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Is Namaz In Mosque Integral To Islam? SC To Decide On Ismail Faruqi Judgment Tomorrow

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| September 27 , 2018 , 17:13 IST

The Supreme Court on Thursday posted the matter of reconsidering the Ismail Faruqi judgment for September 28. However, the court clarified that this would not affect the hearing of the main title dispute.

The bench ruled that the matter would not be posted for consideration from a larger bench and will also not affect the hearing of the main title dispute in the Ayodhya Ram Mandir case.

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The bench also held that the title dispute hearing will not be delayed any further and would be conducted on a continues basis from

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Ismail Faruqi Judgment

The Ismail Faruqi judgment of 1994 said that namaz could be offered anywhere. The judges said, “(Mosque) is not an essential part of the practice of the religion of Islam and namaz (prayer) by Muslims can be offered anywhere, even in open. Accordingly, its acquisition is not prohibited by the provisions in the Constitution of India”.

View Of Allahabad High Court

In the subsequent hearing in the Ayodhya land dispute case, in 2010 the Allahabad High Court had referred to this judgment to apportion one-third of the land to Hindus, one-third to Muslims and one-third to Lord Ram, the diety.