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Q. Can Shops be Built Above or Below the Masjid?

Fatwa 6a-22 Question: An old masjid was heightened during renovations and the front part of the original prayer hall was lowered to allow for new shops to be erected in that space. Now the prayer hall extends to its original area, but it is above the shops that were built. What is the

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Q. Can an Open Sinner be Given Guardianship of an Endowment?

Fatwa 6a-21 Question: Zayd’s father was the Imam of an old masjid, and he passed away 25 years ago. Another man led the prayers for about 6 months or a year before leaving. Since 2-4 shops were built along with this masjid, Zayd has been hit by the pangs of greed and is demanding that

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Q. Can Part of the Masjid be Made a Public Space?

Fatwa 6a-20 Question: Some Muslims in a community, of educated and uneducated status, desire to cede a 4 ft. space from the land of the masjid for a small street designated for public use. Is this permissible, or not? Also, what is the ruling concerning those Muslims who are prepared

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Q. Can Masjid Building Materials be Used in Residential Buildings?

Fatwa 6a-19 Question: What is the ruling on using stones from the prayer hall of a masjid in a house? What is the ruling on the person who does this? Answer: If the stones of the masjid are no longer in use and have been sold based on the agreement of the people of the neighborhood, t

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Q. Can a Person in a State of Major Ritual Impurity Pass Through the Outer Portion of the Masjid?

Fatwa 6a-18 Question: What is the ruling on a person in a state of major ritual impurity (janāba) or menses going to the outer portion of the masjid? It is permissible, or not? Answer: The term “outer portion of the masjid” is sometimes applied to the area of the masjid that is not ro

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Q. Can the Funeral Prayer be Performed in the Outer Portion of the Masjid?

Fatwa 6a-17 Question: What is the ruling on praying the funeral prayer in the outer portion of the masjid? It is disliked, or not? Answer: The term “outer portion of the masjid” is sometimes applied to the area of the masjid that is not roofed, which is also colloquially referred to a

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Q. Can Graves be Built on the Outer Portion of the Masjid?

Fatwa 6a-16 Question: What is the ruling on building graves in the outer portion of the masjid? Answer: It is impermissible to build graves in the outer portion of the masjid. And Allah knows best. (Summarized from Fatāwa Amjadiyya, Vol 3, pg. 125 Translated by Omair Shariff)

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Q. Can a Wudu-Pool be Built in the Outer Portion of the Masjid?

Fatwa 6a-15 Question: What is the ruling on building a wudu-pool in the outer portion of the masjid? Answer: The outer portion of the masjid is that portion in which there is no construct, also called the “summer masjid”. This portion is considered part of the actual masjid, and after

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Q. Can Kerosene or Some Other Odorous Substance be Burned in the Masjid?

Fatwa 6a-14 Question: Is it permissible to mix some type of fragrance with kerosene oil the masjid before burning it in order to remove the smell? How much fragrance should be mixed with the oil? Answer: Crude oil is not considered impure, rather, it is pure; it is only its stench tha

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Q. Can a Masjid be Forcibly Built on the Property of a Non-Muslim?

Fatwa 6a-13 Question: Some Muslims desired to build a masjid upon land owned by Hindu people, but they are not willing to cede the land under any circumstances, so the Muslims decided to build the masjid by force. What is the ruling on this masjid? If that land was merely annexed into

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