The Supreme Court of India was told on Friday that Islam will collapse if prayer in mosque is not recognised as an integral part of the religion, Indian media reported.

The SC has resumed hearing the Babri Masjid-Ram Temple land dispute case today. 

Rajiv Dhavan, who is representing one of the original litigants in this case from the Muslim side, said the top court's 1994 verdict had completely ignored the right of Muslims to offer prayers in the Babri Masjid. 

The top court had ruled that offering prayers in a mosque wasn't an essential and integral part of Islam.

The top court had, in 1994, recognised the right of Hindus to worship at the temple and ordered status quo on installation of Ram idol in the disputed site.

Mr Dhavan said this verdict had also taken a view that mosque need not be re-built at the same place.

Muslim parties are trying to persuade the bench of three judges led by Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra to refer the land dispute to a larger bench.

Hindu groups are contesting this demand and want the bench to decide the case straightaway.

Chief Justice Dipak Misra has made it clear that the court would take a call on the larger bench after hearing all parties.