Our Scholars & Team
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.
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Mufti Abdul Waheed
Mufti Abdul Waheed completed his Dars-e-Nizami course at Darul-Uloom Bury, where he graduated as a traditional scholar in 2004. He received Ijazah in teaching various Islamic disciplines such as theology, Arabic language, Usul al-fiqh, Usul al-tafsir, Usul al-hadith, Hanafi Fiqh, Tafsir, laws of inheritance and 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 (May Allah have Mercy on him), Shaykh Mufti Shabbir Ahmad Patel Sahib, Shaykh Abdur Raheem Limbada Sahib and Shaykh Sufi Tahir Sahib.
In 2005 he dedicated an intensive year undergoing an Ifta course, followed by another two years to committing the Holy Quran to memory. He has travelled overseas in the past decade leading the Taraweeh prayer mainly California USA.
Enrolled at Bradford University and studied various modules related to social science such as sociology, psychology, racism within society, critical thinking and comparative religion. Presently he is studying an MA in Islamic Pedagogy at Warwick University.
Has served as a full-time researcher at JKN Fatawa Department over a decade to date. All of his research fatawas are approved and published on the JKN Fatawa website under the guidance of Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam. As part of the JKN Fatawa Department project, he also deals with Muslim marriage counselling. Currently he lectures at JKN institute in Bradford in Islamic sciences such as, Tafsir (Jalalain), Fiqh (Hidayah), Usool-ul-fiqh (Usool Shashi), Arabic syntax and Islamic research (Buhooth al-Islamiyyah). He also lectures in the Takhassus fil fiqh course, a three-year part-time course which specialises in training students in Ifta at JKN institute and Al-Balagh Academy.
His interest lies in Islamic legal theory, its historical development and how it is used as an interpretive model related to Muslim minorities and UK Family law. More specifically pertaining to marriage and divorce laws. He has successfully completed an extensive research thesis on Minority Fiqh and its application to Shariah Councils, under the supervision of Dr. Shaykh Mufti Amjad Mohammed. Additionally, he also has an interest in new perspectives to Islamic education and development of a new framework of teaching Islamic sciences in traditional Islamic institutes.
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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.