Imam-e-Kaaba to lay foundation stone for India’s ‘biggest’ mosque in Ayodhya

A 3D structure of the mosque.

Ayodhya: The foundation stone for the proposed mosque, Masjid Mohammad Bin Abdullah, in Ayodhya will be laid by the Imam-e-Haram, who leads nimaz at the holy mosque in Mecca. The mosque is being constructed by the Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation Trust at Dhannipur, 25km from Ayodhya, on a plot provided by the Uttar Pradesh government in accordance with the Supreme Court’s order in the Ayodhya dispute, a TOI report stated.

Hailing from the 2019 Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi verdict, the Supreme Court allocated 5 acres of land to the Sunni Central Waqf Board in Ayodhya. The entire 2.77 acres of disputed land was granted to the Ram Lalla temple.

The mosque, positioned 22 km away from the original Babri Masjid site witnessed its demolition on December 6, 1992, when a large mob of Hindu activists destroyed the 16th-century mosque, claiming it was built on the birthplace of Lord Ram. The incident led to widespread communal tensions and has remained a big issue in Indian politics.

The Mohammed Bin Abdullah mosque is projected to become the largest in India.

Mumbai-based BJP leader Haji Arafat Shaikh, appointed Chairman of the Masjid Muhammad bin Abdullah’s Development Committee, shared insights on its grandeur. “The mosque is likely to house the biggest Quran in the world, with dimensions reading 21 feet high and 36 feet wide,” he said.

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