Saturday, December 20, 2008

Chaupai Sahib - Sikh Prayer

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਿਹ

Sangat Ji, a new initiative has been launched by singhs and singhnia in memory of the 25th anniversary of the 1984 atrocities. We are collectively praying to complete 1 MILLION chaupai sahibs by June 2009. We cannot do this without the help of every single brother, sister, mother and father in the panth getting invovled. Please can we all play our part, for OUR panth and do as many chaupai sahibs as we can. Please see the website;

for more details. We are asking that people email us how many paath you have completed on on a weekly/fortnightly basis so that we can keep updating the total completed.

If people cant read gurbani, then you can listen to it, if you cant listen, you can watch the video. We just want everyone to take just 5 mins a day to remember the charan of Guru Gobind Singh Ji and to think of the panth. This is an attempt to bring us all together for one cause, i.e. to pray at Guru Ji's charan.

We are praying for;
Guru Ji to PROTECT those that have suffered in the genocides
for JUSTICE against the tyrants and oppressors
for the CHARDI KHALA of the Panth and for sarbat da bhalla.

More info is on the site - which is being updated as we speak so please forgive any shortcomings!

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਿਹ

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

1 = 125,000

Dasam Bani is on Ang 240 of Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji:

Deh Sivaa bar mob(i) ihai subh karman te kab-hoon na taron||
O Lord, grant me this boon that I may not hesitate from performing good actions.

Na daron ar(i) so jab jaae laron nischal kar apnee jeet karon||
I may not fear the enemy, when I go to fight and assuredly I may become victorious.

Ar(u) sikh hon aapne hee man kau eh laalach hau gun tau uchron||
And I may give this instruction to my mind and have this tempotration that I may ever utter Thy Praises.

Jab aav kee audh nidaan banai at hee ran mai tab joojh maron||231||
When the end of my life comes, then I may die fighting in the battlefield.231.

This Shabad is by Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Salok Vaaraan Thay Vadheek on Ang 1410 of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj:

jo tho praem khaelan kaa chaao ||
If you desire to play this game of love with Me,

sir dhhar thalee galee maeree aao ||
then step onto My Path with your head in hand.

eith maarag pair dhhareejai ||
When you place your feet on this Path,

sir dheejai kaan n keejai ||20||
give Me your head, and do not pay any attention to public opinion. ||20||

This Shabad is by Bhagat Kabeer Ji in Raag Maaroo on Ang 1105 of Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj:

salok kabeer ||

gagan dhamaamaa baajiou pariou neesaanai ghaao ||
The battle-drum beats in the sky of the mind; aim is taken, and the wound is inflicted.

khaeth j maa(n)ddiou sooramaa ab joojhan ko dhaao ||1||
The spiritual warriors enter the field of battle; now is the time to fight! ||1||

sooraa so pehichaaneeai j larai dheen kae haeth ||
He alone is known as a spiritual hero, who fights in defense of religion.

purajaa purajaa katt marai kabehoo n shhaaddai khaeth ||2||2||
He may be cut apart, piece by piece, but he never leaves the field of battle. ||2||2||

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Prof. Surinder Singh Ji ~ How Gholi Jeo Ghol Ghumaee

This Shabad is by Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Raag Maajh on Ang 96

maajh mehalaa 5 choupadhae ghar 1 ||
Maajh, Fifth Mehla, Chau-Paday, First House:

maeraa man lochai gur dharasan thaaee ||
My mind longs for the Blessed Vision of the Guru's Darshan.

bilap karae chaathrik kee niaaee ||
It cries out like the thirsty song-bird.

thrikhaa n outharai saa(n)th n aavai bin dharasan sa(n)th piaarae jeeo ||1||
My thirst is not quenched, and I can find no peace, without the Blessed Vision of the Beloved Saint. ||1||

ho gholee jeeo ghol ghumaaee gur dharasan sa(n)th piaarae jeeo ||1|| rehaao ||
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, to the Blessed Vision of the Beloved Saint Guru. ||1||Pause||

thaeraa mukh suhaavaa jeeo sehaj dhhun baanee ||
Your Face is so Beautiful, and the Sound of Your Words imparts intuitive wisdom.

chir hoaa dhaekhae saari(n)gapaanee ||
It is so long since this rainbird has had even a glimpse of water.

