Sufi shrines, madrasas illuminated as Muslims join Ram Temple opening celebrations

Story by  ATV | Posted by  Aasha Khosa | Date 23-01-2024
Muslims lighting lamps for Ram Temple
Muslims lighting lamps for Ram Temple


New Delhi

Activists of the Muslim Rashtriya Manch, an affiliate of the Rashtriya Swayemsevak Sangh (RSS), joined the celebration of the opening of Ram Janambhoomi temple at Ayodhya on Monday by chanting slogans in praise of Lord Ram and greeting the countrymen on this historic occasion.

Muslims, while partaking in the festival, expressed their joy, stating that King Ram’s arrival (to his birthplace) has gladdened all Indians.

MRM Activists lighting lamps at a shrine

Shahid Sayeed, the national media in charge of Muslim Rashtriya Manch, said that on Ram Lalla's enthronement, leaders of the organization including Syed Raza Hussain Rizvi, Mohammad Faiz Khan, and Padma Shri awardee Anwar Khan were present in Ayodhya. Additionally, Muslim Rashtriya Manch workers illuminated major dargahs, madrassas, khanqahs, Muslim neighbourhoods, houses, and streets across the country with lamps and colored bulbs.

Grandiosity marked the celebrations of Ram Utsav which were led by the national coordinator and regional coordinators across the country.

Celebration at a Sufi shrine

Leaders such as Mohammad Afzal, Mazahir Khan, Islam Abbas, Thakur Raja Raees Shafqat Qadri, Abu Bakar Naqvi, Reshma Hussain, SK Muddin, Farooq Khan, Mohammad Altamash, Irfan Ali Pirzada, Majid Talikoti, Haji Mohammad Sabreen, Bilal Rehman, Imran Chaudhary, Shalini Ali, Khurshid Razak, and Shakir Khan led celebrations in different parts of the country.

Besides illuminating buildings and premises, the Quran was recited in madrasas, maktabs, and mosques. Muslims offered prayers for the peace, harmony, and unity of the nation.

At the congregations, Muslims expressed their joy and celebration as Ram Lala was installed at the Janambhoomi temple at Ayodhya.

Some of the key places of worship illuminated on the occasion are the Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty in Ajmer, Sahabzade of Sarwad Sharif Garib Nawaz, Hazrat Qutubuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, Patte Shah Pir, Matka Pir in Delhi, and Hafiz Peer Baba and Samodhan Shah Baba in Lucknow.

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Lamps were lit at numerous dargahs and shrines across Mumbai, Kolkata, Patna, Bhagalpur, Kanpur, Aligarh, Bhopal, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru, with prayers for unity, integrity, and sovereignty.