Does a Musjid have more virtue than a jamaat khaana?

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Q: If a jamaat khana is on its own property, with the property being on a ‘educational trust’ etc with trustees etc, like how a normal masjid would be, all salaah etc But due to the zoning not yet being passed through the municipality as a religious site, it has not yet been declared a masjid. If the permission is granted, immediately it would be a masjid. My question is, is salaah in this jamaat khana inferior to that performed in a masjid 5 minutes away?


A: Obviously the musjid has more virtue. The virtue is confined to the musjid.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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