The foundation stone for the highly anticipated Mohammed Bin Abdullah Masjid in Dhannipur village, Ayodhya district, Uttar Pradesh, is poised to be laid by the Imam-e-Haram from Mecca.
This mosque, dedicated to Prophet Mohammed ﷺ, is being constructed by the Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation Trust in accordance with the Supreme Court’s directives from 2019.
Following the 2019 Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi verdict, the Supreme Court allocated 5 acres of land in Ayodhya to the Sunni Central Waqf Board, while the entire 2.77 acres of disputed land went to the Ram Lalla temple.
Located 22 km away from the original Babri Masjid site, which saw its demolition on December 6, 1992, the Mohammed Bin Abdullah mosque is a significant project. The demolition, carried out by a large mob of Hindu activists who claimed the 16th-century mosque was built on the birthplace of Lord Ram, resulted in widespread communal tensions and has remained a major political issue in India.
The Mohammed Bin Abdullah mosque is expected to become the largest in India.
Haji Arafat Shaikh, a Mumbai-based BJP leader appointed as the Chairman of the Masjid Muhammad bin Abdullah’s Development Committee, provided insights into its grandeur, stating, “The mosque is anticipated to house the world’s largest Quran, with dimensions of 21 feet in height and 36 feet in width.”
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