Fatwa ID: 05176
Answered by: Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Is it permissible to sell a Masjid to pay off the Qardh Hasanah of the new building?
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
A Masjid is a place, which has been permanently dedicated to Allah (SWA) for the sake of prayer, recitation, and His remembrance. Any land that has been dedicated for the sake of congregation prayers will also be called a Masjid. (Tahtawi p.172 v.4) Once a Masjid is erected it will always be a Masjid. It cannot return to the property of the community. (Raddul Muhtar p.371 v.3)
Regarding your question, it will not be permissible to sell the building which has been dedicated as a Masjid to pay off the Qardh Hasanah of the new Masjid. (Hidayah p.690 v.2)
Only Allah Knows Best
Written by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham