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Ayodhya mosque to be named after the Prophet; design finalised

Oct 13, 2023 01:59 AM IST

Around 1,000 clerics of various Muslim sects met in Mumbai to finalise the design of the proposed mosque; it will be inspired by ancient Islamic architecture

A proposed mosque coming up in Ayodhya district of Uttar Pradesh will be named after Prophet Muhammad, an umbrella body of mosques announced on Thursday after a meeting of clerics in Mumbai.

A blueprint of the proposed mosque in Dhannipur (Sourced)
A blueprint of the proposed mosque in Dhannipur (Sourced)

The mosque to be built by the Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation Trust on land allotted in Dhannipur village in compliance with the Supreme Court directives in the 2019 Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title verdict, which paved the way for the construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

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The upcoming mosque will be called “Mohammed Bin Abdullah Masjid”, said the All India Rabta-e-Masjid, an organisation of mosques across the country.

The mosque site is located around 22km away from the original location of the Babri Masjid, which was brought down on December 6, 1992.

On Thursday, around 1,000 clerics of various Muslim sects met in Mumbai to finalise the design of the proposed mosque.

“The Dhannipur mosque will be named after Prophet Mohammed-Bin-Abdullah, and its design will be inspired by ancient Islamic architecture. Pune architect Imran Sheikh will oversee its construction,” said Zufar Farooqi, chairman of the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board who attended the meeting in Mumbai.

He said, “The dimensions of the mosque would soon be shared, and we hope it would turn out to be one of the most beautiful mosques of the world. The best thing about the new design is its traditional looks.”

Farooqi said a target had been set to collect more than 300 crore for the construction of the mosque, its hospital, kitchen and library.

“We had prepared the blueprint for the collection of funds. It is hoped that the drive to collect funds will be successful. We will start construction of the mosque as soon as funds are collected,” he said.

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