In contemporary India, we see these traditions live on in the form of syncretic celebrations of Diwali by Muslims. From the lighting up of Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai to decorations and diyas adorning the HazratNizammudinDargah in Delhi, Muslims are very much a part of Diwali celebrations of this nation. The dargah of Baba HazratMaqbool Hussein Madani near Shanivar Wada,…
“…he even knows certain parts of the Quran by heart, and we’re learning the Gayatri Mantra from him”
“On Diwali we send them gifts, on Eid they send us sweets”
Five Muslim friends carried out the last rites for a Hindu incorrectly linked to COVID-19.
The Dargah of Hafiz Ali Hussain in the northern city of Moradabad is one such place where devotees from all religions come and offer prayers to the Sufi saint who lit the path of virtue, wisdom and peace for his fellow beings and followers.
Hindu, Muslim and Sikh residents of a colony came together and stood guard against frenzied mobs which ran riot in nearby areas vandalising homes, shops and torching cars.
“the Hindus who stayed back survived because of their Muslim neighbours. When a Hindu died, Muslims made all efforts to arrange his funeral”
Having lost her father a couple of years ago the family lacked resources to conduct the wedding, seeking help from the mosque committee.
“There is no such thing as a self-made anything. Everybody depended on somebody else to get here, and stay here”
KOLKATA: As the country celebrated the festival of Diwali and Kali Puja, a mosque in West Bengal’s Birbhum district was busy celebrating communal harmony as they inaugurated a Hindu temple in the vicinity. The temple, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, was inaugurated on Sunday evening amid Kali Puja revelry in Basapara, located in the…