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Resolution No. (290) (10 /2020) by the Board of Iftaa`, Research and Islamic Studies:

"Jordan`s Position Paper on Abortion"

Date: (29th of Shawwal, 1441 AH), corresponding to (21/6/2020).

All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.

In its 9nth meeting held on the above date, the Board of Iftaa`, Research and Islamic Studies reviewed the letter of the Prime Minister Dr. Omar Razzaz in which he requested studying the attached documents about "Jordan`s Position Paper on Abortion"  and delivering the ruling of Sharia on that.

After thorough consideration, the Iftaa` Board decided the following:

The content of the paragraphs attached under the heading "Jordan`s Position Paper on Abortion" complies with the Ijtihad related to the ruling of Sharia on abortion and in which the objectives of Sharia were taken into consideration.

We (Iftaa` Board) recommend making some changes that are deemed essential for the completion of the Sharia opinion in the above paper. They are as follows:

First: "Raising awareness of the unlawful and the unsafe sexual relations within all groups of society, (P.6)." We recommend changing "Raising awareness" into "Warning against" while changing "Unlawful" and "Unsafe, wherever they occur, into "Relationships outside of valid marriage."

Second: About the heading "Including Sexual Education, (P.5)," We recommend adding "In a manner consistent with our social values and the principles of Islamic Law."

Third: We recommend adding the General Iftaa` Department to the implementers in the paragraphs entitled "Including Sexual Education" and "Raising religious awareness."

Fourth: "Opening reproductive health clinics for the young, male and female, (P.5)." We recommend linking this with "In a manner consistent with our social values and the principles of Islamic Law."

Fifth: We also recommend linking the same phrase with "By nomination from the competent authorities," in margin No. (12), the system of forming an ethics board. 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

Dr. Majed al-Darawsheh, Member

Dr. Ahmad al-Hasanat, Member

Judge Khalid Woraikat, Member (I recommend deleting the term "Sexual Education"

Prof. Adam Nooh Al-Qhodaat/Member

Dr. Amjad Rasheed/Member

Dr. Jamil Khatatbeh/Member

Dr. Mohammad Younis Al-Zou`bi/ Member





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