Islamic Fiqh Academy (India)

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Islamic Fiqh Academy (India)
Formation1988; 35 years ago (1988)
FounderMujahidul Islam Qasmi
Founded atNew Delhi
Headquarters161 F Jogabai, Okhla Village Jamia Nagar, New Delhi - 110025 (India)
FieldsDeobandi fiqh
Nematullah Azami
General secretary
Khalid Saifullah Rahmani

Islamic Fiqh Academy (IFA) of India is a Deobandi fiqh organization.[1] It was established in 1988 in New Delhi under the guidance of Mujahidul Islam Qasmi. The primary objective of the academy is to address contemporary issues and challenges faced by Muslims in light of the principles and methodology of Islamic jurisprudence, as derived from the Quran, Sunnah (teachings and practices of Muhammad), and the interpretations of classical jurists and scholars. The IFA aims to find solutions to problems arising from social, political, economic, industrial, and technological developments through collective efforts and research. It organizes seminars, symposiums, and conferences, and prepares literature to address new issues and challenges faced by Muslims in the modern world. The academy focuses on promoting the principles of fiqh and Islamic ethics, while also fostering dialogue and cooperation with other academic and fiqh institutions worldwide.

The IFA has gained recognition both within India and internationally. It has established collaborative relationships with research organizations, educational centers, and departments of Law and Islamic studies at various universities, particularly in the Arab world. The academy also maintains strong ties with other renowned fiqh academies globally, aiming to efficiently identify and analyze problems faced by Muslim communities and find appropriate solutions.


The activities of the IFA can be broadly categorized into three areas: organizing fiqhi seminars, conducting training workshops, and preparing and publishing fiqhi literature. Through these endeavors, the Islamic Fiqh Academy of India plays a significant role in addressing contemporary issues and providing guidance on matters related to Islamic jurisprudence and ethics.


It has issued statements on aspects of Islamic religious observance such as medical treatment during the Ramadan fast,[2] and on sex education,[2] mixed-sex education[3] and organ donation.[4] It has issued a number of published works, including an Urdu translation of the Encyclopedia of Islamic Jurisprudence.[5]: 101–2  The Academy has been described as "the most recent and, in many ways, the most sophisticated articulation so far of claims to institutionalized Islamic authority in India".[5]: 103 


The membership includes a large number of young graduates (Fazils) from madrasas including Darul Uloom Deoband, Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama and Firangi Mahal in Lucknow.[2] The academy coordinates with other academic and Fiqh institutions in the Middle East and in countries and areas with a significant Muslim minority population, such as the USA and Europe.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Mazhari, Waris (19 May 2022), "Islamic Fiqh Academy of India", Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World: Digital Collection, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-766941-9, retrieved 4 June 2023
  2. ^ a b c "Sex education is unIslamic, says academy". Hindustan Times. 8 April 2008.
  3. ^ "Islamic Fiqh Academy Conference In Mumbai". MEMRI. 30 November 2017.
  4. ^ Ghannam, Obadah (17 June 2015). "Islamic Legal Views on Organ Donation: A View from Fiqh Councils" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 November 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2019., pages 18, 21.
  5. ^ a b Muhammad Qasim Zaman (15 October 2012). Modern Islamic Thought in a Radical Age: Religious Authority and Internal Criticism. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-139-57718-2.

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