Madrasa is generally seen as a centre of Islamic religious studies. But in Barabanki, Belwa hamlet there is the Al-Husain madrassa. An institution which has students and teachers from both Hindu and Muslim communities.
The aim behind this initiative was to make children learn about their own faith as well as each-others’ beliefs in order to develop a sense of brotherhood respect for each other, says the school’s founder.
As you enter the madrassa, you can hear to the chants of 'Allah-Hu-Akbar' and 'Jai Hanuman Gyan Gun Sagar'. Watch the video to see hos students of Al-Husain school are encouraged to learn both Arabic and Sanskrit at the same time.