Date Added : 03-06-2020

Resolution No.(284)(4/2020) by the Board of Iftaa`, Research and Islamic Studies:
 "About Fasting Ramadan by Person Infected with Corona Virus " 
Date: (22/Sha`ban/1441 AH), corresponding to (16/4/2020).


All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.
At its third meeting held on the above date, the Board reviewed the question about fasting Ramadan by person infected with corona virus?
After careful consideration, the Board has taken the following decision:
Fasting Ramadan is prescribed to our nation as it was prescribed to nations before us to purify our hearts from sin and our elevate status in the sight of Allah for fasting is His and He rewards for it without measure. He the Almighty says(what means), " O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint,-"{al-Baqarah,183}.
Islamic Sharia intends every facility to the sick, including those infected with corona virus, who fear harm from observing prescribed fast. Thus, the patient-who is advised by medical doctors not to fast to prevent his health from deteriorating or in order for him to make a speedy recovery-should make use of this concession and make up missed fasts when able to. As for the healthy person who isn`t on a journey, he is obliged to observe fast and not  entitled to any exemptions in this regard. Rather, such a person should be keen on observing fast during pandemic and encourage himself to do so by drawing closer to Allah through making repentance and performing different acts of devotion. Allah says{what means}, " Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur’an, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (Between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting, but if any one is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period (Should be made up) by days later. God intends every facility for you; He does not want to put to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period, and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful."{al-Baqarah, 185}. And Allah the Almighty knows best. 

Chairperson of Iftaa` Board,
Grand Mufti of Jordan,
Dr. Abdulkareem al-Khasawneh
Dr. Mohammad al-khalayleh
Dr. Mahmoud al-Sartawi, Member
Sheikh Sa`eid Al-Hijjawi, Member
Dr. Majed al-Darawsheh, Member
Dr. Ahmad al-Hasanat, Member
Judge Khalid Woraikat, Member
Prof. Adam Nooh Al-Qhodaat/Member
Dr. Jamil Khatatbeh/Member
Dr. Amjad Rasheed/Member
Dr. Mohammad Al-Zou`bi/ Member