“I have inaugurated mosques and madrasas. But this is the first time I have inaugurated a Hindu temple. It’s a different feeling altogether”
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”
Having lost her father a couple of years ago the family lacked resources to conduct the wedding, seeking help from the mosque committee.
This talk presents how Hindus and Muslims lived here in amity and how they fought together for freedom of the country from British colonial powers.
“We have blended with our brothers just like two colours mix together, effortlessly,”
“The common thread which bonded interfaith families was their love for family and humanity.”
The strand of Sufism which emerged on the banks of Indus, consciously eschewed religious orthodoxy and, at times, even rebelled against it.
A tazia is a replica of Imam Hussain’s tomb. In Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, a Hindu family makes Tazias during Muharram.
It’s a language traditionally associated with sacred Hindu texts. But about 100 Muslim girls in two Jharkhand schools have shattered the stereotype about Sanskrit, choosing the classical language over Urdu and Persian, saying it is much easier to learn and score good marks in.
Shahid Ali, a Muslim priest, performs rituals for Durga, fasts for Navratri, and is familiar with Hindu shastras
“the past 40-50 years we have been celebrating…Muharram, Ganpati, Navratri together with religious amity.”