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  1. Guest

    HELP With BOOK

    WGJDK WGJDF Khalsa ji, i will be writing a book which has my views , question and answers , details ,resources and activity about sikhi .So, i request you to give me some questions about sikhi which i can answer in the book (you can also give answers ),topics i should give my views on in the book(you can give ur views too) ( i dont want people to fight because of different opinions so please dont do that )( even controversial topics) ,resources , activities,saakhis ,sikh stories (any good story with sikhs in it)that i can write about in my book . I wont write your names in the book though (not even usernames) ( privacy 100 %).Please help your brother in this mission. Also you can give me suggestions for the title of the book.if you have any doubts you can post below and ask me i will surely reply.I will see your suggestions and select from them . I hopee you will like this thanks, love, bhul chuk maaf peace Regards Daas Guest Singh WGJDK WGJDF KHUSIAAN DE JAIKARE GAJAVE NIHAAL HO JAAAVE, NIHAAL HO JAVE ,NIHAAL HO JAVE ,NIHAAL HO JAAVE ,BAIRI NU BHAJNA PAVE , KALGIDHAR SWAMI SAHIB SRII GURU GOBIND SINGH JI DE MAAN NU BHAAVE ,SHAHIDAAN SINGHAAN SINGHNIAAN DE MAN NU BHAAVE NANAK GURU GOBIND SINGH DE MANAN NU BHAAVE NIHAAL HO JAAAAAAAAVE SAT SRII AKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL
  2. Interesting article, I had no idea how diff life was in those days https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-47853718 Birmingham & Black Country The turban-wearing British bus driver who changed the law By Riyah CollinsBBC News 30 April 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Image captionTarsem Singh Sandhu fought for two years for the right to wear his turban to work Fifty years ago, Sikhs working on Wolverhampton's buses won the right to wear the turban at work. It followed a long-running dispute during which one Sikh man threatened to set himself on fire. It was a time when racial tensions there were high, with the city's most famous MP Enoch Powell saying the country was "heaping up its own funeral pyre" by permitting mass immigration. The Express and Star newspaper reported the turban dispute "could bring chaos to the town's bus services", but it was not just public transport that faced upheaval. Refusing to remove his turban or shave his beard, Tarsem Singh Sandhu sparked a row that spread across the world and saw the nation's racial tensions and identity politics played out on Black Country double-deckers. Image captionMr Sandhu said he was proud he took on the bus company 50 years ago "I couldn't see anyone in Wolverhampton at that time with a turban," remembers Mr Sandhu, who arrived in the Midlands in his 20s more than 50 years ago. Wolverhampton was different back then, he said. He remembers the racism, the teddy boys, and when he plucked up the courage to wear his turban, colleagues wearing crude mockeries on their heads. Soon after arriving, he was pinned down by uncles who cut his hair against his will. He would never get a job with a turban, he was told. At 23, he began working as a bus driver with Wolverhampton Transport Committee which at the time employed 823 drivers, 411 of whom were Indian. All had signed the uniform policy, agreeing to come to work clean shaven and wearing the uniform cap. None of them wore a turban. Image captionSikhs would shave and cut their hair in order to work on Wolverhampton's buses After a short illness in 1967, Mr Sandhu returned to work complete with turban and beard. Hair is one of the five Sikh articles of faith for the Khalsa - it must not be cut and is maintained in a turban - and Mr Sandhu decided he could not forgo his religion for the sake of a bus driver uniform. After one round trip, he was sent home to shave. He refused. "I never thought it would be as big a dispute as it was," Mr Sandhu said, "because there was nothing wrong with what I was doing." Image captionAbout half of Wolverhampton's bus drivers were Indian at the time of the dispute Fifty years on, a young turban fitter, Vikran Jaat Singh, said more young people than ever are wearing the turban. Famously, in June last year, Charanpreet Singh Lall became the first Sikh guardsman to wear a turban during the Trooping the Colour parade. "Before, everyone used to cut their hair," Mr Singh said, but he now runs a business fitting turbans for special occasions. "If someone says 'go to work without your leg', would you?" he asked. "Turbans are part of us - you can't leave part of yourself behind." Image copyrightPA Image captionCharanpreet Singh Lall became the first guardsman to wear a turban in 2018 What Mr Sandhu did, according to Opinderjit Takhar, director of the centre for Sikh and Panjabi Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, "is so significant to the lives of Sikhs here in the UK". The former bus driver, who still lives in Wolverhampton, modestly said his actions, which went on to change legislation about religious expression at work, were "natural". "He showed religion shouldn't take a back seat," Dr Takhar said. "As people realised they were here to stay, they realised they no longer had to compromise on their identity." Image captionWolverhampton bus drivers had to be clean shaven and wear a cap After he was suspended in 1967, Mr Sandhu tried to gain the support of his union, Sikh community groups and local gurdwaras. "They only had one thing to say," Mr Sandhu remembers. "No." "Some [Sikh] people supported me; they thought we have done something wrong, we have made a mistake [by cutting their hair], but at least there is one young man who stood up for what is right and we must support him," Mr Sandhu said. "Others thought 'we've come to work in this country and he's creating problems'." Image copyrightIWM Image captionSikh soldiers wore the turban while fighting for the British army He turned instead to the Shiromani Akali Dal - the principal Sikh political party of Punjab - and the president of its UK branch, Sohan Singh Jolly. "He was a very strong character," Mr Sandhu said. He had been a practising Sikh all his life, serving as a police inspector for the British Raj in Kenya. During the British Raj, turbans were accepted as normal. Millions of Sikhs fought for Britain during both world wars, forgoing helmets for their turbans. A march through Wolverhampton drew 6,000 Sikhs from across the country to the town hall, demanding change. The message was also spreading overseas: A 50,000-strong march was organised through Delhi in support of Mr Sandhu and Mr Jolly. Image captionAbout 6,000 Sikhs from across the UK marched through Wolverhampton demanding the turban ban be lifted When nothing happened, Mr Jolly heaped pressure by making the ultimate threat. "He said he would burn himself to death," Mr Sandhu said, "because it's not worth living in this country where the discrimination is that much." Mr Jolly set a deadline of 30 April 1969 - the Sikh new year - for Wolverhampton Transport Committee to lift the ban on turbans. "I am not frightened for anything," he said at the time. "I find it my privilege to sacrifice for the Sikh community." Image captionSohan Singh Jolly threatened to burn himself to death for Mr Sandhu's cause But those on the other side of the dispute were also escalating their arguments, with one man in particular rallying support for the ban: Enoch Powell. On 20 April 1968, moments before likening himself to the Roman witnessing "the River Tiber foaming with much blood", the MP for Wolverhampton South described the turban dispute as "a cloud no bigger than a man's hand that can so rapidly overcast the sky". Powell was sacked after the now infamous Rivers of Blood speech, but his words had already had their impact. People thought "he's come to this country he should do what this country does", Mr Sandhu said. Powell received strong support from the public, with dockers and meat packers marching in support of him, and the local newspaper was flooded with letters supporting his speech. Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Image captionEnoch Powell said the turban bus dispute threatened to "overcast the sky" The Wolverhampton Transport Committee had found itself at the centre of a row which had outgrown the council house. Buoyed by the public reaction to Powell's speech, the committee remained firm. In 1968, its chairman Ron Gough told BBC News turbans were never likely to be seen on a Wolverhampton bus. However, as Mr Jolly's deadline drew ever nearer, the pressure became intense and the ban was lifted on 9 April 1969. The following day, an editorial in the Express and Star said the end of the dispute was "hardly a victory for anyone". The argument, the paper said, had "made the name of Wolverhampton a sad by word for racial injustice and intolerance". Image copyrightGAVIN DICKSON Image captionWolverhampton is today home to the UK's second largest Sikh population Mr Sandhu said the city had changed drastically since he was a young man. Now, Sikhs are visible everywhere, he said, "freely going anywhere, doing any job". Living in Enoch’s shadow Listen: The Turban Bus Dispute Guardsman first to wear turban at parade Dr Takhar said Mr Sandhu "really put Sikh identity on the map" and made a "huge difference" in raising awareness of the turban's significance. "It's thanks to him we have so many educated people, young people and women wearing turbans," she said. Wolverhampton is now home to the UK's second largest Sikh population. "Somebody has to take a stand whenever something is not being done right and put it right," Mr Sandhu said. "I was proud I did that."
  3. 1. Can someone provide an accurate number of how many Sikhs there are in the world and how many Sikhs there will be in the future? 2. What is the fertility rate of the average Sikh? In my opinion, I think that in order for Sikhism to become a much larger religion than it already is, the mean fertility rate of the average Sikh must substantially increase. 3. Do you think that it is necessary for the Akal Takht and other prominent Sikhs and Granthis to launch conversion campaigns in India? 4. What and how do you see Sikhism being in the future? How many adherents will there be and how relevant will it be to the mainstream not just in India, but in other countries? 5. Insofar as Gurdwara administration is concerned, does the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee watch over all Gurdwaras? What of other parts of India, specifically in terms of historical Gurdwaras?
  4. What if a sikh guy doesn't want to have kids. Is he allowed to get a vasectomy?
  5. Here in the UK, there have been cases where British born non practicing Sikhs have taken the shahada and become practicing Muslims i.e. turned from their parent's religion Sikhi, to Islam. I've noted that in this cases, Gursikhs and Amritdharis find out about the person or are approached by the person's family and turn up to the newly converted person's house to make them see sense / see the light. But this response is reactive rather than pro-active. Person's converted now, heart, mind and soul, bit late for the Singhs to be turning up to the person's house to start their parchaar and try to convince them to turn back to Sikhi (when they were never in it in the first place) Shouldn't we be reaching these potentially vulnerable and impressionable people before they even take their first step away from Sikhi so to speak, rather than having no involvement in their lives, until they convert, at which point it's time to turn up lol? Might I suggest GurSikhs step out of their comfort zones and exclusive 'amritdhari-only' social circles, get their hands dirty and reach these people before their targeted, influenced by outside sources, and future generations are lost.
  6. Guest

