The Shia Waqf Board had openly supported building of a Ram temple at the disputed land in Ayodhya, several times in past. But now the board has went even a step further to demand handing over of nine mosques to the Hindu community.
In a letter to the All India Muslim Personal Law Board the President of Shia Waqf Board Chief, Syed Waseem Rizvi given a list of nine mosques which were allegedly built after destroying temples. The Shia Waqf Board further asked AIMPLB to hand over the listed mosques to Hindus for better relations between the two communities.
“As you are aware of history that Mughals and before them other Sultans who came here and looted Hindustan, ruled here and destroyed temples and in some instances even built mosques after destroying temples. You are very well aware of the intentions of Islam that building mosques at forcefully acquired land by destroying existing religious place is not allowed as per sharia and any kind of Allah’s worship from such mosques is prohibited,” said the letter.
Further in letter the following list of mosques is given-
1-Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, allegedly built after destroying Ram Mandir.
2-Mosque in Mathura, allegedly built after destroying Keshav Dev Mandir.
3-Atala Mosque in Jaunpur, allegedly built after destroying Atala Dev Mandir.
4-Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi, allegedly built after destroying an earlier settlement of Kashi Vishwanath temple.
5-Jami Mosque in Gujarat, allegedly built after destroying Rudra Mahalaya Temple.
6-Jama Mosque in Ahmedabad, allegedly built after destroying Bhadrakali Temple.
7-Adina Mosque in Malda district of West Bengal, allegedly built after destroying Hindu and Buddhist sites.
8-Vijamandal Mosque in Vidisha, allegedly built after destroying Vijya Temple.
9-Masjid Quwat-Ul-Islam inside Qutub Minar in Delhi, allegedly built after destroying several Hindu and Jain temples.
Shia Waqf board asked AIMPLB to hand over the above listed mosques to Hindu community.
“In regards to this I request you that as you are aware of Islam’s intentions, take a decision to return above mentioned mosques along with other such mosques to Hindu community so that the real intentions of Islam can be presented in-front of the world,” the letter further said.
“the request is being present in-front of your NGO because your NGO has Muslim clerics from all parts of the country. All of them are well aware of Islam’s principles,” the letter added.
The Shia Waqf Board has been very critical of AIMPLB recently and even went directly against them by supporting the cause of Ram Mandir in Supreme Court. This latest letter from the top Shia organization may spark a new debate in the country.