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  1. It is highly unlikely that Maharaja Ranjit Singh memorized Dasam-Granth. We have very detailed chronicles of daily activities of the Lahore Darbar, and there is no mention of Dasam Granth or Bachitar Natak in these archives. Lala Sohan Lal Suri, the official chronicler, and a record keeper of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, documented detailed activities of the Maharaja over several decades. These chronicles called Umdat-Ut-Tawarikh have been translated from Persian into English and Punjabi. Online searchable version is available on the internet. References to Guru Granth Sahib are very co
  2. A Veer ji, your question does not make sense in the context of SGGS. Guru Nanak Dev ji never said that he alone or Sikhi alone is divine. According to Guru ji everything is divine, and there is nothing but divine. According to Guru ji, there is nothing in this universe except God. ਸਭੁ ਗੋਬਿੰਦੁ ਹੈ ਸਭੁ ਗੋਬਿੰਦੁ ਹੈ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਬਿਨੁ ਨਹੀ ਕੋਈ ॥ God is everything, God is everything. Without God, there is nothing at all. (SGGS 485). The good, the bad, the victim and the victimizer are all God. ਆਪੇ ਮਾਛੀ ਮਛੁਲੀ ਆਪੇ ਪਾਣੀ ਜਾਲੁ ॥ ਆਪੇ ਜਾਲ ਮਣਕੜਾ ਆਪੇ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਲਾਲੁ ॥ He Himself is the fisherman and the fish; He H
  3. An interesting article on Banda Singh Bahadur. https://www.sikhnet.com/news/banda-singh-bahadur-or-veer-banda-bairagi
  4. Anything that fans our ego is not good for us. Name doesn't have to add to our ego, instead it can provide us inspiration, in which case it is a good thing, and can become "a great connection to your self identity and individuality" as claimed by the Singhni in question. Throughout our history, our Gurus have given new names to many Sikhs to inspire them, and these people went on to become model Sikhs. We must remember that oneness and equality doesn't mean uniformity. Gurus and saints have wanted people to be "Nirale" -- Tyrants have wanted people to be uniform. Unless you know for sure
  5. Sincere thanks for pointing out the inconsistency between the Arabic quote and the translation. This mistake was introduced during the translation of Sant Ji’s Punjabi manuscript into English. Sant Ji, in his manuscript, only included Punjabi transliteration and the Punjabi translation, and not the Arabic quotes (there were one or two exceptions). The translation team felt that the transliteration from Arabic to Punjabi (done by Sant Ji) and then from Punjabi to English (done by the translation team) may result in indecipherable Arabic phrases. As a result, an Arabic translator was hired t
  6. Slipping through fingers # 1 – The first Sikh Martyr Sikhs have done a very poor job in preserving the history of our Gurus. The book project Taajudin’s Diary has been launched ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji to present some little known episodes from history. Hopefully, this book will encourage interest and research to stop the last remnants of evidence from slipping through our fingers. Who is the first Sikh Martyr? a) Bhai Tara Popat b) Bhai Rukan-ud-din The Sikh literature identifies Bhai Tara as the first
  7. In the year 1510 AD, Taajudin Naqshbandi, a Persian/Arabic writer met Guru Nanak Dev ji during his journey through the Middle East. For the next two years, Taajudin lived with the Guru and kept a detailed eyewitness account in a manuscript titled Siyahto Baba Nanak Fakir. After taking a leave from Guru ji, Taajudin deposited the manuscript in a library in Medina. In the year 1927, Mushtaq Hussein a young man from Kashmir, while studying as a moulvi in Medina came across Taajudin's manuscript. The manuscript changed Mushtaq's life, and he converted to Sikhism and and went on to bec
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