A person asked me where do we get these terms like Mufti and Qari from?
These are Arabic words that have their respective meanings. This needs no proof. It is like asking: what is the proof for the term ‘doctor’ referring to one who treats physical illnesses?
The word Mufti is an Arabic word that translates to: One who issues a juristic verdict. Hence one who issues an Islamic verdict is called such.
The word Qari translates as: One who recites. Therefore one who recites the Quran is labelled as such.
There is no need for proof for words like these! How sad is it, that the Ummah has reached a level where common sense also needs substantiation!
Nevertheless, one may refer to Al-Mu’jamul Mufahras, vol.5 pg.64-68 for countless references for the use of words fatwa, ifta etc in the Hadiths, and vol.5 pg.337-338 for the use of the term Qari and its related variants.
One should avoid contact with such individuals who know nothing more than to question everything, irrespective of the merit and logic of the objection.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar