This 12 year-old Muslim Girl Has a Religion Wisdom Many Still Need To Get
- IWB Post
- April 4, 2015
12 yr old Maryam Siddiqui from Mumbai is making headlines everywhere after she won a written competition based on the Bhagwad Gita. This class VI student has grabbed 1st position over 3,000 participants at the ‘Gita Champions League’ contest, organized by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) in January.
She says – “I have always been inquisitive about religions and I often read up on them during my free time. So when my teacher told me about this contest I thought it would be a good chance to understand what the book is about. My parents too supported my idea of participating in the contest.
Maryam studied from books provided by Iskcon for almost a month before giving the test in English. She says – “I read through the material and tried to understand what the Gita tries to tell us. The more I read about different religions, the more I have realized that humanity is the most important religion that we must follow.”
Her proud father Asif Siddiqui says – “Our family believes that one needs to respect and accept all religions. No religion preaches hatred or wrong. However, there are some members who have misguided us. Before these have a bad influence on the children, we need to talk to them and make them understand what is right.”
We all are so proud of you, Maryam.