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Terms and Conditions of Use

Accessing this Website is governed by the following terms and conditions:

These Terms apply in full force and effect to your use of this Website and by using this Website; you expressly accept all terms and conditions contained herein in full. You are required not to use this Website if you object to any of its Terms and Conditions.

 Privacy Statement

1. No personal information that could lead to user`s identity, such as name, mobile No. or email shall be registered by the Website. The only way for getting such information shall be through his/her sending it directly to the Website, registering in the Website or sending any questions to it. Kindly note that privacy of information is protected by the Website.

2. In case the Website received any of the user`s personal information, it shall be used for developing the content of the Website for the general benefit of the users. The information may also be used to inform the user of any updates made to the Website.

3. The Website shall have the right to publish questions and answers after removing personal information.

License to Use Website

The Department shall have exclusive right to ban any user or limit their access to its Website at any time, or ban accessing its Website from any other website via active links, and without giving any justification.

Links to other Websites

This Website may contain active links to other websites, governmental or non-governmental, whose systems of information protection differ from those used in this Website. Accordingly, the Dept. may not be held liable for the content of these websites or their protection systems. Rather, it is recommended that users acquaint themselves with these systems first hand.

Intellectual Property Rights

1. All content of this Website; namely Fatwas, studies, articles, Web pages, documents, visual and audio media are protected under effective laws, where intellectual property rights are the sole property of the Dept. in full or it has license to use them with all rights reserved to it.

2. None may reproduce or reuse any Website material or part of it for commercial purposes without prior consent of the Dept. This excludes using the material for purposes of study, research or critique, but in line with the provisions of the law in that regard.

3. None may reproduce, republish, download, publish or circulate Website content without citing the source.


This Website is free of charge.


Any loss resulting from breaches of Website terms and conditions by the user or whoever represents him/her, including sending or publishing content, shall be his/her sole responsibility. The GID won`t be liable for any compensations, fees, expenses or attorney fees regardless of the party making these claims.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

Provisions of Jordanian laws shall apply whenever this Website is accessed, including terms and conditions implied therein, and Jordanian courts shall have the jurisdiction to settle disputes that could arise as a result.

Service Limitations and Modifications

This Website, terms and conditions included, is subject to modification and change from time to time. Therefore, users should follow up these modifications since the latter govern their access to the Website. GID shall have full right to ban publishing any piece of information or modify it whenever it sees fit and without prior notification, in which case the GID shall not be held liable for any claims made by any party.

Breaches of Terms and Conditions

Court procedures shall be initiated against acts of fraudulence meant to illegally access the Website, use its system for a purpose other than that for which it was constructed in the first place, acts that ban others from accessing the Website legally, damage or manipulate the information available on it.


Summarized Fatawaa

My maternal aunt`s son is living abroad; however, both our families have recited Al-Fatehah declaring our engagement. We have been engaged for three months, but the marriage contract wasn`t concluded because he couldn`t come to Jordan since my mother and brothers are abroad. Is it allowed that he sees my picture without Hijab knowing that the marriage contract will be concluded at the first opportunity?

All perfect praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds. May His peace and blessings be upon Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.
Betrothal is a promise to marry, so your betrothed is a stranger to you and isn`t permitted to look at you even through a picture. Once your marriage contract is concluded, you become husband and wife and he can look at you as much as he wants. Moreover, he may deputize his father to carry out the procedures of the marriage on his behalf. And Allah The Almighty Knows Best.

Is Zakah(obligatory charity)due on an indebted merchant?

Debt doesn`t abrogate the dueness of Zakah, thus a debtor who has money, articles of merchandise, or other Zakah funds at his disposal should pay Zakah from them.

Is it permissible for me to name my first son “Kassim” ?

The Prophet(PBUH) prohibited combining his name and his nickname, but using one of them is desirable.

Can the Christian widow whose husband is Muslim become an heir of his?

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.
A Christian widow can`t inherit her Muslim husband because their religions are different. And Allah the Almighty knows best.