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Kerala to have India’s biggest mosque

Thiruvananthapuram: Kozhikode in Kerala will soon have India’s largest mosque where around 30,000 persons will be able to offer namaz at a time. Estimated to cost about Rs 40 crore, it will cover an area of about 2.5 lakh sq ft. The entire mosque complex is planned to be built on a 12 acre plot, 8 acres of which will be set apart for landscaping. A Moghul-style garden is also planned to be developed. The main structure will be built on 4 acres.

The planning of this mosque is made by Kanthapuram Aboobacker Musliyar, Islamic scholar and head of Markazussaquafathi Sunniyyah’s Knowledge City Complex. The mosque itself is part of a larger Knowledge City which will come up on an approximately 600 acres land. In addition to this mosque, the Knowledge City township will also have an engineering college, medical college, a library attached to the mosque for Islamic research and other relevant buildings and institutions.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 March 2011 on page no. 19

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