Date Added : 22-05-2019

Resolution No.(278)(12/2019): "Ruling on Renting a Mosque`s Mortuary"

Date: (11/ Ramadan/1440 AH), corresponding to (16/5/2019 AD).


All perfect praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds.


During its sixth session held on the above date, the Board reviewed the letter No.(5/5/3/993) sent from His excellency Deputy Director of Awqaf Funds Development Department Dr. Abed Mahmoud Al-Smiraat, and reads as follows:


We would like to bring to Your Grace`s attention the fact that At-Tawbah Funeral Center has applied for renting Al-Ethar Mosque`s Mortuary in Hashmiah area, Zarka. Could you kindly clarify the ruling of Sharia on this?


After deliberating, the Board decided the following:


Endowment properties allocated for mosques should serve the purpose for which they were endowed in the first place without any financial investment returns from private companies. Therefore, the Board is of the view that it isn`t permissible to rent the above mortuary. Rather, it should remain as an endowment for the people to benefit from. And Allah the Almighty knows best.



Chairperson of Iftaa` Board,

Grand Mufti of Jordan,

Dr. Mohammad Al-Khalayleh

Sheikh Abdulkareem Al-Khasawneh, Member

Dr. Ahmad Al-Hasanat, Member

Sheikh Sa`eid Al-Hijjawi, Member

Judge Khalid Woraikat, Member

Dr. Mohammad Al-Zou`bi/ Member

Prof. Adam Nooh Al-Qhodaat/Member

Prof. Abdullah al-Fawaaz/Member

Dr Mohammad Khair al-Esa/Member

Dr. Rashaad Al-Kelaani/Member

Dr. Majid Darawsheh/Member