Muslim Cleric to Take Kumbh Dip

October 3, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: IANS



A dip in the sacred river during the Maha Kumbh Mela is said to wash away all sins. A senior Muslim cleric who will perform the Hindu rite at the upcoming Maha Kumbh in Hardwar hopes it will also wash away differences between the two religions.

Kalbe Sadiq, a noted Shia cleric and senior vice-president of the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), will take the “holy dip” at the upcoming Kumbh Mela in 2010.

“For the sake of cementing the bond between Hindus and Muslims, I have decided to perform the ritual (holy dip) in the Ganga, which is considered sacred and revered, particularly by Hindus,” the Shia cleric told IANS.