Building materials that are no longer used after the repair of the mosque can be disposed of in a manner most favorable mosque: i) Mosques equipment that are still in good condition and can be used, must first be offered to other mosque in need. ii) When other mosque does not require them, the equipment must be sold, and the money from the sale put into the fund for the benefit and development of the mosque.
5) Is it harus to use money allocated to build /expand the mosque to pay for administration and management of work, such as drafting wages, matters of computing and so on?
i) The 152th Perak Fatwa Committee Meeting Times had already discussed this issue and decided not harus to use money collected for construction of mosques, schools or others as it violated the original intent of the donor. ii) Taking part of the donation is wrong “ولا يوهب ولا يباع”. Money used for other purpose must be from another source.
6) Are we allowed to establish an Islamic kindergarten in the basement of the mosque?
Mosque’s basement is considered part of the mosque although not used for solat because there is the possibility of the teachers are women. Menstruating woman is forbidden(haram) to enter the mosque. Prophet SAW also said:
“وقد روى ابن ماجه في سننه عن واثلة بن الأسقع رضيالله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: "جنبوا مساجدكم صبيانكم، ومجانينكم، وشراءكم، وبيعكم، وخصوماتكم، ورفع أصواتكم..." إلخ.”
Purpose: Narrated Ibn Majah in his Sunan from Athlah bin Asqak 'R.A. he said, that the Messenger of Allah said: "Keep away from your mosques of children, madmen, any crime, buying and selling in the mosque, hostility, raising one’s voice ..."
Therefore, children should be monitored when inside the mosque area for fear they would make noise or leave feces in the mosque.
7) What is the hukum in transferring graves outside the cemetery of a village and move it in to the cemetery in the village?
i) It is harus to transfer the graves if it has been confirmed that the land is a private land and not wakaf land. ii) Transferring of graves must be witnessed by a religious officer of the District Religious Office.
8) I've endowed (wakaf) a piece of land to build a mosque at the same time wants to build a private cemetery for my family that had 11 brothers and sisters. I will also move my father’s grave to the cemetery.
1) What is hukum in constructing a private cemetery? 2) Is it true that a grave cannot be erected extensively? 3) What are the allowed guidelines?
ANSWER: 1) A family cemetery can be built on the condition of the land is private land and not interfere in the endowment for the construction of the mosque. 2) Based on the book of al-Majmoo 'Volume 5 page 260 states that: "If the grave is privately owned, it is harus to erect a building, but the hokum is makruh and need not be demolished.” "It is permissible to build tombs or graves built on the private land and not on the general ground. Not a dome, mosques, and other rooms that take up space can cause riak to family members. 3) Based on the book of al-Tullab Bughyah, Volume 2, page 27 states that: "It is sunat to raise the grave about an inch so that people will know the grave, visit and respect the grave." On page 29, the same book states that: "And it is sunat to put a tombstone on the head and on its legs a trunk of the palm or wood."
10) How to manage old mosque equipment that can still be used?
Old items that is usable must be used and if it is not required, it needs to be offered to other mosques or suraus which requires it before selling and the sales revenue to fund the construction/expansion of mosques.