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There is a massive minar attributed to Qutb-ud-Din Aibak, the first Islamic monarch of north India.

The Qutb Minar also written Qutub Minar or Kutb Minar is a world heritage monument in Delhi and the world's highest rubble masonry minaret. It is located within the Qutb Complex, which has served as the heart of Delhi's first city since the arrival of the first Muslim monarch. This territory belonged to the Tomar Rajpoots and Chauhans until Muhammad-bin-Sam (Muhammad Ghori) conquered Prithvi Raj Chauhan (Arkpal Tomar gave it to his grandson Prithvi). Chauhan built Qila Rai Pithora by extending the walls of Lal Kot. After conquering Prithvi Raj Chauhan in 1060 A.D., Ghori left his governor Qutb-ud-din Aibak to rule India, and so the slave dynasty began in India.

In the center of the city, there is a massive minar attributed to Qutb-ud-Din Aibak, the first Islamic monarch of north India. Is this, however, correct? This article explores certain people's perspectives on the construction of the magnificent monument.

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In the year 2020, a civil suit was filed in a Delhi court demanding the restoration of 27 Hindu and Jain temples and goddesses that were demolished in 1191 AD with the permission of invader Mohammad Ghori's commander to purportedly build the Quwwatul Islam Mosque. Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva, Goddess Gauri, God Surya, Lord Hanuman, and presiding deities of 27 temples, as well as major deities Tirthankar Lord Rishabh Dev and Lord Vishnu, have the right to be restored and worshipped with correct rites and ceremonies, according to the complaint. The petition also asked for a mandatory injunction, ordering the federal government to establish a trust under the Trust Act of 1882 and take over control and administration of the Qutub complex's temple complex.

 Qutub Minar The name "Qutub Minar" was first established and taught to Hindus after the establishment of the secular Indian republic in 1947Wikiemedia commons

Hindu ruins and shattered Hindu idols can be discovered all around the grounds, according to popular belief. "Qutub Minar" literally means "victory pillar," and the central Mosque within Qutub Minar is known as "Quwwat Ul Islam" ( "Power of Islam"), signifying Islam's victory over the local Hindus who worship idols. However, Hindus referred to the location as "Raja Prithviraj Temple" until 1900. Raja Prithviraj was Delhi's last Hindu ruler. The name "Qutub Minar" was first established and taught to Hindus after the establishment of the secular Indian republic in 1947.

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Let us look at the top claims that truly support the idea that Qutub Minar was built over the premises of a plundered Hindu temple.

  • Look for defaced figures in the pillars on your next visit to the Qutb Complex. The Hindu temples, on the other hand, have animal motifs all over them, despite the fact that Islam forbids animal representations in its architecture. As a result, the figures were damaged, metaphorically reducing them to simple "carvings" rather than "animals."
  • According to certain beliefs, there appears to be no purpose or logic for the Qutub Minar's construction in Islam. Others argue that the tower was erected for watch or protection, but this reasoning is unconvincing. The construction of a 72-meter-high minaret for prayer also raises eyebrows.
  • Why are there Hindu God's artifacts in the Mosque? Why have Lord Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, and other gods and goddesses been inscribed on most of the pillars in the mosque's courtyard if Islam does not believe in anybody other than Allah?
  • How does one go about Qutbuddin constructing Qutub Minar in Delhi? Qutbuddin Aibak is credited with the construction of Qutub Minar, however, history shows that he spent much of his time in Lahore which is about 650 kilometers from Delhi.
  • The measure also corresponded to the Islamic concept of spreading the faith as far and as quickly as feasible. The destruction of Hindu and Jain temples and the construction of Mosques on their sites represented dominance. The mosque is called 'Quwwat-ul-Islam,' which means 'Islamic Triumph.'

The history of Qutub Minar is long and enigmatic, and individuals like you and me will never be able to fully comprehend it. Meanwhile, the Delhi court is yet to give a verdict on this issue. The point is even if Qutub Minar was not a Hindu temple, why investigating and inquiring about history should be deemed as a means to promoting intolerance among the two religions? These probes should be encouraged and appreciated by the citizens of the country because it has no hidden motive of causing communal friction. It only strives to reveal the truth.


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