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Resolutions of Iftaa' Board

Date Added : 03-04-2022

Resolution No.(309)(4/2022):

"Transferring the Status of Masjid from one Floor to another"

Date: (24/ Sha`ban/1443 AH), corresponding to (27/3/2022 AD).


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of The Worlds. May His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all His family and companions.

At its 3rd meeting held on the above date, the Board reviewed the letter No.(2363/1/1/9) of His Excellency Minister of Awqaf And Islamic Affairs Dr. Mohammad Al-Khalayleh. In this letter, the Director of the1st Awqaf Directorate and Amman requested dividing the ground floor of Masjid Hasan Abu Sha`iera (Marka) into a residence for the Imam and Mo`azin since they were officially appointed to this Masjid. It is worth pointing that the ground floor was a Masjid before the Masjid`s Committee built a first floor that was used into a Masjid. Currently, the ground floor is furnished with carpets and was used as a prayer place for women. Is it permissible to turn the ground floor, which was used as Masjid, into a residence for the Imam and the Mo`azin?

After deliberating, the Board arrived at the following decision:

It is permissible for the Administrator of the Public Waqf-The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affair-to transfer the status of Masjid to the first floor and establish prayers there. It is also permissible to turn the ground floor into a residence for the Imam and the Mo`azin. However, this is provided that a special section is allocated as prayer place for the women, and this way the best interest of this Waqf is achieved and from different perspectives. Al-Mawardi, a Hanbali scholar, stated in {Al-Ensaaf}: "It is permissible to add a new floor as a Masjid if most of the praying people wanted that and to turn the lower floor into a place for providing drinking water and shops. This was stated by Imam Ahmad and adopted by Al-Khadhi." And Allah The Almighty Knows Best.


 Chairperson of Iftaa` Board,

Grand Mufti of Jordan,

Dr. Abdulkareem al-Khasawneh

Dr. Mohammad al-Khalayleh/ Member

Dr. Mahmoud al-Sartawi/ Member

Sheikh Sa`eid Al-Hijjawi/ Member

Prof. Adam Nooh Al-Qhodat/ Member

Prof. Amjad Rasheed/Member

Dr. Jamil Khatatbeh/ Member

Dr. Ahmad al-Hasanat/ Member

Dr. Mohammad Younis Al-Zou`bi/ Member

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