Al-Iftaa` Administrative Organization Regulation


Article (1):

This regulation shall be cited as "Al-Iftaa` Administrative Organization Regulation/2007" and shall come into effect after the date of its publication in the official Gazette.

Article (2):

The following words and expressions, wherever used in this Regulation, shall have the meanings hereunder assigned to them, unless the context otherwise provides:

-The Grand Mufti: Grand Mufti of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

-The Department: General Iftaa` Department.

-The Secretary General: Secretary General of Iftaa` Department

-The Mufti: Any Mufti at the Department or its branches in governorates.

Article (3):

The organizational structure of the department shall consist of:

A-The Grand Mufti.

B-The Secretary General.

C-The Muftis.

D-The following directorates:

1-The Directorate of Islamic Research and Studies.

2-The Directorate of Public Relations & Media.

3-The Directorate of Administrative & Financial Affairs.

4-The Directorate of Bureau.

H-The following two units:

1-Internal Auditing.

2-Information Technology (IT).

I-Iftaa` offices in governorates.

Article (4):

An Iftaa` office shall be established in every governorate and shall be supervised by a Mufti.

Article (5):

A-The Secretary General shall be associated with the Grand Mufti and shall be responsible before him for the flow of work at the Department or any of its branches.

B-Muftis shall be administratively associated with the Secretary General.

C-Managers of directorates and units shall be associated with the Secretary General, and each shall be responsible before him for delivering the tasks & obligations entrusted to them.

Article (6):

A-A committee shall be established at the Department cited as (Planning Committee). It shall be presided by the Grand Mufti, and the following names shall be members:

1-The Secretary General-Vice president.

2-Muftis cited by the Grand Mufti.

3-Managers of directorates at the Dept.

B-The committee shall undertake the following tasks and obligations and report the proper recommendations to the Grand Mufti:

1.Studying the Department`s plan of action and proposing the best methods of development to enable the Dept. to deliver its message.

2-Preparing job classification system of the Dept.

3-Preparing draft laws, regulations and instructions pertaining to the function of the Dept.

4-Preparing the annual budget draft and the man-power table budget of the Dept.

5-Any other matters transferred by the Mufti.

C-The committee shall convene upon invitation of its chair or vice chair, in case the former was absent, at least once a month or whenever the need arises. Its meeting shall constitute a quorum by the attendance of two thirds of the members; provided that the chair or his deputy is amongst them, and recommendations shall be adopted through, at least, the majority voting of the members.

D-The Grand Mufti shall name an employee as secretary of the committee. The latter shall be entrusted with preparing the agenda, following up meetings invitations, keeping record of sessions, following up the execution of recommendations and filing documents and correspondence.

E-The Chair of the committee may invite whoever he sees fit from the employees of the Dept. or others, seeking their professional opinion on issues presented to the committee, but without giving them the right to vote.


Article (7):

A-Based on a letter from the Secretary General, the Grand Mufti shall have the right to establish, abolish or merge any directorate or unit at the Dept.

B-Based on a letter from the manager in question, the Secretary General shall have the right to establish, abolish or merge any department or section in a directorate or an office.

Article (8):

The Grand Mufti shall issue the instructions needed for the implementation of the provision of this regulation, including the following:

A-Specifying the tasks of directorates and units and the responsibilities of their managers.

B-Classifying jobs at the Dept.

C-Defining the relationships and the channels of communication and coordination amongst the different directorates, units, and sections at the Dept.


Article (9):

Iftaa` Regulation (17/1997) shall be abolished.

Summarized Fatawaa

Is it permissible to pay the Fitr Zakah(obligatory charity) of Ramadhaan on behalf of a dead person?

The Fitr Zakah of Ramadhaan isn`t due on one who had passed away before the sunset of the last day of Ramadhaan.

Is it permissible for the big brother to force his sisters to wear Hijjab(Islamic wear) if their father didn`t do his part in this regard ?

The father`s attention should be drawn gently and politely, and the sisters should also be reminded with good words since Allah, The Almighty, says: “O ye who believe! Save yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is Men and Stones.”{Al-Tahreem/6}.

What is the ruling on someone who vowed to fast for two consecutive months, but failed to do so?

He is obliged to fulfill his vow by fasting for two consecutive months, but if he fails to do so then, it remains a debt on him until he either fulfills his vow, or dies. In case of his death, his guardian is supposed to fast on his behalf, or donate food from his estate in return for fasting, but if the guardian fails to do so then, it is all in the Hands of Allah.

Is the maternal uncle of one`s mother a Maharam*?

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.
Mother`s maternal uncle is a mahram. And Allah the Almighty knows best.
* In Islam, a mahram is a member of one's family with whom marriage would be considered haram, concealment purdah, or concealment of the body with hijab, is not obligatory; and with whom, if he is an adult male, she may be escorted during a journey, although an escort may not be obligatory.