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Date Added : 13-07-2022

Resolution No.(314)By The Board of Iftaa', Researches and Islamic Studies:

"Ruling on Giving Zakah to Help Cover Treatment Expenses for the Poor"

Date (27 of Thilgidah, 1443 AH), corresponding to (27/6/2022 AD).


Praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds. May His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.

In its ninth meeting held on the above date, the Board of Iftaa` reviewed the question about the ruling of Sharia on giving Zakah to help cover the treatment expenses for the poor and needy as well as their health and living expenses?


After thorough deliberations, the Board decided what follows:


Assisting the poor and needy, providing for their different needs, and relieving them from hardships are amongst the most beloved acts to Almighty Allah and the highest purposes of Sharia. This proves that the religion of Islam isn`t confined to the relationship between the servant and his/her Lord but also extends to social solidarity mercy to fellow humans. Almighty Allah Says {What means}: "So give what is due to kindred, the needy, and the wayfarer. That is best for those who seek the Countenance, of God, and it is they who will prosper." {Ar-Rum, 38}. Moreover, the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: “If anyone relieves a Muslim believer from one of the hardships of this worldly life, Allah will relieve him of one of the hardships of the Day of Resurrection. If anyone makes it easy for the one who is indebted to him (while finding it difficult to repay), Allah Will Make it easy for him in this worldly life and in the Hereafter, and if anyone conceals the faults of a Muslim, Allah Will Conceal his faults in this world and in the Hereafter. Allah Helps His slave as long as he helps his brother.” {Related by Muslim}.


Consequently, the Board of Iftaa`, Research and Islamic Studies recommends that the solvent help the poor, needy, and the afflicted through giving both voluntary and obligatory charities to the eligible recipients, which is embodied in covering expenses of surgeries, artificial organs, medications, rehabilitation and the like. This is because there is no reward for kindness except kindness itself. And Allah The Almighty Knows Best.




Grand Mufti of Jordan, Sheikh Abdulkareem Al-Khasawneh

Sheikh Sa`eid Hijjawi/ Member

Prof. Amjad Rasheed/ Member

Prof. Adam Nooh Al-Qhodah/ Member

Dr.Majid Darawsheh/ Member

Dr. Jameel Khatatbeh/ Member

Dr. Ahmad Al-Hasanat/ Member

Dr. Mohammad Younes al-Zou`bi/ Member


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