Date Added : 05-10-2015

Resolution No. (210) Ruling on Investing Part of the Waqf for its Benefit

 

Praise be to Allah; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

The Board of Iftaa`, Research and Islamic Studies reviewed in its fourteenth session, Sunday(6/ Rabie Al-Awwal/1436)=(28/12/2014), the letter of His Excellency, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Endowments, and it reads as follows:

I hereby enclose the certificate of the charitable endowment(Waqf) of  lot No.(135)-(5) from Tla` Al-Ali lands{ Waqfia of the schools of the Sheikh of Martyrs, Umar Al-Mokhtar }. Kindly clarify the ruling of Islamic Sharia` in what follows:

1-Investing a part of this endowed lot for the purpose of covering the expenses of the school and the orphan students who dwell in it.

2- Spending from the revenues of this investment on the orphans whose guardians refuse to allow them  stay the night at the school or to cover the expenses of their study.

3-Admitting other students in return for paying the tuition, so as to integrate the orphans with their peers, and secure an additional source of financing to the Waqf.

After careful study and deliberation, the board decided the following:

There is no harm in investing a part of the endowed lot, referred to above, for spending on the school, Muslim-orphan students and  sons of martyrs since the certificate of this endowment has stipulated dedicating it for the welfare of these categories, so the revenues of the invested part are included in this stipulation, and putting this stipulation into effect is adhering to the condition set by the Waqif(endower), and there is no harm in doing so.

However, we recommend adherence to making  Muslim orphans and  sons of martyrs a priority, so only a certain number of other students should be allowed into the school i.e. that which fulfills the necessary benefit of the above categories, and provided that other students pay the full fees, and these are to be used in meeting the stipulation of the endower. This way, conditions for the permissibility of  disposing of this Waqf, according to the form mentioned in the above question, are met. And Allah knows best.

 

Head of the Iftaa` Board, The Grand Mufti of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, His Grace Sheikh Abdulkareem Al-Khasawneh

Vice Head of the Iftaa` Board, Dr. Ahmad Hilayel

Dr. Yahia Al-Botoosh/ Member

Dr. Hayil Abdulhafeez/ Member

Sheikh Sa`ied Hijjawi/ Member

Dr. Mohammad Khair Al-Essa/ Member

Dr. Moh. Al-Qodah/ Member

Dr. Wasif  Al-Bakri/ Member

Dr. Abduln`nassir Abu Al Bass`al/ Member

Dr. Mohammad Al-Khalayleh/ Member

Dr. Mohammad Al-Zou`bi/ Member