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Is it permissible to take property of a mosque for use?

Is it permissible to take property of a mosque for use?

Regarding this question, Imam ad-Dim'yati in his book “I'anat al-Talibin” writes the following: “It is forbidden to take out the property of a mosque, for example, oil or wax (for lamps), regardless of what it may be: waqf-donated, gift or bought for mosque with funds intended for its needs. If one has taken such property from the mosque, he/she must return it.”
[See: I’anat al-Talibin, vol. 3, p. 215].
Also, Imam Ibn Hajar al-Haytami in his book “Al-Fatawa al-Kubra” writes: “One can’t use mats and carpets of a mosque for any purpose, either by need or without need. Using them at weddings is a very deplorable act  that should be condemned by everyone. The alims express extreme dissatisfaction with those who lay (mosque carpets) at weddings and at joyful events, saying that even taking them from one mosque and laying them in another is forbidden.”
[See: Fatawa Al-Kubra, p. 288].
• From the above it is clear that it is impermissible to use the property of a mosque for other purposes. For example, to take a carpet out of a mosque for use in private needs, etc.
Department of Fatwa, Dagestani Muftiyat.

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