Instances of Hindu-Muslim harmony and love for each other come to light in blissful incidents time and again. Such stories not only send a message of communal harmony but also establish the fact that both the communities have been living with unity despite the differences for decades.
Once such instance from Cheravally, Kerala has been hitting headlines recently. 24-year-old Anju Ashokan lost her father a few years back. Due to a lack of resources, her mother, Bindu reached out to the town’s mosque to seek help in her daughter’s wedding, reports TOI.
“She came to my house seeking help for conducting the marriage. She gave a letter, which I presented to the Jamaath committee. We decided to help the family conduct the marriage,” Nujumudeen Alummoottil, secretary of Cheravally Muslim Jamaath Committee told The Hindu.
“When I shared the application with the committee members, all of them came forward unanimously to arrange all the facilities for the wedding,” he added.
Accordingly, arrangements for the wedding were made at the mosque premises. The couple tied the knot following Hindu rituals in the presence of friends and family.
The mosque also served ‘Sadya’ a vegetarian feast for all the guests and relatives attending the wedding. Gold and valuables worth Rs 2 lakh were also gifted to the bride by the Jamaath committee. “They arranged a mouthwatering feast with two types of payassam for 4000 people. Over 250 seats were arranged for the people to watch the wedding,” Nujumudeen said.
Calling it an example of unity, Chief Minister of the state Pinarayi Vijayan, shared a picture of the couple performing wedding rituals.
An example of unity from Kerala.
The Cheravally Muslim Jamat Mosque hosted a Hindu wedding of Asha & Sharath. The Mosque came to their help after Asha's mother sought help from them.
Congratulations to the newlyweds, families, Mosque authorities & the people of Cheravally. pic.twitter.com/nTX7QuBl2a
— Pinarayi Vijayan (@vijayanpinarayi) January 19, 2020
The heartwarming incident has impressed the Desi Twitter. People can’t stop praising the couple and the mosque for their inspiring move.
Its kerala… 💪💪💪every religions have equal importance… no one is allowed to pressure another person to be in their religion… here every religious festivals are celebrated by all religions
— മാണിക്ക്യം™ (@abdulbasith588) January 19, 2020
Cheruvally Muslim Jamaat Mosque Alappuzha in Kerala has opened its gates and coffers for a Hindu wedding, complete with lamps and rituals. We set an example at a time many fear that India’s secular fabric is under threat. Proud to be Malayali 😍 1/N pic.twitter.com/TGuIMtrtIk
— Suvarna Haridas (@Suvarna_haridas) January 19, 2020
Kerala sets the vision of future India 👏
— விகடகவி (@chromylchloride) January 19, 2020
Here is Kerala Today. 🙏
This Hindu wedding stage prepared in a mosque. The Muslim brothers taken over the marriage expense since the bride's fly was not able to meet it. After the news spread, the whole people in that area get together to make it a memorable event. Lovely 😍😍 pic.twitter.com/VLSmvUBz46
— Anil.Sree (@anilsree) January 19, 2020
Presently, our country truly needs such inspiring examples of communal harmony and Hindu-Muslim unity. Such instances make the world a better place to live.