Fatwa: # 15702
Category: Misc. Fiqh
Country: South Africa
Date: 2nd October 2007


There is a beautiful building built; the trustees call it a jamaat khana, however Jumuah salaah takes place here. What is the difference between a Musjid and a Jamaat Khana?


There is a beautiful building built; the trustees call it a jamaat khana, however Jumuah salaah takes place here. What is the difference between a Musjid and a Jamaat Khana?


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

There are several differences. A Musjid has to be compulsorily Waqf, not a Jamaat Khaanah. A Jamaat Khaanah may be Waqf or private property. The space below a Musjid, as far as it goes down into the bowels of the earth, is also the Musjid. In the same way, the space above the Musjid as far as the heaven is the Musjid. The Masnoon Dua is recited when entering a Musjid, not a Jamaat Khaanah. Tahiyyatul Musjid Salaat is performed only in a Musjid, not in a Jamaat Khaanah. Entering the Musjid without ghusl is not permissible whereas this is permissible in a Jamaat Khaanah.

And Allah knows best


Mufti Moosa Salie

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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