Stored in gurdwara for 75 yrs, Quran handed over to mosque
Jalandhar, September 17
In an distinctive case of inter-religion bonhomie, members of a gurdwara committee of Buttaran village and different residents on Thursday handed over a manuscript of the Quran, which had been of their secure custody since Partition, to the caretakers of a mosque.
Aged individuals within the village mentioned three Muslim households used to stay within the neighborhood of the one-room gurdwara earlier than Partition. Since they had been emigrate to Pakistan, they handed over the holy e-book to the then custodian of the gurdwara to make sure its security. Since then, the gurdwara had been sustaining it, protecting it wrapped in a material together with different holy scriptures and guaranteeing full respect to it.
When the mosque custodians got here on Thursday, we requested them to learn out its particulars as we can’t learn Urdu. They informed us that this handwritten copy had been readied in 1938. —Gurmel Singh, Granthi
About 4 years in the past, when Gurmel Singh joined because the granthi of the gurdwara, he proposed to the villagers that the holy e-book must be safely handed over to the Muslim group. “We used to open it solely when villagers or different guests who knew about it requested us for its darshan. Although somebody in Lahore had penned it in pre-Independence occasions, it’s nonetheless in a very good situation. We initially thought that we might hand it over to some Gujjar households within the village however then somebody urged that the outdated Imam Nasir mosque in Jalandhar metropolis was essentially the most applicable place the place it could possibly be saved,” mentioned the granthi.
He mentioned, “I, together with gurdwara committee members and a few villagers, went to the Imam Nasir mosque and met Maulana Mohammad Adnan Jamai there. He informed us to convey it to them, however then somebody urged that the maulvi must be invited to the gurdwara to obtain it. When the mosque custodians got here yesterday, we requested them to learn out its particulars as we can’t learn Urdu. They informed us that this handwritten copy had been readied in 1938. They fortunately took it with them.”
The granthi mentioned, “The event was particular for me. It provides me such an enormous sense of satisfaction that the Quran has reached the place it ideally ought to have been. I’m grateful to the Almighty for having chosen me for this holy trigger.”
The gurdwara members additionally offered a siropa to the particular company. Amongst these current on the event had been gurdwara president Kulvir Singh, former president Mohinder Singh, Maulana Shamshad and Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui.