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Resolution No.(131),(9/2009): “On Virginity Test”

Date: 1/8/1430 AH, corresponding to 23/7/2009 AD.


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of The Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.


During its third session held on the above date, the Board of Iftaa` reviewed the news reported by some local newspapers that the Director of the National Center for Forensic Medicine stated that large numbers of girls have visited the Center to make sure that they are virgins.

We have asked him about that piece of news through an official letter, and he said that it was inaccurate and that such a test is conducted only upon the request of judicial bodies when they have a case that requires such a thing, and the judge needs to know the truth, so he asks for a report in this regard from the Center. No suitor has ever asked his finance to undergo such an examination. Based on what the Director of the Center said, the Iftaa` Board holds that conducting such a test is permissible when demanded by judicial bodies, and that isn`t considered an accusation to honorable women. However, it should be conducted by a female doctor.

Conducting such a test upon the request of the suitor-although the Director of the Center confirmed it has never happened-is prohibited and the same rule applies to the request itself. This is because uncovering the private parts of men and women is permissible only in case of necessity or dire need as is  the situation mentioned by Center`s Director.

The Board confirms that our society is too honorable and noble to treat young women in such a disrespectful manner, because their honor and pride doesn`t tolerate  such humiliation. On our part, we warn against circulating any piece of news that could stigmatize our Islamic nation and we remind people that Allah Says (what means): “Those who love (to see) scandal published broadcast among the Believers, will have a grievous Penalty in this life and in the Hereafter: God knows, and ye know not” {An-Noor/19}. And Allah Knows Best.




Chairman of the Iftaa` Board, Grand Mufti of Jordan,

Dr. Nooh al-Qhodah

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

Sheikh Abdulkareem al-Khasawneh/ Member
Sheikh Sa`eid Hijjawi/ Member
Dr. Muhammad Khair Al-'Eisa/Member
Judge Sari Attia/Member 
Dr. Abdul-Rahman Ibdah/Member
Dr. Muhammad Aiqla Al-Ibrahim/Member
Dr. Abdul Naser Abu Al-Basal/Member
Excutive Secretary of The Iftaa' Board Dr. Muhammad Al-Khalyla 



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Summarized Fatawaa

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Aqeeqah(the sheep slaughtered on the seventh day from the child`s birth) is a desirable Sunnah for the financially able since Allah, The Exalted, charges not a soul beyond its capacity. Therefore, if the father couldn`t afford the Aqeeqah before the end of his wife`s confinement, then it isn`t due on him, and if he was able to afford it later on, then it is permissible, but if he didn`t until the child reached puberty, the latter can offer the Aqeeqah himself.

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.

What is the ruling on reciting verses of the Holy Quran on water, then drinking it?

It is permissible to recite Quran on water, then drink it as a kind of treatment since the Quran heals. Allah, The Almighty, says:” We send down (stage by stage) in the Qur’an that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe: to the unjust it causes nothing but loss after loss.”{Al-Isra`/82}.

Is a wife considered sinful if she asked for divorce because her husband married another woman?

A second marriage is lawful, and so it is impermissible for you to ask for divorce because of that. If you are certain that you won`t be able to deliver Allah`s rights and those of your husband`s , then it is permissible for you to ask for Khul`a(Divorce on the demand of the wife). However, you should exercise patience since after difficulties, there is easiness by the will of Allah.