With some people trying to divide India on the basis of religion, we still haven’t lost hope when it comes to humanity. It has always found its way out to us and it always will. With so much of evil happening in the name of religion we still get to hear some positive news, a Muslim man giving a designated funeral to his homeless Hindu kin and a Hindu man fasting with his Muslim friend during Ramadan. With people like them, evil can never overpower good, ’cause the good resides in them, in us.
Here’s another heartwarming incident that will make you feel inspired and happy at the same time.
A post was originally written by Meghna Athwani, which was later shared by a Facebook user, Vinu Mathew, about an incident wherein a mother is explaining her daughter about the significance of the white cap Muslims wear.
“If this is how today’s generation wants their children to learn, then our politicians are failing at dividing us.”
Here’s the beautiful post that is going viral:
“Today, I was traveling in Delhi through Uber Pool,
I was the first rider, then a young lady with her little daughter joined us and in the end, after about a km, a Muslim guy sat in the front seat.
This guy was wearing their traditional white skull cap.
So this little girl got curious and asked her mother , “Why is this uncle wearing a cap in the evening? There is no sun outside!”
Till now, the radio was on, the Muslim guy was having a conversation with the Driver and I was drowned in the book.
But this question made me take my eyes off the book, the conversation between the Guy and the Driver stopped and the Driver lowered the volume of the music player.
I thought of explaining something to the kid, but, the mother was already ready with the answer. She said, “Have you not seen me covering my head with a dupatta, whenever I visit the temple? Or when some elder guests come to our house? Or when I have to touch the feet of your grandparents? It is a sign of respect or to pay our regards, my child.”
The girl wasn’t quite convinced. She came up with another question, ” But who is this bhaiya paying respect to? There is no temple here. He is not touching the feet of anyone. Neither is anyone so big in age sitting in this car. So, who is he trying to give his regards to?”
Surprisingly, the mother was ready for this too.
She very calmly replied, ” His parents have taught him to respect everyone he meets and to pay them his regards. Just like I teach you to say Namaste to guests.”
No one was expecting this reply.
Not even the Muslim guy himself.
I was the first one to take the cab so we reached my destination first.
I got down, smiling, and thinking,
If this is what the common man thinks about people around him.
If this is what people are actually teaching their children,
If this is how today’s generation wants their children to learn.
Then our politicians are failing at dividing us. All the orthodox idiots are failing in disturbing the secular fabric of this nation.
Credit goes to the original writer Meghna Athwani”
The woman’s answer not only makes us proud as an Indian but makes us believe more in humanity. It shows no matter what, if we believe we are one even people who are trying to create differences between us in the name of religion, caste creed or sex, will have to bow down. They will not succeed and they shouldn’t.