Kerala Town Defers Milad-un-Nabi to Make Way for Hindu Wedding

Milad-un-Nabi was celebrated in a small town in Kozhikode on Sunday, 17 November, a week after the world celebrated the birth of Prophet Nabi on 10 November. It was to accommodate the wedding of Prathyuksha and Vinu Prasad which was held on 10 November.

Prathyuskha’s family lives right opposite to the mosque separated by a four-meter-wide-road, and unaware of the celebrations held annually at the mosque, the family went ahead with the wedding plans. It was when the mosque mahal committee in-charge of celebrations came to know about the wedding that they decided to defer it as they felt the celebrations could cause difficulty on account of use of loud speakers, traffic-jam and shops being set up near the vicinity of the mosque and the house.

"“When we came to know that the marriage falls on the birthday of Prophet Mohammad, the mahal committee members sat together a week before and unanimously decided to put off the religious celebrations to next Sunday, 17 November.” " - N C Abdurahman, Mahal Committee Secretary to IE

The family of Prathyuskha told the media that they never made a request to the mosque to defer the celebrations, but remain thankful to the committee for their gesture, reported The News Minute. They added that they have been maintaining good relations with the mosque for several years.

All members of the mosque mahal committee participated in the wedding.

With inputs from The Indian Express and The News Minute

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