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…
Hindu Muslim Unity: Communal Harmony in Pakistan’s Mithi
“On Diwali we send them gifts, on Eid they send us sweets”
Hindu Muslim Unity: Kerala mosque hosts Hindu wedding
Having lost her father a couple of years ago the family lacked resources to conduct the wedding, seeking help from the mosque committee.
Hindu Muslim Unity: TEDx talk on historical communal harmony
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.
Hindu Muslim Unity: Holi celebrated in Ayodhya
“We have blended with our brothers just like two colours mix together, effortlessly,”
Hindu Muslim Unity: Interfaith Spouses Celebrate Ismaili Imamat Day
“The common thread which bonded interfaith families was their love for family and humanity.”
Hindu Muslim Unity: How Indus River cultures shaped Sufism
The strand of Sufism which emerged on the banks of Indus, consciously eschewed religious orthodoxy and, at times, even rebelled against it.
Hindu Muslim Unity: Hindu Family makes Tazias for Muharram
A tazia is a replica of Imam Hussain’s tomb. In Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, a Hindu family makes Tazias during Muharram.
Hindu Muslim Unity: Muslim girls chant Sanskrit hymns
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.
Hindu Muslim Unity: Imam performs and fasts for Durga puja
Shahid Ali, a Muslim priest, performs rituals for Durga, fasts for Navratri, and is familiar with Hindu shastras
Hindu Muslim Unity: Ganesh celebrations that take place in mosques
“the past 40-50 years we have been celebrating…Muharram, Ganpati, Navratri together with religious amity.”
Hindu Muslim Unity: Krishna’s birthday celebrated at Narhar Dargah
A Muslim shrine has hosted Krishna’s birthday celebrations for over 300 years