Hindu Muslim Unity: Hindu devotees worship at Kerala mosque and church

Can you imagine Hindu devotees circumambulating a mosque in their ritual attire and bathing in a church pond as part of their annual temple pilgrimage? Every pilgrimage season, devotees of the famed Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple visit a mosque and church as part of the annual Mandalam-Makaravilakku pilgrimage. Adorning the traditional black dress and bead-chain and smearing…

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Hindu Muslim Unity: Sufiism and Communal Harmony

Sufism’s emphasis on serving the mankind through spiritual self-development has proved phenomenal in Indian Context as it has been looked upon as wedging the sectional gap which is seen not as a sect of Islam, but as a way of life. Furthermore, its adherence to cultural syntheses provided a basis for Hindu-Muslim unity which the…

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Hindu Muslim Unity: Muslims celebrating Diwali for centuries

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,…

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