26 Jamaadil Ula 1433 – 19 April 2012
BAATIL ACQUISITION OF A CHURCH BUILDING
The City Press, dated 15 April 2012 reported that the Muslim community
has purchased a Dutch reformed Church building in one of
Johannesburg’s suburbs. The church will most probably be converted
into a Musjid. The paper reports that it will be converted into a
Among the conditions of the sale are the following:
(1) The historical nature of the church building has to be preserved
(2) The graves have to be protected.
(3) Interested parties will have access to the site.
The Muslim community of the area is hereby infomed that the sale is
invalid in terms of the Shariah. The conditions attached to the sale
are from the Shariah’s perspective baatil and haraam. All three
conditions are in conflict with the Shariah and may not be honoured.
If these conditions are not waived, the sale should be cancelled.
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