    SALOTAR AND SUNEHRA

    khalsa ji can anyone tell me what is salotar and sunehra in nihangs thanks das guest singh keep the faith bhul chuk maaf wgjkwgjf sat srii akaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal
  7. puzzled

    Hindus attack Gurdwara

    Hindus have attacked a Gurdwara and Sikhs. A Sikh was killed and many were injured. https://sikhsiyasat.net/2019/03/24/hindus-attack-gurdwara-sahib-in-kaithal-one-sikh-killed-several-injured/
  8. As a male, I realize that this might be insensitive but let me preface by saying that a male cannot understand what it is like to be a female in today's society so if an Amritdhari bibi is cutting her facial hair/wax, it doesn't bother me. It's the bibi's decision. However, what does bother me is if that same bibi is wearing a keski. I don't understand the logic here? Either: 1) cut your facial hair/wax and don't cover your hair on top of it; OR 2) don't do the above and wear a keski. Sorry if I have offended anyone. Thanks.
  9. Guest

    love some one

    waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguruji ki fateh im a sikh boy loving a hindu girl i cant live without her plz help me waheguru ji . i want to marry with her only please waheguru ji do something i cant live with her
  10. puzzled

    Sikhs in Britain

    Rare photos of Sikhs in Britian Sikh door to door salesman selling silk ties and cloth, 1930 Sikh soldier Bark Street, Hulme, Manchester in c.1956. A Sikh boy is in the middle with his friends Leicester 1974 London 1960s Manchester 1950s Sikh and British wounded recovering from injuries sustained in the front line to their left hand or arm, Southampton, c.November 1914. Sikh boy reading a comic, Bradford 1969 Three Sikh boys making roti at home in the dockland area of Liverpool. Wolverhampton builders 1978 1964 Sikh wedding 1966 Sikh family in a east london bomb shelter during the London blitz, this one is sad i hope they made it ... sheperds bush gurdwara, the lady at the back in the corner is the same lady in the bomb shelter with her family in the above photo 1957 London
  11. Khalsa ji does anyone know where i can buy senchi sahibs in 2 volumes and for how much money they will cost me pl make your reply fast thanks keep the faith bhul chuk maaf daas guest singh waheguru ji da khalsa waheguru ji di fateh boooleee soo nihaaal saat srii akaaal
  12. Guest

    Bullying

    At school all my friends have turned their back on me and no one listens to anything I say. I've always been nice to my friends but they just bully me and say I'm too weird to be their friend. Why is Waheguru doing this to me! I do paath and always help others. But now my life is so miserable! I'm a girl in grade 9. Everyday I cry and all I ever hear are rumors about me! No one listens to me and my mom thinks I'm lying! Is Waheguru listening to me? Is there any shabad or paath to help me? I feel so alone and miserable. I have restless nights because I'm scared to wake up and face another terrible day. Sometimes I wish I could just die in my sleep! I cry myself to sleep every night. Even when I do paath it's like Waheguru isn't listening. Please help me, what should I do? I have posted the same thing to another sikhi forum, I would really just like some advice. Thank you so much. Wjkk Wjkf
  13. puzzled

