Nazim approached temple administrators and told them: “You Hindus will soon have your new temple. But we Muslims have no place to worship…would you give us a small area of your land?”
“Just as Hindu people and their leaders participated in our Eid celebration, we are also celebrating the Hindu festival called Dashain.”
“Dadi always says that no religion talks ill of other religion. Unless we start respecting each other (Hindu and Muslims), outsiders will draw advantage. It’s high time that we get united.”
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.”
“A Hindu goddess commanded me to restore her temple in the cremation ground”
Eid brings extra sweetness as Muslim families make seiwan given by Hindu women
A bidi-smoking Muslim taxi driver helps Hindu travelers complete their pilgrimage