The planned mosque and hospital in Ayodhya (Courtesy: Indo Islamic Cultural Foundation Trust)
The trust in charge of building a mosque in Ayodhya after last year’s Supreme Court’s verdict, which also paved the way for a Ram temple at the town in Uttar Pradesh, has released the first architectural plan for the project.
The first phase of the project, for which the foundation stone is likely to be placed early next year, will have a hospital along with the mosque. The trust plans to expand the hospital in the second phase.
The name of the mosque is yet to be decided, and it will not be named after any emperor or king, said the Indo Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF) Trust in a presentation of the project based in Ayodhya’s Dhannipur.
In the presentation, the trust showcased the designs of several contemporary mosques from across the world. A computer generated image of the planned mosque shows a massive glass dome across a picturesque garden. The hospital building with a futuristic design is seen behind the mosque.
The planned hospital building behind the mosque in Ayodhya (Courtesy: Indo Islamic Cultural Foundation Trust)
“The design echoes modern architecture of mosques around the world,” the IICF Trust said in a statement. The building plan on the 5-acre plot was presented by professor SM Akhtar at the IICF Trust’s office in Lucknow.