Lecturer, Deptartment of Islamic Law
Mufti Ehzaz Ajmeri grew up in suburban Chicagoland. HIs pursuit of higher religious education led him to enroll in Dār al-ʿUlūm Zakariyya in South Africa where he spent seven years studying a rigorous ʿĀlim course under some of the country’s greatest scholars, including Mufti Raḍā al-Ḥaqq, from whom he received formal certifications (ijāzāt).
After finishing the ʿĀlim course, Mufti Ehzaz continued his studies and enrolled in Madrasah Inʿāmiyyah in Camperdown, South Africa. There he spent an additional two years training in the field of iftāʾ (issuance of legal Islamic verdicts) under Mufti Ebrahim Desai, where his studies culminated in an ijāzah in iftāʾ from Mufti Desai.
Upon returning to Chicago, Mufti Ehzaz served as a muftī in the Iftāʾ Department of Rahmat-e-Alam Foundation (Shariah Board of America). He also served as an Imam of Masjid al-Islam, Bolingbrook. Thereafter he taught at Darus Salam Academy, Lombard, from 2012-2017 as an instructor in intermediate and advanced fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence); introductory Arabic; introductory and intermediate Urdu, introduction to the science of Hadith introduction to the Qurʾān; and classical logic for beginners.
Mufti Ehzaz has additionally completed a BA in Philosophy from Elmhurst College. He currently serves as a lecturer in the Department of Islamic Law and in the Dār al-Iftā department and simultaneously is pursuing a Masters in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago.