Mosque opens door and purse for Hindu wedding

A Kerala mosque has opened its gates and coffers for a Hindu wedding, complete with lamps and rituals, to help out a poor family and set an example at a time many fear that India’s secular fabric is under threat.

Anju and Sharath Sasi will get married between 11.30am and 12.30pm on January 19 at the Cheruvally Muslim Jamaat Mosque in Kayamkulam, Alappuzha district. The mosque compound will have a shamiana built for the wedding, and host a vegetarian sadya (meal) for 1,000 guests.…

Alummoottil said this would be the first Hindu marriage at a mosque in Kerala although most mosques do help out the poor and, in principle, do so irrespective of religion. So how did the idea of chipping in for the bride’s impoverished mother, Bindu, come about? “It’s because a person associated with this mosque told the girl’s mother to approach us since she had no money for the wedding,” Alummoottil said.…

https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/kerala-mosque-opens-door-and-purse-for-hindu-wedding/cid/1733118

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