It was nearly two years ago when I first walked into Darul Iftaa to study under Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Desai Sahab when he embraced me whole heartedly like a father who is overjoyed at the arrival of his son. With so much enthusiasm, he took care of all my personal needs without having to ask him for anything. Today, I am deeply indebted to Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Desai Sahab and his whole family. Frankly speaking, I haven’t regretted a single moment of my stay in Darul Iftaa.

In every era, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala has created special servants who have carried out their obligation by revolutionizing the collapsing affair of the Ummah. In this era, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala has taken an extraordinary work of Deen from Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Desai Sahab. Through his remarkable effort, he has revolutionized the lives of many Muslims around the world. He was listed as one of the top five hundred most influential Muslims in the world.[1] Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala has blessed Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Desai Sahab with a unique ability of handling contemporary issues and reading between lines of the questioner from a psychological point of view. Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Desai Sahab is an expert at business and social related issues. He has trained students coming from all over the world in the field of Fiqh (jurisprudence) and Islamic Finance. The training requires the students to fully participate in business and financial meetings where they closely observe live situations and how the case is dealt with. This becomes a source of empowerment for the students allowing them to prepare against challenges faced in the real world. The meetings consists of various types of social issues that a Mufti would normally be faced with back in his community.

The recent expansion of the Darul Iftaa has inculcated immense vigor and love for seeking the knowledge of Deen in the hearts of many who have came and visited the building. At last, with the grace and mercy of Allah, the expansion project which had undertaken a long journey of many months of sweat breaking effort has finally come to a completion. The building stands bright and illuminated. Along with the expansion of the building, the Darul Iftaa has also launched its new website. It has now become very easy for a person to acquire knowledge of Halal and Haram when Deen is accessible right at our fingertips.

I welcome everyone to the new Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah website and to benefit from Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Desai Sahab. I make Dua to Allah that He quenches the thirst of knowledge of many individuals through this website till the Day of Judgment. Ameen.

– Abdul Hannan (Chicago, USA)