Islam Stands for i shall Love All Mankind, declared the Higher Secondary School children presenting a thematic drama on the occasion of Holy Ramzan this evening here in Prasanthi Nilayam.
The presentation entitled Ramadan For Human Excellence was about what entails the holy festivity, Ramzan, being celebrated today. Ramzan is the 9th month of Islamic Calendar that people belonging to Islamic faith around the world celebrate with fasting, austerity and spiritual adherence.
Beginning with a village backdrop scene wherein a grandfather explains his little grandson of the story behind the festivity, the presentation evolves into a fully-woven story explaining finer details of various religious practices that form part of the festivity.
The grandfather begins with a brief explanation on the three phases of Ramzan, divided into ten days a piece. The first ten days are days of mercy; the second phase of ten days is for forgiveness, and the final phase is for seeking refuge from Hellfire to reach Godhood. Narrating significance of each ten-day period, the drama, with the help of a couple of well woven episodes from old-time stories, highlights the salient features of the festivity, namely, adherence to Truth, elimination of desires, sincerity etc. A well choreographed dance, tuned to a quawwali, was also interlanced in between, depicting the joyous mood of the festivity.
At the end the programme brings in the story of the Mosque in Puttaparthi, constructed and consecrated by Baba himself in the year 1978. Hearing the inspiring story of Sathya Sai Baba and His adherence to all religious beliefs the little grandson develops a special taste for 'Sai Allah' and thus the trio, grandfather, son and grandson sets out to Puttaparthi seeking Sai Allah. Recollecting from what Baba had spoken about Islam, during the inauguration of the Mosque in 1978, the presentation gives a beautiful definition for ISLAM, in His own words...Islam Stands for i shall Love All Mankind.