We are facing a problem for our local masjid. There arises two group for taking iftar in masjid. One group is on favor of taking iftar in masjid and another group is against of the first group. Now my question is, can we take iftar in masjid. please give any kind of reference or dalil on taking iftar in masjid. it will be highly appreciated if you would kind this solution for our community.
There is no harm in having Iftar at the Masjid as long as people maintain the respect for the Masjid. Eating and drinking is not prohibited in the Masjid in general unless it entails disrespect of the Masjid or noise and other problems. Muslims have been holding Iftars at their Masajid for centuries and this can be seen in Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah and Masjid Al-Nabawi in Madinah as well.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America