Prayer Place in a Factory

By Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Posted: 29 Zul-Qa'dah 1423, 1 February 2003

Q.) A place in a factory was reserved for five time prayers with jamat and an imam was assigned to lead the prayers. But with the expansion of the factory the place was dismantled. Is it right to dismantle the place reserved for salat and if not then what will be the status of a person working in this factory. [Faisal]

A.) The place of prayer in the factory is not a Masjid. It can be changed and used for other purposes. It will be ideal for the owner of the factory to arrange another place in the factory to perform salat. And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best