Viral Video Claiming Muslim Women Sang Bhajans in Mosque is False

While the participants in the video are certainly Muslim & are singing bhajans, it is not in a mosque, as claimed.

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While the participants in the video are certainly Muslim and are singing bhajans, it is not in a mosque, as claimed.
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CLAIM

A viral video on social media claims that Muslim women in Dubai rendered Ram Bhajans in a mosque, with an accompanying message that reads:

“दुबई में मुस्लिम ओरतो ने नई पहल करते हुए मस्ज़िद में राम भजन प्रस्तुत किया, विडियो शेयर किजिये और 125 करोड लोगो तक पहुचाये..."

The video has been widely shared on Youtube, and several other social media platforms.

Viral Video Claiming Muslim Women Sang Bhajans in Mosque is False

The video has been viral on social media for at least two years.

TRUE OR FALSE?

While the participants in the video are certainly Muslim and are most definitely singing Ram bhajans, it is not inside a mosque, as claimed by the message.

The video is in fact from Sathya Sai Baba’s ashram in Puttaparthi — Prashanti Nilayam.

SO WHO ARE THE WOMEN IN THE VIDEO?

The original video, shared by Radio Sai, dates back to 10 July 2012, and the singers are from Region 94 of the Sri Sathya Sai International Organisation (Bahrain, Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey and United Arab Emirates).

The viral video has been edited from the original video and can be traced back to 44:00 minutes in the former.

Clarifying the video over an email interaction with The Quint, the Sathya Sai Baba International Organisation said that while not all the participants seen in the video are Muslims or Arabs, some of them most definitely are.

“Devotees often perfom in Prasanthi Nilayam, dressed in the traditional attire of the countries/regions they represent and that explains their appearance. But it is a regular event in Puttaparthi, of people from different religions and nationalities coming together and chanting Vedas, singing bhajans, christmas carols and sufi songs.”

The clarification added that such events were often held in Prashanti Nilyayam to signify unity of religions, which was one of Sathya Sai Baba’s primary message to his devotees.

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