Jaipur: Bhilwara's Habibi Mosque in Rajasthan state has set the social media on fire after its management illuminated it with Tricolor - the Indian flag, on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr - the annual Muslim festival celebrated to mark the end of the fasting month Ramadan.
"We too have patriotism running in our blood, and we are ready to sacrifice it at the first sign of any harm coming to our country”, Imam of the mosque, Mohammad Zafar Mukhtar Qasmi, is quoted as saying by local media.
He however was concerned that despite the sacrifices made by Muslims for India, they were required to prove their patriotism by such moves.
"The Tricolour is the national flag and a source of pride for all of us. However, it pains me to say that Muslims are increasingly not being considered patriotic enough in this country, and we have to make a show if it to prove our patriotism”, he said.
The gesture to show the Muslims are equally patriotic and have affection for the country like others was noticed by some netizens forcing them to capture video and share on the social media. The 30 second video was soon trending everywhere attracting applause and appreciation.
“This is a mosque in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. The news that should be all over in Media to showcase real India”, Kanchan Gupta wrote of Twitter while sharing the video.
"On the eve of Eid , Mosque in Bhilwara city (Rajasthan) spreading Love & peace with our beautiful Tiranga (Tricolor)", message posted by KashmiriPandits News @kpnewschannel said.
Muslims all across India celebrated Eid on Monday June 26 with traditional fervor. But, at many places in the country they wore black arm bands to protest against regular attacks on them.