Sikhs honoured Muslim youth on completion of I’tikaf

Sikhs honoured Muslim youth on completion of I’tikaf


Sikhs honoured Muslim youth on completion of I’tikaf


Setting an example of communal harmony, an elderly Sikh in south Kashmir honored a Muslim youth after completing his Aetikaaf (I’tikaf) in the last ten days of Ramadan.

Aetikaaf is a meritorious voluntary act. It derives from a word meaning ‘to stay in one place.’ It is best done in the last ten days of Ramadan since the Prophet did that. Linguistically it means devotion to a thing and sticking to it.


The youth identified as Waseem Ahmed, a resident of the Padibal area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district was greeted by the Sikh community after completion of Aetikaaf in a Tral mosque.

Karnail Singh (80) revered alike by both the Muslim and Sikh communities honored Waseem by tying a ‘Dastaar’ over his head.

The video posted by Mufti Islah, a senior Kashmiri journalist has gone viral over social media. “The village has a mixed population – 12 Sikh and 18 Muslim households,” Mufti Islah said.

The netizens describe it as a kind gesture by the Sikhs and a glowing example of communal harmony among Muslims and Sikhs.

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