Eminent composer AR Rahman has shared a heartwarming video on social media showing a Hindu couple tying the knot in a mosque in Kerala. The Oscar winner retweeted the video, captioned as “Here is another #KeralaStory”, shared by a page on the microblogging site.
In his tweet, Rahman praised the couple and their choice to get married in a mosque, emphasizing that love for humanity must be unconditional and healing. The video shows the bride and groom exchanging vows and rings, surrounded by their loved ones, as the mosque’s imam conducts the ceremony.
The wedding, which took place at the Cheravally Muslim Jamaat mosque in Kerala’s Alappuzha district, has received widespread praise and appreciation on social media. Many people have commended the couple’s decision to have a cross-faith wedding, with the mosque’s authorities welcoming the couple with open arms.
The Cheravally mosque is known for its inclusive approach and has hosted similar events in the past, including a Christian funeral and a Hindu wedding. The mosque’s imam, Noushad Kodinhi, has said that the mosque is open to anyone who wants to use it for weddings, funerals, or any other peaceful event.
The couple, Athira and Akhil, have said that they chose to have their wedding in the mosque because they were impressed by its inclusive nature and wanted to send a message of unity and harmony. Athira, the bride, has also said that she was touched by the warm welcome they received from the mosque’s authorities and the local community.
The wedding has also received praise from political leaders and celebrities, with many calling it a symbol of communal harmony and unity. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tweeted his congratulations to the couple, saying that their wedding was a testament to Kerala’s inclusive culture.
Actor R Madhavan also praised the couple and the mosque’s authorities for their openness and inclusivity, calling it a “beautiful gesture”. The wedding has been widely covered by Indian media, with many hailing it as a shining example of communal harmony and peaceful coexistence.
The video shared by AR Rahman has garnered thousands of likes and retweets, with many people expressing their admiration for the couple and their choice to have a cross-faith wedding. Rahman’s tweet has also sparked a wider conversation on social media about the importance of unity and inclusivity in today’s world.
In a time when communal tensions are on the rise in many parts of the world, the wedding of Athira and Akhil serves as a reminder that love and compassion can transcend religious and cultural differences. The Cheravally mosque’s inclusive approach also sets an example for other religious institutions to follow, showing that peaceful coexistence is not only possible but essential for a harmonious society.
As AR Rahman said in his tweet, “love for humanity has to be unconditional and healing”. The wedding of Athira and Akhil in the Cheravally mosque is a shining example of this kind of love, and a beacon of hope for a better, more inclusive world.