Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera established Whitethread Institute with the express purpose of enhancing educational pathways for Muslim scholars. The institute now serves the important function of allowing scholars to create synthesis between traditional texts and modern-day challenges. Our advanced postgraduate courses for ‘alimiyya graduates and students are taught with the purpose of contextualizing and solidifying their knowledge. The Fatwa Centre, or what is traditionally known as the Dār al-Iftā’, is a pivotal department of the Whitethread Institute. The objective of the Centre is to serve the global Muslim community in answering their ethical, juridical, and spiritual questions.

Dr Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera established Whitethread Institute with the express purpose of enhancing educational pathways for Muslim scholars. It now serves the important role of allowing scholars to synthesize between modern-day challenges and traditional texts. The Menstrual Matters Project is the latest initiative to emerge from Whitethread, with the objective of educating women on menstruation and post-natal bleeding, as well as other related subjects. Empowered with this knowledge, they will be able to execute their sacred devotions in accordance with the Shari‘ah

Amanah Advisors is an independent, globally recognised Shariah advisory firm. Amanah is dedicated to offering wholesome end-to-end Shariah-compliant solutions by leveraging on its experience, global connections and expertise in the field.

Amanah was a start-up in 2016 which has grown exponentially across the world. After a short span of three years, it has already benefited over 1000 clients across 5 continents in more than 20 different countries. This is of no surprise given the experience, knowledge and rapid turnarounds Amanah brings to the table.

The purpose of the Institute for the Revival of Traditional Islamic Sciences (معهد إحياء العلوم الإسلامية التقليدية (IRTIS)) can be found in the following ḥadīth,

يحمِلُ هذا العِلمَ من كلِّ خلَفٍ عدولُه ينفونَ عنهُ تحريفَ الجاهِلينَ وانتحالَ المبطلينَ وتأويلَ الغالينَ

Ibrāhīm ibn ʿAbdurraḥmān al-ʿUḍrī said that the Messenger of Allāh ‎‎ﷺ‎‎ said, “The just, possessors of Truth from every generation will preserve and safeguard this Knowledge from the distortions of the innovators, the assumptions of the prattlers and the misinterpretation of the ignorant.” (Transmitted by al-Bayhaqī)

This is by no means a claim by the Institute that we are worthy of the honourable rank as described by the Prophet ‎ﷺ‎‎. But rather this ḥadīth is understood as an instruction in that individuals from the Umma should be striving to partake in this work. That is the intention of the Institute and we pray that Allah the Almighty raises us amongst those described as the just and the possessors of Truth safeguarding His Dīn – Āmīn.

The objective of Markazul Fiqh (Centre of Islamic Theology and Jurisprudence) is to provide researched answers to jurisprudential questions in accordance with the sharī‘ah as understood and expounded by the classical jurists of the Ḥanafī school of thought. Markazul Fiqh also aims to share authentic Islamic literature, manuscripts, articles, books and other resources on a range of topics. The website is independently run and is not affiliated with any organisation.

Markazulfiqh.com provides answers to questions relating to sharī‘ah, but, it is not an Islamic sharī‘ah court. These questions and answers are placed on the website for educational purposes only. However, many of these answers are unique to a particular scenario and should not be treated as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation or another environment. Markazulfiqh.com bears no responsibility with regards to these questions and answers being used out of their intended context.

The ruling provided is based specifically on the question asked and should only be read in conjunction with that question. Any reliance you place on such rulings is at your own risk.

Markazulfiqh.com does not accept any responsibility to any party for any loss or damage howsoever caused including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, which may arise from reliance, information or rulings published on this website.

The rulings contained on this website may not be used as evidence in any Court of Law.

Any or all links provided in our emails, answers and articles are restricted to the specific material being cited. Such referencing should not be taken as a recommendation or endorsement of other content on that website. Markazulfiqh.com has no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. Markazulfiqh.com does necessarily endorse or hold the views expressed in any external article or material cited, referenced or shared on markazulfiqh.com. Such material is only shared for educational purposes. Markazulfiqh.com bears no responsibility for, and is exempted from any loss or damage occurring from or relating to any action and reaction based on the same.

Welcome to Darul Ma’arif, a website dedicated to the works of Mufti Zameelur Rahman.

Mufti Zameelur Rahman completed his Iftaa studies at the Darul Ifta Mahmudiyyah, Durban, South Africa under the guidance of Mufti Ebrahim Desai, Mufti Husain Kadodia and other scholars. He resides in Birmingham, UK. He completed the Alim and Hifz program from Darul Uloom Birmingham, UK. He currently serves as a Qur’an-teacher and tutor of the Islamic sciences.


“And say: My Lord increase me in knowledge.” [Qur’an, 20:114]

“The seeking of knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim” [Hadith]

The Ask Our Imam website is a non-profitable website.


• Answering fatawa (legal rulings) and providing guidance on relevant and contemporary issues (according to the Hanafi school)
 Seeking the pleasure of Allah Ta`ala
• Kindling the flame of traditional and recognised juristic legacy

• Offering a reliable platform for Muslims and non-Muslims alike to acquire true teachings of Islam.
• Upholding the Prophetic sunnah of ta`limtazkiyah and tabligh.
• Reaching out to the people in fulfilling the rights of The Creator and the rest of the creation.

• Imparting authentic and balanced knowledge via fatawa, articles, researches and audios
• Mentoring readers on their social and moral development as taught by Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him)
• Advocating the positive and effective contribution of Muslims within their communities
• Mapping a comprehensive, classical and coherent understanding of the Qur’an, Hadith and Islamic Jurisprudence.


The website is headed by Hanif Yusuf. He completed the memorisation of the Holy Qur‘an and the ‘Alimiyyah programme at a Darul-Uloom (an Islamic seminary) in U.K. He thereafter travelled to Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah, Durban, South Africa, to train as a Mufti under the tutelage of Mufti Ebrahim Desai and Mufti Husain Kadodia (may Allah preserve them both. Ameen).

Darul Fiqh literally means ‘The Centre for Understanding’.

The aim of Darul Fiqh is to facilitate the learning, understanding and practising of the Islamic faith.

Darul Fiqh was established in 2011 and has answered over 5,000 queries from across the globe. Darul Fiqh deals with real questions and strives to provide pragmatic yet authentic solutions to contemporary questions.

Darul Iftaa (Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence) aims to provide insight into the Islamic perspective on personal, social, and global issues. We hope to enrich understanding, debate, and discussion by providing an Islamic dimension to queries and specific concerns.

Darul Iftaa is headed by: Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Al-Kawthari.

Darul Ifta Birmingham was established in July 2006 by local scholars who felt that the Muslim community needed a platform to express their voice and questions. Living in a society stimulated by materialism and cultural superstitions, Muslims often find themselves neglecting the noble value of spiritual life. Personal and communal issues of the Muslim community are often brushed aside and not brought to the forefront. Darul Ifta Birmingham, by the grace of Almighty Allāh subḥānahu wa taʻāla was formed for the Muslim community to deal with the concerns and issues of the wider Muslim society.

Darul Ifta operates on a question and answer basis, allowing people to submit their questions on the Darul Ifta website and these questions are subsequently answered by one of the muftīs and can be viewed through the archives on the website.

Darul Ifta, though based in Birmingham, runs with the assistance, duʻās and regular rectification by the senior muftīs of Darul Uloom, Bury. The support and help from these senior muftīs is sincerely appreciated, and may Allāh subḥānahu wa taʻāla reward them for all their help. Āmīn.

Please feel free to recommend any suggestions to improve the website.

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