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I was listening to katha of sri jaap sahib by anandmurti gurma. She mentioned one thing very interesting which i never thought of before. She said its sad that hindus and muslims are fighting against other, irony is that both of their religious holiday name give reverence to each other prophets. EG-

Ramadan(Muslim Event)- Ram(a)- Hindu Lord- Sri Ram Chandar Ji.

Divali (Hindu Event)- Div "Ali"- Muslim prophet Ali- Imam Ali.

What you call this coincidence? or kudrat's way to tell us something? :D

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Divali is derived from the sanskrit "Deep-avali" - Deep meaning light and Avali meaning a continuous line?

Also, it is more likely that the the name Ali is derived from Sanskrit where Ali can mean pure - although in Arabic it is said to mean exalted (not much difference).

Where as in Arabic, Ramadan is said to be derived from r'm'd or r'mida which means burn or to burn. I am unsure as to the connection with the objective - which is abstain...?

I wouldn't say Guruma was trying to establish an historic or lingual fact, rather just show in a simplistic way that our language, culture and beliefs are not as unique as we think, and to draw focus on the "bigger picture" that of insaaniyat.

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I wouldn't say Guruma was trying to establish an historic or lingual fact, rather just show in a simplistic way that our language, culture and beliefs are not as unique as we think, and to draw focus on the "bigger picture" that of insaaniyat.

you are right, thats exactly was her intention. :D

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Regarding the dates, many cultures of the world celebrate festivals in spring and autumn time - in line with pagan traditions of holding the arrival of spring and harvesting time important.

Evolving religions have based their important festivals around these plentiful times of the year.

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