In a viral video purportedly from Jammu and Kashmir, a Sikh man was seen shielding a Muslim resident under an umbrella amid a hailstorm as he knelt in prayer in the middle of a street. In the clip that has since been shared widely across social media platforms, the Sikh man could be seen standing patiently, holding the umbrella for his Muslim brother as long as the latter offers his Namaaz in the face of hostile weather.
Netizens have applauded the Sikh man for his deed of kindness which shows communal harmony, and the gesture has won hearts.
The Sikh man can be heard saying, “Nikal, mein jaatha hoon (I will go)” before he leaves the vehicle, unfolds his umbrella, and stands near to the Muslim who is in prayer, providing cover from the hailstorm. He continues until the prayer is over.
One X user said, “This brotherhood is most beautiful & most powerful A #Sikh_brother provides his Umbrella to a Muslim brother who was PRAYING the jumma #prayer during #hailstorm in Kashmir Jammu! #Respect & appreciations!”
Another X user said, “A Muslim man was praying his Namaaz it started raining on national highway Jammu kashmir near IIT Jammu and . A Sikh man rushed with an umbrella to safeguard the Muslim man. Beautiful sight.”
Another X user said, “After watching the video that shows a Sikh rushing towards a Muslim who is offering namaz on the roadside in Jammu to hold an umbrella for him to protect him from getting wet in sudden hail reminds me of Guru Nanak Devji’s saying-“He who regards all men as equals is religious.”