A poem that gives a perspective on Indian Muslims

India has what kind of Muslims? Well, this poem sheds light on that

GN Bureau | February 23, 2017


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A beautiful poem on modern Indian Muslims has caught the imagination of the social media users.

“Hindustani Musalmaan” by Hussain Haidry has gone viral on the net. Not just for being crisp, but also for conveying what it means to be a Muslim in this country.

There are over 170 million Muslims in India.

Haidry’s Twitter page says: “I make random life choices. Most of them are regrettable.” But his choice to be a poet and penning this lovely poem is definitely not a regrettable decision and it would be something he should cherish.

A few lines from his poem:

Main kaisa musalman hoon bhai?
Main sajda karne wala hoon ya jhatka khaane wala hoon?
Main topi pehen ke phirta hoon ya daadhi uda ke rehta hoon?
Main aayat call se padhta hoon ya filmi gaane ramta hoon?
Main Allah Allah karta hoon ya shekhu se ladd padta hoon?



 

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