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Date Added : 02-11-2015

Resolution No.(66): "Ruling on Benefiting from the World Bank`s Grant Presented to the Ministry of Social Affairs“

Date: 16/5/1424AH, corresponding to 16/7/2003AD


The Board received the following question:

What is the ruling of Sharia as regards benefiting from the grant presented to the Ministry of Social affairs by the World Bank?

Answer: All success is due to Allah, The Lord of The Worlds.

After careful study and deliberation, the Board deems that it is permissible to benefit from the World Bank`s grant within the outline proposed by “Questscope“, provided that the loans given to the beneficiaries have zero-interest.

Moreover, it is permissible that a Zakat committee from Amman area, or else takes charge of possessing and running credit funds in accordance with the rules of Islamic Sharia. And Allah Knows Best.

Iftaa` Board
Chairman of the Iftaa` Board, Chief Justice, Izz Al-Deen Al-Tamimi
               Dr. Mohammad Abu Yahia     

   Dr. Ahmad Hilayil      

                Sheikh Mahmoud Shwayyaat

    Dr. Yousef Gheezaan

Dr. Wasif Al-Bakhri

  Sheikh Saeid Hijjawi

     Sheikh Naeim Mujahid

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