Originally Posted by Al Sultan
walAlayum AsSalaam WaRahmatullahi WaBarakaatuhu
No need to make salaat in a church anyway, if one finds himself with a small jamaat, then make salaat wherever the land is without impurity, and it's all good.
There was the occasion of when Umar RA was asked to make his salaat in a church, and he refused by saying that generations after him, the Muslims may claim that church as a masjid... wise words. Follow the history and we find that's exactly what happened. He made salaat a stones throw from the church, and generations later that area was turned into a masjid. The foresight of Umar RA was spot on, he knew his people well.