Sikh Woman Presents Prayer to Waheguru at Republican National Convention

Sikh-compressedCLEVELAND, Ohio — On the same day that the founder of “Muslims for Trump” delivered a benediction at the Republican National Convention, a Sikh woman from California also took the stage to present a prayer on behalf of Sikhism.

Harmeet Dhillon, an attorney and soon-to-be national RNC member, took to the podium on Tuesday shortly before Donald Trump was officially nominated as the party’s presidential candidate.

“It is honor as a Sikh American and the vice chair of the California Republican Party to share a prayer from my faith tradition, Sikhism, the fifth largest religion in the world,” she said to those gathered.

Dhillon explained that her prayer, which was delivered in a blend of Punjabi and English, was “appealing to the one god above for protection and guidance—a reminder to uphold the Sikh and American values of humility, truth, courage, service, justice for all, and gratitude for all that our creator has given to us.”

Many in the room bowed their heads and closed their eyes as Dhillon, covering her head with a scarf, delivered a song declaring in Punjabi, “We all our your children.”

“Dear Waheguru,” she then prayed, “please bless these delegates from all over this great nation you have created with the integrity to perform faithfully our sworn duty to nominate leaders to take America in the right direction. Please protect us from evil and create prosperity for all Americans.”

“Please give us the courage to make the right choices to make common cause with those who we may disagree for the greater good of our nation,” Dhillon continued. “Forgive us our shortcomings, our oversights, and the times when we may fall short of the roles you have chosen for us.”

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Dhillon concluded with proclaiming, “Through our prophets, teachers and spiritual guides, may your name forever grow, God, and may your spirit be exalted, and may all humanity prosper by your grace.”

Sikhism was founded in the 15th century in India over disagreements with the Hindu religion’s adherence to a caste system, as well as a rejection of Hindu idols. Sikhs believe that all religions lead to the same god, and that the various religions are simply different ways to reach that god, or Waheguru.

Dhillon told reporters following her appearance that she is a Trump supporter.

“Donald Trump’s message is about unity, coming together as a country, and talking to each other,” she said.

Dhillon also noted that the RNC included diverse religions.

“I’ve seen reporters make such a big deal about the lack of diversity here, while studiously ignoring the fact that you had a Sikh prayer opening the events yesterday then you had a Muslim prayer closing them,” she told AirTalk radio on Wednesday.

As previously reported, Tuesday night’s convention concluded with a benediction from Sajid Tarar, the founder of Muslims for Trump, who also referenced the Islamic religion during his brief speech, citing a quote from its founder, Muhammad.

“The prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said that we all have a piece of flesh in our bodies. If it is good, our whole is good. And if it is not, then the whole body is spoiled,” he said. “From this, we can infer the role of our leader as a representative of the United States of America. The values reflected by our leader must reflect the values that our Forefathers set in stone at [the] inception.”

Farar had told the Washington Post prior to his appearance that the Trump campaign “asked me not only to do the benediction, but to speak at the convention.”


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  • Josey

    More mixing of religions into one religion, a new one world religion of unity and peace but when they say, “peace, peace sudden destruction comes on them all.” The only true peace that will come is through the one and only Prince of Peace, the Lord Jesus Christ. I bow my knee to Him alone!

  • Charles

    Here we have it folks.. We are witnessing the building of the “New World” religion. We truly are in the last days.. Never thought I would see it.. But it’s here.

    • Guest

      It’s been going on since Bush’s time in the office. Why didn’t Christian media report it then?

      • Charles

        The “Plan” as they call it goes WAY beyond Bush.. These people are patient. Subtle is the Serpent.. This plan has been in effect for hundreds, if not possibly thousands of years.

        • lizk

          the devil knows the bible(and Jesus and he trembles) and he has thousands of years to perfect his deceptions like ( tv,music , for what you read and see you become.) because people do not read the word of God when reformers died to give the bible to every one in their own language so that all can read the Words of God so that they may know God’s will. .

  • Guest

    Does anyone not remember that Bush did the same thing? He even celebrated Ramadan and other false religions in the White House. Why the outrage now?

