A Muslim woman invited to Church to give a sermon

You are Here: Tweet, Like, Share, Comment, Subscribe…be the Voice of Free Press!

Ms. Shehanaz parveen – Covid Warriors – Jeeva Santhi trust

By Our Correspondent, The India observer, TIO, NJ: Chennai August 30: Shehanaz Parveen, a member of Jeeva Shanthy Trust that provided a yeoman service during the Covid-19 crisis was invited by the iconic CSI All Souls’ Church in Coimbatore to give a sermon at the Sunday service inside the church prayer hall on August 28, 2022.

Also Read, Tweet & Share: Congress Graveyard is Full: Will Rahul Gandhi Repair the ‘Leaking Titanic’

In her three-minute address, Ms. Parveen said, “Our service to humanity is a real opportunity to prove our genuine love for God, and God alone.”

Ms. Parveen who addressed the gathering wearing Hijab, ended her sermon with a verse from the Bible, “One who is gracious to a poor person lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his good deed (Proverbs 19:17).”

Also Read, Tweet & Share: Madras High Court grants bail to Muslim youth in the UAPA case

“We do not have words to explain our happiness. I truly believe that this type of gesture among different faiths is what the country needs right now,” Ms. Parveen said adding, “after all, all religions emphasis love and harmony.”

Ms. Parveen got a standing ovation from the congregation as she thanked the CSI church for the rare gesture to honor and also to give a glimpse of Jeeva Shanthy Trust trust’s services.

Also Read, Tweet & Share: The Making of ‘Hindu Rashtra’ : Dakshin Karnataka

Jeeva Shanthy Trust had arranged the last rites for more than 10,000 persons, including for unclaimed and abandoned bodies during Covid 19 pandemic.

The Trust founder Mohamad Saleem said the appreciation they received during the Sunday ceremony had given them more strength to continue their services. The trust has members and volunteers from different faiths.

Also Read, Tweet & Share: Mustafabad’s Tragedy: It Believed Everything Nehru Told Them 75 Years Ago

During the introduction, presbyter and church chairman Rev. Charles Samraj said the service rendered by the trust and its volunteers to society, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, deserved appreciation as they worked irrespective of the religion, caste, creed, or social status of people who were in need.

Also Read, Tweet & Share: Bulldozer Politics, Symbolizing Saffron Terror On US soil

“We have a theme for every Sunday service. This Sunday’s theme was ‘God: For people of all faith’. We found that it was appropriate to invite key people from the trust and honor them as their services do go well with the theme,” he said.

The church administration felicitated all representatives from the Jeeva Shanthy trust with shawls.

Also, Read more from this Author: Tamil Nadu: Hindus-Muslims set an example of how to live in peace and harmony

Curated and Compiled by Humra Kidwai

Articles written by contributors have different viewpoints. The views expressed in the articles are the author’s own and not necessarily supported by TIO, The India Observer its affiliates, staff, or the management. Our Articles can be reproduced, with the following conditions, (1) No alteration to the content, (2) Visible, full credit is given to the Author & Editor. (3) Citing, The India Observer, TIO. In the case of online or electronic media, a link to the original article must be given. Rules are strictly enforced. Any questions, email the Editor at:

All Copyrights reserved. Please be guided.

Syed Ali Mujtaba

Syed Ali Mujtaba

Syed Ali Mujtaba is a Sr.Journalist, Author based in Chennai, India. Writes frequently for the USA based News Portal, TheIndiaObserver. He is author of the book Soundings on South Asia, New Dawn Press (2005). He can be reached at or TIO, at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *