The verdict sparked calls for Hindu-Muslim amity.
All India Muslim Personal Law Board's Kamal Farooqui said: "There could be a (temple) and a (mosque) existing alongside in Ayodhya in the larger interest of the nation. The court has opened up some consensus for us and a chance for reconciliation."
Zafaryab Jilani of the Sunni Waqf Board, whose title suit for the Ayodhya land was dismissed by the court, vowed not to "surrender" but added that the board would abide by anything the Supreme Court decides.
Image: Muslims check a website for the Ayodhya verdict inside the Jama Masjid in New Delhi on Thursday.