Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani is one of the leading Islamic scholars living today. Author of more than forty books in Urdu, Arabic, and English, he is an expert in the fields of Islamic Law, Hadith, and Economics. He is the son of Mufti Muhammad Shafi’ Usmani, the late Grand Mufti of Pakistan. For the past forty years, he has taught at Darul Uloom, Karachi, one of the largest and most renowned schools of higher Islamic education in Pakistan. Mufti Usmani is a retired judge of the Shari’a Appellate Bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and he currently serves as the deputy chairman of the Jeddah-based Islamic Fiqh Council of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC). He is also on the advisory board of a number of Islamic financial institutions around the world, and he continues to play a key role in advancing the cause of interest-free banking and establishing more Islamic financial institutions available to Muslims.
Mufti Usmani’s works include Takmila Fath al-Mulhim, a six-volume complement to Fath al-Mulhim, an Arabic commentary of Sahih Muslim by Mawlana Shabbir Ahmad Usmani. In Arabic he has also written Buhuth fi Qadaya Fiqhiyya Mu’asira, a collection of juristic discussions on some important contemporary issues (especially economics-related ones). His English works include What is Christianity?, Islamic Months, and Authority of Sunnah. The majority of his books are in Urdu, and most of them have been translated into English. Titles include Islam and Modernism, The Legal Status of Following a Madhhab, and An Approach to the Quranic Sciences. His works are widely available in the UK, US and other countries and easily obtainable through on-line book distributors.