Mufti Asadullah Qasmi
Mufti Asadullah Qasmi is a trained and highly qualified Islamic jurist and one of the few religious scholars in India who have researched and worked in the field of Islamic finance. He wrote almost 1,000 fatawa (religious rulings) as an assistant to the Head of the Darul Ifta (Islamic Jurisdiction) department in India’s premier Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband from 2004 to 2006, through which he gained practical insights in applying his specialized training in Islamic jurisprudence, following which he worked as a Shari’a Advisor with both Parsoli Corporation and Pragmatic Wealth Management in Mumbai from 2009 to 2011, advising on various shari’a compliance issues related to Islamic banking and capital markets. Mufti Asadullah is also the coordinator for the online fatwa service for Markazul Ma’arif Education & Research Centre (MMERC) in Mumbai. He has qualifications in Fazilat (M.A.), Arabic Adab, Takhassus fil Ifta and Tadreeb-e-Ifta from Darul Uloom Deoband, India. In addition, he has diplomas in English language and literature and computer applications (DCA) both from MMERC, and is a B.Com graduate from the Maulana Azad National Urdu University.
Mufti Ismail Ebrahim Desai
Mufti Ismail Ebrahim Desai is an internationally reputed Shari’a scholar and Islamic finance expert who is a Shari’a Advisor and member of Infinity’s Shari’a Supervisory Board. He currently serves as Shari’a Advisor to various Islamic financial institutions and educational institutes around the world including Ideal Ratings, Southern African Consultant, Ethica Institute of Islamic Finance, Centre for Advanced Islamic Economics, Jenuard Holdings AG, Al-Mabroor Investments besides other Islamic investment firms and real estate funds around the world. Mufti Ismail has developed various Shari’a auditing, governance and risk management standards for Islamic financial institutions and has issued several hundred expert legal opinions (fatwas) with a special focus on Islamic finance and economics. Mufti Ismail holds a Master’s in Islamic Finance and a Master’s in Islamic Theology from the Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence, Durban, South Africa.