New Delhi: Ayodhya: The first pictures of a futuristic mosque to be built in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya were released by the Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF). The mega project will also have a hospital, a library and a community kitchen with cutting edge designs.
The mosque will be built on a five-acre land in Dhannipur village allocated by the Supreme Court in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case. The Sunni Waqf Board in Uttar Pradesh had formed the IICF trust to construct the mosque and other utilities on the plot.
According to the blueprint, a dome-less mosque, 200-bed hospital, a community kitchen and a modern library will be set up in the complex.
One of the presenters of the project, Prof SM Akhtar of Jamia Millia Islamia, said, “The design of the mosque has been prepared using modern technology, and it will be egg-shaped without any dome. The two-storeyed mosque will not have any minaret.”
“Solar power will be installed in the mosque, and around 2,000 people will be able to offer ‘namaaz’ at the same time,” he added.
In an official statement, the IICF stated that the hospital will provide state-of-art facilities, much needed in the surrounding population, with a focus on the needs of the children who are suffering from malnourishment and expectant mothers.
The building structure will also house the trust office and publication house focusing on research and a publication house of Indo Islamic Cultural-Literature Studies.
Due to some technical delays, the project will begin from August 15 next year and construction of the mosque which was initially scheduled to begin from January 26.
The mosque will not be named after any king or a ruler, rather the IICF has suggested the mosque to be named as Dhannipur Masjid but a final decision is yet to be taken.