Religion conveys the principles of ‘faith’ and sometimes, the faith may change based on the circumstances. We’ve seen quite a lot of people renouncing their religious teachings only to convert to some other religions, a change that has been happening since the olden days. Only you can change what you believe in and others shouldn’t inspire you to do so.
On the other hand, there are people who respect other religions without changing their religion. However, deep down inside, we all know that humanity is the best religion in the world. Case in point, a Muslim girl from Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara district set a perfect example by reading Bhagavad Gita. The class 8 student by the name of Mushariff Khan can recite shlokas from the Bhagavad Gita with energy.
She started learning Bhagavad Gita as part of memory retention training. She perfected the art of reciting shlokas and has made everyone proud. It is good to know that she learnt the best tenets of another religion. She has learnt by heart 500 out of the total 701 shlokas in the holy Hindu scripture, using the memory retention technique taught by her Abacus and Vedic Mathematics teacher Rohini Menon.
“Mushariff is one of my best students. I gave her three options to showcase her memory retention technique: memorising the entire dictionary, the entire Constitution of India or the Bhagavad Gita. To the surprise of us all, she opted for learning the Bhagavad Gita. She started learning when she was in Class VI and has so far memorised 500 Sanskrit sholkas,” Menon told this newspaper.
Menon further added that many other students also tried to by heart the shlokas but only Mushariff perfectly memorised 500 shlokas till date. Interestingly, she is interested to learn and understand the remaining ones.
“After doing the short course, I wanted to do something unique and different. I chose to memorise the Bhagavad Gita because my mother has always taught me that ‘out of your house, you are a just a human being and not an individual following a particular religion’. My parents permitted me to learn the Bhagavad Gita as they wanted me to gain knowledge of every religion,” said Musharraf.
Proud of Mushariff’s achievement, her mother by the name of Zeenat Khan said, “Yes, we are Muslims. But we want to bring up our daughter in a manner that she grows up to be a noble human being ingrained with the best tenets of every religion.”