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  1. can someone explain if suraj parkash is right or wrong? why is it reliable if it was written in 1843, which was way after guru jis time. I follow taksal maryada and i havent quite understood why the taksal has chosen to do suraj parkash parchar.
  2. I am pretty skeptical that sikhs cant follow, since islam and sikhi are so different but I was still pondering. When growing up in the 90s it was very common to see muslim men in kurta pajama and women in burqa . However seeing the growing modernization in their young generation and the arab fancy among subcontinental muslims , they have become even more kattad or should i say modest in their clothing sense. And to attract youth to it , they have opened up so many stores and brands that try to hybridize the old fashioned boring islamic wear -- ankle length gowns for men and burqa for wome
  3. A great book in English giving counterpoints to arguments made by Hindus - http://discoversikhism.com/sikh_library/english/sikhs_we_are_not_hindus.html Also if anyone wants to share any other arguments made by others we can give counterpoints if needed.
  4. Though I am getting spiritual with time but often my mind gets agitated seeing the present conditions and questions start coming up... Our present times are very dangerous considering the farms bills can literally wipe out sikh farmers economically in Punjab. Our elders are sitting on roads for past 4 months with over 350 dead when it was time for them to live relaxed life. But our enemies continue to thrive in positions of power. Leader who cheated us are leading good lives with sufficient wealth for several generations. You may say, akal purkh will do justice... But when our s
  5. Just posting this up to make it easier for sikhs to find out about how we are meant to celebrate Navratri and Dusshera. There is actually something similar for Diwali as well where Dasvin 10th Patshah actually uses the word 'Diwali'! Hopefully I will find it before Diwali. https://www.facebook.com/652447751445011/photos/navratri-and-dushera-are-days-to-do-shastra-puja-the-nine-nights-of-naurate-star/995158367173946/
  6. This video illustrates notable female personalities across the globe where assorted topics are mentioned ranging from politics, career-paths, science, philosophy of Sikh heritage from a countless angles and breadth and depth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=husNH4RW-gQ Thank you. Best Wishes Guest MamTha3890
  7. As some of us know, that the past year Panth faced the losses of some gurmukhs, namely Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa, and then Baba Mohan Singh jee Bhindranwale. I wonder who is the current mukhi of the taksali jatha previously under Giani Baba Mohan Singh jee. More info on his jeevani other than the vague stuff on internet would be appreciated. What were his views on dharam yudh morcha? Was he at good terms with Sant Kartar Singh jee? (I would assume so, since his dastarbandi saw many mahapurkh gursikh jeevani sikhs in attendance) It is unfortunate so much of his katha and vichaaran are unrec
  8. https://www.facebook.com/dailypostpunjabi/videos/426443298076537/ A prominent discussion on Politics and Panjabi topics, celebrities and other relevant subjects in the Panjabi Sikh community and diaspora.
  9. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh to all sadh sangat. I'm proud to announce and make a statement to parents globally to teach kids in their early stages of childhood phase of life, the tools of cooking which are desired to be equipped with these sort of skillsets that will come handy when they nurture and evolve. Please go ahead and subscribe to my nieces channel for more video content material that is desired to be posted. Stick around and a have a glorious experience. Just a Small YouTuber who wants to enhance and polish her public speaking attributes. Here is the link:
  10. Sat Sri Akaal. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh. This video depicts and portrays the complications and hardships I've witnessed and experienced throughout my life. Moreover, I'm oblivious and wary about how majority of the sangat beholded and contemplated these issues during their schooling years and in a nutshell in life. I'm not solely the only one who underwent these problems and even in a working environment it is these prevalent situations where institutional racism occurs due to 9/11 attack on Twin Towers in a western nation. Therefore, this is just the commencing of my Yo
  11. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫ਼ਤਹਿ This isn’t a promotion but I’ve been following the Sikhi Forums online and loved them. I’ve always looked for a platform which allows sangat to connect. I came across Discord and I didn’t think my effort of creating a space for the Sikh community would go far but within 5 days it gained 300 members so I wanted to invite some of those interested . Platform is to further extend the reach of Sikhi so we can spread and raise awareness of the ancient knowledge passed down by our Gurus, warriors, saints, and scholars. This server is part of my e
  12. I have full faith in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as a Guru because Guru Gobind Singh Ji gave “Gaddi” to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. But, this belief is based upon the “Saakhi’s” stories, I heard from preachers and modern historians. They say Guru ji gave gaddi at Nanded (Hazur Sahib) in 1708. The point is where is ir written? In which authentic contemporary or old histoey books? Today by chance I came across the Punjabi and English Translation of “Gur Sobha” book by Senapati, a contemporary poet & historian in the court of Guru Gobind Singh Ji which suggests otherwise. I suggest everybody to
  13. I have been reading some of books about Sikhi recently and I was wondering if W.H McLeod is a good author and which of his books shall I read?
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    Faith

