Mosques can’t be handed over just because clerics say so, says AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi

"Masjids can be managed by Shia, Sunni, Barelvi, Sufi, Deobandi, Salafi, Bohri but they are not owners ALLAH is the owner even AIMPLB (All India Muslim Personal Law Board) cannot give," Owaisi posted on social networking site Twitter on Sunday.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Published: August 14, 2017 10:50 am
asaduddin owaisi news, mosque news, india news, indian express news AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi. (File/Photo)

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has said that mosques cannot be handed over to anybody simply because a cleric says so as Allah owns places of worship. His statement came in the backdrop of the Shia Central Waqf Board of Uttar Pradesh telling the Supreme Court that a mosque could be built in a Muslim-dominated area at a reasonable distance from the disputed site in Ayodhya. “Masjids cannot be given just bcos 1 Maulana says so, Allah is the owner not a Maulana once a Masjid always a Masjid,” Owaisi tweeted.

“Masjids can be managed by Shia, Sunni, Barelvi, Sufi, Deobandi, Salafi, Bohri but they are not owners ALLAH is the owner even AIMPLB cannot give,” he posted on social networking site Twitter on Sunday.

“Masjids are built by people who believe in Day of Judgment and fear ALLAH only. It is duty of Muslims to offer namaz in masjid that is protection,” he added.

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  1. Gulabchand Shah
    Sep 21, 2017 at 10:47 pm
    The Muslims would do a great favor to themselves if they were to hand over all the Mosques forcefully created from Hindu temples. This would enhance community harmony.
    1. I
      Aug 14, 2017 at 1:41 pm
      This can fool them, for next election. He is having full security in case any communal violence, but poor people will die, he will make political try to get gain from that, that what this corrupt dirty minded political person statement shows.
      1. K
        K P
        Aug 14, 2017 at 12:03 pm
        Baghdadi and his fanatics of army destroyed the Al Nuri/Nura mosque in Iraq from where he declared himself as the new Caliphate of the Islamic world. A few years back the Sunni fanatics destroyed beautiful mosque in Karbala, destruction was condemned even by some Islamic scholar. Large scale destruction of holy places of Muslims by fanatics among is one of the factors for the bloody sectarian conflicts between the Arab and non Arab Muslims in Central Asia. Saudis with deadly killing machines under its disposal provided by macabre Donald Trump is destroying holy shrines with merciless cruality in Yemen. In Saudi Arabia Shias are treated like traitors. In India freedom of speech is grossly misused to encourage communal and sectarian divide.. Social media is not lagging behind, a noisy English channel is inviting lunatics and fanatics from different religions only to shout at each others. India needs more Farid Zakaria and Taraq fateh than Owaisi and Zakir Naik. By K P Paswan
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          Lucian DSilva
          Sep 22, 2017 at 12:43 pm
          Intolerance is the root problem of religious followers everywhere. Fanatic religious followers exhibit intolerance not only towards fellow human of different religious body but also fellow human of the religious body they themselves follow. That's the reason all must follow Gandhiji's principle of Security I say all the world and even more the countries like Saudi Arabia, Egypt to Pakistan should not give lame excuse. All religion are good as far as it is a religion but the day religion steps out and enter politics with religion name it cease to exist as a religion and such religious followers are not to be trusted, as we do not trust politicians. To brief it should be for Tat gesture Countries with proven track of Security of Gandhian prin l should allow people of same background to stay amongst them. An Open Door community cannot always allow people who keep their own doors closed to others. If particularly Fanatics become liberal they will live happy life.
        2. N
          Aug 14, 2017 at 11:46 am
          Obviously, if it's given for the temple the issues these sickulars have been using to misguide the gullible muslims will die! So use Allah's name and keep the issues alive for political gains. Utter Shame!
          1. S
            Aug 14, 2017 at 11:31 am
            He is harmful for India.
            1. E
              Aug 14, 2017 at 12:03 pm
              Well said Chaddi Brigade
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