Askthescholars was established in June 2019 by Shaykh Mustafa Umar. He felt that the Muslim community needed a more advanced question and answer database since this is a common way people acquire knowledge. The website not only deals with classical issues but contemporary ones and offers advice in addition to mere legal verdicts.

The website allows people to ask questions about Islam and posts comprehensive answers by a trained Islamic scholar, or group of scholars, that can be viewed through the archives on the website.

Please feel free to recommend any suggestions in improving the website.

Shaykh Mustafa Umar – Bio

Mustafa Umar completed a B.S. in Information and Computer Science from UC Irvine, a B.A. in Theology & Islamic Law from the European Institute of Islamic Sciences in France, and an M.A. in Islamic Studies from the University of Gloucestershire in the UK. He also studied the Islamic sciences for a year at Nadwatul ʿUlamā’ in Lucknow, India and spent another year studying in Cairo, Egypt. Mustafa later completed the traditional iftaa program at Darul Ifta Birmingham, UK, granting him the traditional title of ‘Mufti’, or specialist in Islamic Law. He has authored several books, served the Muslim community as a scholar and Imam for two decades, founded California Islamic University, and is currently the Religious Director at the Islamic Center of Irvine, an executive member of the Fiqh council of North America, and a Senior Fellow at the Yaqeen Institute.