The subcontinent’s Muslim is influenced more by Hinduism than Islam

The subcontinent’s Muslim is influenced more by Hinduism than Islam
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First Published: Thu, Oct 15 2009. 09 40 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Oct 15 2009. 09 40 PM IST
This year, again, the world’s Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr Id-ul-Fitr twice. Eid was on Sunday, 20 September, for 850 million Muslims—350 million Arabs, 235 million Indonesians, 16 million Malaysians, Somalis, Nigerians, Chinese, Turks, Kurds, Iranians, Kosovans, Uzbeks, Afghans and Chechens.
Eid was Monday, 21 September, for the world’s other 480 million Muslims—Pakistanis, Indians and Bangladeshis.
The second group fasted when the first was feasting. Only Satan fasts on Eid, so this is a serious matter. And Muslims love their ummah, so what explains the split?
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First Published: Thu, Oct 15 2009. 09 40 PM IST
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