Hindu Muslim Unity: UAE Gurdwara holds iftar

Sikhs hold iftar for fasting Muslims
Sikhs hold iftar for fasting Muslims

DUBAI: Representatives of Al Manar Islamic Centre ended their fast on Monday evening at the Jebel Ali-based Guru Nanak Darbar Gurudwara during an iftar organised by the temple committee that represents 250,000 members of the Sikh community. The iftar followed a religious discourse where scholars exchanged ideas.

Both Sikh priests and Islamic scholars exchanged ideas on the oneness of humanity and existence of one God before a gathering of more than 100 people.

Surinder Singh Kandhari, chairman of the Gurudwara, told Gulf News: “We consider the month of Ramadan an excellent time to observe interfaith harmony and bond with the community. Our religion has taught us the importance of the oneness of all human beings and the important role that the community kitchen at the gurudwara plays in bringing people together to share a meal. Every day we hold a langar (free meal for the community) for 1,000 people at the Sikh temple and on Fridays for 10,000 people. This iftar, which has become an annual feature since last year, is an excellent opportunity for us to forget our egos and come together and share a meal with our Muslim brothers.”

Read more: Communal Harmony

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2 thoughts on “Hindu Muslim Unity: UAE Gurdwara holds iftar

  1. How is it Hindu Muslim unity? This is example of Sikh Muslim unity…the article is not about Hindus but about Sikhs and Muslims..so please correct this error.🙏

    • Hi Mandeep, we put a disclaimer at top “Though Sikhism is a distinct religion separate from Hinduism and Islam, we are sharing this story in the spirit of communal harmony.” Thank you for visiting!

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