Do Muslims Celebrate Raksha Bandhan?
The festival of Raksha Bandhan highlights the lovely and caring relationship shared between a brother and a sister. Various customs are performed, to make the festival remarkable. Indians can move anywhere but they never forget their roots and deep-rooted traditions. The rituals, customs, traditions are in their blood, and whenever there is an occasion they always start it with a Pooja ritual. This is how Indians celebrate the festival of Raksha Bandhan. But, the question rises do Muslims celebrate Raksha Bandhan?
Turn pages of Indian history and you will find women asking for protection, through rakhi, from men who were neither their brothers nor Hindus themselves.
For example, Rani Karnavati sent Rakhi to Emperor Humayun asking for protection and he did accept the responsibility and went for her protection. Another example of Rani Laxmi Bai sending Rakhi to Nawab of the dominion of Banda Ali Bahadur, asking for protection from the British. Rakshabandhan’s origins date back to the Mughal period which compliments that it was a secular festival. It gives out a message of love and peace that echoes throughout our lives.
So, if you have someone who belongs to another community take a step forward and celebrate the auspicious festival together. To celebrate it in a different way you can opt for some unique rakhi celebrations ideas to make the festival memorable. For example, go to your favorite place, if you are meeting after a long time you can plan a get-together with old friends, bake a rakhi cake, watch movies together. There are endless options to make the festival memorable because apart from rakhi celebration two communities are coming together.
Do you know even Bollywood celebs celebrate the festival of Raksha Bandhan who does not belong to the Hindu community?
There is no festival that Bollywood doesn't celebrate with enthusiasm and energy. Be it Diwali, Eid, or Rakshabandhan. Three Khans of Bollywood and their families also cherished the beautiful bond between siblings. Shah Rukh Khan shared pictures of the Raksha Bandhan celebration. As Salman couldn't be there for sister Arpita she did a heartfelt gesture by posting a picture with a beautiful message. Aamir Khan celebrated Raksha Bandhan with his sisters Nikhat and Farhat Khan at his residence in Mumbai.