Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
Few weeks back, one of my Maharashtrian friend at lunch table pointed out that a day before they had a discussion with one of their Syrian (Muslim) colleague about, why do Sikhs keep unshorn hair?
“The reason given by Syrian though quite amusing, still baffled me. That Syrian gentleman said that, it is widely believed in Muslim world that Sikhs have pledged not to cut hair till they kill at-least one Muslim believer. His belief and comments were supplemented by a Pakistani and surprisingly an Indian (Hindu, from Madhya Pradesh). ”
I was totally shocked on hearing this. Though, I cleared and explained the facts and significance of keeping unshorn hair to my friends at lunch table but I tried to check up this theory from some other sources. To my surprise most of the Muslims that I asked have heard this and believe this holds TRUE; surprisingly, without doing any research on this!!
Does this indicate weakness on our behalf? Just think of the consequences. Can we live in a harmonious society if our next door neighbor believes in this misconception?
Please discuss this openly with your Muslim friends, Colleagues, business partners so that this ignorance doesn’t prevail. You can make a difference!