A few Muslim devotees of Lord Ram are all set to witness the bhumi pujan of the Ram temple at Ayodhya
Bengaluru: Giving more fillip to the belief that Lord Ram is not limited to one religion, a few Muslim devotees of Lord Ram are all set to witness the bhumi pujan of the Ram temple at Ayodhya, as reported by Times of India.
It should be noted that these Muslim devotees consider Lord Ram as ‘Imam-e-Hind’ and that their forefathers as Hindus who later converted to Islam.
The website quoted Jamshed Khan, a resident of Ayodhya city formerly known as Faizabad, as saying that changing one’s religion does not change one’s ancestors. “We believe Ram was our ancestor and we will celebrate with our Hindu brothers,” he said.
It quoted another devotee, Saeed Ahmed, who informed that he will be in Ayodhya to celebrate the construction of the majestic Ram temple. Ahmed, who identifies himself as a ‘devout Muslim’ and has been to a pilgrimage to Mecca, is also of the belief that Lord Ram is ‘Imam-e-Hind’.
It is interesting to note that another resident, Rashid Ansari, saying that it would be a blessing to get a chance to enter the sanctum sanctorum. He emphasised, “If the security ring prevents our entry, we will still celebrate the moment from the peripheries.” Another Ram Bhakt named Faiz Khan will be carrying bricks for the Ram Mandir from his ancestral village in Chhattisgarh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to take part in the bhumi pujan ceremony of the Ram Temple on August 5 in Ayodhya. Along with him, other senior leaders like LK Advani, Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and Yogi Adityanath are also scheduled to take part.
In fact, on Sunday, Yogi Adityanath went to Ayodhya to inspect the arrangements for the grand function.
It was last year that the Supreme Court of India granted the entire land to the Hindus.
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Last Updated Jul 27, 2020, 3:28 PM IST