16 January 1963 – 15 July 2021
Country: South Africa
A prominent and world-renowned scholar, Mufti Desai had been issuing fatwas in various fields for more than 25 years. He ran the Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah in Sherwood, Durban – South Africa where he trained students to become muftis. He also issued fatwas through the askimam. org website. He was an Islamic finance expert who served as sharia advisor to various Islamic financial institutions.