This Christian Man Built a Mosque for the Most Kind Reason

ChurchLeaders | 5/16/2018 | Staff
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A Christian businessman from India has built a mosque for his Muslim workers in the United Arab Emirates.

It was a gesture of kindness from Saji Cheriyan who decided to build the mosque after watching his workers take taxis to the nearest mosque.

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“They have to spend at least 20 dirhams to go to Fujairah city or another industrial area to attend the Juma prayer in a mosque. So, I thought it will make them happy if I build a mosque here next to their accommodation,” he said.

Cheriyan, an Orthodox Christian by birth, had previously built a church for his parish and also keeps the doors open in a multipurpose hall in his complex to allow Christians to pray.

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India prides itself on its religious tolerance and sophistication and Cheriyan says he wants to continue that heritage, “I have grown up seeing communities living together in utmost harmony. We celebrate all religions’ festivals and I don’t judge or treat people based on religion, caste, colour...
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