dhha(n)n s dhaes jehaa thoo(n) vasiaa maerae sajan meeth muraarae jeeo ||2||
Blessed is that land where You dwell, O my Friend and Intimate Divine Guru. ||2||

ho gholee ho ghol ghumaaee gur sajan meeth muraarae jeeo ||1|| rehaao ||
I am a sacrifice, I am forever a sacrifice, to my Friend and Intimate Divine Guru. ||1||Pause||

eik gharree n milathae thaa kalijug hothaa ||
When I could not be with You for just one moment, the Dark Age of Kali Yuga dawned for me.

hun kadh mileeai pria thudhh bhagava(n)thaa ||
When will I meet You, O my Beloved Lord?

mohi rain n vihaavai needh n aavai bin dhaekhae gur dharabaarae jeeo ||3||
I cannot endure the night, and sleep does not come, without the Sight of the Beloved Guru's Court. ||3||

ho gholee jeeo ghol ghumaaee this sachae gur dharabaarae jeeo ||1|| rehaao ||
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice, to that True Court of the Beloved Guru. ||1||Pause||

bhaag hoaa gur sa(n)th milaaeiaa ||
By good fortune, I have met the Saint Guru.

prabh abinaasee ghar mehi paaeiaa ||
I have found the Immortal Lord within the home of my own self.

saev karee pal chasaa n vishhurraa jan naanak dhaas thumaarae jeeo ||4||
I will now serve You forever, and I shall never be separated from You, even for an instant. Servant Nanak is Your slave, O Beloved Master. ||4||

ho gholee jeeo ghol ghumaaee jan naanak dhaas thumaarae jeeo || rehaao ||1||8||
I am a sacrifice, my soul is a sacrifice; servant Nanak is Your slave, Lord. ||Pause||1||8||

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

How To Put Videos On Handheld Device: ipod iPhone blackberry

After receiving many, many emails asking how to add mp4 videos to the Blackberry, iPhone, iPod touch, classic or nano, creative zen, archos, etc. we decided to create a simple tutorial which we hope will help.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Bhai Gurpreet Singh (Shimla Wale) - Japp Japp Naam

Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Raag Bilaaval on Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj Ang 829

raag bilaaval mehalaa 5 dhupadhae ghar 9
Raag Bilaaval, Fifth Mehla, Du-Paday, Ninth House:

ik oa(n)kaar sathigur prasaadh ||
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

aapehi mael leae ||
He Himself merges us with Himself.

jab thae saran thumaaree aaeae thab thae dhokh geae ||1|| rehaao ||
When I came to Your Sanctuary, my sins vanished. ||1||Pause||

thaj abhimaan ar chi(n)th biraanee saadhheh saran peae ||
Renouncing egotistical pride and other anxieties, I have sought the Sanctuary of the Holy Saints.

jap jap naam thumhaaro preetham than thae rog kheae ||1||
Chanting, meditating on Your Name, O my Beloved, disease is eradicated from my body. ||1||

mehaa mugadhh ajaan agiaanee raakhae dhhaar dheae ||
Even utterly foolish, ignorant and thoughtless persons have been saved by the Kind Lord.

kahu naanak gur pooraa bhaettiou aavan jaan rehae ||2||1||126||
Says Nanak, I have met the Perfect Guru; my comings and goings have ended. ||2||1||126||

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Bhai Niranjan Singh - Salana Smagam

Guru Amar Daas Ji in Raag Prabhaatee on Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj Ang 1333:

prabhaathee mehalaa 3 ||

jo thaeree saranaaee har jeeo thin thoo raakhan jog ||
Those who enter Your Sanctuary, Dear Lord, are saved by Your Protective Power.

thudhh jaevadd mai avar n soojhai naa ko hoaa n hog ||1||
I cannot even conceive of any other as Great as You. There never was, and there never shall be. ||1||

har jeeo sadhaa thaeree saranaaee ||
O Dear Lord, I shall remain in Your Sanctuary forever.

jio bhaavai thio raakhahu maerae suaamee eaeh thaeree vaddiaaee ||1|| rehaao ||
As it pleases You, You save me, O my Lord and Master; this is Your Glorious Greatness. ||1||Pause||

jo thaeree saranaaee har jeeo thin kee karehi prathipaal ||
O Dear Lord, You cherish and sustain those who seek Your Sanctuary.

