Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islām
Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islām born in 1974 is a traditionally trained scholar. He memorised the Holy Qur’ān at the age of 13. He studied the Arabic language and various other traditional Islamic sciences at Dārul Uloom, Bury, UK, under many auspicious scholars notably, Shaykh Muhammad Yūsuf Motala. There he received authorisations in various books including the six major books of Ahādeeth. He studied Iftā under one of the senior Muftis in the UK, Shaykh Mufti Shabbir Ahmad.
In 1996 Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islām established Jāmiah Khātamun Nabiyeen (JKN). Today, JKN has accelerated to become recognised worldwide as an institute of learning. As well as the Founder, Principal and Director of JKN, Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islām took up responsibilities in many other departments locally, nationally and internationally.
He is the Editor of the famous family magazine Al-Mu’min. He currently holds the posts as the President of Tawak’kulia Jāmi Masjid in Bradford and Chairperson of Al-Kawthar Welfare Foundation. He is also the Patron of Al-Mu’min Primary School and Olive Secondary Schools in Bradford. Detailed biography about the Shaykh can be found in Ask A Mufti Vol 1.
Mufti Abdul Waheed
Mufti Abdul Waheed undertook his Dars-e-Nizami course in Darul-Uloom Bury, where he graduated as a scholar in 2004. A recognised Islamic institute, he was taught advanced Islamic disciplines consisting of Islamic Law, theology, Arabic language, Usul al-fiqh, Usul al-tafsir, Usul al-hadith, Hanafi Fiqh, Tafsir, laws of inheritance and a study of the six main canonical books of Hadith. Amongst many of his respected teachers, he undertook advanced level of Islamic learning of Hadeeth, Tafseer and fiqh under the tutelage of Shaykhul Hadeeth Maulana Yusuf Motala Sahib, Shaykh Mufti Shabbir Ahmad Patel Sahib, Shaykh Abdur Raheem Limbada Sahib and Shaykh Sufi Tahir Sahib. In 2005 he furthered his studies in the same institute to specialise in Fiqh and Usool-Fiqh known as the Ifta course during which, he received intensive training in solving complex contemporary juristic issues and textual interpretation of traditional Hanafi manual scripts under the tutelage and supervision of Shaykh Mufti Shabbir Sahib and Shaykh Sufi Tahir Sahib. After the completion of the ifta course, in 2006 he pursued the courage of committing the Holy Qur’an to memory and successfully completed it in two years. He travels overseas regularly to lead the Taraweeh prayer, mainly California USA. Thereafter, he enrolled at Bradford University in which he studied various modules related to social science such as sociology, psychology, racism within society, critical thinking and also comparative religion.
He regularly contributes his Fatawas and articles related to marital relationship in the Bi-monthly Al-Mumin magazine edited by Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islām Sāhib. His particular interests lie in Usool-ul-fiqh, its historical development, how it is used as an interpretive model for the Shari’ah sources, jurisprudence related to Muslim minorities and UK Family law particularly marriage and divorce laws. His current research lies in legal analysis of development of Shariah Councils and its effect in Non-Muslim polity.
At present, he lectures in, Tafsir (Jalalain), Fiqh (Hidayah), Usool-ul-fiqh (Usool Shashi), Arabic syntax and Islamic research (Buhooth al-Islamiyyah) at Jamiah Khatamun Nabiyyeen (JKN). In the same institute he lectures and co-ordinates the Takhassus fil fiqh course, 3 years part time of specialisation in fiqh training students in Ifta.
Takhassus fil fiqh JKN students
The Takhassus fil fiqh is a post graduate 3 years part-time specialisation in fiqh course at JKN institute set up to train students; male and female, graduated from various Muslim seminaries/Madrasahs in the principles of Ifta and answering jurisprudential queries. Students will be contributing answers to online queries as part of their assessment.