The mosque at Dhannipur village in Ayodhya, which will be constructed on the five-acre plot in Ayodhya, as mandated by the Supreme Court, is likely to be dedicated to Ahmadullah Shah, a leader of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, Indo Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF),the trust in charge of building the mosque confirmed this to a leading portal.
“The trust is seriously contemplating on the proposal to dedidcate the Ayodhya mosque project to the great freedom fighter Maulvi Ahmadullah Shah.
We have received suggestions from different platforms and will make an official announcement soon after deliberation”, Times of India quoted Athar Hussain, secretary of IICF as saying.
Meanwhile, the formal beginning of the project to construct a mosque will begin from January 26 by unfurling of the national flag and a tree plantation drive.
The architectural design of the mosque complex includes a multi-specialty hospital, community kitchen, library and museum housed in a multi-storeyed vertical structure. The blueprint unveiled by IICF after the plan for the project was finalised by its architect Professor SM Akhtar.
“The mosque will have a capacity to hold 2,000 namazis at a time, and the structure will be round-shaped,” the architect had said.
The mosque will be four times bigger than Babri Masjid and the 300-bed hospital will be six times the size of the mosque.
In February 2020, the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board accepted the five acres of land provided for the construction of the mosque in Ayodhya.