aap kirapaa kar raakhahu har jeeo pohi n sakai jamakaal ||2||
O Dear Lord, the Messenger of Death cannot even touch those whom You, in Your Mercy, protect. ||2||

thaeree saranaaee sachee har jeeo naa ouh ghattai n jaae ||
True Is Your Sanctuary, O Dear Lord; it never diminishes or goes away.

jo har shhodd dhoojai bhaae laagai ouhu ja(n)mai thai mar jaae ||3||
Those who abandon the Lord, and become attached to the love of duality, shall continue to die and be reborn. ||3||

jo thaeree saranaaee har jeeo thinaa dhookh bhookh kishh naahi ||
Those who seek Your Sanctuary, Dear Lord, shall never suffer in pain or hunger for anything.

naanak naam salaahi sadhaa thoo sachai sabadh samaahi ||4||4||
O Nanak, praise the Naam, the Name of the Lord forever, and merge in the True Word of the Shabad. ||4||4||


Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Raag Aasaa on Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj Ang 405:

aasaa mehalaa 5 ||

oudham karo karaavahu t(h)aakur paekhath saadhhoo sa(n)g ||
I make the effort, as You cause me to do, my Lord and Master, to behold You in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

har har naam charaavahu ra(n)gan aapae hee prabh ra(n)g ||1||
I am imbued with the color of the Love of the Lord, Har, Har; God Himself has colored me in His Love. ||1||

man mehi raam naamaa jaap ||
I chant the Lord's Name within my mind.

kar kirapaa vasahu maerai hiradhai hoe sehaaee aap ||1|| rehaao ||
Bestow Your Mercy, and dwell within my heart; please, become my Helper. ||1||Pause||

sun sun naam thumaaraa preetham prabh paekhan kaa chaao ||
Listening continually to Your Name, O Beloved God, I yearn to behold You.

dhaeiaa karahu kiram apunae ko eihai manorathh suaao ||2||
Please, be kind to me - I am just a worm. This is my object and purpose. ||2||

than dhhan thaeraa thoo(n) prabh maeraa hamarai vas kishh naahi ||
My body and wealth are Yours; You are my God - nothing is in my power.

jio jio raakhehi thio thio rehanaa thaeraa dheeaa khaahi ||3||
As You keep me, so do I live; I eat what You give me. ||3||

janam janam kae kilavikh kaattai majan har jan dhhoor ||
The sins of countless incarnations are washed away, by bathing in the dust of the Lord's humble servants.

bhaae bhagath bharam bho naasai har naanak sadhaa hajoor ||4||4||139||
By loving devotional worship, doubt and fear depart; O Nanak, the Lord is Ever-present. ||4||4||139||

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Naam Simran - Waheguru

Vaheguru Vaheguru Vaheguru Vaheguru Vaheguru

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Hazrat Sheikh Baba Fareed ud Din Masood Al Maroof Ganj e Shakar

This Shabad is by Bhagat Sheikh Fareed Ji in Raag Aasaa on Ang 488 of Guru Granth Sahib Ji

aasaa saekh fareedh jeeo kee baanee
Aasaa, The Word Of Shaykh Fareed Jee:

ik oa(n)kaar sathigur prasaadh ||
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

dhilahu muhabath ji(n)nh saeee sachiaa ||
They alone are true, whose love for God is deep and heart-felt.

jinh man hor mukh hor s kaa(n)dtae kachiaa ||1||
Those who have one thing in their heart, and something else in their mouth, are judged to be false. ||1||

rathae eisak khudhaae ra(n)g dheedhaar kae ||
Those who are imbued with love for the Lord, are delighted by His Vision.

visariaa jinh naam thae bhue bhaar thheeeae ||1|| rehaao ||
Those who forget the Naam, the Name of the Lord, are a burden on the earth. ||1||Pause||

aap leeeae larr laae dhar dharavaes sae ||
Those whom the Lord attaches to the hem of His robe, are the true dervishes at His Door.

thin dhha(n)n janaedhee maao aaeae safal sae ||2||
Blessed are the mothers who gave birth to them, and fruitful is their coming into the world. ||2||

paravadhagaar apaar agam baea(n)th thoo ||
O Lord, Sustainer and Cherisher, You are infinite, unfathomable and endless.

jinaa pashhaathaa sach chu(n)maa pair moo(n) ||3||
Those who recognize the True Lord - I kiss their feet. ||3||

thaeree paneh khudhaae thoo bakhasa(n)dhagee ||
I seek Your Protection - You are the Forgiving Lord.

