All India Raabta-e-Masjid (AIRM), an organization of all the mosques in the country, has decided to name the proposed mosque at Dhannipur, Ayodhya, as Muhammad bin Abdullah Mosque, after the Prophet.
The decision was announced at the AIRM conference held here at the initiative of BJP leader Haji Arafat Sheikh. Senior clerics from different Muslim sects participated in the meeting.
The Dhannipur Masjid site is about 22 km from the original site of the Babri Masjid which was demolished on 6 December 1992, now the construction of the grand Lord Ram temple is about to be completed at this place.
Speaking at the meeting Haji Arafat Sheikh said that the new mosque to be built on the allotted site after the Supreme Court decision in November 2019 promises to be the largest mosque in India.
In this, 9,000 devotees including 5,000 men and 4,000 women will be able to offer namaz together. The mosque complex will also have medical, educational and social facilities.
Other speakers said that the Supreme Court had granted 5 acres of land for the new mosque, and there are plans to purchase additional six acres of land to provide additional facilities to make it a landmark project.
Haji Arafat Sheikh said that the work on the Muhammad Bin Abdullah Mosque complex, which was delayed due to some differences between different groups, is now going to start soon at the Dhannipur site.
A symbolic brick for the foundation ceremony was also handed over to officials representing Sunni Waqf Board of India, Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation of India, Salamati Peer Dargah Trust and other key organizations associated with the mega-project.