Jamia Professor Aktar to design mosque in Ayodhya
Professor SM Akhtar, the Head of the Department of Architecture at Jamia Millia Islamia, has got an important work to design a mosque that will come up in Ayodhya pursuant to the Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case.
The entire complex will bring together the ethos of India and the spirit of Islam, he said.
“It is not just a question of designing a masjid. A complex will come up on the land given by the government. The objective of the complex will be to serve humanity. The basic purpose will be to bring together the ethos of India and the spirit of Islam,” he told PTI.
“The philosophy of Islam or any other religion is to serve humanity and that will be the primary objective. It will solve the purpose of healing the nation. The attempt will be to bring everyone together to serve the society,” he said.
The work of the said mosque in 5-acre plot in Ayodhya will be monitored by the Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF), a trust constituted by the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board.
The UP Government allotted the five-acre plot in Ayodhya’s Dhannipur village for the construction of the mosque on the directive of the Supreme Court.