Mufti Mohammed Ashfaq Kazi
Shariah ScholarIslamic Jurisprudence
Mufti Mohammed Ashfaq Kazi is an eminent Islamic Scholar with over 20 years of experience in Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh & Usool-al-Fiqh). He has been heading the Fatwa Department and Fiqh committee at the Jama Masjid of Bombay Trust for the past twelve years.
He has been an advisor/consultant for several individuals, businesses, and corporate firms to review and ensure compliance with Shariah. He is also the Shariah Advisor for a multinational listed firm at the Bombay Stock Exchange.
Mufti Ashfaq is very passionate about solving the problems plaguing the community by getting involved and creating solutions. He has inspired many people and brought together talented individuals to create teams and social ventures that are self-sustainable. Some of the aspects he has researched extensively, and has worked on in the field of Shariah Compliant Financial Advisory include Musharaka and Mudaraba, Shariah Screening, Audits for Shariah Compliance, Takaful, Microfinance, Inheritance, Wills and Deeds, Gift Deeds etc.
After graduating in Islamic Theology, he studied the principles of issuing edicts (Fatwas) for two years at Al-Mahad Al-Aali Al-Islami, Hyderabad, a globally renowned and leading institution from India. He subsequently earned a specialized license for Qadhaa (legal responses) from Imaarat-e-Shariah, Patna, Bihar, and completed a postgraduate degree from the King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In addition to his extensive Islamic studies, he is a trained counsellor, NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) practitioner, and has studied psychology to help in counselling and coaching.