Ayodhya: In a controversial statement, Jamiat Ulema's Mufti Muhammad Ilyas has said that Lord Shiva was Muslims' first prophet.
Not just this, the mufti also said that all Muslims were the followers of Sanatan Dharma.
Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are our creators also, the Jamiat Ulema added, stoking debates.
“We are not opposed to declaring India a Hindu country. The way population residing in China and Japan are called Chinese and Japanese respectively, we are called Hindustani,” he said.
A delegation of Jamiat Ulema visited Ayodhya on Wednesday to urge saints to participate in a conference on communal harmony on February 27 in Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh.