A native of Chicago, Mufti Haroon is one of the first American-born scholars to travel abroad to study Islam. After completing his bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana, Champaign, Mufti Haroon traveled to Pakistan in order to pursue higher education in the Islamic sciences. He studied Arabic and Qur’anic philosophy at the Quran College in Lahore. Subsequently, after devoting months to the blessed work of Da’wah and Tabligh, his desire for further Islamic knowledge led him to the Madrassa Arabiyya, Masjid Zakaria in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Completing his formal studies of Arabic, Fiqh, Adab, Balaghat, Tafseer, and Hadith at the Madrassa Arabiyya, Raiwind, Maulana Haroon later traveled to Multan to study at one of the top Iftaa programs in the country. He completed his Iftaa training at Khairul Madaris, Multan, the following year with the blessings of his renowned teacher, Mufti Abdus Sattar al-Multani (may Allah lengthen his life). Mufti Haroon Firdausi is well versed in English, Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, Punjabi and Spanish, along with having many academic awards and achievements to his name, including long standing participation in national Islamic organizations. Mufti Haroon is currently a teacher at Darul Uloom Chicago and also serves as a licensed Funeral Director at Muslim Funeral Services in Chicago. Mufti Haroon Firdausi has led the Hajj groups at Chicago Hajj & Umrah for more than 6 years. With his extensive knowledge in the rites/rituals of Hajj, he has been a supportive leader for our Hajjis throughout the journey. If you have any questions, you may contact him before or during Hajj.