Cochin, ( Kerala)

August 21, 2018

Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the Muslim holy month of Ramzan, was observed in Kerala on Friday. Earlier, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Ahmed Bukhari said Eid would be celebrated across the country on June 16, as there was no sight of the moon anywhere.

Eid al-Adha, one of the biggest day for Muslims across the world has turned out to be a nightmare for the Keralite Muslims due to the deadly floods in the state. With the state still reeling under the aftermath of the worst flooding in a century, people were in no condition to celebrate. It was under this circumstances, a temple in Kerala’s Thrissur district opened its doors to Muslims to offer prayers, setting a great example of love and harmony. The Purappillikavu Rakteshwari Temple in Mala welcomed Muslims to offer Eid prayers in a hall in the compound itself.

“We are all humans first. Not just in the face of such a tragedy, we should always remember that we are all the children of one God. I hope to see such harmony prevail in the coming days too,  where we can work together on relief and offering help to people still in need,” a temple official said. The incidence is such a fine example of religious unity when some others are busy spewing venom even in times of tragedy. Such incidences bring in the sense of brotherhood that we pledge about and ‘unity in diversity’ the phrase we pride in as Indians.