Message from Hazrath Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara
(Senior Ustaadh of Hadith and Mufti, Darul Uloom, Azzadville- South Africa)
All praises are due to Allah Ta’aala, our Creator, Nourisher and Cherisher. May His choicest blessings and mercy descend upon Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam, our benefactor, spiritual guide and the seal of the Prophets.
We are living in a fast-paced era and age of innovative progress wherein the internet and other electronic media have virtually taken over the day to day lives of most of mankind. Because of easy online access to information through various devices such as computers, tablets and smartphones, people are able to peruse secular and Islamic knowledge anywhere and anytime. There is such a proliferation of websites claiming to provide authentic Islamic information that it has become difficult – if not impossible – to discern and differentiate between what is reliable and what is not. Innocent and gullible Muslims are falling prey to websites hosted by deviated sects and factions, thus jeopardizing their spiritual well-being and resulting in their being lead astray.
Concerned Muslims are in search of websites hosted by the Ulema-e-Haqq (learned Islamic scholars who are torch bearers of true Islam in its pristine form) where they could turn to for resolving their day to day problems and finding solutions to matters that affect all spheres and dimensions of their lives, whether they are related to their devotional practices, or to economic and social issues.
A warm and hearty welcome is hereby extended to the Muslim Ummah at large (both local and international) to this website that comes as a refreshing breath of fresh air for searchers of the truth. Hosted by none other than Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Desai Sahib (maddal zillahu) and his team of associates and assistants, searchers of the truth can rest assured that Insha-Allah, their thirst for answers and informed rulings will be quenched and satiated by reverting time and again to this website.
Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Desai Sahib (madda zillahu) needs no introduction as he an internationally renowned Mufti and Islamic scholar of repute. With decades of experience in the field of Ifta and Fiqh, the services that he has rendered on Islamic websites such as askimam.org have been widely acclaimed and lauded in both general and academic circles.
Hadhrat Mufti Sahib’s expertise and services will now be available on this newly established website which will Insha-Allah benefit the entire Ummah at large. May Allah Ta’aala bless this website that is being launched. May He also continue to take Deeni services and work from Hadhrat Mufti Sahib and cause his untiring endeavours to benefit Muslims around the world. May Allah Ta’aala crown Mufti Sahib’s efforts with great success, and make this website a means of perpetual reward for him as well as for all those who have assisted in its establishment in any way whatsoever. Aameen.
- Muhammed Saeed
Message from Moulana Ebrahim Pandor
Senior Khalifah and Khadim Khaas of Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (Rahimahullah)
All Praise belongs to Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) and May Peace and Blessings be upon Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam).
With the advent of the technological era and internet age, a great need was felt for the development of such online institutions that could convey the Shariah in its pristine and undulated form.
Alhamdulillah, Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb (Damat Barakatuhum)’s name is synonymous with propagating the pristine Shariah through the askimam.org website.
Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb (Damat Barakatuhum) is a Khaleefah of our beloved and honourable Sheikh, Hadhrat Aqdas, Mufti A’zam, Hadhrat Mufti Mahmoodul Hasan Gangohi (Rahmatullahi Alayh).
He also initiated the “Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah”, attributed to Hadhrat Aqdas Mufti Mahmoodul Hasan Gangohi (Rahmatullahi Alayh).
It gives me great pleasure to welcome one and all to the new Darul Iftaa website:www.daruliftaa.net. I am pleased that one of the features of the site is Islaah - reformation of the nafs, (inner spiritual force) which is the crux of tasawwuf.
May Allah (Subahanhu Wa Ta’ala) make this online institution a hub of Hidayat - Guidance for the entire Ummat and fulfill the deeny and spiritual needs. Aameen.
(Hazrat Moulana) Ebrahim Pandor (Maddazilluhu)
Hazeldene, Germiston, G.P.
Message from Moulana Ahmed Mahomedy
(President- Jamiatul Ulama KZN Durban South Africa)
All praise to Allah Rabul Izzat and Salaat and Salaam on the Imaamul Ambiyaa Sayyidinah Muhammud Sallahu Alayhi Wassalam. It is only through the Fadl and Karam of Allah Taala that Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Desai Sahib Sallamahu Taala has established the Darul Iftaa in Durban South Africa.
Indeed we are very blessed in this country that not only do we have institutions of higher Islamic learning, however we now also have an institution that caters for post graduate and specialist studies in the field of Iftaa. Students from throughout the world are benefiting from this august and honourable institution which started from humble beginnings and is now a fully fledged institution.
May Allah Taala accept this great effort of Deen and take it from strength to strength and may it always remain a part of the landscape of Ilm and Taleem in our country especially in an era of such complexity when guidance is constantly needed in contemporary and specialist issues. May the launch of the new website provide easy access to people across the globe. Allah Taala bless Hazrat Mufti Saab with sihhat and aafiyah, Ameen.