsworth, KwaZulu-Natal and Madrasah Hameediyyah in Durban.

He has been ranked among ‘The 500 Most Influential Muslims’, compiled by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre.

After completing his hifz at the Waterval Islamic Institute (Mia’s Farm), Mufti studied at the Jamia Islamia Talimuddin in Gujarat, India.

After completing his study in Dars-i Nizami, Mufti pursued a takhassus (specialization) course in ifta under Mufti Ahmad Khanpuri of Dabhel for two years.

There Mufti learned the principles of issuing fatwas. After completing this course, he completed another year of studies in ifta under the former Grand Mufti of Darul Uloom Deoband, Mahmood Hasan Gangohi, the author of the multi-volume Fatawa Mahmudiyyah.

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