Introducing Dharma Deen Alliance

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Hindu pilgrims in Haridwar
Hindu pilgrims in Haridwar, India

The word dharma is Sanskrit and deen Arabic.

Both loosely defined mean “righteousness” or “path” – specifically the spiritual path.  A true devotee’s goal is following this path – not wasting time on petty issues, not rivalry about which religion is superior, not bothering with extremist ideology, or seeking converts. A devout Hindu must follow dharma, while a devout Muslim must follow deen. Dharma Deen Alliance is a blog run by two aspirants on their respective paths to Higher Truth, and it will explore scriptural law, proper living, and devotional love.

Muslim pilgrims in Mecca
Muslim pilgrims in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

In addition, Dharma Deen Alliance will counter the misconception that Hinduism and Islam cannot co-exist together.  Because of our South Asian backgrounds we’re especially bothered by the consistent focus in the news about violence between Hindus and Muslims.  We’ll post news stories ignored by the media documenting unity between both communities. Working and living together peacefully with no quarrel, taking care of each others’ temples and mosques, and celebrating holidays and festivals side by side. And we’ll honor the lives of saints and seekers who worked to reconcile both paths such as Shirdi Sai Baba, Guru Nanak,  Kabir, Ramakrishna, and numerous others.

Read our purpose statements here

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4 thoughts on “Introducing Dharma Deen Alliance

    • Shalom Rabbi Segal!
      It means so much to have such high praise and encouragement. The Jewish Renewal community, especially Rebbe Zalman have been a great inspiration to me. We have only just started this website, and what we hope will blossom into something much larger (with G-d’s blessing).
      Thank you so much!
      Peace and Love,
      Azeem and Ravi

  1. You both have a great idea, wish you all the success.

    I would be interested in learning more about your personal friendship and how you overcome challenges of being the best of buddies and still holding true to your faith.

    • Thank you Zahid! We appreciate it very much.
      Yes, you’re right that discussing our own friendship would be an important topic to explore. I will discuss it with Ravi and see if we could write more on the subject iA.
      Azeem

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