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  1. While a lot has been written about Sikligars, Satnamis and other 'lost' tribes of Sikhi, little is known about the Vanjaras. We know some historically important Vanjara Sikhs like Bhai Lakhi Shah and his family, but others than that very little is known about them. Most NGOs have also focused on Sikligars mostly. Very little efforts have been made to reconnent with Vanjaras. While talking to sevadaars on field, they have told me that while Vanjaras are not in saroop anymore (usually don't have uncut hair or a turban) as compared to the Sikligars, they can be considered Nanakpanthis and have
  2. Really passionate ex-Christian. His josh is overflowing. Need to prop up these boys to counter those that target our weaker brothers. Just like the Jaat brothers that @shastarSingh highlights, we need to find and highlight ex-christians to turn the tide.
  3. Found an old article at home and found more info on line. Very interesting story http://wakeupkhalsa.blogspot.com/2012/05/darshan-singh-rudel-frenchman-turned.html?m=1 Darshan Singh Rudel - Frenchman Turned Sikh From Michel Rudel To Darshan Singh DARSHAN SINGH RUDEL Born as Michel Jean Louis Rudel in Montpellier, France, Darshan Singh Ji was a spiritual person by birth. Darshan Singh was born as a Roman Catholic. On asking Darshan Singh Ji, how he became a Sikh? he says, "By The Grace Of God". Darshan singh J
  4. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/guru-nanak-birthday-why-a-frenchman-an-american-a-canadian-and-a-scot-became-sikh/articleshow/71918330.cms Sorry, the website doesn't allow me to copy & paste article
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    Converting to Sikhism

    Hi, i am a 34 year old white British male, I was pushed into the Christian faith from a young age but as I have grown older I have found that I am quite clearly not a Christian, even from a young age I have never been a massive church goer and I can't imagine that no matter what religion I follow that will change. However i find my self drawn to the religion of Sikhism and it's teachings. I have read that there is no formal ceremony to convert, is it just a case of finding the teachings of Sikhism the most pertinent to you and following what you choose? Any advice would be greatly ap
  6. Indian Punjabi woman converts to Islam after visit to Pakistan Not sure if this is true or not, however I have seen it on a lot of websites. If this is true, and I wouldn't be surprised, why? What is the reason that our people are so lenient in comparison to other South Asian religions in marrying out? This isn't only targeted against our women, our men are included as well. However, our women are usually the ones prayed on by Pakistani Muslims for marriage and conversion. I remember asking one of my fellow cousin's Sikh friend who was married to a Hindu man, how they were pla
  7. Hello, I am new to Sikhism. About 5 months ago I found Sikhism and developed a strong faith in it, but bounced back to Buddhism (which I had been for about 11 years) when I got some backlash from my fiance, but have recently in the past several weeks come back to Sikhism due to meeting the same issues I had before with Buddhism. Coinciding with my renewed faith in Sikhism, I moved into an apartment. The day that I moved into our apartment I saw a Sikh man (assuming he is a Sikh based on his dastar and beard). He lives across the park lot from me. I have seen him many times and spoke with
  8. I believe in sikhism and taking steps towards amrit, but being from a non sikh background my family seems to have issue with it, their argument is if I take amrit and my appearance changes I will not be accepted in their community (hindu) and creates obstacle for marriage.. So they say that you can believe but don't anything to anyone that you are a sikh and get married and live a normal life. So I am curious to know is it allowed to stay unmarried ?
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    Hello, I am new to Sikhism and have been learning and practicing to the best of my ability for the past 4 months. I have been doing Nitnem, but I think I am somewhat unorthodox in my approach - while I think it works for me and thus I will keep doing it this way (at least for now), I wanted to get opinions from the group and maybe some advice on how I could make my Nitnem more effective. I usually wake around 4-430. In order to fit Nitnem into my morning I listen to the morning banis while I am getting ready in the morning - usually while I work out (I work out at home and it is very
  10. This is a new stupid even for the Indian press, she converted yet still labelling her Sikh! https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/18-year-old-british-sikh-girl-plotted-to-join-isis-in-syria-1804813
  11. Some 40 people converted to Sikhi in the presence of Jathedar of Sri Akal Takhat. The new converts came from 12 different countries. They recited the Mool Mantar (fundamental spell of Sikhi).