    Sikh havelis in Pakistan

    Some beautiful old sikh havelis in Pakistan dyan singh haveli atam singhs haveli rawalpindi bakhshi ram singhs haveli rawalpindi lane of sikh and hindu havelis rawalpindi khem singh bedi haveli (think he was a descendant of guru nanak devi ji ?) pre partition sikh haveli Punjab soojan singh haveli rawalpindi pre partition sikh haveli haveli jawala singh sandhu jeevan singh sikh haveli punjab layalpur sikh haveli punjab layalpur sandhu haveli diwan haveli haveli nau nihal singh (maharaja ranjit singhs grandson) mahraja ranjit singh birthplace gujranwala
  14. On 30 April 1877 Britisher tried to put Harimandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on auction that got cancelled with the blessings of Guru Ramdas ji. Surprisingly this incident never been brought up by Sikhs since it was an act of Christians. Read full article. http://dailysikhupdates.com/british-built-gothic-tower-across-sri-darbar-sahib-1874/
  15. Does the aforementioned committee oversee and own all gurdwaras in India?
  16. Can an amritdhari girl wed a non amritdhari guy in anand karaj? The guys kesdhari, just hasnt decided to take amrit yet, wants to progress with rehat before committing to amrit. Both the girl and guy and their families are happy with it. Any potential issues?
  17. Do ya like him? Is he a good role model? Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesoormasingh/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk6OyQb-di2QHTa7WeWBjFQ
  18. Has anyone else read this? I did just recently and it was pretty good and made for a good read. says on their instagram and facebook that all purchases made would fund future sikh projects and make them free too - so thats great! http://thesikhwarehouse.co.uk/product/khalsa-rehatname-bhai-nand-lal/
  19. The Nirmale are a very old sect that was apparently started when a few sikhs were sent to Kanshi to learn Sanskrit from Brahmins under Guru Gobind Singh Ji's instruction. As a result, these Sikhs came back full of knowledge about Sanskrit but had been influenced by Brahminism as well. Thus this group twisted sikhi with a Vedantic view and claimed things like Guru Nanak Dev ji was an avtar of Vishnu and stuff. This sect has also had very close relations to Damdami Taksal. In the past, Nirmale Mahants/sants have had Taksali sants as their students and thus I think it is reasonable to assume that the Nirmales had an influence on the teachings that the Taksal subsequently taught. When listening to some Taksali prachar, I've heard things like the 5 pyare were not random, they were devte/bhagats that reincarnated. So basically saying that instead of being normal everyday people who courageously and wholeheartedly chose to become a part of Sikhi and Sikh tradition, they were preplanning to stand up in the crowd on Vaisakhi since their birth. Things like this make me question this prachar and think maybe Nirmale have a hand in combining Gurmat with Brahmanism in these jathebandis. Anyone else agree/disagree?
  20. Why are Deras seeing so much success in Punjab? My family particularly has been going to a small dera for generations and having recently gone back to Punjab, I've seen so much anti-gurmat things at these kind of places. I especially noticed that the Radha Soami dera leader has immense influence in the Doaba region. I see his photo in every other house/shop. Is there rise in power correlated to Sikhi getting weaker? Are there any ways to combat Deras in a non-Taliban approach? Lol. Is there a way to make the people understand and critically think why their supporting these Deras rather than going towards Sikhi? I've personally tried to point out the anti-gurmat ways of the sant my family worships and they think I've been brainwashed and pretty much stop me from saying anything negative against "Babaji" saying that he's done alot for the family.
  21. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw9uRaa3Gjg its called, 'the closest ive come to god." its the closest ive got to god, like this
  22. Why are Taksalis so against Nirvair Khalsa Jatha and Bhai Ranjit Singh? I don't follow any specific jathebandi or sampardas so I don't listen to parchar/kirtan with preconceived judgements based on the allegiance of a group. Based on the katha/vichaar I've heard from these guys, I never really saw anything wrong with what they were saying. In fact, they've spoken on issues that are currently hurting the sikh community like saint worship/derawaad, caste system, some sikh 'clergy' being no different than ancient religious elites, gurdwaras running as a business and etc. So what's the big deal strictly with their vichaar. I know there has been allegations on NKJ in the past but if that was the issue the people are protesting about right now, it would've happened a long time ago (which it did for a little bit I believe). So what's the deal right now?
  23. These days a lot of people question Guru Sahibs hukhams and the rehit.
  24. my dear Sikh brother just please think why we are opposing namdhari baba thakur dalip singh just think is not it what he is saying is not it that true and is not it that he is doing something for sikh panth ? is not it he grow sikhs or we are just opposing without giving second thought we should re think
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