Zahara Begum is raising funds for the construction of Ram mandir in Ayodhya.  |  Photo Credit: IANS
Vijayawada: A Muslim woman is raising funds for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. Zahara Begum, organiser at Tahera Trust, is encouraging members of the Muslim community to contribute funds for the temple of the Hindu god Lord Ram.
She recalled how all communities, including Muslims, would often offer donations to support their Hindu brothers and sisters in organising pooja on Vinayak Chaturthi, Dussehra and Ram Navmi. She called it te true spirit and tradition of India – ‘Unity in Diversity’.
Now, Zahara Begum appealed to the Muslim community to offer donations for the construction of the Ram temple through Nidhi Samparna during the Nidhi Sekarana program. People can donate any amount of their choice. Even a contribution as small as Rs 10 can be donated.
Zahara Begum said that she has noticed Hindus donating their land for construction of mosques, idgahs and also for graveyards for the Muslim community while working with villages over the last 10 years.
“Non-Muslims have donated a great extent of cultivatable land of their volition to Muslims,” she told Deccan Chronicle. Hindus have also helped in the construction of masjids, idgahs and kabarastans (graveyards), she said.
“We are blessed to be in a country where Lord Ram was born. We are fortunate that the temple is going to be built during our time. Lord Ram has taught Dharma as a way of life and stands as an exemplar for the entire world,” Zahara Begum added.
“Let us come together and participate in this divine activity and help in the construction of a great Ram temple at Ayodhya with an open heart,” she said.