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Mufti Abdul Qadir Barkatulla

Mufti Abdul Qadir Barkatulla is one of the esteemed scholars making up Islamic Relief’s Zakat Advisory Board.

The Zakat Advisory Board, made up of a group of respected scholars, have ratified our Zakat policy and will provide oversight and verification of the distribution of Zakat by Islamic Relief.

Bio: Mufti Abdul Qadir Barkatulla

Mufti Abdul Qadir Barkatulla is one of the UK’s foremost scholars of Sharia, whose expertise also extends to Islamic economics and finance. The Mufti is also one of the Sharia Judges at the Islamic Sharia Council.

At the age of 10, the Mufti was enrolled as an ‘Alim at his boarding school, and thus began his journey dedicating his life to Islamic studies, law, finance and more. Years later, after graduating from the prestigious Darul Uloom in Deoband, India, Abdul Qadir Barkatulla trained as a Mufti before moving to London in 1979.

Before going on to teach, the Mufti pursued his role as a researcher, compiling Shariah databases for Qur’an, Hadith, Islamic law, and the Sirah (biography) of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the English language.

Having had training in both Arabic and English, the Mufti is uniquely qualified to teach in both languages, and has invited a range of audiences to enjoy his work, which he does at the renowned Ebrahim College as a member of the faculty. There he taught higher Islamic studies and more.

Today, Mufti Barkatulla has a successful reputation as an advisor to several financial institutions and has garnered over 10 years of experience in the field. He is most notably a member of the Sharia Supervisory Committees of several Islamic financial institutions including Lloyds TSB, Alburaq of Arab Banking Corporation London and United National Bank.


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Making sure that everything we say here at Islamic Relief UK is both purposeful and true, is paramount to fulfilling our organisation’s important values, particularly Ikhlas (sincerity) and Ihsaan (excellence).

As such, we work closely with our our scholars to help make certain that the information we put out to our valuable readers is accurate. Visit Our Scholars page to find out more about our scholarly review process.

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