Udupi New Jamia Masjid Opens for Worshipers
Bellevision Media Network
Udupi, 11 August 2012: Renovated Udupi Jamia Masjid was inaugurated on Friday by the main donor Entrepreneur Hidayatulla Abbas Ucchil. On this occasion he said that setting up of Hospitals, Schools and Colleges are needed for the community and called upon the Muslim youths to come forward and he assured his complete support on this regard.
Chairman of state Wakf Board R Abdul Riyaz Khan addressing the gathering said that, in Karnataka there are Wakf places which bring crores of rupees income and it must be utilized properly. The properties of Wakf if utilized properly free education can be given to all the Muslim students here, we can also establish Islamic Banks, he opinioned.
Udupi Jamia Masjid Imam Maulana Mohiyuddin Zilani conducted prayers. Jamate Islami Hind Darwad Convener Maulana Salim Umari said that the Masjid is the center point of the community. How the heart is in our body, similarly the Masjid is for the community, he said. Maulana Sanaulla Umari, Maulana Masiulla Qasmi also spoke on the occasion.
Maula compeered the program. Committee President T.S. Budan Basha welcomed the guests and the gathering and also presented introductory speech. Secretary Kamruddin proposed vote of thanks. On the dias Imran Hidayuthulla, K.S. Mohammed Masood, Mohammed Kunji, Abdulla Haji and other dignitaries were present.
In the evening Iftehar get together was organized in the new Masjid. Shiroor Mutt Sri Laxmivara Theertha, Former MLA U.R. Sabhapati, Kishen Hegde Kolkebailu, Lions Governor Madhusoodana Hegde, Former Governor Jayakara Shetty Indrali, Masjid Construction Committee President Budan Basha and others were present on the occasion.
The Masjid is having total 20 thousand square feet area with 3 floors (ground, first floor and second floor) and can facilitate about 3,000 people to carryout Namaz at a time. Also, in this Masjid there is exclusive facility for 400 women to carryout Namaz in all the 5 times of day. There are separate washrooms for men and women. This is the largest Masjid in the district.