Demolishing small and large Masjids built over graves

Question: Is it permissible for me to demolish small Masjids (mosques) that contain shrines of sheikhs, who are called Awliyaa’ (pious people)? Also, is it permissible for me to take parts of their debris, such as the roof or the cover so that I can benefit from them?

Answer: First, Building Masjids on graves is Haraam (prohibited), as it is authentically established that the Prophet (peace be upon him) prohibited this and cursed those who do so. If they are built on them, the Muslim rulers should demolish them by way of elimination of evil, for they were not founded on piety and righteousness… read more here.

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