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Resolution No.(281)(17/2019) "Ruling on Building a Quranic Center on Part of an Endowed Plot of Land"

Date: 25/Safar/1441 AH, corresponding to 24/10/2019 AD.


Praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds.

On its tenth session held on the above date, the Board reviewed the letter(24/10/2019) sent from His Excellency, the Minister of Endowments, Holy Sites and Islamic Affairs, Prof. Abdulnaser Abulbasal, and it reads as follows:


What is the ruling of Sharia on building a mosque and a Quranic center on part of a plot of land endowed as a graveyard from the state treasury?


After careful consideration, the Board decided what follows:


There is nothing wrong with building a mosque and a Quranic center on part of the above plot of land since the state hasn`t endowed it only as burial ground. Rather, it specified using it for that purpose as dictated by the public interest. Therefore, this specification isn`t binding. In other words, that land may be used for other purposes; unlike the case where the condition of the endower is as binding as the text of Sharia. Thus, if the administrator of that endowment saw the need for building the mosque and the Quranic center on that land then there is nothing wrong with that. And Allah the Almighty knows best.


Chairperson of Iftaa` Board,

Grand Mufti of Jordan,

Dr. Mohammad Al-Khalayleh

Sheikh Abdulkareem Al-Khasawneh, Member

Dr. Ahmad Al-Hasanat, Member

Sheikh Sa`eid Al-Hijjawi, Member

Judge Khalid Woraikat, Member

Dr. Mohammad Al-Zou`bi, Member

Dr. Rashaad Al-Kelaani, Member

Dr. Majid Darawsheh, Member

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