heart-warming instance of communal harmony, the Hindu residents of Mari
village, in Nalanda district of Bihar have given their heart and soul to take
care of an old mosque left abandon by the Muslims in their village.
to media report, in Mari village, due to scourge of unemployment Muslim
population has slowly eased themselves out of the village into places where
their life could be possible, leaving behind their immovable property that is
their place of worship.
population left the village due to push factor and now there is no one left to
take care of their mosque. That’s when
the local Hindu population in the village has stepped in to join hands and
preserve and to take care of the mosque.
Azaan on the loud speaker five times a day, with the help of pen-drive and call
the faithful each day to come and pray.
But since there are none village residents gather in front of the mosque
and after the Azan is over, they pay obeisance to the place of worship by
bowing their head before the mosque before dispersing.
very old mosque, says a local resident Ishwar Paswan adding apart from playing
Azaan at the right hour, they bow their head before the mosque as they do not
know the procedure of the Namaz routine.
The residents make every effort to keep the mosque clean. They sweep and
mop the floor and keep the entire mosque premises clean.
where heavenly souls traverse, so cleaning the place is essential for making
this place an abode of divine souls,” Ishwar further says adding that after
each wedding in the village, the newly-wed couple come to the mosque first to
take the blessings from this holy place. ”
kind of stories emerging from some sleepy places of India gives lot of hope
that humanity still survives in our country. At a time when poison of hatred
between Hindus and Muslims is being spilled over for political gains, such
story gives oxygen to Hindu – Muslim brotherhood in the country.
example may be also being a soul searching exercise to all those Hindus who are
indulging in mob lynching exercise of helpless Muslims shown. At this hour of
communal polarization, such kind of kind gestures by Hindu brethren reinforces
the slogan of Unity in Diversity. More such examples are exactly needed at this
hour of communal disharmony in our country.
The need of
the hour is some Muslim organization or philanthropist may adopt this mosque in
Mari village and pay for its upkeep. It will be a great service to the
community whose returns may be gained on the day of judgement which is a belief
of every Muslims.
Mari is a
small village in Ben Block in Nalanda District of Bihar. It comes under Mari
Panchayat. It belongs to Patna Division. It is located 15 KM towards west from
Nalanda’s District headquarters, Bihar Sharif. It is 66 KM from State capital
Patna. This Place is in the border of the Nalanda District and Gaya District.
Mari Local Language is Maithili. Mari Village total population is 3307 and
number of houses are 573. Female Population is 48.7%. Village literacy rate is
55.1% and the female literacy rate is 23.3%.
Mujtaba is a journalist based in Chennai. He hails from Nalanda district.
Headline: Hindu Villagers Protects Mosque in Bihar
Source: The Countercurrent