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Resolution No.(178)(10/2012) by the Board of Iftaa`, Research and Islamic Studies: "Ruling of Sharia on Deducting Part of the Donations to Cover Administrative Expenses"
Date: 8/8/1433 AH, corresponding to 28/6/2012.


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of The Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.
During its fifth session held on the above given date, the Board reviewed the following question:
From time to time, the Professional Associations Complex launches fund-raising campaigns to support the poor in Jordan, or our Arab brothers. Since such campaigns involve administrative expenses, is it permissible to cover them from the raised-funds?
After researching and deliberating, the Board decided what follows:
There are two types of administrative expenses needed by charitable societies:
First: Administrative expenses that are essential for achieving the objective of the fund-raising campaign, such as expenses of delivering funds to their eligible recipients, the expenses of safeguarding these funds and the like, are permissible to be covered in compliance with the agreed upon jurisprudential maxim: "The means takes the ruling of the end."This maxim has been indicated by many of the Sharia-approved evidences, and was stated in many books of the scholars, such as Al-Izz Bin Abdulsalaam.
Second: Other administrative expenses of the society, such as staff salaries, rent, water, electricity..etc, shouldn`t be covered from the funds that have been raised for a certain purpose; rather, from the general donations made to the society in general, or for it in particular.
To be on the safe side, the Board advises those in charge of raising these funds to inform the donors that a small part of them covers administrative expenses. And Allah knows best.


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

Sheikh Sa`ied Hijjawi/ Member
Prof. Abdulsalam Al-Abbadi/ Member
Prof. Mohammad Al-Khwdah/Member
Prof. Abdul N`nassir Abu-Al-bas`sal/Member
Dr.Yahia Al-Boutoosh/Member
Dr. Wasif Al-Bakhri/ Member
Dr. Mohammad Al-Khalayleh/ Member
Dr. Mohammad Az`zoubi/ Member

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