Muslim youth translates Hanuman Chalisa into Urdu

The youth, who hails from Jaunpur, said he was planning more such works, including translation of Shiv Chalisa prayer.

By: PTI | Lucknow | Published:August 10, 2015 12:28 pm

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A Muslim youth in Uttar Pradesh has now translated Hindu prayer Hanuman Chalisa into Urdu after noted Urdu poet Anwar Jalalpuri came out with his rendition of Shrimad Bhagwad Gita.

“I have translated Hanuman Chalisa in ‘musaddas’ style which comprises six lines. Like a ‘chuapai’ has four lines, ‘musaddas’ has three ‘shers’ and six lines,” Abid Alvi, who carried out the translation, said.

The youth, who hails from Jaunpur, said he was planning more such works, including translation of Shiv Chalisa prayer, as he felt that it will help people from the two communities to understand each other’s culture and beliefs.

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He said the translation has a total of 15 “bandhs”, each containing six lines.

“I always wanted both communities (Hindus and Muslims) to know each other’s culture. Therefore, I want that Urdu books are translated into Hindi and vice versa,” he said.

“It is because people should know each other. This will strengthen brotherhood, unity and love. Therefore, I did this work,” he explained.

“The idea (to do the translation) came to my mind during Varanasi visit where some foreigners asked people to recite Hanuman Chalisa,” he said.

Alvi said though he was a student of Hindi, it took him three months to translate Hanuman Chalisa into Urdu to do
justice to the work and avoid any mistake.

On whether he faced any opposition, Alvi said, “When I asked several persons whether there would be any problem in
doing it they said Quran preaches to maintain communal harmony at any cost.”

He felt that though people read religious books, many do not understand its true meaning.

“My father used to make me understand the meaning of each and every word of holy Quran,” he said.

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    syed mujeeb
    Jan 5, 2016 at 6:27 am
    Good work really appreciated
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    subramanian k.p.
    Aug 10, 2015 at 1:42 pm
    I LIKE THE SAME. RECENTLY DURING YM VISIT TO MUSCAT, OBSERVED THAT AN OMAN LADY (MUSLIM), SELLING MILK FOR POURING (ABHISHEK) ON THE HEAD OF SHIVA IDOL, TEMPLE, JUST NEAR THE ENTRANCE GATE FOR SHIVA TEMPLE. SHRI KRISHNA TEMPLEIIS ALSO THERE AND WHEN U ENTER, U FEEL U R IN KERALA RATHER THAN IN MUSCAT, OMAN. IN SHORT, SABKA MALIK EK.
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    Sunil
    Aug 11, 2015 at 7:14 am
    what do you mean by hindu muslim culture. All muslims were hindu only few decades ago. They have same culture
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    nagrag
    Sep 30, 2015 at 7:56 am
    chalisa in urdu is nice tought
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    nagrag
    Sep 30, 2015 at 7:53 am
    nice chalisa in urdu
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    Parshuram Gautampurkar
    Aug 10, 2015 at 1:54 pm
    Indeed a praiseworthy job ,the follow has done. What significant is - his pious feelings, and his thoughts that made him to do the job. May God give a real shape to his thoughts/feelings wishing the two communities to come together, and understand culture of each other. Such efforts will definitely change the atmosphere and improve religious harmony
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    Premjoy Babu
    Aug 10, 2015 at 5:54 pm
    This is a clic example of unity in diversity and the work done is indeed praiseworthy.we should also follow the example set.to maintain communal harmony.
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    Tranquil-Flame
    Aug 10, 2015 at 5:53 pm
    reading these comments .. some readers are euphoric that ONE muslim has empathy for another religion. well .. this world has another 1.5 billion more who are not so tolerant of others beliefs ....
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