I Live in Wooddale, which is a suburb close (5 mins) to Bensenville. I try to attend regularly for prayers. All 5 salats are held there at set timings including Jummah. They also have a paish Imam, I think he also a Mufti, and full time afternoon Madrasa. 1) Is Bensenville Masjid a Masjid or Musallah? 2) Would this be considered a Masjid and if not then do any of the rules of a Masjid still apply? 3) Can we have a second Jamat there?
The place of prayer in Bensenville, is not a mosque, it is only a place assigned for prayer. A mosque is usually endowed and has different rulings from the law point of view. It is forbidden to buy and sell a mosque. Places where people pray that are capable of being bought and sold are not mosques. In this country for the convenience of people, people have begun to treat homes and different places of prayer as though there were mosques, where timings of the prayer and the call to prayer are fixed. So, people should treat these places as though there were mosques and try to attend prayers on time. Even though such places don’t come under the laws of a mosque people should still try not to have a second congregation.