    Hi, I am a born Sikh, but the problem Is that my faith on sikhi is wavering. I keep thinking of other religions, like Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. I think it's the fear of hell. I don't know how to explain to but I think its seeing other people of other faiths being so confident in their religion unlike me with sikhi. Any help would be good, I don't like that I feel like this.
  15. How can one socialise in the United Kingdom while also being a true Singh? Im 16 and I almost always get looks and It feels like it's hard to make friends here. At one point I was thinking of trimming my beard and now that I look back at it, I realise how stupid I was. I don't want to loose my identity and all that the guru's taught us.
  16. @GurjantGnostic @californiasardar what do you think are the main differences in the way Sikhs are viewed in your country vs UK? over here, most of the older generations know something about Sikhs - not everyone for sure, some think we are Hindus or confuse us with Muslims (!) or Arabs(!) The USA has little connected empirical history with Sikhs and Sikh populations have been generally more spread out. Also, you have significant white convert population. Outside of educated types, do you think most Americans don’t know about Sikhs and if so, do they think when they
  17. 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
  18. Met remembers PC Karpal Kaur Sandhu, the first female Asian and Sikh police officer News • Feb 01, 2021 07:00 GMT https://news.met.police.uk/news/met-remembers-pc-karpal-kaur-sandhu-the-first-female-asian-and-sikh-police-officer-420121 [PC Karpal Kaur Sandhu] Today, Monday, 1 February, marks the 50th anniversary of PC Karpal Kaur Sandhu joining the Metropolitan Police as the first female Asian police officer in the UK serving from 1971 to 1973. To mark Karpal’s unique cont
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    Who were the Sikhs

    Hi everyone, I am trying to learn more about Sikhism and had a question about the explanation of the history prior to the founding of Sikhi. Who were the Sikhs before Guru Nanak established Sikhi? Were they Hindus/Muslims that then accepted Sikhi as their new way of life? Also I understand the concept of reincarnation, but does this mean that the cycle of reincarnation started for those people when they decided to follow the Sikh path? Thank you in advance.
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    GyanKhand Organization

    ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ! We would like to invite the sangat to the official ‘GyanKhand’ Discord Server. Like our Instagram page, Subreddit, and Soundcloud, YouTube, and other platforms, our aim with this platform is to further extend the reach of our content so we can spread and raise awareness of the ancient knowledge passed down by our Gurus, warriors, saints, and scholars. This server is yet another part of our everlasting endeavour to create a large online community for Sikhs; not just one where educated Sikhs can have intellectual discussions, but also a place which
  21. Cannot post the article as site won't let me, it's from October Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/78581067.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst Alternative link Online petition against Cllr Kamaljit Chana over Islamophobia By Adam Shaw @adamshaw41Local democracy reporter Cllr Kamaljit Chana https://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/18762459.online-petition-cllr-kamaljit-chana-islamophobia/ More than 6,000 people have si
  22. I saw this good looking sikh guy pic on internet , i think on pinterest : but no name whatsoever
  23. "Why do Sikhs keep a traditional look by keeping Hair and Beard? Why are they not unto date with modern?" ----- This was a question asked to me by a Chinese 1 year ago and then a hindu replied "very good question". I have found the answer to this question finally, but first I want to hear what the SikhSangat.com forum has to reply if someone asks them the same question?
  24. I am a 28 year old Sikh girl. I used to drink alcohol but I quit, I used to eat meat but I quit. I feel bad eating animals now and I know in our religion it’s preferred I don’t eat meat. I have never ever treated someone unequally or have had ego problems. I do my work honestly and help the community. I have a soft heart. I just really regret some decisions I made before which makes me feel like I’ll be put in an endless cycle again. I lost my virginity before marriage and I’ve been regretting it everyday. I don’t know how I can make up for this or what I can do to better practice my religion.
  25. What are your thoughts on r/Sikh? Do you think it is better than Sikh Sangat? It is definitely more active than othe Sikh forums.
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