    • Steven

      In short, I would say that Bush was just getting the party started. More people than ever are involved in the political process now, and noticing things that in the past weren’t so main stream.

    • NathanStarkGD

      Ramadan isn’t a religion.

      • Guest

        Ramadan is Islam. It’s the time when Muslims slaughter Christians, Jews, and non-Muslims in the name of allah.

        • NathanStarkGD

          Ram·a·dan.

          [ˌräməˈdän, ˈraməˌdan]

          NOUN

          1.the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which strict fasting is observed from sunrise to sunset.
          Just because some Muslims kill during Ramadan does not mean the entire month’s purpose is killing. Some do, and that is terrible and must be stopped, but to say that the entire purpose is killing is fallacious.

          • Guest

            You clearly have no idea what Ramadan is about. Ask ex-Muslims and they will tell you. It’s a time of strategic gluttony, slaughter, and crime against non-Muslims.

          • uninvitedguest

            Spent quite a bit of time in the ME, and it is you who has no idea about Ramadan.

          • Guest

            I’ll be sure to tell my Muslim family members that. 🙂

          • uninvitedguest

            Having a hard time believing you. 🙂

          • Guest

            I know – just shows how ignorant and uninformed you are. 🙂 I’ve been talking about this for quite awhile now.

          • Lexical Cannibal

            Don’t bother with guest. Whenever you nail him down he just says that you clearly don’t understand or accuses you of lying or some other unsubstantiated attack on your credibility. He can’t construct a decent argument and can’t admit when he’s wrong.

  • jael2

    It appears that the Republican Party is in competition with the Democrats in breaking God’s commandments. While the Republican’s espouse a pro-life platform, they have for the most part done nothing, but give lip service, while 60 million children were slaughtered. Let us not forget the majority Republican appointed Supreme Court that gave us Roe v Wade in 1973.
    The Republican Convention elitists have proven by their “fruits” that they are now a party of inclusion. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, has been replaced with false gods, who cannot see, who cannot hear, and who cannot speak. Idolaters and sodomites have entered their ranks.
    I’m tired of choosing the lesser of two evils. Evil is still evil. And it doesn’t matter if you go over the cliff with Democrats at 90 miles an hour, or Republicans at 45 mph, we are still headed over the cliff. The wickedness of this nation is unsustainable. Judgment is at the gates.
    If our hope lies in Donald Trump to pull us out of this cesspool, we will be miserably disappointed. Christ is our only hope!

    • NathanStarkGD

      Abortions are god approved for some situations.

      • jael2

        Perhaps the “god” you serve permits murder. But the God of the Bible, states that He “hates the hands that shed innocent blood”.

        • NathanStarkGD

          Read Numbers 5:11-5:31

          • lizk

            devorce was never God;s way even Jesus also said so. Marriage was instituted by God Himself form the very beginning.It was because man had hardened his heart to God’s word.

          • NathanStarkGD

            Abortions are still god approved for situations where a woman lays with another man.

    • Chet

      I agree, brother, but I must confess that it is entirely possible God Almighty can work in and through Trump just as he has other sinners in his Word. Every man that God-called was made of sinful flesh just as all the rest of us, and upon being God-called, God transforms and prepares for his good purpose. And as bad off as the Repubs have become of late, they’re yet head and shoulders above the opposition which is flat-out anti God and anti Christ and anti Israel and anti Constitution…

  • Eunice Hipe

    “You shall have no other gods before me.
    “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. Exodus 20: 3-4.

  • 201821208 :)

    “Sikhism arose as an attempt to harmonize Islam and Hinduism. But viewing Sikhism as a harmonization of the two religions does not capture the theological and cultural uniqueness of Sikhism. To call Sikhism a compromise between Islam and Hinduism would be taken as an insult akin to calling a Christian a heretical Jew. Sikhism is not a cult nor a hybrid but a distinct religious movement. The Christian and the Sikh, as persons, can have peace and mutual respect. But Sikhism and Christianity cannot be fused. Their belief systems have some points of agreement but ultimately have a different view of God, a different view of Jesus, a different view of Scripture, and a different view of salvation.”

