Everyday Harmony: Muslim woman offers Namaz while sitting in a Gurudwara! This incident is reported from a gurudwara in Indore, where a group of of 30 girls from other cities were staying

17, Feb 2023 | CJP Team

In our timelines filled with incidents full of hate-crime and religious intolerance, a video showing a Muslim woman offering Namaz in a Gurudwara brings forward the beauty of co-existence and acceptance in our diverse country. In the video, reportedly from Indore, a woman can be seen offering Namaz in a Gurudwara while people around her, presumably Sikhs, are going towards their Holy Granth to offer their prayers.

Reportedly, an arrangement had been made in the Baba Deep Singh Gurudwara for the stay of thirty girls from other cities as they considered the gurudwara safer for stay instead of a Dharamshala. This video brings forth the fact that religion doesn’t teach us to hate each other. These videos and photos convey the message of harmony, and are the most essential in today’s times.

Amidst the systematic hate leading to growing anger and despair, it is important to showcase a lived reality of camaraderie, equality and sharing which is the bedrock of the Indian Constitution and secularism. That way we not only hold on to every thread of hope, but effectively project these narratives, lest we lose our will to fight the good fight. As part of our #EverydayHarmony series, CJP brings you instances where Indians share and care, every single day… our food, our businesses, our homes and our friendships. This instances show how we Indians continue to reject hateful and divisive agendas even while street violence and social media are used as part of a sinister, hate-filled political agenda to tell us otherwise. Let’s reinforce India’s everyday lived reality, and through that collectively and aggressively, uphold and defend a unique pluralism, a diverse culture and truly secular values. Donate now to help us combat hate and prejudice!

The video can be viewed here:

This is not a lone incidence of tolerance shown by the Sikh community towards the Muslim community. The Sikhs, who are famous for stepping up in the times of need and opening their doors to everyone, religion no bar, has stood by the Muslim community on many instances.

In December 2022, a Sikh family in Barnala district of Punjab had reportedly donated land for mosque, which they were also to help construct. This was the first mosque that was being constructed in the Bakhtgarh village and would have provided relief to the Muslim families who had to travel five kilometers to pray. Considering the challenge to the Muslims, Amandeep, a resident of the village, had donated 250 square yards of his field. He had gotten the land registered with the Tehsildar’s office under the name of NooraniMasjid. The construction cost, approximated to beRs 12 lakh, was also to be borne by Hindus and Sikhs.

In November 2021, while Hindutva groups prowled the streets of Gurugram, Haryana, and regularly disrupted Friday namaz with protests over the past two months.Sherdil Sidhu, head of GurugramGurdwaraPrabandhak Committee, had told the media, in the presence of Mufti Mohammad Saleem, president of the JamiatUlama in Gurgaon, that the Gurudwara of GurugramSadar Bazar will be opened this Friday for Muslims to offer namaz, if Hindu organisations protest Muslims praying in congregation.


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