SRINAGAR, MAY 29: A video clip has gone viral in which an unidentified elderly Sikh man seems to have taken the responsibility of waking up his Muslim neighbours for Sehri — pre-dawn Ramadhan meal.
The 21-second undated video clip, showing the man beating the drum to wake up his neighbours, is being widely shared on various social media platforms in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Allah, Rasool (SAW) de pyaaro, jannat de talabgaro, utho roza rakho (The beloved of Allah and his messenger (SAW), the seekers of paradise, wake up to start your fast),” the unidentified Sikh man shouts.
Many of the netizens lauded the Sikh man, saying he embodied the communal harmony.
‘Seharkhwaan’ is the term used for the drum beaters who go around a locality to wake up its residents for the pre-dawn meal before start of dawn-to-dusk fast during Ramadhan.
This task is normally taken up by one of the Muslims from the locality but members from Sikh community doing it is rare.