A Few Words about Azharul Fatawa
by Hadrat Allama Mufti Mohammed Naseem Ashraf Habibi
(Habibi Darul Ifta, Durban South Africa)
Azharul Fatawa is a collection of Hazrat Allama Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Azhari's Fatawa. The first collection has been widely accepted and acclaimed, with the help of Almighty Allah. This has been prepared especially for the English-speaking Muslims who find the issues addressed here new and interesting in the context of their modern lifestyle. After reading the Mas'ala on the use of the loudspeaker in Namaaz, a Muslim remarked that this issue clarifies the position of the Shari'at when it interfaces with science.
Those Islamic issues which confront most modern-day Muslims living in Western
countries, and which until recently were neither readily accepted, nor
practiced by them, are now being addressed and presented by Taajush Shariah in
a manner which appeals to their sense of logic. The positive outcome of these
Fatawa has initiated a new wave of reverts to the true principles of Islam.
Muslims involved in the propagation of Islam have found Allama Sahib's
presentation of day-to-day issues extremely useful in Da'wah work.
There is a great necessity to fill in the vacuum that exists in explaining the
Masaa'il of Fiqh in a detailed yet understanding manner to the English-speaking
Muslims living in Western countries.