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Are There Any Arab Sikhs?

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Has there ever been an arab sikh community historically?...or are there prominent sikhs around who are of arab background?...just curious....if im not mistaken baba deep singh had guru granth sahib translated into arabic....surely there was parchaar spreading into arab lands?

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There probably are, but are not allowed to convert to other Religions so would not be making a song and dance about it if they had.

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no i dont mean individuals who have converted out of their own free will...i mean whole communitys of sikhs...if im not mistaken guru nanak dev ji estabalished a sikh community when he passed through iraq...

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I heard there are some in Baghdad Iraq. I don't know about community, how that could be sustained in such a hostile region. I know Sikhi has flourished under hostility so I hope there is. Guru Nanak Ji stayed there on his way to Mecca and there is a shrine there as well. Saddam Hussein had actually reconditioned it with the request of a Singh from Dehli. He was most level headed secular ruler (religion wise, I know he committed crimes but those were fueled by absolute power) of that entire region full of zealots. But now I heard it was badly damaged during the war.

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There are some from Iran (I don't know if this is Arab... maybe more Persian !?!? )... I met a guy from Tehran a few years ago who said he was Sikh! He didn't have kesh or anything but said they were followers of Guru Nanak... bit like some sindhi SIkhs of Pakistan I suppose.

Apparently there are one or two Gurdwaray in Tehran where most Sikhs and Hindus in Iran live and often share religious buildings out of necessity.

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Arabs are a race of people. If you're gonna assocaiate Iranians (Persians) with the totally different race of Arabs then you might as well post pics of Gurdwaras in Singapore and Hong Kong too.

As for the Gurdwaras in Iran....the sangat....specifically the larger sangat in the wild west city of Zahedan, are all ethnic Punjabi khatri / arora traders. Not Persian.

In the 'muslim world' as a whole, I would guess that the tribal mountains of north west frontier province is the one place where - judging from the photographs of sikhs I've seen - whole communities of ethnic pathans are sikhs. (although the majority of sikhs there are ethnic punjabi aroras)

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Karta Singh Khalsa is a sikh of moroccan/arabic speaking background.

He has an ashram in south france, where there possibly may be a number of other franch sikhs of moroccan descent.

But if anyone would like to offer the sikh way of life to arabs, france may be the most suitable place initially.

Tunisia may also be suitable, and potentially in egypt amongst coptic/arab christians.

Thats just my two cents.

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Karta Singh Khalsa is a sikh of moroccan/arabic speaking background.

He has an ashram in south france, where there possibly may be a number of other franch sikhs of moroccan descent.

But if anyone would like to offer the sikh way of life to arabs, france may be the most suitable place initially.

Tunisia may also be suitable, and potentially in egypt amongst coptic/arab christians.

Thats just my two cents.

brilliant...do you know if he has social networking profile or has his own website?...

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no i dont mean individuals who have converted out of their own free will...i mean whole communitys of sikhs...if im not mistaken guru nanak dev ji estabalished a sikh community when he passed through iraq...

In Islam , apostasy carries death penalty . this is especially inforced in saudi arabia .

It always baffles me why there are no gurdwaras in saudi .

They may have existed , but muslims brought them down perhaps .

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brilliant...do you know if he has social networking profile or has his own website?...

I do not believe so, but this website is associated with his ashram http://www.amritnam.com/

In Islam , apostasy carries death penalty . this is especially inforced in saudi arabia .

It always baffles me why there are no gurdwaras in saudi .

They may have existed , but muslims brought them down perhaps .

Islamic law is not one unified code, but it is accepted by most fuqaha (islamic jurists) that in dar ul islaam (islamic territories) people of non-muslim religions should not be allowed to build new temples or religious centres, and those that were created prior to islamic rule should not be maintained or fixed. As a result it is unlikely that there ever was Gurdwaray in Saudi, since the state has been run along strict salafi (literalist/fundamentalist) islaam for the last 150 years or so. But that is just speculation based on dogmatic lines; maybe there was a few somewhere at some stage and a blind eye was turned to. However, it is possible that there are a few in the United Arab Emirates (especially likely in Dubai).

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However, it is possible that there are a few in the United Arab Emirates (especially likely in Dubai).

Check out gurdwaradubai.com, I saw ages ago I animated video on youtube about a new gurdwara in Dubai. Didn't know if it was true. In Nov I was there. Yes, it is true and the youtube video is accurate. They were still in the last stages of the construction phase. MehtabSingh started a thread recently with pics on this site.

The website states the sheik as a benefactor. But I think it was just permission, the gurdwara is self funded having spoken to Singhs in Dubai.

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