This was revealed by the secretary and spokesperson of the Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF) Athar Hussain.
“A mosque measuring 15,000 square feet will be built in Dhannipur village. It will be of the same size as that of the Babri mosque,” a media report quoted Athar Hussain as saying.
“The shape of the mosque may be completely different from that of the other mosques. It may be square-shaped like the Kaaba Sharif in Mecca, as hinted by architect S. M. Akhtar,” Hussain added.
Architect Akhtar has been given a free hand in this regard.
“The mosque will not be named Babri Masjid. It will not be named after any king or emperor. My personal opinion is that it should be called the Dhannipur Masjid,” Hussain further said.
The Foundation secretary said the trust is making its portal so that people can donate for the mosque and the museum, hospital and research centre which will be built inside the complex.
He also informed that write-ups by national and international Islamic scholars will also appear on the portal.
Hussain said some work on the portal is yet to be completed and so far the donation process has not been started.
The Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF), a trust, has been formed by the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board for the construction of the mosque on a five-acre plot.
The Uttar Pradesh government allotted the five-acre plot in Ayodhya’s Dhannipur village for the construction of the mosque according to the directive of the Supreme Court.