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Is it permissible for people to build/erect another Masjid/Musallah in the same area to accommodate the Muslim community?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Arij Canada
If there is already a Masjid in a locality, is it permissible for people to build/erect another Masjid/Musallah in the same area to accommodate the Muslim community?

Answer: If there is a need for more than one Masjid in a locality then it would be permissible to build another one. In fact, it is advisable to have a Masjid or place of worship (Ibaadat Khana) in every suburb/locality/Mahalla, so that it is easy for everyone to perform Salaat at the nearest Masjid or Musallah.

This Q&A was collected from the official web portal of Academy of Research in Islamic Jurisprudence (Arij) from Canada, which was headed by Mufti Ibrahim Kureshi and Mufti Zakariyya Panchbhaya. As the original website is no longer accessible, we have provided a source link of each answer to the archive copy from Way Back Machine.

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