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Resolutions of Iftaa' Board

Date Added : 02-11-2015


Resolution No.(72): “Ruling on Charging a Percentage on Loans as an Allowance for Administrative Expenses and the Like“

Date: 18/9/1424 AH corresponding to 12/11/2003 AD.


The Board received the following question: 

What is the ruling of Islamic Sharia on charging a percentage on loans as an allowance for administrative expenses and the like?

Answer: All success is due to Allah.

The Board is of the view that giving cash loans up to (800) JDs without a guarantee and with charging 3% as a contribution and allowance for administrative expenses isn`t permissible because this percentage is considered usury. However, it is permissible to charge a specific sum in return for administrative expenses and as a contribution, whether the loan is big or small. And Allah Knows Best.


Chairman of the Iftaa` Board, Chief Justice, Izzaldeen At-Tamimi

Dr. Yousef Ghyzaan

         Dr. Abdulsalam Al-Abbadi

      Dr. Wasif Abdulwahaab

  Sheikh Saeid Hijjawi

           Dr. Mohammad Abu Yahia


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Summarized Fatawaa

Is it permissible for a person, who vowed to offer two Rak`ahs(units of prayer) everyday for Allah`s sake, to do so after the Fajr(dawn) prayer?

In principle, a vow should be fulfilled as it was originally intended, and if its time lapses then, it should be fulfilled at any time because of the vow. Therefore, it is permissible to offer them after the Fajr prayer, and there is no prohibition in doing so. However, it is preferable for him to offer these two Rak`ahs at some other time to avoid the disagreement amongst the scholars in this regard.

Is it permissible for a woman to go out wearing bright colors?

Bright colors are part of a woman`s adornment, and it is impermissible for her to show it to people other than her husband, or one of her Mahrams(Unmarriageable kin).

Should a woman who broke her fast because of delivery make up for missed fasting days before the next Ramadhaan, and what is the expiation due on her in case she delayed making up for them ?

She should make up for missed fasting days before the start of next Ramadhaan if possible, but if she didn`t while being able to, then she is obliged to make up for them along with feeding a needy person for each delayed day of the missed fasting days. However, if she wasn`t able to make up for the missed fasting days before the start of next Ramadhaan, she has to fast a day for every day that she missed, and no ransom is due on her.

Is it permissible to fish on Saturday?

It is permissible for Muslims to fish on any day, but the sons of Israel are the ones forbidden to fish on Saturday. Moreover, there is no evidence in Islamic Sharia prohibiting Muslims from fishing on that day.