Al-Iftaa` Personnel Regulation System

Article (1):

This regulation shall be cited as "Al-Iftaa` Personnel Regulation System/2008 "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.

-The Mentor: Family mentor at the Dept. or governorate.

-The Researcher: Any researcher at the Dept. or governorate.



Article (3):

Salaries and raises of Iftaa` employees shall be as follows:

A-The Grand Mufti shall receive the salary and allocations of a Minister, in addition to (1500JDs) per month as an allowance for representing Al-Iftaa`.

B-The Secretary General shall receive the salary given to occupants of second class positions of the high category and the raises stipulated in the effective Civil Service Regulation, and an additional raise of (115%) from the basic salary.

C-A Mufti shall receive the following salary, annual increase and additional raise with a percentage from the basic salary:

Degree   Basic Salary (JD)   Annual Increase (JD)   Additional Raise

Special          715-815                   10                                         95%

First               655-705                   10         75%

Second          595-645                   10          75%

Third              535-585                   10                             75%

Fourth           475-525                   10           75%

Fifth               415-465                   10           75%

Sixth               355-405                   10           75%


D-Occupants of the  positions mentioned in this article(3) shall receive (40 JDs), per month, as an individual allowance, in addition to the family allowance stipulated in the effective Civil Service Regulation.



Article (4):

The Mufti shall be hired in accordance with the following requirements:


A-One who holds a BA in Sharia Sciences, at least (10) years have passed over his receiving this degree and have passed the tests conducted by the Iftaa` Council shall be given the salary of the first year based on the sixth degree. This is provided that years of experience, other than the ten years, are calculated. In addition, he shall be granted one annual increase for the first five years.

B-Master degree holders shall be granted two annual increases; whereas, PhD. holders shall be granted three annual increases.

C-By decision of the Iftaa` Council, the situations of the Muftis appointed before the provisions of this regulation were put into effect shall be adjusted, and in accordance with them.


Article (5):

A-An employee occupying the position of mentor and researcher shall be given an additional raise with a percentage of(100%) from the basic salary which he collects in accordance with the provisions of the effective Civil Service Regulation.

B-The rest of the Department`s employees shall be given an additional raise with a percentage of (50%) from the basic salary that each receivesin accordance with the provisions of the effective Civil ServiceRegulation.

C-It is permissible, by decision of the Iftaa` Council, to give bonuses to researchers against conducting research, entrusted to them, based on instructions issued by the Grand Mufti to that end.


Article (6):

In cases not stipulated for in this regulation, the effective Civil Service Regulation shall apply to the Department`s employees. To this end, the Iftaa` Council shall exercise the powers of the cabinet, and the Grand Mufti shall exercise the powers of the minister stipulated in this regulation.


Article (7):

Any text stipulated in another regulation that contradicts the provisions of this regulation shall not be effective.


Article (8): The Grand Mufti shall issue the necessary instructions for the execution of the provisions of this regulation.




Summarized Fatawaa

My maternal aunt`s son is living abroad; however, both our families have recited Al-Fatehah declaring our engagement. We have been engaged for three months, but the marriage contract wasn`t concluded because he couldn`t come to Jordan since my mother and brothers are abroad. Is it allowed that he sees my picture without Hijab knowing that the marriage contract will be concluded at the first opportunity?

All perfect praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds. May His peace and blessings be upon Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.
Betrothal is a promise to marry, so your betrothed is a stranger to you and isn`t permitted to look at you even through a picture. Once your marriage contract is concluded, you become husband and wife and he can look at you as much as he wants. Moreover, he may deputize his father to carry out the procedures of the marriage on his behalf. And Allah The Almighty Knows Best.

Is it permissible for a wife to leave her house without asking her husband?

It is impermissible for the wife to leave her house without asking her husband except for a sound reason.

Is it permissible for a woman to wear colored lenses?

Wearing colored lenses for treatment is permissible, and wearing them as an adornment is also permissible, provided that she isn`t seen while having them on by non-Mahrams(Marriageable men).

Is a wife considered sinful if she asked for divorce because her husband married another woman?

A second marriage is lawful, and so it is impermissible for you to ask for divorce because of that. If you are certain that you won`t be able to deliver Allah`s rights and those of your husband`s , then it is permissible for you to ask for Khul`a(Divorce on the demand of the wife). However, you should exercise patience since after difficulties, there is easiness by the will of Allah.