The clamor for Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is growing strong among the Hindu community and few prominent Muslims Politicians too raising their voice, latest being Muslim SP leader Bukkal Nawab promising to donate a sum of 10 lakhs. While we all know about the works of so called Eminent Historians to disprove the existence of such a RAM MANDIR, let us look at some of the extracts from British and Mughal period which provides a proof to the existence of this temple.
The Congress government of 1960 declared that the Babri mosque at Ayodhya is standing on the debris of Ramjanmasthan based on all relevant British records under the District Gazetteer Faizabad. While this can be argued as a political move by Congress or “Divide & Conquer records” by British, let us see into a few documented evidenced left by our Mughal Invaders.
DOCUMENT # 1
Mirza Jan, an eyewitness & active participant of the jihad led by Amer Ali Amethwai during Wajid Ali Shah’s regime, quotes the following extract in his book Hadith-i Shuhada (1855).
“Since the establishment of Sayyid Salar Mas’ud Ghazi rule in India, Islam has spread vigorously and they have vanquished most of the Kafirs. They have cleared Faizabad and Avadh from the filth of infidelity, because it was a great center of worship and capital of Rama’s father. Where there stood the great temple (of Ramjanmastham) there they built a great mosque, and, where there was a small mandap (pavilion), there they erected a camp mosque (masjid-i mukhtasar-i qanati). The Janmasthan temple is the principal place of Rama’s incarnation, adjacent to which is the Sita-ki-Rasoi. What a loft mosque was built there by kind Babar in 923 A.H (1528 A.D)”
Mirza Jan has claimed to write all these extracts based on older records (kutub-i sabiqah) and contemporary accounts.
DOCUMENT # 2
Shykh Azamant Ali Kakorawi Nami (1811-1893), an eye witness during the Wajid Ali Shah’s regime, has dedicated an entire chapter to the Jihad led by Amir Ali Amethawi for the recapture of Hanuman Garhi from the Bairagis in his book Muraqqah-i Khusrawi aka Tarikh-i Avadh (1869). In this book he has reiterated the extensive glorification of Babar and the fact that the temple at Ramjanmasthan was considered highly sacred by Hindus.
DOCUMENT # 3
An excerpt from the Fasanah-i Ibrat by the Urdu novelist, Mirza Rajab Ali Beg Surur (1787-1867), describing on how the Bairagis effaced the mosque in Hanuman Garhi and started worshipping idols in Babri Masjid.
Bi-bin karamat-i butkhanah-i mara aiy Shaikh !
Ki chun kharah shawad khanah-i Khuda garded
Meaning: Oh Shykh! Just witness the oracle of my house of idols, which, when desecrated, or demolished, becomes the house of God (A Mosque). So, purporting to mean that formerly temples were demolished for construction of mosque, the author, Surur, laments that the times so changed that now mosque was demolished for construction of a temple (on the Hanuman Garhi)
These extracts have time and again been recorded by various Islamic scholars in their respective books, but History as such remains to be unaltered for various reasons.
1) Ahmad Jafari – Wajid ‘Ali Shah aur Unka Ahd (Lucknow: Kitab Manzil)
2) Dr. Zaki Kakorawi – Amir ‘Ali Shahid aur Ma’rkah-i Hanuman Garhi (Markaz-i Adab-i Urudu 137, Shahganj, Lucknow-3)
With the existence of Mughal period proofs, Indian Muslims should take it up as an action point and help the Hindu community to build this previously demolished Ram Temple in Ayodhya. This should be done not to appease the Hindu community, this should be done to show that Indian Muslims are a much more culturally matured society contrary to the likes of Arabs and ISIS sympathizers.
References : Hindu Temples What Happened to them by Sita Ram Goel