Resolutions of Iftaa' Board

Resolutions of Iftaa' Board

Date Added : 03-05-2021


Resolution No. (199), by The Board of Iftaa' Research and Islamic Studies:

"Banning the Circulation of Copies of the Holy Quran in which the Rules of Quranic Recitation are Included" 

Date (14/Sh'abaan/1435AH), corresponding to (12/06/2014AD).



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

On the above given date, the Board reviewed the question sent by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affaires by proxy whereas it states: "I seek for the permission of your excellency to review my copy of the Holy Quran [Al-Mushaf Al-Moalim/Dar Al-Waseela] and [Al-Wadih Fee At-Tajweed 'Alaa Noskhat Al-Mushaf] in order to clarify the permissibility of circulating them based on the opinion of the respected Iftaa' Board."


After long deliberation, the Board stated what follows:

The Holy Quran is Allah's, The Exalted Speech, revealed on the seal of prophets Muhammad (PBUH), gathered in the Holy Quran Book, reported in a successive way and within its pages lie guidance and light for the whole world which entails the Islamic nation to preserve and keep it intact from changes.

After reviewing a copy of [Al-Wadih Fee At-Tajweed 'Alaa Noskhat Al-Mushaf] (Dar As-Salam) in which apparent colorful words added to the holy Quran and the rulings of Quranic recitation are manifested on each single word; thus, we are of the view that publishing and circulating it among people is impermissible because many different copies of the Holy Quran will exist and an addition on the recited verses will take place as a result.


As for the other book [Al-Mushaf Al-Moalim/Dar Al-Waseela] in which the rulings of Quranic recitation are manifested through symbols and colors in details, never been used by Quranic scholars neither earlier nor lately, long researches of Quranic recitation are included in the last pages of  it in addition of having some illustrations and drawings;therefore, we are of the view that this copy shouldn't be circulated. Further, the rulings of Quranic recitation should be separated in an independent book in order to avoid the mixture of Allah's Speech with the speech of people indistinctively. And Allah Knows Best.


Chairman of the Iftaa` Board, The General Mufti of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, His Grace Sheikh Abdulkareem Al-Khasawneh.

Prof. Hayel Abdulhafeez/ Member

His Eminence, Sheikh Sa`ied Hijjawi/ Member

Prof. Mohammad Al-Qudat/ Member

Dr. Mohammad Al-Khalayleh/ Member

Dr.Wasif Al-Bak`kri/ Member

Prof. Abduln`nassir Abu Al Bass`al/ Member

Dr. Yahia Al-Botoosh/ Member

Dr. Mohammad Khair Al-Esa

Dr. Mohammad Al-Zou`bi/ Member


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Summarized Fatawaa

Is it permissible for a woman to shake hands with her brother-in-law?

It is forbidden for the woman to shake hands with her brother-in-law because he isn`t a Mahram(unmarriageable) of hers.

Is it permissible for a woman to apply Kuhul(Halal eyeliner) and go out wearing it?

Kuhul is part of a woman`s adornment, and it is forbidden for her to show that to anyone other than a husband , or a Mahram(Unmarriageable kin).

Is it permissible for a person to give the Zakah(obligatory charity) to his daughter-in-law?

Yes, it is permissible for a person to give the Zakah to his daughter-in-law if she was poor, and wasn`t provided for sufficiently by whomever is obliged to provide for her.

Is it true that if a ritually impure, or a menstruating woman visits one who is in confinement, harm will be inflicted on the latter, or her baby?

This is completely wrong and unfounded piece of information.