  • Arvind Singh

    Interesting that the article was about Sikh prayer at the RNC but I am dismayed at how it soon became a Muslim or Ramadan discussion. This forum demonstrates the inability of an average American to comprehend the differences. Sikhism has nothing in common with Islam except concept of One creator for us all. The Sikhs respect all religions as paths to the same God that created us all. The Sikhs do not believe in Quran, or in concepts such as Allah as the only God, Mecca, Sharia, or Jehad. In fact, the Sikhs have waged successful war against radical Islamism for over 400 years and liberated India from oppressive Islamic rule. Can we make an effort to learn more about Sikhism, please?

    • jael2

      There is only one path; the narrow path which leads to life, Mr. Singh. And that narrow path is through Jesus Christ. He is the way, the truth, and the life, and no man can come to the Father (God) except through Him” John 14:6

      • Jalapeno

        You don’t think it’s important to put even a vague amount of effort into being respectful of other peoples religions?

        • Lexical Cannibal

          Goodness no; not when they’re so wrong. Objectively wrong. The bible says so. That’s how I know. Objectively.

        • jael2

          Jalapeno,

          If you believe that there are many paths to God, you are travelling on the broad road to destruction. It’s not a matter of “respecting” other religions, but it’s about trying to save a soul from eternal damnation.

          There is only one True and Living God and his name is Yaweh. He will not share His glory with anyone else.

          “But our God is in heaven;
          He does whatever He pleases.
          Their idols are silver and gold,
          The work of men’s hands.
          They have mouths, but they do not speak;
          Eyes they have, but they do not see;
          They have ears, but they do not hear;
          Noses they have, but they do not smell;
          They have hands, but they do not handle;
          Feet they have, but they do not walk;
          Nor do they mutter through their throat.
          Those who make them are like them;
          So is everyone who trusts in them” Psalms 115:3-8

          • Jalapeno

            Ah yes, the old “I don’t have to be respectful of other peoples beliefs because they’re wrong and I’m right” argument.

            Solid logic. Very mature.

  • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Kingdom Ambassador

    Just another instance of what comes from We the Peopleism.

    Trump makes a bunch of CAMPAIGN PROMISES, most of which will be near impossible to keep, while OPENLY CONDONING MURDER, and patriots and Christians alike fall all over themselves to laud his praises!?!

    You say, you don’t recall Trump condoning murder. Well, you’re correct but with James 1:10 (“For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”) in mind, to condone one capital crime is to promote all other capital crimes.

    According to Yahweh, our sovereign Creator and God, sodomy is just as much a capital crime as is murder, rape, and bestiality, per Leviticus 20:13. A sodomite precedes him as one of the Convention’s speakers, Trump promises to protect the sodomites and the Convention erupts in applause! Best speech ever!?! Not unless you’re complicit in promoting capital crimes!

    “Do not lay hands upon anyone too hastily and thus share responsibility for the sins of others; keep yourself free from sin.” (1 Timothy 5:22)

    Oh! Mark my words, Trump has and will promote infanticide (the murder of infants in the wombs of their mothers) for one reason or another once in office.

    And that’s not all! On the second night of the convention, Trump and the GOP have a Muslim close the Convention in prayer to Allah thereby also advancing violations of the First Commandment.

    And, you think this man is going to make America great again!!! Wake up, we’ve been had, are being had, and will continue being had until we repent of our We the Peopleism, aka humanism, aka man doing that which is right according to his own eyes, per Judged 21:25.

    For more, see online Chapter 3 “The Preamble: WE THE PEOPLE vs. YAHWEH” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.” Click on my name, then our website. Go to our Online Books page, click on the top entry, and scroll down to Chapter 3.

    Then find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar and receive a complimentary copy of a book that EXAMINES the Constitution by the Bible.

  • peanut butter

    If she believes that all religions lead to the same god, then she is praying to a false god, too, just like the fake moon god of the muslims. She has no understanding of the One True God, who will not be mocked.

  • Laura

    I was so disappointed to see Christians bowing their heads when a non-Christian was praying to their god.