Hindu Muslim Unity: Imam performs and fasts for Durga puja

Shahid Ali performs Durga puja
Shahid Ali performs Durga puja

KOLKATA: Shahid Ali is a Muslim priest who will perform the rituals at a Durga Puja this year. But that’s not the only reason we’re writing about him. Like the deity he will worship, Shahid and the humble locality he stays in, are a symbol of the victory of good over evil, of humanity over divisive faith and of the secular mind over zealous theocrats.

Balwant Singh, a member of the puja committee, says: “Shahid fasts for all four days and performs puja according to Hindu shastras

Read more: Communal Harmony

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One thought on “Hindu Muslim Unity: Imam performs and fasts for Durga puja

  1. wow love it! Diversity is a blessing, and life becomes more beautiful when we are able to appreciate and honour everyone’s individual ways to offer their love to the Divine.

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