Using part of the Masjid to build a Wudu' room

Q: A complaint has been submitted stating that their Masjid (mosque), which is located in Hullat-ul-Shu‘bah, has no land around it that could be used to build toilets on, and there are no toilets in the Masjid now. The people are in dire need of some toilets, as there are many people who perform Salah in this Masjid. They therefore want to use a small part of the eastern corner of the Masjid to make some toilets, with doors that will open onto the street. We would like to ask about the permissibility of this.

A: If the reality is as you mentioned, that there is no land around the Masjid that could be used to build toilets, the people of the Masjid are in (Part No. 16; Page No. 52) a dire need of them due to the numbers of worshippers and their need to perform Wudu’ (ablution) for Salah (Prayer), and that taking a small part of the eastern corner of the Masjid to serve as an ablution place will benefit the Masjid and its people, the committee sees nothing wrong with permitting this. This is as long as the doors of the ablution place will lead onto the street and the Masjid receives no material benefit whatever from that. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.