Who is a Mufti

Q: Please explain how one becomes a mufti. Is this a specialised field of Islamic studies? Are courses offered in South Africa?
. A person has to first study the full Aalim course and this course is offered by the Darul Ulooms in South Africa and abroad. Thereafter the qualified Aalim takes admission in the Mufti course and specialises in Fiqh (jurisprudence) under a qualified and experienced Mufti. Here he learns and is trained to issue Fatwas i.e. verdicts according to the principles of Fiqh. This Mufti course is offered in the Darul Ulooms in South Africa too.

Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked by: Mufti Siraj Desai