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Jamiatul Ulama of Victoria refers all fatwas to Darul Ifta Australia ( The fatwas are presided over by Mufti Faizal Riza. Darul Ifta Australia’s fatwas are based on the Hanafi tradition.

Darul Ifta Australia

Darul Ifta Australia is a non-profit organisation that is based in Melbourne, Australia.The organisation was officially opened on the 3rd of September, 2011 on the instruction and supervision of Mufti Ebrahim Desai sahib (daamat barakaatuhum) of South Africa (of and The opening took place at the residence of Mufti Faizal Riza, the president of the organisation and student of Mufti Ebrahim Desai sahib. Over a dozen Ulama and Muftis attended the gathering for the opening.The purposes of Darul Ifta Australia are as follows:
1) To provide a reliable fatwa service to the Muslim community related to all aspects of a Muslim’s life including: worship (Salat, Zakat, Fasting, Hajj etc), business transactions, marriage, divorce, inheritance, bequests, funerals etc.
2) To offer free publications with the aim of educating the Muslim community.
3) To promote Islamic educational programmes for the benefit of the Muslims.Darul Ifta Australia also offers takhassus fil fiqh wal iftaa (specialisation in Islamic Jurispurdence and issuing fatwas) course in affiliation with Darul Iftaa Mahmudiya of Mufti Ebrahim Desai sahib.Darul Ifta Australia is registered with Consumer Affairs Victoria as a not for profit organisation.

Some members of Darul Ifta Australia are as follows:

Mufti Faizal Riza – President
Mufti Munib Ahmad – Vice-President
Mufti Qazi Anas – Executive Member
Mufti Ebrahim Desai (of South Africa) – Executive Member
Mufti Emran Vawda (of South Africa) – Executive Member
Mufti Husain Kadodia (of South Africa) – Executive Member