Resolutions of Iftaa' Board

Date Added : 10-05-2017

Resolution No.(232)(16/2016) by the Board of Iftaa`, Research and Islamic Studies: "Donations must be Given to Targeted Recipients"  
Date: (22/Rabi al Awal/1438 AH)-(22/12/2016 AD). 

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of The Worlds, and may His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.
During its twelfth session held on the above date, the Board reviewed the question of the Secretary General of the Professional Associations` Complex, and it reads as follows: 
We would like to bring to your kind attention the fact that the Professional Associations Complex has carried out several fundraising campaigns in favor of our brothers in different troubled areas, such as Somalia, Gaza….etc, where part of the donations reached its targeted recipients while the remaining part was kept in the Complex`s safe deposit box. Is it permissible to distribute the latter amount among the poor and needy in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, given the hard living conditions they are experiencing?
After deliberations, the Board ruled that charities and donations must be given to the party for which they were raised in the first place, and the party raising them must adhere to the conditions of the donors since it merely functions as  " a proxy ", and must deliver trusts to whom they belong  since Allah, The Almighty, says in this regard: "God doth command you to render back your Trusts to those to whom they are due."{An`Nisa`/58}.
Moreover, since the door is still open for delivering those donations to their targeted recipients, then it is imperative to do so as soon as possible; however, if that was impossible, then the Board believes that they should be transferred to the Zakat Fund or the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization. And Allah knows best.


Chairman of the Iftaa Board, Sheikh Abdulkareem  Al-Khasawneh
 Vice–chairman Prof. Ahmad Hilayel     Prof. Abd An-Naser Abu Al-Basal            
Sheik Sa`eed Hijawee/member    Sheik Ghaleb Al-Rbaba'h/member
Dr. Muhammad Khaar Al-Aisaa'/member             Judge Khaled Woraikat/member
Dr. Muhammad Al-Khalaylah/member       Dr. Muhammad Al-Zou`bi/member               
Dr. Jameel Abu Sara/ Executive Secretary of Iftaa' Board    

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