Brief history of RDI
The Regional Jurisconsult (Darul Ifta’) came into existence by virtue of Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 323 signed into law by the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Governor Hon. MUJIV S. HATAMAN, November 11, 2015. The law which serves as the charter of the Regional Darul Ifta repealed Executive Order No. 09 issued by the ARMM Regional Governor in 2014 creating the Technical Working Group for the creation of the Regional Darul Ifta which primarily aims among others to promote Islamic solidarity locally and globally, uphold rule of law through Islamic jurisprudence, strengthen Islamic preaching and guidance and utilize knowledge and social capital of the Ulama for common good. It is empowered to establish a consultative body for policy making and guidance and to promulgate, adopt and implement policy guidelines, procedure, rules and regulations necessary for the proper management and operation of the office of the Jurisconsult in the exercise of its mandate.