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Question # : 55930

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I would like to ask a question regarding the Masjid. In our village there was a masjid it was constructed before 25 years, now no Muslim people are staying in that village. But masjid is there and no one is there to tell azan and perform salah, but no one is ready to take care of the masjid because of water problem and no Muslims are available in that village. So, please suggest me what we have to do and issue me the fatwa for act.

Answer : 55930

Published on: Dec 25, 2014

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


(Fatwa: 221/221/M=03/1436)

A place which once becomes Shariah mosque will remain a mosque till the Day of Judgment. Hence it should be protected in any way and salah should be offered there.
ولو خرب ماحوله واستغنى عنه يبقى مسجداً عند الإمام والثاني أبداً إلى قيام الساعة، وبه يفتى، وفي الشامية: قوله: "ولو خرب ماحوله": إي ولو مع بقائه عامراً، وكذا لو خرب وليس له ما يعمر به وقد استغنى الناس عنه لبناء مسجد آخر .... ولا يجوز نقله ونقل ماله إلى مسجد آخر، سواء كانوا يصلون فيه أو لا. وهوالفتوى. رد المحتار، كتاب الوقف أو غيره، 548/6:زكريا/ديوبند

Allah knows Best!


Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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