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Everything wrong with the Muslims outraging over Priya Prakash Varrier's 'wink' song

Enjoy it or ignore it, but don’t waste your energy in outrage.

Weddings are a time for celebration. And celebrations are not complete without God's blessings. Amid varying rituals pertaining to different regions, songs are common to all Indian weddings.

In north Indian families, wedding songs by Hazrat Amir Khusrau are popular. In our family, songs invoking the blessings of Prophet Muhammad are sung when wedding preparations begin.

One goes thus — "Rasool e paak ka saaya Mubarak ho Mubarak ho (May the shadow of the Holy Prophet be upon the couple as a blessing)"; it talks about wedding festivities and preparations.

Another song to begin wedding celebrations describes the wedding of Hazrat Ali to Prophet Muhammad's daughter Fatima.

  • "Ali nausha bana
  • sehra bandhaa mushkil kushai ka,
  • Chali hoore'n mubarakbad ko jannat se Khush hokar
  • bana Maula Ali dulha jo us Ahmad ki jai

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