Mufti Muhammed Ibn Adam Al-Kawthari

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari is a young traditionally trained scholar who studied in different parts of the world. British born and bred, he memorized the Qur’an at the age of nine, and initially studied the Arabic Language and various other traditional Islamic Sciences at Darul Uloom, Bury, UK, and thus received authorizations (ijazas) in various books including the six major books of Hadith. He also took part in a one year course of specialization in the science of giving legal verdicts (Iftaa). He also travelled to Karachi, Pakistan, where he studied under Justice (Rtd) Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani and others. Later, he travelled to Damascus, Syria, where he increased in experience and knowledge by studying there and receiving authorization (ijaza) from Shaykh Abd al-Razzaq al-Halabi and others.

He frequently authors fiqh related articles for the Sunnipath website, and provides a shariah advisory service at, as part of his role as director and founder of the Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence (Darul Iftaa), Leicester, where he helps people with their queries and problems.

Mufti Muhammed is also a Shari’ah Advisor for Habib Bank AG Zurich, UK – Islamic Banking department.