Mosque in Ayodhya could also be square-shaped like Kaaba: Trust official

Lucknow, September 20

The mosque to come back up in Ayodhya pursuant to the Supreme Court verdict within the Ram Janmabhoomi case could also be square-shaped just like the Kaaba Sharif in Mecca and won’t be named after any emperor or king.

Secretary and spokesperson of the Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF) Athar Hussain informed PTI on Sunday, “A mosque measuring 15,000 square feet will be built in Dhannipur village. It will be of the same size as that of the Babri mosque. The shape of the mosque may be completely different from that of other mosques. It may be square-shaped like the Kaaba Sharif in Mecca, as hinted by architect SM Akhtar.”

To a query on whether or not the mosque could have no domes or minarets just like the Kaaba Sharif, Hussain mentioned it could possibly be a chance.

He mentioned the architect has been given a free hand on this regard.

“The mosque will not be named Babri Masjid. It will not be named after any king or emperor. My personal opinion is that it should be called the Dhannipur Masjid,” Hussain mentioned.

He additionally knowledgeable that the belief is making its portal so that individuals can donate for the mosque and the museum, hospital and analysis centre which might be constructed contained in the complicated. Write-ups by nationwide and worldwide Islamic students can even seem on the portal.

He mentioned some work on the portal is but to be accomplished and therefore, donation is but to start.

The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board has shaped the IICF, a belief, for the development of the mosque on a 5-acre plot.

The state authorities has allotted the 5-acre plot in Ayodhya’s Dhannipur for the development of the mosque on the directive of the apex court docket.

After a protracted authorized tussle, the Supreme Court, on November 9 final yr, dominated in favour of the development of a Ram temple on the disputed web site in Ayodhya and directed the Centre to allot another five-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for constructing a brand new mosque at a “prominent” place within the holy city in Uttar Pradesh.

The Babri mosque in Ayodhya was demolished on December 6, 1992 by “kar sevaks”, who claimed that an historic Ram temple stood on the similar web site. — PTI

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