Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings (Fiqh)
Fatwa#: 37121
Asked Country: Virgin Islands

Answered Date: Nov 01,2016

Title: Signatory of a Muslim for a church



respected mufti saheb

the building next to a muslims house has been sold to christians, they want to open a church there and by law they require a signature from the muslim,  is it permissible for the muslim to  sign for the opening of the church?



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

If the neighbour is required by law or compelled to sign a no objection document for opening a church, he will be excused for doing so.1

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) دار الفكر-بيروت (6/ 391)

(قوله وجاز تعمير كنيسة) قال في الخانية: ولو آجر نفسه ليعمل في الكنيسة ويعمرها لا بأس به لأنه لا معصية في عين العمل

المحيط البرهاني في الفقه النعماني- دار الكتب العلمية، بيروت - لبنان (7/ 482)

ولو استأجر الذمي مسلماً ليبني له بيعة أو كنيسة جاز، ويطيب له الأجر

 فتاوى عثماني جلد 3 ص ٣٩٥ -٣٩٦


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