Statement on Banning ... Date Added: 04-05-2023

A Statement on Calling for ... Date Added: 19-04-2023

Laylatul Qadr (The Night of ... Date Added: 17-04-2023

The Iftaa` Department ... Date Added: 12-04-2023

The Terrorist Crime in ... Date Added: 14-05-2023

Enemies Tarnished the Pure ... Date Added: 11-05-2023

Underestimating People of ... Date Added: 10-05-2023

The Hashemite Flag Date Added: 04-05-2023


Subject : Comments on the Statute of the Social Fund of Teachers

Fatwa Number : 2858

Date : 11-11-2013

Classified : Current Financial Issues

Fatwa Type : Search Fatawaa

Question :

What is the ruling of Sharia on the Social Fund of Teachers (see attached copy)?

The Answer :

All perfect praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds. May His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.

Having examined the provisions and the terminology of the above contract, We (Iftaa` Department) note the following: 

First: It should be stated that the payment made by a participant is a donation, and We recommend stating this in Article (4A/1).

Second: Article (5/A/3) states: "(5%) of the zero-interest loans is among the resources of the Fund, however, it is safer to limit this clause by: " It shouldn`t be more than the actual cost of the needed administrative expenses, and it isn`t permissible to make any profit out of the latter."

Third: Article (3/16) states: "Obligations should be settled by recovering grants and loans taken from the Fund, and twenty five JDs should be deducted from the amount due. 

There are two problems with this Article. First: How can the grants be recovered while are a gift, which became obligatory by holding? Second: What is the Sharia evidence on which the deduction of the twenty five JDs, from the one who has withdrawn from the Fund, was based?

Fourth: Article (17/D) stipulates a financial penalty. This isn`t permissible because it involves the suspicion of the forbidden penalty clause. Therefore, We recommend removing it. And Allah the Almighty knows best. 



Name *

E. mail Address *


Comment Title *

Comment *


Warning: this window is not dedicated to receive religious questions, but to comment on topics published for the benefit of the site administrators—and not for publication. We are pleased to receive religious questions in the section "Send Your Question". So we apologize to readers for not answering any questions through this window of "Comments" for the sake of work organization. Thank you.