Alhamdulillah,Darul Uloom Numaaniyyah was officially started under the supervision of Hadrat Allama Fadhlul Rahmaan Aazmee (d.b),who is the Ameer of the Shurah Committee of the Madrassah.

Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Desai saheb,Head Mufti of Ask and Head of Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah, has joined the institute after leaving Madrasah Inaa’miyyah, to which he has absolutely no affiliation at all in any way.

Mufti saheb serves as the Sheikhul Hadeeth of the madrassah teaching Bukhaari,Hidaayah Thaalith,Islamic Finance and Iftaa.


The Madrasah has begun a massive expansion project for the year 2012 and beyond.The Madrasah aims to provide state of the art facilities to foreign students who have already applied to study at the institute.

The Madrasah is at a distinct advantage in that it provides direct supervisory teaching and attention.

The syllabus is extremely sound and aims to reflect true academic standing in the relative fields of study.

Those wishing to enrol for the new year are advised to do so as early as possible due to limited accommodation.


Hereunder is a brief synopsis of the institute:

Frequently Asked Questions about Darul Uloom Nu’maniyyah


1. What is the name of your Madrasah

The name of our Madrasah is Darul Uloom Nu῾maniyyah.

2. Who is the founder and patron for this Madrasah?

The Madrasah was founded by Maulana Abdur Raheem Khan and its patron is Sheikh ul Hadīth Hadhrat Maulāna Fadhlur Rahman A῾zami Saheb ( Darul Ulūm Azzadville).

3. Where is it situated?

Our institute is situated at 6 – 8 Tit Street, Khawarstan, Unit 10. Chatsworth, Durban, KwaZuluNatal South Africa.

4. How big is your madrasah? How many students can you accomodate?

Our Darul Uloom has a capacity of 130 students.

5. Who is the current principal and who are the faculty (Assatiza) there?

The current principal is Maulana Abdur Raheem Khan Saheb. His deputy is Maulana Moosa M. Adamjee.

6. How old is this Madrasah?

Darul Uloom Nu῾maaniyyah was established in 2001.

7. What the courses taught?

We currently offer:

1. 1 Year Basic Islamic Course
2.  Hifz Course
3. 3 Years Da῾wah Course
4. 6 Year Alim Course

8. What are the general requirements for enrollment?

General requirements for Foreign students are:

1. The student must be atleast 14 years of age.
2. The student must have a valid Passport and Study Visa
3. The student must provide traceable references.
4. The student should be literate (should have completed some basic education)

General requirements for Local students are:

1. The student must be atleast 14 years of age.
2. Copy of a valid ID or Birth Certificate or a Letter of Guardianship.
3. Copy of parent’s ID
4. In the event that the applicant is over 18 years of age, he should provide a valid testimonial from his local Imām or a reputable Islamic Organization.
5. The student should be literate (should have completed some basic education)

9. What are the specific requirements for each course?

Hereunder are the requirements specific to particular course:

Hifz Course

1. The student must be able to recite the Qur’ān fluently.

Da῾wah Course

1. The student should be literate.
2. The student should be able to read Arabic.

Alim Course

1. The student should be literate.
2. The student should be able to read Arabic.

10. Is the teaching medium english or urdu?

We teach in English Medium.

11. How many international students are there? How many can you accommodate?

Fifty (50) The selection is conducted on a year on year quota system.

12. What is the fee structure for living/boarding and tuition for foreign students?

Contact the Madressah for detailed information


13. Are there any scholarships for foreigners?

Yes, excluding Travel and Visa expenses.


14. How do we contact you?

Our addresses are

Postal: Darul Uloom Nu’maniyyah,
P O Box 3, Bayview 4084

Physical Address:
6 Tit Street, Kharwastan,
Chatsworth, Durban RSA

Tel (03l) 403 2000,
(031)403 7813
(031)403 0105

Fax (03l) 403 5069

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15. Is there any scope of studies for Married students?

Yes, provided that one can prove that he will be able to support and provide for his family.


16. Is there any female madrassah around? Do you provide the facility of alimah course?

We have a day madressah for the girls.


17. What are the expenses for a couple who wish to study there? What about living expenses and all other such costs?

Contact the Madressah for detailed information.



Senior Asaatizah of the Madrassah:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai (d.b),Sheikhul Hadeeth

Mufti Faisal Pandor (d.b),Sheikhul Hadeeth and Senior student of Allamah Azmee(d.b) and Mufti Taqi Usmaani(d.b).

Mufti Muhammed Rawat(d.b),Teacher of Abu Dawood shareef, Muwatta , Saheeh Muslim, Tahawi Shareef and Hidaayah.


—-(those wishing to enrol may contact (via email or mobile) the principal : Ml.Abdul Raheem Khan saheb(d.b), Senior Khaleefah of Allama Azmee (d.b) and Shurah Member of the Madrassah)

All information has been provided by the Madrassah Administration.



