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Let Compassion Be the Mosque

Persian Voice in the Guru Granth Sahib

Monday
,
25
May
2020

The Sikh Research Institute's Asha Marie Kaur speaks on how Guru Nanak Sahib integrates Persian and Arabic vocabulary in Sabad to invoke Islamic practices, laying the foundation for a uniquely Sikh engagement with other faiths.

ਸਲੋਕੁ ਮਃ ੧ ॥
Salok, First Embodiment.
ਮਿਹਰ ਮਸੀਤਿ ਸਿਦਕੁ ਮੁਸਲਾ ਹਕੁ ਹਲਾਲੁ ਕੁਰਾਣੁ ॥
mihar masīti sidaku musalā haku halālu kurāṇu.
Let compassion be the mosque, conviction the prayer space, pious truth the Quran.
    Guru Nanak Sahib in Rag Majh | Guru Granth Sahib 140-141

The Sikh Research Institute's Asha Marie Kaur speaks on how Guru Nanak Sahib integrates Persian and Arabic vocabulary in Sabad to invoke Islamic practices, laying the foundation for a uniquely Sikh engagement with other faiths.

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Asha Marie Kaur

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Asha Marie Kaur is a Research Assistant with SikhRI. She has a BA in Political Science and International Studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she was born and raised.

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