Question: In my town in south Tunisia, there is a Masjid (mosque) which has a grave in one of its corners. This grave is in a separate room where Salaah (prayer) is not performed. Some families visit this grave on Thursday nightsbringing food with them to be given as charity within the Masjid. Is this act permissible? What is the ruling on performing Salaah in this Masjid? I need a definitive answer to this important question.
Answer: Firstly, it is not permissible to perform Salaah in any Masjid that has a grave. This is because the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) forbade it and cursed those who take the graves as places of `Ibaadah (worship)… read more here.