KARACHI - Ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of Jama-e-Masjid Sir Syed was held at the new campus of Sir Syed University, situated at 200 acres land in Edu-cation City. It was attended by the members of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association and management team.

Speaking on the auspicious occasion, Chancellor SSUET, Jawaid Anwar said that the AMUOBA’s goal is to develop, construct and maintain a permanent masjid for Muslim community in the new campus. It is extremely important to build a masjid that brings Muslims together and promotes brotherhood among the Muslim community. Mosques play important role in islamic society and islamic doctrines are incomplete without mosques. It is beyond doubts that those who take part in construction of the mosques are the Chosen Men of God.

General Secretary AMUOBA, Muhammad Arshad Khan pointed out that Jama-e-Masjid Sir Syed will be constructed on 48,484 sq feet and around 2,000 wor-shipers will be able to offer namaz in the Jama-e-Masjid Sir Syed. The design of the mosque is of the same style as that of Aligarh Muslim University Mosque and it will be given a magnificent look matching international standards. The project is expected to take about a year and a half to complete and the grand mosque con-tains 3 domes and 2 minarets with a beautifully designed large prayer hall.