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Gurudwara Opens Doors for Muslims for Eid Prayers

In a country often threatened by strife and conflict, the Times of India on Wednesday reported a heart-warming story about how in a place called Joshimath in Uttarakhand, Sikhs invited the Muslims to pray in the hall of their Gurudwara on Eid-ul-Fitr.The story was based on reports by local vernacular media as pictured above. 

Joshimath, also known as Jyotirmath, a town perched above the Alakhnanda deep in the Garhwal Himalayas has a Muslim population of some 800 people. There is no mosque or idgah in the town and the residents usually offer prayers at the Gandhi Maidan, a public ground.

On monday, Eid-ul-Fitr, the town was hit by torrential rain and therefore the Muslims were unable to offer prayers at the Gandhi Maidan. The head of the local Gurudwara invited the Muslims to offer their Eid Namaz at the Gurudwara premises. The Muslims on Eid offered their ritual prayers at the Gurudwara hall and were greeted by the members of the Sikh community.  The Hindus of the town joined in the festivities as well.

The town reaffirmed faith in humanity by a simple gesture -- helping a brother out on a rainy day.

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5/D-101
Aug 23, 2012
05:17 PM

<<Welcome, thats my home.>>

<<The news item is from heaven and the commentator is my brother>>

Your brother left the heaven for ...... 

<<Now let's hope that Jamma Musjid open its door to Hindu for Ram Navami>>

By any estimate, there are more temples in India than mosques. 

<<And those who did the kind deed are not asking for any return of favour>>

Proselytization, the curse of Abraham religion is all so pervasive in Islam and Christianity. Sikhs don't have jealous evangelists to ask for favors.

rishi vyas, kangra
4/D-146
Aug 22, 2012
11:02 PM

Heart warming story! And those who did the kind deed are not asking for any return of favour! That's what makes them 'Vaishnav-jans" as per Gandhi's favourite bhajan.

Anwaar, Dallas
3/D-142
Aug 22, 2012
10:33 PM

Vert good. Now let's hope that Jamma Musjid open its door to Hindu for Ram Navami

Smita, Baroda
2/D-128
Aug 22, 2012
09:40 PM

"That's my home, welcome" is a comment from a reader.  What a pleasure! The news item is from heaven and the commentator is my brother.  Thank you Outlook for bringing this joyful news to all. 

Jaipat S. Jain, New York
1/D-121
Aug 22, 2012
09:15 PM

Welcome, thats my home.

Santosh Gairola, Hsinchu
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