The Rights of Building a Musjid

Muftiyane Deen

Darul Ifta 


Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaathu


What do the Ulama and Muftis have to say about this Mas'alah? 


A plot (of land) which was given to Muslims by the government for a Mosque and madressa, on that plot do the Muslim residents of that area have rights to own and build a Mosque and Madressa, or those people who do not live there and have no connection there, do they have rights to own, build and control a Mosque and Madressa? 

According to the Shari'ah, kindly give us the answer. 


Jazakumullah Khairum

Was Salaam 


Mr. Khasim Hassan

7 Poona Place




KwaZulu Natal

South Africa 




Only those people who are the residents of that locality have legitimacy to build the Mosque and the Madrasa on that plot which have been given to them by the government. Other people have no right to interfere in this matter. 


[Mufti] Mohammad Akhtar Raza Khan Qadiri Azhari