A Muslim shrine has hosted Krishna’s birthday celebrations for over 300 years
A Muslim youth has translated Hindu prayer Hanuman Chalisa into Urdu as poet Anwar Jalalpuri had done with Bhagavad Gita
ACCRA: Ghana’s population of 23 million includes 12,500 Hindus, of which 10,000, like their Swami Ghanananda Saraswati, are indigenous Africans. The African Hindu Monastery (AHM) is now Ghana’s largest centre of Hindu worship. The AHM’s non-exclusionist attitude is apparent from the picture of Jesus alongside the Hindu gods on the main mantelpiece, as well as images…
Hindus held Ganesh parade in silence for praying Muslims, while Muslims made open space for Ganesh procession
We live in a diverse society where Muslims & Hindus have co-existed for centuries. But they are mutually unacquainted with the great scriptures of one another” – Anwar Jalalpuri
“humanity is the most important religion that we must follow” – A Muslim student when asked about her winning a Hindu scripture contest
Both scriptures tell us that God’s message has come to the people from time to time all through the history of mankind (Quran, 40:79; Gita 4:1-3).
The theme of self sacrifice for God and humanity is common in both the Gita and the Quran
“both women and men are manifestations of the Supreme Being” – Atharva Veda Samhita 8:9:11
Muslim and Vaishnavas met in DC to discuss the many Names of God. “Reverence for God’s name is an important aspect of both traditions, and we thought it was something around which we could share commonalities, understand differences, and learn from each other,” one attendee said.
Both Hinduism and Islam command (not suggest) its followers to help the less fortunate and regularly donate a percentage of their income.
Often a point of contention in religious debates, the idea of God manifesting in various forms is greatly misunderstood. There are some who believe that Hindus worship “330 million different gods” with Hindu verses taken out of context and misconstrued.