“…I prefer to think about how Sikhs can contribute to, and renew a paradigm for, thinking about interfaith work. At the same time, we should also rethink our Abrahamic commitments, and move towards dialogue that is more inclusive.”
Discussing Sikh theology and practice could be a great discussion for a community dialogue, but will do little to prevent domestic terrorism and religious prejudice. What we’ve learned from anti-Muslim sentiment is simple; friendships are the best way to combat fear and hatred. What I recalled in the days following the shooting, and in thinking about this blog post, were the places Sikhs have touched my life and made me who I am through their friendship; unbeknownst to me, quite significantly.
Dec 3, 2011 / Muharram 8, 1432 According to the Islamic calendar, Muslims recently entered a new year, 1432 years from the Prophet Muhammad’s migration to the city of Medina. The month is named Muharram, and is one of the four sacred months of the Islamic calendar where fighting is forbidden. It is truly an [...]
Today, November 6th, is one of two major feasts celebrated by Muslims around the world. It begins on the 10th day of Dhūl-Ḥijja, and is celebrated in solidarity and connection to the nearly 3 million performing pilgrimage to the city of Mecca. As other ʿeids, it is a day of visiting family and friends, where [...]