Demolishing a masjid to rebuild it or move location

Reference: Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa., – Volume 6, Page 230, Question No.2, Fatwa No.6397

Question: What is the ruling on demolishing a masjid and then rebuilding it, or moving it to a nearby place?

Response: The base ruling is the permissibility of this, so long as it is done for Shar’ee (Islaamically legal) reasons and has a clear Islaamic advantage.

And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allaahu `alayhi wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

About Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.