The war and crime these days against that it is very rare to find two people of different religions stand together and talk, without any argument. In order to prove one’s own religion superior and better than the other, the tolerance of people towards the other religions is decreasing with each passing day.
When muezzins recited the adhan for Maghrib prayer in mosques on Monday — the first day of Ramadan — the same call to prayer was heard at Dubai’s Guru Nanak Darbar Gurudwara.
When the muezzins recite the adhan for Maghrib prayer in the mosques on Monday, which was the first day of Ramadan, the same prayer call was also heard in Dubai’s Guru Nanak Darbar Gurudwara.
The Sikh community enjoys langar sitting on the community kitchen’s floor, a group of Muslims broke their fast sitting on the other side of the hall.
Bangladeshi Islamic scholar Hafeez Abdul Huq broke his fast with them, they also led the prayer in an area which was separately arranged for the men and women in the same hall. He will be leading the maghrib prayer throughout Ramadan.
The person who joined the Muslims inside a place of worship which belonged to the other religion for the first time was the head of the Sikh shrine himself.
In these tiring and tough times, this gurudwara is trying its bit and changing the norms. In the Year of Tolerance, the gurudwara organizes iftars for the Muslim community at its premises every day for the entire month of Ramadan.
This Gurudwara has been offering vegetarian three meals daily to every visitor, regardless of their religion, caste, and background. This has been the practice of the Gurudwara and its authorities since the past six years, but this year it decided to hold iftars daily from May 15th said the chairman of the Gurudwara, Surender Singh Kandhari.
The primary purpose of the authorities was to serve the Muslim workers in the locality; the people who first came on the first day of Ramadan were those who had heard about it from their friends or colleagues linked with the gurudwara.
The evening prayers are also held in the gurudwara premises, which is a sign of peace and the togetherness that these actions are proving to be.
S.P. Singh, general manager of the gurudwara said the snacks and the frutis and the juices were arranged separately for the iftar other than the vegetarian langar which comprised of six items. He said “We are spreading the word. We hope more people, especially workers, will join us for iftar in the coming days.”
We wish to see such things happening at different places to bring peace and concord in the world.