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Dr Mufti Ismail Menk is a leading global Islamic scholar born and raised in Zimbabwe. He completed his Hifdh and Qiraat at a young age whilst also learning Arabic and Urdu and studied under his father. He went on to graduate in Islamic Studies at the University of Madina and became Mufti after extensive study at Darul Uloom Kantharia in Gujarat.
Mufti Menk’s work has gained worldwide recognition and he has been named one of “The Top 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World” since 2010.
Mufti Menk is the Head of the Fatwa Department of The Council of Islamic Scholars of Zimbabwe known as Majlisul Ulama Zimbabwe and also one of the Imaams and Muezzin at Masjid Al Falaah in Harare.
Background: Zimbabewian Indian
Resides: Leicester, UK
Current Occupation: Islamic Scholar
Education: Hifz, Islamic Studies
Preferred Subject: Socio-economic relations, contemporary issues
Mufti Menk’s personable style and down to earth approach has made him popular among young people, including his good command of the English Language and understanding of contemporary issues.
Mufti Menk continues to contribute thought on contemporary issues and also is an experienced social worker and counsellor. He currently tours countries around the work to talk about social issues.
It is known, each year, during the Ramadhan , Mufti Menk spends time with the community focusing on a topic, like he did with his Stories of the Prophets series.
It is also known that his work is carried out without any remuneration or financial rewards. There are no copyrights, no charges, no royalties, no patents and no cost involved to invite him.