To build a workshop in the masjid’s land

Q: The masjid does not have any properties through which its affairs could be run. The supervisory board has proposed digging a basement under the roofed section of the masjid in order to build a small factory and facilities for public utilities for the service of the masjid. Is this permissible?

A: It is not permissible to dig a basement under the roofed section in order to set up a small factory or the like.

 

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