Renting out a portion of one’s premises to a church

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Q: There is a small commercial property to rent to few different tenants… e.g. Car sales, take way, panel beater, etc…. A small section, about 15 % of the building on first floor is empty so I got an enquiry from a church to hire that portion of the premises. Can I rent it out to a church? Will this income be permissible?


A: Refuse this.

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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