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Resolution No.(279)(13/2019): "Ruling on Using a Mosque`s Hall on Religious and Social Occasions"

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.(4/2/3/2484) sent from His excellency Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Dr. Abdulnaser Abu Al-Basal, and reads as follows: I have enclosed a copy of the Awqaf Council`s resolution No.(3/16/2018), (31/12/2018) which asks for clarifying the ruling of Sharia on using the hall of late Ali Wadi`s mosque`s in Salhoob town, by the mosque`s committee, for paying condolences upon someone`s death, delivering religious lessons and lectures.


After deliberating, the Board arrived at the following decision:


Empty extra halls of a mosque are of two types:


First: If the creator of the endowment(Donor) stipulated using the hall annexed to the mosque for paying condolences, in case of someone`s death, and in accordance with teachings of Sharia, then that is permissible, because the stipulation of the donor has the same binding force as the text of Sharia. In other words, he has endowed this hall for social solidarity during hard times.


Second: If the creator of the Waqf didn`t make any stipulation regarding this hall, attention should be given to the following:


If the land was endowed by a public or a private party and the donor is alive, then there is no harm in using the hall for paying condolences. This of course after obtaining the permission of the donor and the Ministry of Awqaf in its capacity as administrator of the Waqf(Endowment), and to the extent which achieves benefit and facilitates for the people.


However, if the donor was dead, then the decision is up to the Waqf administrator, the Ministry of Awqaf, and to the extent that achieves benefit and facilitates for the people. 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

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