Dispute About The Place of Prayer

Question

Like Salam Alae kum, I have a question and I want an Islamic point of view about it. A man bought 2 apartments but the apartments were in the name of 2 people who were part of a trust. He wanted them to prepare this place to offer salah to Muslims of all sects and maybe that’s why he did not buy the apartment on behalf of the trust. In this part of the world, it is very difficult to get approval for the creation of a mosque, so trust has approved the Islamic madrasa and is it running all the salahs, even Jumah and Eid Salah on the spot. In this part of the world, mosques are divided into fiqh and sects. We have the Sunni mosque, the Tableegi mosque, and so on. In some mosques, there is a fine if someone from another sect performs a salah in the mosque. Alhumdulillah trust runs the mosque for 23 years and more and it is one of the unique mosques where everyone offers his salah because it has been under no seal of sects. We do not allow any sects activity in the mosque. The mosque is reserved for the salah, the madrasa and nothing else. We make sure that no sect is visible from one color to another. Many times, such sects have tried to take control, but Allhumdulillah has failed because the mosque is not in the name of the trust. the sect started talking to people to take control. One of their arguments is that unless the mosque is not transferred in the name of trust, it is not waqf and salah will not be valid. But the risk is that we are transferring the 2 apartments in the name of trust, many sects will fight for control. and there is a possibility of struggle within the sects. In case the case goes to the police station, the police will immediately stop Salah, citing that this place is approved for the madrasa and not for Salah. Previously, many times, when we asked for permission, they quoted this. We want you to tell us if it is necessary to transfer the place to the Trust name for salah to be valid.

Answer

Perfect praise to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is no other worthy worship than Allah and that Muhammad sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam (may Allah extol his mention) is his slave and his messenger.
It is not necessary that the prayer be valid or permitted, or to obtain the reward of congregational prayer, that the place prepared for prayer be a mosque equipped for that purpose.
Rather, it is permissible to perform the prayer, it is valid, and the faithful will receive the reward of congregational prayer even if they pray at home. If someone claims that prayer is not allowed simply because the place is not a mosque, then he is an ignorant; Indeed, Prophet Sallallaahu’Alayhi wa Sallam (may Allaah exalt his mention) said, “The earth has become a place of prayer for me and a source of purification for me (Tayammum), wherever a member of my nation wishes to pray. . he can pray. “[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Therefore, we advise you to keep the place for prayer and to hold lessons, and to keep it free from quarrels and disagreements so that this goodness does not stop because of it.
You should be a way of driving good and not driving evil.
Anas ibn Maalik may may Allah be pleased with him.
The Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam (may Allaah exalt his mention) said:” Some people open the door to good and close to evil, and other people open the door to evil and close the door to good. new to those whom Allah does good, and woe to those whom Allah does evil. “[Ibn Maajah]
You should refer to Ahlus-Sunnah’s trustworthy scholars and rational and wise people to deal with this issue in ways that best serve the interests of Muslims, spread the Da’wah and teach people what is good.

Allah knows best.

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