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Darul Ifta

This department is headed by eminent Islamic scholars who have extensive knowledge with regard to Shariat laws. The advancement in the field of science and technology and other branches of human knowledge have changed the requirements and even the approach of the mankind. The Ummah require the guidance in the light of Islamic laws to observe and practice Shariat in their daily life in view of the new necessities and modern problems. This department makes comparative studies of modern necessities and the problems of the relevant period facing the human being in the light of the Shariat laws. The Muftis guide the Ummah in view of their needs and problems in the light of the Shariat laws as to in which circumstances and which provision of Shariat laws could be adopted, followed and practiced. Every day this department receives many letters containing various questions related to social, economic and religious problems to seek a reply in the form of legal opinion. Authentic replies in the form of Fatwas in accordance with Quran, Hadeeth & Sunnah are sent. Many complicated questions, problems and event disputes are solved locally through arbitration by the local people on the basis of the Fatwas issued by the Mufti of this organization and as such this department has been rendering great valuable services towards the Ummah,. Till date about five hundred thousand Fatwas have been issued on the different occasions by IMARAT - E - SHARIAH through this department.


This website is specially meant for questions pertaining to Darul Ifta (department to issue fatwa). Fatwa means a ruling on a point of Islamic law given by a Mufti (recognized authority to interpret or expound Shariah -Islamic Jurisprudence, stretching from Beliefs and Prayers to Social Affairs, Transactions and Dealings). Fatwas are just advice/guidance (from Islamic Shariah) and constitute no legal binding.


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