saekh fareedhai khair dheejai ba(n)dhagee ||4||1||
Please, bless Shaykh Fareed with the bounty of Your meditative worship. ||4||1||

Monday, December 01, 2008

A Fresh Perspective On Attack By Militants In Mumbai

The massacre by militants in Mumbai is deplorale and has rightly been widely condemned. The Sikh community has lost many in the Mumbai carnage and have been taking their role in the efforts to help deal with the tragedy. SikhSangat News reported on the work of one group of volunteer Sikhs who seeing the carnage on television, sprang into action and set up food shelters and soup kitchens so that the security forces and the needy had food. Several Gurdwaras made food day and night which was served to the needy at the Taj and Oberoi.

However, for Sikhs this tragedy is made worse by the historic context in which it takes place. The Indian Government, military as well as western and indian media such as Associated Press, Telegraph, Asia Times, have been quick to label the militants as being part of Islamic groups based in Pakistan. But in 2000 a similar massacre took place in Kashmir, this time it was the Sikh community that was massacred. The BBC reported:

The Indian army and security forces maintain that it was carried out by militants as a means of highlighting world attention to the Kashmir conflict during President Clinton's visit to India.
Many separatist groups, meanwhile, say that the killings were carried out by the security forces to create negative propaganda against Pakistan.

However by 2007 the truth began to surface. The Indian Army was blamed repeatedly for human rights abuses here, most recently by a 156-page report released last October by Human Rights Watch, which detailed dozens of cases in which, it said, the state had failed to hold its security forces accountable for suspected abductions, killings and detentions. The New York Times reported on how the Indian Army and Central Reserve Police Force were tied to the massacre. Even President Clinton publicly criticised the Indian Government for their role in the massacre.

Similarly in November 1984, the western and indian media did little whilst the Indian Government conducted State-Sponsored Terrorism in Delhi. Due to media blackout the minimal media coverage described the situation as "communal riots" whilst huge gangs massacred tens of thousands of Sikhs as they slept in their homes. Police ordered any gathered Sikhs to disperse and return home whilst they allowed armed gangs to conduct a large-scale Pogrom. In many instances, survivors stated the Police took a very active role in the Pogrom.

So in seeking to understand the complexity of the situation in Mumbai one must understand that the Indian Government too has taken part in State-Sponsored Terrorism of the worst kind in many recent events. Human rights abuses by the Police, Army and Paramilitary are rife throughout India and the Ethnic minority communities such as Christians, Sikhs and Muslims have consistently been the targets.

If India truly wishes to emerge as a "democracy" then it must provide justice, liberty and freedom to its people. Justice to those killed in November 1984, Liberty to the Ethnic minorities that live in India and Freedom in terms of amending the consitution to recognise the religious freedom of Sikhism as a distinct faith as western countries do and stopping the abuse of emergency powers and TADA laws by the State to sanction mass killings.


Tragic death of Sikh Policeman

Daas came across this article on SikhSangat News

One cannot imagine the deep hurt and distress the family must be going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. With Guru's Grace may they have the strength to get through this very difficult time.


Its is a very sad, but honoured privilege to share with you a few of the many reasons why Kulwinder was so widely regarded amongst his friends and colleagues in the City of London Police.

Kulwinder Sandhu joined the City of London Police on the 4th November 2002. We were very privileged that Kulwinder approached the City of London as his chosen Force.

Being a graduate of business, finance and accountancy, and with ambitions to become a fraud investigator- the City of London was his natural choice.

Kulwinder was the first Sikh Police officer in the 179-year history of the Force. He graciously became the face of the City of London Police and appeared on many many publications, magazines and posters about the service.

With over 1200 colleagues, not a single member of staff could say they didn’t know Kulwinder.

He joined the City Force specifically, owing to his desire to be a financial investigator. Such was his determination to get on with his detective career that within 2 weeks of joining, he applied for an attachment to the fraud department!

This request would be an obvious move for a graduate of his background however not until he had completed at least 2 years on the beat would he be allowed to specialise.

Kulwinder was also keen on football, not only playing and organising games after work for colleagues but also watching his beloved Manchester United, lets pray that they beat Celtic tonight in what would be a fitting tribute.

Kulwinder was keen to try everything and anything in his patient wait for his detective career and as such he was prepared to help anyone and every department in the Force.

His helpful and considerate manner saw him apply to be part of the pilot scheme of a newly launched crime reporting bureau, dealing with members of the public who had been the victim of crime. His understanding and personable nature made him ideal for the role.

Kulwinder was very patient, tolerant, informative and charming when staff and the public asked him about his religion. No doubt, they asked the same questions over and over but his response was always humorous and engaging. He clearly raised the awareness of the Sikh religion amongst staff and also became an ambassador for us in the Sikh community.
At 6’4” tall, he struck an imposing figure, but nothing was as big as his heart, warm personality, generosity and beaming smile that could melt ice.

There is a phrase ‘like father like son’. That would appear NOT to be the case when it comes to working the nightshift. I understand that Bahadur Kulwinder’s father was a shift worker, for over 35 years and did so without effort. Kulwinder however would appear to be allergic to night shift. Whilst his colleagues would spend their breaks playing cards or watching TV, Kulwinder would always catch up on 40 winks by stretching out on the leather sofa in the TV room.

On one occasion, such was Kulwinder’s deep sleep that he slept through his break. The sergeant began asking if anyone had seen Kulwinder and when the Sergeant entered the TV room, the first thing he saw was a pair of size 12 boots sticking off the end of the settee. Needless to say he was soon out patrolling with his colleagues.

As much as Kulwinder enjoyed his job, Kulwinder loved his family dearly and spoke of them often with his colleagues. He was very proud of his son Gorvan who was born in 2007.

One evening shift Kulwinder was delayed in booking off duty whilst helping a victim of crime. By the time he finished his paperwork he missed his lat train home. In these circumstances, the inspector agreed for a colleague to drive Kulwinder home in an unmarked police car.

Kulwinder offered to drive, as he knew the best route to Letchworth and then his colleague would drive back. In his haste to get home to his family, he triggered two speed cameras, of which the dreaded letters arrived at the police station the next week. Under these circumstances the fine had to be paid and Kulwinder modestly dug deep.

In September 2007 Kulwinder realised his dream of being a fraud investigator and began his attachment to his chosen department.

With a beaming smile and long strides, he carried his box of personal possessions into the new office to meet his fraud colleagues. The first thing he did on opening the box to unpack, was to proudly place his family picture on his new desk which remained until his last day of service.

His premature death is an enormous loss to the Force and he will be sadly missed.

Our thoughts today are with his wife Mandeep, his son Gorvan, his parents Karamjit and Bahadur and all the family and friends.

Roanoke Rapids charity rebuffs turban-wearing Sikh donor

I was reading the News and I came across the following article on:

Clearly the world has gone mad when a person cannot even donate to charity without being interrogated for the way he looks, his religion before refusing his donation based on prejudice!

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. — A Halifax County man was turned away from a local mission when he refused to remove his turban while trying to make a donation.

When Gary Khera, went with his wife to the Union Mission on Roanoke Avenue to make a donation, a staffer asked him to remove his turban.

"She said, 'Sir, you have to take your turban off. This is the United States,'" Khera recounted. "That made me a little upset. I am a United States citizen."

Khera, citing his religious beliefs, declined. He is a Sikh with dual U.S. and Indian citizenship. Followers of Sikhism do not cut their hair, and men commonly wear long beards and turbans.

Florence Williams, the mission's in-take director, countered with the facility's policy that requires that men remove head coverings indoors. Rev. Ron Weeks, executive director of the mission, seconded her argument.

“He wanted to become argumentative, and I asked him to please leave,” Weeks said.

Offended, Khera left and took his money with him. He said that he and his wife have given to the mission in years past, always by mailing a check. This year, he wanted to see where his donation was going.

The mission building contains a chapel, and employees consider the entire building "the Lord's house," Weeks said. A sign in the lobby outlines the policy against hats or other headwear inside.

"We have policy, and he didn't want to abide by it," said Weeks. "He gave the receptionist a bad time and decided to do a vengeance thing because he didn't get his own way. This was nothing to do with the turban, nothing to do with his faith."

Weeks said the mission would welcome Khera's donation if he mailed it or had his wife bring it in.

Khera denied that he was disruptive or argumentative. He asserts that he calmly tried to explain that he was there to give a donation.

Now he'll take his money elsewhere.

"They should not turn away a donation for the needy, because they misunderstood someone else's religion," he added.

Weeks said he may consider changing the policy because of the incident.