  12. I wrote this after being on the other topic that was made regarding the negative portrayal of a Sikh woman in a Pakistani drama. Here are some of my observations over the years: The portrayal of Sikhs in Pakistani cinema ranges from the sometimes positive to the rather often negative end of the spectrum. One of the first films to be a big hit in Pakistan was based on a fictional Sikh character during the times of partition: Kartar Singh (1959). While initially Kartar is shown as a rogue, he has a change of heart after the Muslim protagonist Umerdeen saves his life. Sikhs were genera
  13. A Sikh lady got into scuffle with Korean Christian ladies who were being disrespectful and trying to convert Sikhs at our Harmandar Sahib in Amritsar. Some people tried to malign the Sikh lady saying she was a Hindu convert and trying to pitch the Sikhs against Christians in Punjab. But now the Christian missionaries are going live themselves on their FBs in Harmandar Sahib. When will Sikhs finally wake up? Only a few Sikh youth were going to convert to Christianity in the late 19th century and it triggered the biggest revival in our faith in the form of the Singh Sabha movement and today lacs
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    Potential Sikh Convert

    I have a really strange situation that I want some feedback on. Ever since I've been a young girl (I'm a teenager now) I've been extremely spiritual, and over the past few years, I've been experimenting with different religions. After rejecting Christianity and Judaism, I found information on the Sikh faith, and instantly fell in love. I've been to one gurdwara service, and loved it. I'm certain that this is the right path for me, but at the same time, it's difficult to get information only off of the internet and from books. I have several extremely stupid questions that I'm hoping someone mi
  15. I am a child convert to Sikhi about roughly 1-year-ago. Now I want to keep my kesh and my parents force me to get my hair cut. Technically, I could just sit in place and not get into the car to go to the barbershop, but they treat me different and my life will become a living Hell. The Khalsa way is to explain it to them.I've tried but they say, "this is too far...and you are only twelve...you cannot grow out your hair". What can I do? I know the power is in God's hands, but I still don't know what to do. Please help blessed Khalsa Panth Ji! Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
  16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ0EeaJ65Yc Why do people just convert so easily? Are they a bit idiotic, do they not read before converting?
  17. It would be no exaggeration to say that Sikhi, of all the world's major religions, stands quite apart from the rest in that it is the most egalitarian (supportive of the equality of men and women, highborn and lowborn, all races) and one of the least obstructive in the path of the scientific method and intellectual discussion, in that our Guru Sahibaan (themselves keen religious and political commentators, and critical thinkers) did not conceive any creation myths or make flagrantly untrue statements about the nature of reality. At the end of every Ardas in every Gurdwara around the world w
  18. Last Updated: Friday, 5 December, 2003, 13:31 GMT E-mail this to a friend Printable version Reunion heals partition wounds By Zulfiqar Ali BBC correspondent in Muzaffarabad Harbans Kore hugs daughter Zeenat Bibi at the reunion A 77-year-old Indian woman who has had two homelands, two husbands and two religions has finally brought her family together after decades of separation. "My wish wa
  19. Since 2009 I have studied Sikhi off and on. I met some that year from Fresno while we were all camping in Sequoia. They told me about their religion and I visited their Gurdwara once down from the mountain. At the time it was so new I never thought to ask, how do the majority of Ethnically Punjabi Sikhs feel about non Punjabi converts? Guru Nanak traveled all the way to Mecca. It seems like a universal religion.
  20. it dosent matter what religion u r, aslong as u follow it properly u will be one with god. So is the reason why ppl don't look at sikhi and convert because it says that? can someone help me im very confused
  21. Well I remember talking to my chachaji a while back about his meeting with the Singh who wrote the book Gandhi : Behind the Mask of Divinity (US army Colonel G.B. Singh). What G.B. Singh told was he came from a family that was very much a Brahmanistic thought. If i'm not mistaken (don't quote me on this) part of his family was Sikh and part was Hindu Brahman and he used to follow Gandhi. To cut a long story short, he understands the caste system structure and he sees how it's still a very powerful tool that makes India 'go'. His claim to bring the Sikh population up again is to do what Sikhs
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