Date Added : 09-02-2021

Resolution No. (297) (17/2020): "Investing Land Endowed for Building a Mosque"

 

Date: (16th of Rabi'ul-Akhir, 1442 AH), corresponding to (2/12/2020 AD).

 

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 13nth meeting held on the above date, the Board of Iftaa` reviewed the letter No. 4/2/2/10794 sent from His Excellency the Minister of Awqaf, Holy Sites and Islamic Affairs Dr. Mohammad Al-Khalayleh. It stated as follows: "We would like to bring to your attention that Mr. Yaghi has donated the land No. (586/5) (Al-Ar-Rafiah, An-nawaijees Village, of the lands of eastern Amman) for building a mosque. This land is estimated at (530) square meters and is registered in the name of the Ministry of Awqaf, Holy Sites and Islamic Affairs under a contract of hibah (gift)/2009. This land has been vacant since 2009, however, several mosques were built near it and they suffice for prayer performers residing in that area. However, this land is considered in violation of the regulations stated in the Jordanian Law in this regard. In addition, not benefitting from it defies the purpose for which it was endowed in the first place. Based on the aforementioned, what is the ruling of Sharia on investing this land?

After careful consideration, the Board has arrived at the following decision:

It is permissible to invest the above land and use the revenue in favor of the surrounding mosques, and in a manner that achieves the purpose for which it was endowed. This is of course after the donor, or his heirs in case he was dead, approve of that. And Allah the Almighty knows best.

 

 Chairperson of Iftaa` Board,

Grand Mufti of Jordan,

Sheikh Abdulkareem al-Khasawneh

Prof. Mahmoud Al-Sartawi/ Member

Dr. Majed al-Darawsheh/ Member

Judge Khalid Woraikat/ Member

Prof. Adam Nooh Al-Qhodaat/ Member 

Dr. Amjad Rasheed/ Member

Dr. Jamil Khatatbeh/ Member

Dr. Ahmad al-Hasanat/ Member  

Dr. Mohammad Younis Al-Zou`bi / Member