Frequently Asked Questions

Darul Iftaa Chicago is interested in the academic and spiritual growth of ulama, whether it is at Darul Iftaa Chicago or elsewhere.  A few frequently asked questions are answered below to help ulama with their decisions.  For any additional inquiries, please use the Contact page.

Tamrin is under the supervision of Mufti Abrar Mirza.

Although exact class timings are announced at the start of each academic year, the students should expect to spend the majority of their day in individual research, reading, and writing.  Students have one day off a week.

Only a limited number of students are selected for admission based on feedback from their teachers and the outcome of an interview with the Darul Iftaa staff as part of the admissions process.

Students have a strong grasp of their progress throughout the year and there are no year-end surprises.  The Darul Iftaa is invested in the academic and spiritual growth of its students, but the students must have a desire and drive for success.  Ultimately, tafaqquh is through the tawfiq of Allah Ta’ala granted to whom He wishes.

Students are granted an ijaza in iftaa at the end of the course, which is not simply the completion of books, but also the building of a fiqhi mizaj.

The Darul Iftaa has allowed some students in the past to audit certain classes and study part-time.  Please contact the Darul Iftaa to assess the feasibility to such options.

Students may transfer into the Darul Iftaa, but placement will be based on prior studies and academic standing.  Please contact the Darul Iftaa with details for an assessment.

Full-time students are not allowed to teach and study elsewhere, except on their day off, in order to maximize the benefit of their time at the Darul Iftaa.

Classes and tamrin are conducted in English.

It is necessary for students to read and understand Urdu, as much of the reference and individual reading material is in Urdu.  The students are not required to write in Urdu, as the tamrin is conducted in English.

The Darul Iftaa’s classes are not conducted, streamed, or uploaded online.  If someone who has previously graduated from an iftaa course wants to practice tamrin, please contact the Darul Iftaa for an online arrangement.

Unfortunately, the Darul Iftaa does not currently have the facilities to cater to female students.

The Darul Iftaa’s campus has a dormitory, but it does not arrange for outside accommodations.  However, it can provide local contacts as a useful resource in helping students make their arrangements.

The Darul Iftaa provides any paperwork students may require, but it does not arrange for student visas at the moment.

Tuition is $400/month and boarding is $700/month. All financial matters should be directed to the Institute of Islamic Education at