Is it a prerequisite for a mufti to pass away before another person can get the title of mufti?

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Q: In order to become a mufti or aalim, must one aalim or mufti teacher must die in order to pass the title for one to become one and give a fatwa?


A: This is not a prerequisite.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


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Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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