The Office of the Supreme Leader

To Change and Convert Usage of an Endowed Property

Question: The basement of a masjid, which is ruled as a part of masjid in terms of waqf, has been turned into a storeroom, and the masjid authorities have decided to turn some of it into a gym as well as a place for cultural classes. Is this a problem according to The Islam's law?
Answer: In general, turning a masjid into a gym is not allowed; But there is nothing wrong with doing cultural activities that do not conflict with the masjid.
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