The Dârul Iftâ of the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa is vested in a panel of four inhouse Muftis together a Shurâ panel of external Muftis. Each Mufti has been assigned a specific area of specialisation and deals with queries relating to that particular field. The broad categories of social, economics, inheritance and general, form the basis of the distribution of the queries they attend to.
At the Head Office in Fordsburg, Muftis are on hand to respond to telephonic queries. In addition to this, a considerable amount of queries are received by post, fax and email. These numbers are more than doubled during the month of Ramadhân.
A substantial number of meetings and consultations are also held with people who visit our offices and require guidance on various Islamic matters.
Throughout the year, personnel of the Dârul Iftâ also participate in and conduct public programs and workshops on a range of issues like Zakât, Hajj, Inheritance, Marriage, Business Economics, etc.
A special Faskh Tribunal (Marriage Annulment Tribunal) has been formed under the auspices of the Dârul Iftâ. This tribunal provides relief to women whose husbands are unwilling to release them from the marital bond and whose rights are unjustly violated. If certain criteria are met then this tribunal makes the necessary intervention.
The Dârul Iftâ also provides a service to the Ummah by offering advice and guidelines on drawing up an Islamic Will. The Master of Court also recognises the Islamic ruling in matters of inheritance.