There are almost 4,300 religions practiced in this world. Nearly 75% of the world’s population practices one of these five most influential religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.
Each religious people celebrate their rituals, ceremonies, and festivals in their way with their community with no kinship with other religions. That’s what the world knows so far.
But, when it comes to India. It is seen differently as far as Indian Muslims are concerned.
In this post, you will learn why the world is calling India the “peak of unity.” Surprisingly, a unification of the Muslims and the Hindu people in India sharing bond among themselves through these three celebrations. So let’s see what they are.
Muslims celebrate Krishna Janmashtami:
Krishna Janmashtami, also known simply as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.
Not familiar people know about it, but Krishna Jayanthi is celebrated in a big way in a holy place for the Muslim society in Rajasthan.
“This festival is being organized here for the last 300-400 years, and people of all communities come here.
The foremost aim of this celebration is to develop Hindu-Muslim brotherhood,” said dargah secretary Usman Ali Pathan.
People from many states, including Maharashtra, Bihar, Delhi, Haryana, West Bengal, and Andhra Pradesh, visit the Dargah.
Muslims celebrate Durga and Kali with Hindus:
Durga Puja is the prestigious festival among the Bengalis and is celebrated for 5 days in West Bengal, however, attains an attire of color, lights, and festive moods.
The Muslims community living in North India performs this Kali Puja along with their Hindu brother-wood every year.
The Muslims and Hindu communities withstand communal barriers and can live forever without restriction beyond class, religion, and caste.
Muslims in Assam, Odisha, and West Bengal will attend the puja regularly and even sponsor rituals.
This joined worship is not happening today or yesterday, but Muslims have performed this puja together with Hindu brothers for the last 700 years, since Mughal rule.
Muslims celebrate Ram Mandir:
Several Islamic countries worldwide where people worship Lord Ram, and their citizens feel connected to Lord Ram. Especially in Indonesia, the country which has the highest Muslim population.
Inadequate Rama Janmashtami is celebrated merrily in Cambodia, Malaysia, and Bali.
The unity of two religions can be well known through a conflict building Ram temple in Ayodhya.
Despite decades of legal battles between Hindu and Muslim plaintiffs over the Ayodhya title case, the construction of the Ram temple seems to have blurred the communal lines and even incited celebrations among Ram’s Muslim devotees.
The Muslim devotees of Lord Rama say, Why foundation stone laying ceremony of Ramjanmabhoomi is crucial for them.
They have sponsored the foundation laying ceremony from the community on August 5th that my Priminister Modiji inaugurated.
As Indian Muslims believe in Ram was Imam-e-Hind, Lord Rama also worshiped as their ancestral deity. At the same moment, they point out that the life philosophy of Lord Rama is in line with their Islamic teachings.
So these collective festival celebrations have been symbolizing the Brotherhood and bonding between Hindu Muslims for years, giving a strong sense of unity in diversity.