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  • Mohammad Imran
    Defying religious myths, youths renovate mosque Kulwinder Sandhu Tribune News Service Ajitwal (Moga), December 13 Belonging to different religions, youths of
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 20, 2009

                 Defying religious myths, youths renovate mosque
      Kulwinder Sandhu
      Tribune News Service

      Ajitwal (Moga), December 13
      Belonging to different religions, youths of Ajitwal village, situated on the National-Highway-95, have set an example for all.

      They have renovated a mosque that was also a halt for commuters and traders, who passed through the National Highway-95 in the pre-Independence era.

      The mosque was in a bad shape for decades until youths of the village took up the task to renovate it.

      Shahi Imam of Punjab Moulana Habib Ur Rehman Saani Ludhianvi, who visited the mosque today praised the youths, particularly those belonging to Hindu and Sikh sects, for restoring the structure and setting up an example of religious harmony.

      The act holds significance, as Muslim prophet Ajit Khan founded the village about three centuries ago. It was known as ‘Jittwal’ at the time of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

      The first inhabitants of the village were two brothers Bhai Karam Chand and Bhai Sahib Chand. Once, a caravan of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, including his relatives, was passing when a woman fell ill. Since there was no hakim (doctor) available, she was brought to Bhai Karam Chand. He offered her sand and the lady was said to be cured. Thus, people had built a spiritual connection with the village. Since the village is situated on the GT road, a mosque was established where Muslim traders worshipped and stayed.

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