The Grand Mufti of Pakistan Hazrat Mufti Shafi’ Usmani (Rahmatullahi Alaih) used to say that he chose the field of issuing fatawa over the other fields of Deen because by issuing fatawa there is assurance that the questioners will immediately benefit. In today’s world, as more and more people are turning to the internet for answers, there is a growing need to provide reliable websites to answer the questions of the global Muslim ummah.
My beloved teacher and mentor , Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Desai sahib (daamat barakaatuhum) has not only guided and benefited the Muslim ummah all around the world with his online fatawa, he has also inspired many ulama , especially his students, to serve the Muslim ummah in a similar manner.
Hazrat Mufti sahib’s relentless zeal to cater for the growing needs of the global Muslim ummah led him to the recent expansion of his Darul Iftaa al-Mahmudiya to train ulama from all over the world in issuing fatawa and guiding the ummah.
Following the completion of the expansion project, the new website of the Darul Iftaa is also ready. As with all the initiatives of Hazrat Mufti sahib, this new website will also, insha’allah, be successful in serving and guiding the ummah. I welcome one and all to benefit from the new website.
Finally, I make dua to Allah Ta’ala that He accepts all the efforts of Hazrat Mufti sahib, grants barakah in his health and life and makes the new website highly beneficial for the entire ummah. Ameen.
– Faizal Riza (Mufti- Darul Iftaa, Melbourne Australia http://www.fatwa.org.au– Senior lecturer of Hadith, Tafseer, Fiqh – Darul Uloom College, Victoria)