Dr Zafrul Islam Khan backs Maulana Salman Nadvi on Babri Masjid issue


By Khushboo Khan

New Delhi: Coming in support of Maulana Salman Nadvi, who recently asked the appellants to withdraw the Babri Masjid case and to choose the way for mediation, Dr Zafar-ul-Islam Khan – a leading Islamic scholar and Chairman of the Delhi Minorities Commission- has claimed that Nadvi’s statement on Babri Masjid is correct and logical.


In a written statement published on News 18 Urdu Dr. Islam said “The issue of Babri Masjid has been complicated by both the Hindus and Muslims by making it as a political.”

The statement further reads “The Muslims and political representatives usually harped with enthusiasm that mosque will remain as a mosque, even though there is no such argument in the Holy Qur’an and Hadith. There are various instances of shifting of mosques in different Muslim countries from their previous places. This practice has taken place even in Madina (Saudi Arabia) and Tripoli (Libya). Do not go so far, there are thousands of mosques in our country too, which are occupied by the Archaeological Survey of India or non-Muslims, or even Muslims. There are about 30 such mosques in Delhi itself, but our blood does not boil for them and the formula of ‘Once a Masjid, would remain a Masjid’ does not apply there’’.

Dr. Islam claimed that religious leaders have even announced that if the decision of the Supreme Court, would go against the Muslims, they will accept it.” Will the order of Supreme Court change the deposition of a religious affair? It would be better to believe that the place of the mosque can be changed in order to safeguard the goals and objectives of the Muslim community,” the statement reads.

Appealing both the parties to go for a mutual settlement, Dr. Islam called for an early and long lasting solution to the decades old problem.


  1. Dear Zafarul Islam Sahab,
    Please fear Almighty Allah before you tell any thing about Islam. You may be a prominent Scholar but you and Salman Nadvi are not the Ideal for Indian Muslim. for the Muslim, Only the Holy Quran and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) are ideal and they are following these two things.
    Please do not give the example of Saudi Arabia or other countries. Saudi Arabia itself is not ideal and example for the Muslims.

  2. Beware of Power, for power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Shame on so-called islamic scholar. Justice always is paramount, possibilities will come only after justice is done to Muslim Indian Waqf integrity.

  3. This is blaming the victims on a Himalayan scale. Israeli intransigence, land-grabbing and vindictiveness have made everyone tired of the Palestinian plight,

    Gaza is under permanent blockade and Israel has grabbed up more and more of the Palestinian West Bank, flooding 800,000 Israeli squatters onto it in direct violation of the international law of military Occupation.

    The Israeli myth of Arab intransigence is a smokescreen for determined Israeli expansionism.

    DOES NOT the prince know that the Israelis are not going to let the Palestinians have a state and are going to keep them in a stateless condition of near chattel for as long as the world will put up with it (apparently for a very long time).

    So what is really being reported is that Bin Salman is happy enough to work with the Likud government in Israel and to ignore its slow ongoing crushing of the Palestinians,

    as long as Saudi Arabia gets Israeli and international Jewish cooperation on its finances, diplomacy toward the US, and attempts to isolate Iran and its allies.

    What MbS is promising is more war, more belligerence. Is he planning to do to the rest of the Middle East what he has done to Yemen, and is inviting the Israelis to join with him in the carnage.

    Goldberg, who was positively gleeful about the destruction of Iraq, is watering in the mouth.



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