Building above the Musjid

Q: Is it permissible to build a musjid with three flats on the top. One for the Imaam, one for the Mu’azzin and one to give on rent as income for the Musjid. If other accommodation is later on found for the Imaam and Mu’azzin, and the place becomes vacant, can the three flats be given on rent
for the income of the Musjid?


A: It is incorrect to build flats over an existing Musjid. Alternatively they may be built on the sides of the Musjid, but not directly above.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

أما لو تمت المسجدية ثم أراد البناء منع (الدر المختار 4/358)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Motala

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)