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Resolution No.(144)(9/2010) by the Board of Iftaa`, Research and Islamic Studies:

"The Jordanian Personal Status Draft Law/2010"

Date: 16/6/1431 AH, corresponding to 30/5/2010 AD.


During its sixth session held on the above date, the Board reviewed the Jordanian Personal Status Draft Law.

After thorough studying and deliberating, it decided what follows:

The above draft law is derived from the provisions of Islamic Sharia with its four Madhabs (Schools of thought), and achieves its goals related to the family rules through protecting the rights of women, family, and children, in general; therefore, the Board recommends going on with its constitutional procedures until it is ratified.

Moreover, the Board appreciates the sincere efforts of the Supreme Judge, the Sharia Judiciary Commission and all the people that have participated in drafting this law. We pray that Allah, The Almighty, favors Islam and Muslims with success and progress. All success is due to Allah.



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

Vice Head of the Iftaa` Board, Dr. Ahmad Hilayel

Dr. Yahia Al-Botoosh/ Member

His Eminence, Sheikh Sa`ied Hijjawi/ Member

Dr. Mohammad Khair Al-Essa

Judge Sarrie Attieh

Dr. Abdulrahman Ibbdah/ Member

Dr. Mohammad Oklah/ Member

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

Dr. Mohammad Al-Khalayleh/ Member

Dr. Mohammad Al-Gharaibeh/ Member

Executive Secretary of the Iftaa` board, Dr. Ahmad Al-has`sanat

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Summarized Fatawaa

What are the conditions of the Aqeeqah?

The animals that are acceptable to be slaughtered for 'Aqeeqah are the same which are acceptable to be slaughtered for the sacrifice of 'Eed in terms of their age and lack of defects. The sheep should be one year old, and its teeth should have fallen off. As for goats and cows, they should have finished two years of age and entered into the third. The Aqeeqah should be free of any defects as regards meat, or price value.

What is the amount of the Fitr Zakah(obligatory charity) of Ramadhaan?

The Fitr Zakah of Ramadhaan is a Sa`(2500 grams) from what the people of that country or state eat the most.

What is the ruling of Sharia on tubal ligation?

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.
Undergoing tubal ligation* to protect the mother`s health is permissible provided that this procedure is performed based on professional opinion of trustworthy medical doctors. And Allah The Almighty Knows Best.

*Tubal ligation is a surgical procedure for female sterilization in which the fallopian tubes are permanently blocked, clipped or removed. This prevents the fertilization of eggs by sperm and thus the implantation of a fertilized egg. Tubal ligation is considered a permanent method of sterilization and birth control.



How long is the` Iddah(waiting period) of a divorced woman?

If a woman is pregnant at the time of divorce, then her 'Iddah (waiting period) expires when she gives birth to the baby. If she is in a state of menstruation, then her `Iddah expires when she finishes three menses. However, if she doesn`t have menses, then her `Iddah expires after three months.