Establishing two consecutive congregations for one Salah in the Masjid

Q 3: Is it permissible for two congregations of the same Salah (Prayer) to be offered in the same Masjid (Mosque), i.e., one after another? As-salamu `alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah's Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!)

A: It is not permissible to establish a second congregational Salah before the first one has been concluded. Once the first one (Part No. 6; Page No. 215) is over, there is no harm for latecomers who missed the first congregational Salah to establish a second congregational Salah in the Masjid, and that is according to the most preponderant opinion of scholars. However, it is impermissible to take this as a habit, as some worshippers do by delaying Salah from its due time out of heedlessness and laziness, constantly offering second congregations unnecessarily. If it should become known about certain people that they constantly delay the Salah, they should be referred to the official authority and punished as a means of blocking any way leading to dissension.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.