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Changing a Masjid to a Musallah

Q. Is it permissible to change the status of a Musjid to a Musallah? The trustees of our Musjid wish to do so as there are hardly any Musallees coming to the Musjid?

A. In principle, once a Masjid is established, it remains as such forever. Accordingly, the status of a Masjid cannot be changed to a Musallah. (Al Bahrurraa’iq)

The Masjid should be maintained as a Masjid and inhabited as well with daily Salaah.

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

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