• Prayers & Duties >> Waqf, Mosque, Madrasa

    Question ID: 60811Country: India

    Title: Dismantle or renovation of old mosque

    Question: We have an old mosque in village Anwarabad, Sonai, Mathura which is small and on the verge of collapse. We are scared for dismantling it as it might be against Islamic law. Kindly advise for its dismantle and erecting new spacious mosque or we should retain its present structure and renovate it. The program has been held for want of authentic opinion.

    Answer ID: 60811

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 678/678/SD=11/1436) If it is feared that the old mosque will collapse down then the people of locality may demolish it and construct big and concrete mosque again. According to Shariah the people of the locality are allowed to do so. أما أهل المحلة فلهم أن يهدموا ويجددوا بناءه ويفرشوا الحصير – الخ – (الفتاوى الهندية: 2/457، كتاب الوقف ، الفصل الرابع في المسجد واوقافه)

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India