Welcome to the global Sikh and Muslim Intercultural Learning Environment. This website is an educational resource which promotes interfaith, inter-religious, and intercultural dialogue. Through this pedagogic space the website encourages mutual respect and tolerance by providing key information, materials, and tools, to enhance knowledge around shared heritage, history, culture, politics and religion.Read More
10 insightful facts about a shared Sikh and Muslim past and present 1. Did you know that according to Sikh literature, Guru Nanak’s long-time friend was Bhai Mardana? Mardana was a Muslim who accompanied Nanak on his extensive travels. 2. Did you know that some shabads (hymns, paragraphs, sections) in the Guru Granth Sahib (the […]Read More
My research has shown that Sikh and Muslim relations in the contemporary diasporic condition have been significantly informed by shared, complex, and troubled histories. The key defining historical features that have come to shape Sikh and Muslim relations appear to cluster around: Mughal rule, Partition violence, and migration and settlement.Read More
Sikhs and Muslims have a shared Punjabi history and heritage, which has been complex, rich, and textured. The various tensions circulating in the diaspora can be overcome and challenged, perhaps this is more so necessary a task in current times which have witnessed the intensification of violent racism and Islamophobia affecting both communities. Recommendations: Sikh […]Read More
This website will help not just Sikhs and Muslims, but in fact members of other faiths and societies to see that even when conflict and tensions do exist, the day to day interactions between ordinary people are typically quite peaceful, constructive, and even creative. While some rumours and misunderstandings are based on real differences and real problems, these almost always obscure the common ground that is shared by Sikhs, Muslims, and other neighbours.
I was delighted to hear about the launch of this website, dedicated to furthering shared understanding between people of the Sikh faith and people of the Islamic faith. The Sikh and Muslim Intercultural Learning Environment website is a valuable resource which I hope will be widely used.
This website is a unique and excellent resource to foster positive community relations between Sikhs and Muslims especially because it emphasizes shared interfaith, inter-religious, and intercultural learning and dialogue. It is a model resource for other communities seeking to reduce tensions across differences so as to enhance knowledge and understanding. The website provides a rich array of informative resources that serve both academic and non-academic communities.
Dialogue and discussion is important for fostering understanding between people and communities. This website is a valuable resource for helping to establish and continue that dialogue. It is a space intended for the sharing of ideas and for building a sense of solidarity and belonging. As such, it has a very important role to play.
This new and exciting resource provides leading-edge knowledge and understanding to inform the debate on Sikh-Muslim relations. It offers a wealth of ideas and insights that will be invaluable to those working in this field. Highly recommended.