From the first time we met in Chicago (US), I could tell that Mufti Sahib was extremely humble and had a very soft heart. Alhamdulillah, after years of benefiting through his fatawa via the world famous AskImam.org website, I had the honor to study iftaa under Mufti Sahib, along with the other teachers at the Darul Iftaa, namely Mufti Emraan Vawda and Mufti Husain Kadodia. Mufti Sahib not only taught us iftaa, but he also had a great emphasis on adab and akhlaq. He kept us engaged through his teaching style in the classroom, while he sought to our personal needs outside of it.
Mufti Sahib had always maintained a refreshingly high standard for our fatawa, sending us back multiple times to improve on an answer even if it was technically correct. After traveling to numerous countries throughout the world, including the US and UK, Mufti Sahib has a deep understanding of the challenges facing these communities and is an expert on contemporary issues, such as Islamic financing.
Alhamdulillah, the company of Mufti Sahib is a great blessing for anyone in regards to their ta’lim as well as tazkiyah. May Allah Ta’ala grant Mufti Sahib and the other teachers long, healthy lives and bless us to continue benefiting through them.
– Abrar Mirza (Mufti based in Chicago, IL, USA – Vice president of Darul Hikmah and director of Darul Hikmah Academy- Assistant Administrator Askimam.org)