Saturday, December 9, 2023

    Kerala: Mosque became the way to the temple, Muslim community donated land for the way

    Thiruvananthapuram. A new example of communal unity was seen in Muthuvallur panchayat in Malappuram, Kerala. The mosque committee has donated part of the land to Dalits who are facing difficulties in going to the temple due to bad roads here. Devotees had to cross a small hill to reach the Kozhikodan Muchithadam Bhagavathy Temple. Apart from this, due to the height, the mosque committee has also constructed stairs here.

    A committee is formed to help each other
    The area around the temple belongs to the Parthakad Jama Masjid. The temple committee held a meeting with the mosque committee to resolve the road problem. In response, the mosque committee agreed to give part of its land to the temple free of charge.

    According to a report in The News Minute, Shihab Ka, secretary of the mosque committee, said, “When they approached us, we really wanted to help them. A road connection was required for the people living in the colony, but if the land is part of the mosque, there are certain rules where the land cannot be given to someone else. So we had to investigate. He said, ‘When we came to know that the land can be given. That’s how we decided to donate some of the land.

    Also panchayat president Ahmed Sagir found that he could build stairs on the donated land, so he promised to release funds from the mosque committee. After giving the land in this way, the committee also prepared stairs on it.

    Dalit community response
    In this decision of the mosque committee, temple priest Babu Cheloth Unionthan said, ‘The temple is more than 45 years old. It was very difficult to climb the hill to reach the colony and the temple. When we spoke to Mahallu Committee they gave us a lot of support. Apart from this, he said, ‘two other families living nearby have donated 4 feet of land to connect the temple with the main road. The endowment from the mosque is huge, the path is more than 100 meters. We are grateful to all.’Undefined

    Tags:, Kerala, Donation of land

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