Al-Iftaa` Personnel Regulation System

Article (1):

This regulation shall be cited as "Al-Iftaa` Personnel Regulation System/2008 "and shall come into effect after the date of its publication in the official Gazette.


Article (2):

The following words and expressions, wherever used in this Regulation, shall have the meanings hereunder assigned to them, unless the context otherwise provides:


-The Grand Mufti: Grand Mufti of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

-The Department: General Iftaa` Department.

-The Secretary General: Secretary General of Iftaa` Department

-The Mufti: Any Mufti at the Department or its branches in governorates.

-The Mentor: Family mentor at the Dept. or governorate.

-The Researcher: Any researcher at the Dept. or governorate.



Article (3):

Salaries and raises of Iftaa` employees shall be as follows:

A-The Grand Mufti shall receive the salary and allocations of a Minister, in addition to (1500JDs) per month as an allowance for representing Al-Iftaa`.

B-The Secretary General shall receive the salary given to occupants of second class positions of the high category and the raises stipulated in the effective Civil Service Regulation, and an additional raise of (115%) from the basic salary.

C-A Mufti shall receive the following salary, annual increase and additional raise with a percentage from the basic salary:

Degree   Basic Salary (JD)   Annual Increase (JD)   Additional Raise

Special          715-815                   10                                         95%

First               655-705                   10         75%

Second          595-645                   10          75%

Third              535-585                   10                             75%

Fourth           475-525                   10           75%

Fifth               415-465                   10           75%

Sixth               355-405                   10           75%


D-Occupants of the  positions mentioned in this article(3) shall receive (40 JDs), per month, as an individual allowance, in addition to the family allowance stipulated in the effective Civil Service Regulation.



Article (4):

The Mufti shall be hired in accordance with the following requirements:


A-One who holds a BA in Sharia Sciences, at least (10) years have passed over his receiving this degree and have passed the tests conducted by the Iftaa` Council shall be given the salary of the first year based on the sixth degree. This is provided that years of experience, other than the ten years, are calculated. In addition, he shall be granted one annual increase for the first five years.

B-Master degree holders shall be granted two annual increases; whereas, PhD. holders shall be granted three annual increases.

C-By decision of the Iftaa` Council, the situations of the Muftis appointed before the provisions of this regulation were put into effect shall be adjusted, and in accordance with them.


Article (5):

A-An employee occupying the position of mentor and researcher shall be given an additional raise with a percentage of(100%) from the basic salary which he collects in accordance with the provisions of the effective Civil Service Regulation.

B-The rest of the Department`s employees shall be given an additional raise with a percentage of (50%) from the basic salary that each receivesin accordance with the provisions of the effective Civil ServiceRegulation.

C-It is permissible, by decision of the Iftaa` Council, to give bonuses to researchers against conducting research, entrusted to them, based on instructions issued by the Grand Mufti to that end.


Article (6):

In cases not stipulated for in this regulation, the effective Civil Service Regulation shall apply to the Department`s employees. To this end, the Iftaa` Council shall exercise the powers of the cabinet, and the Grand Mufti shall exercise the powers of the minister stipulated in this regulation.


Article (7):

Any text stipulated in another regulation that contradicts the provisions of this regulation shall not be effective.


Article (8): The Grand Mufti shall issue the necessary instructions for the execution of the provisions of this regulation.




Summarized Fatawaa

How long is the` Iddah(waiting period) of a divorced woman?

If a woman is pregnant at the time of divorce, then her 'Iddah (waiting period) expires when she gives birth to the baby. If she is in a state of menstruation, then her `Iddah expires when she finishes three menses. However, if she doesn`t have menses, then her `Iddah expires after three months.

What is the ruling on attending relatives` parties held in public halls, or hotels since if we don`t, we will be subjected to their admonition?

If such parties involve mixing between men and women, or forbidden acts such as listening to songs with sinful lyrics, then attending them is forbidden from the view point of Sharia since people`s admonition is nothing compared to Allah`s, The Almighty`s, wrath.

Is it permissible for a woman to use a contraceptive without telling her husband although he wants to have as many children as possible and she can`t care for them?

All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.
If the pregnancy is harmful to the woman, it is permissible for her to use a contraceptive; however, this has to be backed by a medical report from a God-fearing doctor. In addition, you had better inform your of what you are doing to avoid dispute. And Allah The Almighty Knows Best.

How many pieces of cloth are used to enshroud a deceased man, and a deceased woman?

A deceased woman is enshrouded in five pieces of cloth: head cover, wrapper, shirt , and two folds of cloth. On the other hand, a deceased man is enshrouded with three pieces of cloth.