Hindu Muslim Unity: Muslims celebrate Guru Purnima

Muslim women performing aarti

VARANASI: The Guru Purnima celebrations at Patalpuri math were special this year giving a strong message as burqa clad Muslim women joined Hindu disciples in performing religious rituals here on the auspicious day on Tuesday.

Around 500 years old, the math is said to be founded by Mahant Ramanad and is very closely associated with saint Kabir.

“For us, guru is above all as he makes us understand the life and guides us even in the worst of the situations”, said national president of the Muslim mahila foundation of the body, Naznin Ansari. Such events are a befitting reply to people who try to divide the society on the basis of religion, said Ansari who has done her MA in conflict management from Banaras Hindu University (BHU). She has earlier translated Hanuman Chalisa and aarti of lord Ram in Urdu.

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