Mufti Faraz Adam al-Mahmudi (Darul Uloom, Leicester, UK) Biography

A brief biography of Mufti Faraz Adam al-Mahmudi, Darul Uloom, Leicester, UK

Background and Education

Mufti Faraz Adam was born in the United Kingdom and raised in Leicester.

Mufti Faraz successfully completed secular studies at secular institutes. Thereafter, through the Mercy of Allah and the Du’aa of his parents, Mufti Faraz was blessed with the opportunity to walk the path of learning sacred knowledge. He enrolled at the prestigious Darul-Uloom Leicester.

After six rigorous and intensive years studying Aqidah, Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, Usul, Grammar and Rhetoric, he received distinction upon qualification.

He further travelled to Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah, Durban, where he completed his Mufti course under the auspicious tutelage of Mufti Ebrahim Desai Hafidhahullah. Mufti Faraz was fortunate to study texts in Takhassus Fil Hadīth (specialisation in the Sciences of Hadīth) under the respected Mufti Husain Kadodia Hafidhahullah. Upon qualification from the Darul Iftaa, he was accredited with:

  • Masters of Arts in Islamic Theology with specialisation in Juristic verdicts (Iftaa)
  • Master Diploma specialisation in Islamic Finance under Shaykh Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Mufti Faraz has authored various research papers on the following topics: Contraception in Islam, Stance on monetary penalties in Islam, Recitation in Salah, Mechanical Slaughter and The Differences in Theology between the Ahl al-Sunnah Wa’l-Jama’ah.


In Hadith from numerous scholars from around the world. In Fiqh and Iftaa (giving fatwa) from Mufti Ebrahim Desai Hafidhahullah (


He further served as an Imam in Ireland for one year after his Mufti course and established a Darul Iftaa in Dublin. He has now relocated to Leicester and served as a lecturer of the Islamic sciences at Darul Uloom Leicester for a couple of years.

He is currently the director of the Darul Iftaa Leicester and works full-time with the National Zakat Foundation for the Services for Zakat Payers Department.

Mufti Faraz is currently in his final year of his Masters Degree is Islamic Finance, Banking and Management.



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