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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Muslim couple marries off Hindu daughter in Sharma family


1. Shabbir Khan and his wife married off their adopted daughter Rakhi as per Vedic rites to Ranjit Sharma in Ghaziabad on Sunday.

The childless Khan couple had adopted the daughter of a Hindu friend who had six daughters. They not just raised her as a Hindu but kept a separate puja ghar in the house.

All Hindu and Muslim festivals were celebrated in the house and such was the emotional bonding between parents and the daughter Rakhi alias Gudia that everybody marvelled at the love. A furniture-maker Khan organised the wedding function at a grand scale almost beyond his means.

"Who will we celebrate Holi with?, he would ask at the time of bidaai. "She was more than what a natural daughter could ever be", says Khan, adding that 'Aaj mere dil ka ek tukdaa chalaa gaya'. Read the Times of India report by Lalit Kumar.

2. Our salute to these Muslim parents for their silent message to the society. Just like we had carried a story about Hindu parents with the heading 'Hats off to Hindu parents of Muslim girl'. Earlier, another amazing story about a Hindu couple's adoption of a Muslim girl and her subsequent marriage to Muslim youth was carried on this blog.

Do read this as well

Naseema was abducted and sold when she was just eight years old. Later a Brahmin couple raised her. Such was their sincerity that they even made her wear the burqa to ensure that the girl gets a traditional Muslim upbringing in Tamil Nadu's Vellore.

They educated her and later married her off to a Muslim youth, who lives and works with a company in Middle East. After her marriage, she even managed to locate her father Ibrahim who had become deaf and dumb. She owes everything in life to her parents--The Brahmin couple. Read more

It is these people who are the real heroes. It is no joke to brave the social pressure and go against the established norms to raise a child belonging other religion as per his or her faith. But they do it, silently.

Photo: Rakhi in bridal attire during the marriage ceremony.

13 comments:

Z@ki-R said...

such news gives us hope... hope of a better india.

Kagaz ki kashti said...

And politicians claims, muslims force people for conversation! they should read this!

Hats off to these parents... & many congratulations!
Allah (SWT) says, if u bring up, educate and marry off a girl child, doors of jannat has been opened for you completely.

Pratik Maheshwari said...

hope this article reaches to all those ppl who r a bane to this world for creating unwated disturbances...
a really touching story...

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Barry said...

If all take lessons from the news. If....

indscribe said...

Z@ki-R: I'm sure there must be many such incredible people in thousands of towns across the country where Hindus and Muslims live side by side. Wish that TRP crazy channels that play up crime and politics, pay some attention to such stories also.

@ Kagaz ki Kashti: If something is repeated all the time, someday people start believing... this unfortunately happened in the case of madarsas and conversion. The mischievous propaganda has done lot of damage. Now the Indian Ulema are just explaining and presenting their case all the time...

@ Pratik Maheshwari ji, Barry: Such stories do give lot of hope amid the kind of news we get to hear all the time. These people are real heroes who do it, silently.

Readerswords: Thank you so much :)

Anonymous said...

Shabbir Khan and his wife in Ghaziabad have proved themselves not only as true Indians but also as real Muslims, by acting as true neighbour of a Hindu friend in need.We all salute them.
So also we salute and heartily
congratulate the unnamed Brahmin couple of Vellore (Tamilnadu) forbringing up a Muslim girl in their house and giving her in marriage to a Muslim groom!
You will be the role model for many such good samaritans.

Opinionated hijabi said...

That's really sweet, mashallah!

Anonymous said...

"... muslims force people for conversation!"

This perception is not entirely wrong.

never said...

hindus are true people, they never convert people to their religion, this shows what hinduism is all about, even the parents have adopted a muslim girl and married her to a muslim boy coz they are sincere they never do such kind of conversion, it is done only islam

they do conversions and they dont have any heart for others as per we have seen the muslim here in this topic, if they adopt a hindu would they marry them to a hindu no way, its always hate on other reliong, islam is the way of that

Anonymous said...

it is just one of the few exceptions out there...
and exceptions are not examples...

Hemant said...

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Hemant said...

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