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…
Recalling that Muslims would participate in Hindu festivals honouring each other’s religions, Zahara stated that Muslims mingle with Hindus in the Diwali and other festivals reflecting rich communal harmony under the Unity in Diversity tradition of India.
Muslim artisans create elaborate Durga puja tableaux for Hindu festivals
Many Sufis expressed love of God through Urdu poetry about Krishna
“I have inaugurated mosques and madrasas. But this is the first time I have inaugurated a Hindu temple. It’s a different feeling altogether”
“This is our culture where both Hindus and Muslims coexist. There has never been trouble and both namaz and Ramlila are conducted in harmony every year”
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…
“On Diwali we send them gifts, on Eid they send us sweets”
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.