Yearly Report – Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah – 2013


Alhamdullillah, the Darul Iftaa was established in the year 2011. It was named Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyya by my esteemed ustaad, Hadhrath Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahab Damat Barakatuhum and attributed to my Shaikh and Murshid Hadhrath Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Rahmatullahi Alaih.

It is with the Barakah and Duaas of My Shaikh Hadhrath Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Rahmatullahi Alaih, Hadhrath Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahab Damat Barakatuhum, Hadhrath Moulana Yusuf Kawi Sahab Damat Barakatuhum and Hadhrath Moulana Suleman Choksi Sahab Damat Barakatuhum and all my Asatizah that we observed great Barakah and blessings at the Darul Iftaa.

The original building of the Darul Iftaa could facilitate 5 full time students. There were many requests from the Ulama to study at the Darul Iftaa. This led to the expansion project of the Darul Iftaa and Alhamdulillah the project is now complete and it can accommodate for 15 full time students. We make Dua Allah accepts the contributions of all our kind donors. May Allah make the Darul Iftaa a Sawaab-e-Jariyah for them. Ameen.



This year, 8 Ulama qualified as Muftis:

  1. 1.Mufti Abdul Azeem from New Orleans, USA
  2. 2.Mufti Abdul Hannan from Chicago, USA
  3. 3.Mufti Ismail Desai from Durban, South Africa
  4. 4.Mufti Mahmood Patel from Azaadville, South Africa
  5. 5.Mufti Saanwal Noor Muhammad from Leicester, UK
  6. 6.Mufti Saeed Golaub from Jamaica
  7. 7.Mufti Husein Essa from Maputo, Mozambique
  8. 8.Mufti Mohammad Ashhad bin Saeed from Mauritius

All these students have completed their 2 year course and completed the Nisaab of Iftaa. The general Nisaab includes reading 9 volumes of Ahsanul Fataawa of Hadhrath Mufti Rashid Ahmed Ludhyanwi and 20 volumes of Fataawa Mahmudiyyah of Hadhrath Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Rahmatullahi Alaih and answering 300 Fataawa.


Asaatiza of Darul Iftaa:

The Dars at the Darul Iftaa is conducted by Mufti Husain Kadodia Sahab and myself.


New enrolments:

The Darul Iftaa considers enrolment based on geographical need and demand and is based on recommendation of Husn Akhlaaq and Husn Isti’dad from senior Ulama of their countries.

The enrolment for the students of the next academic year is complete. There will be Ulama from Russia, United States, U.K., Canada and Zambia.


Previous students:

The Darul Iftaa maintains a constant contact with its previous students. Alhamdulillah, all our students are actively engaged in the field of Fataawa. Mufti Faisal Riza from Australia has established a Darul Iftaa in Melbourne and he has a popular website Mufti Faraz bin Adam has established a Darul Iftaa in Ireland and has a website He has also started an online institute Mufti Faisal Niazi has also established a Darul Iftaa in Montreal Canada and has a website The Darul Iftaa also has its contacts with its past 2010 students and offers them all the necessary support. Mufti Abdur Rahman Shareef is based in Botswana and has been requested to open up a Darul Iftaa there. We are giving him the necessary support for that.



Alhamdulillah, this year the Darul Iftaa answered approximately 2,000 Fataawas. Most of the Fataawa were answered from the websites. This is apart from the telephone queries we receive daily. Alhamdulillah, most of the telephone queries are from the Ulama and Imams of the Masaajid.



The Darul Iftaa services 4 websites:

The askimam website has published approximately 14,000 Fataawas and receives an average of 100,000 hits per day. The Darul Iftaa realized the need to pay attention to feminine related issues and has established a website for woman run by women on Alhamdulillah, the response on this site is phenomenal.

This site also helps co-ordinate home industries, cooking, baking, dress making for women fending for themselves like widows and divorcees etc.

Business Campaigns

The Darul Iftaa focuses on Tasheeh muamalaat and Alhamdulillah this year the Darul Iftaa conducted successful business campaign in Durban, Pietermaritzburg, New Castle, Welkom, Empangeni and Zambia. There are many requests from the Guateng and Cape Town and Botswana which we are considering. It is with the Barakah of these programs that 50% of the local quesries and telephone and correspondence are on business related issues. Alhamdulillah, we observed that our community is becoming more and more conscious on Shariah Compliancy in Muamalaat and dealings.

In these campaigns we gave out 1,000s of copies of Mudarabah contracts, Musharakah contracts, Ijaarah contracts and pamphlets on Will and Estates, Family Values, Business and Ethics, Creditors Rights and Debt Management.

We also developed the Al-Mabroor property investment scheme, buffalo investment scheme and cattle investment scheme. The Darul Iftaa merely prepares and audits the investment portfolio and has nothing to do with the marketing or operations of the scheme and has no financial gain in the investment schemes. We also prepared an investment scheme for Checkout Supermarket which has the biggest and fastest growing outlets in the country. The Darul Iftaa also conducted a daily business compliant program on the local radio station which has generated great interest in the community. In the past 2 weeks we conducted a program on how to calculate Zakaah.

