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Resolutions of Iftaa' Board

Date Added : 03-12-2015

 

Resolution No.(39): "Ruling of Sharia on Bahaism"

Date: 25/6/1417 AH, corresponding to 7/11/1996

 

The Board has received the following question: 
What is the ruling of Sharia on Mr. (X`s) request to obtain a family register for the first time, taking into consideration the fact that he embraces Baha'ism?
Answer: All prefect 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.
The Board is of the view that it isn`t permissible to register the religion of the above mentioned person in his family register or passport because the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan doesn`t recognize "Baha'ism" and any Muslim who converts to it is considered an apostate and takes the rulings of Sharia on apostates. Moreover, in the official records and documents he remains a Muslim based on his father`s family register until a Sharia court rules that he is an apostate. And Allah Knows Best.

 

 

Chairman of the Iftaa`Board, Chief Justice, Deputized Mufti of Jordan, Izzaldeen Al-Tamimi

Sheikh Sa`eid Hijjawi

Dr. Yousef Ghyzan

           Dr. Abdulsalam Al-Abbadi

          Dr. Mahmood Al-Bhakeet

Dr. Fat-hi Alduraini

                   Sheikh Mahmoud Al-Shewayat

         Dr. Mahmood Al-Sartawi

        Sheikh Na`eim Mujahid

 

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