Lucknow — Indian Muslim children gathered at the Islamic Center mosque to offer Salah for the successful landing of India’s moon mission, Chandrayaan-3. The anticipated soft-landing on the lunar surface is scheduled for Wednesday.
Lucknow Eidgah Imam scholar Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali expressed, “Children offered namaz (Salah) at the Islamic Center madrasa and prayed for the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3”.
He further mentioned that a special ‘dua’ (prayer) was conducted at Darul Uloom Farangi Mahal Eidgah in Lucknow, with a large number of madrasa students participating.
Highlighting the significance of the moon in both Muslim and Hindu cultures, Mahali emphasized the special attachment that the community has towards this mission. He expressed pride in ISRO’s endeavors and extended his congratulations to the scientists and officials involved.
Chandrayaan-3 is expected to achieve a historic landing on Wednesday at 6:04 pm, as announced by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The landing process will be telecasted live, commencing at 5:20 pm.
Mahali revealed that the students, who study science, were filled with curiosity regarding the Chandrayaan-3 mission. He expressed hope for the mission’s success and the nation’s triumph.
ISRO provided an update on Chandrayaan-3, stating that the mission was on schedule and undergoing regular checks. The organization expressed excitement and energy within the Mission Operations Complex (MOX).
Prayers and celebrations have been planned across the country to commemorate the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3. The Uttar Pradesh government has instructed state-run schools to screen the soft-landing for students, while the science and technology council of the Gujarat government has invited over 2,000 school students to witness this “historic” event.
Hindu prayer ceremonies were also held in Mumbai and Varanasi, invoking blessings for the mission’s triumph.