The Darul Iftaa is inundated with requests from many parts of the world to help and assist in Islamic Finance related issues. Our humble observation is if our Ulama who are well versed in Islamic Finance do not take an active role in guiding the Ummah on Islamic Finance, this vacuum will be filled by wrong people who will lead the Ummah to conventional finance schemes in the name of Islamic Finance. We see it and witness it all the time.


New Researches

  1. 1.Credit Cards – The Fiqhi issue that deserves attention is, in a credit card contract, one agrees to pay interest on late payments. What is the implication of agreeing on such an un-Islamic condition, in a loan, in a Bai, and in Ijaarah?
  2. 2.In-Vitro Fertility – An alternative way of conceiving children if a woman cannot conceive the natural way.
  3. 3.Maradhul Maut – Which period is regarded as Maradhul Maut considering the fact that many fatal sicknesses today are long lasting like sugar diabetes?
  4. 4.National Anthem – This is a question coming from Islamic schools enquiring whether the national anthem can be sung on major events.
  5. 5.External use of Cochineal – Cochineal is an insect. It is used as a dye.
  6. 6.Breakdown Coverage – Analyzing AA. Is it insurance or is it a service?
  7. 7.Halal and Haram animals –A list comprising of 300 animals and categorizing which animal is Halal and which is Haram. This will be particularly useful for hunters.
  8. 8.Mastooraat Jamaat
  9. 9.Zakāh on Shares

10. Haircuts and styles

11. Tabligh Jamaat in Kazakhstan - A letter sent to a judge to unban the noble work of Tabligh.

12. E-bucks


Ulama Refreshner Course

Many Ulama have repeatedly requested the Darul Iftaa to conduct refreshner Fiqhi courses. Alhamdulillah, we are now in a position to offer such courses and we will inform the Ulama accordingly. However, there are many business and professional people that attend evening Arabic classes everyday that is conducted by my son Ismail. The students have completed the first year and will be entering the second year.


Arbitrations/ Mediations

The Darul Iftaa is inundated with requests for commercial mediations and arbitrations. Alhamdulillah a sound system is put in place to conduct mediations and arbitrations. The Darul Iftaa successfully conducted 20 Major Commercial Mediations/Arbitrations. The Darul Iftaa also supervises the Fatwa Department of the Jamiat and heads the Judicial Committee of the Jamiat.


B.E.E.P (Business Educational Empowerment Programme)

B.E.E.P is a daily email listing with a database of thousands of individuals, businessmen and professionals. The feedback on the Beep Programme is encouraging.


Translations and Publications

Hadhrath Moulana Ebrahim Pandor Sahab Damat Barakatuhum has tasked the Darul Iftaa with the responsibility of translating some portions of Fataawa Mahmoodiyyah in English. Make duaa Allah makes this easy upon us. Hadhrath Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahab Damat Barakatuhum conducts weekly Islaahi program in Surat. At the moment, he is conducting Dars on Shamaail-e-Tirmidhi.

The Darul Iftaa follows up the weekly Majlis and translates the weekly Majlis. Inshallah, as Hadhrath completes his Shamaail, the translation will also be completed and will be ready for publishing.



The Darul Iftaa had the honor of being visited by many great Ulama. Apart from my esteemed Asaatizah here today,

  1. 1.Hadhrath Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri Sahab from Dhabel, India
  2. 2.Hadhrath Moulana Yusuf Kawi Sahab from Dhabel, India
  3. 3.Hadhrath Moulana Suleman Choksi Sahab from Johannessburg

The following are some Ulama that visited the Darul Iftaa and were fortunate to get their Duaas and Tawajjuh.

  1. 1.Shaykh Muhammad Awwamah from Madinah Munawwarah
  2. 2.Hadhrat Moulana Mazhar Sahab from Pakistan
  3. 3.Hadhrat Mufti Salman Mansoorpuri Sahab from India
  4. 4.Hadhrat Moulana Abdul Hameed Sahab from Azaadville
  5. 5.Hadhrat Moulana Fadhlur Rahman A’zmi from Azaadville
  6. 6.Hadhrat Moulana Abdul Hafeez Makki Sahab from Makkah
  7. 7.Hadhrat Moulana Ibrahim Pandor Sahab from Johannesburg
  8. 8.Shaykh Hasan from Melbourne, Australia9.Hadhrat Moulana Ibrahim Memon Madani Sahab from Darul Uloom Canada
  9. 10. Hadhrat Mufti Shafeequl Islam Sahab from Bangladesh
  10. 11. Shaykh Abbasi from Masjid Al-Aqsa



I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to all of you for gracing our Jalsa. May Allah reward you abundantly. Ameen.

I place on record my special Shukriyyah to the Imam and trustees of Masjid-us-Saliheen. Hadhrath Moulana Ahmed Chohan Sahab, Hafiz Suleman Makada, Professor Randeree, Hafiz Shakir and all the other silent soldiers behind them for helping and assisting the Darul Iftaa at all times and in particular during this occasion. May Allah reward all of you abundantly.


-Ebrahim Desai



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