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Hello everybody :) I have a question, and I would love to get everybodys opinion.

I´m a sikh girl living in europe, I am not Amritdhari. Lately I have been wanting to start using turban, not everyday to begin with, but sometimes a week. The problem is that I am scared to offend other sikhs, because;

1. I am not Amritdhari

2. I cut my hair(got long hair, just cut the tip of the hair every 6th week) and I fix my eyebrows

3. I eat meat

4. Sometimes I wear revealing clothes, like i show my shoulders and the bottom of my legs (under the knee), swim with bikini

I do understand that I can´t wear revealing clothes when using the turban, but I don´t think I`m going to stop showing my shoulders and legs when I´m not wearing the turban. I might eat meat while wearing the turban as well, cause its just a naural part of my diet every day. However, I know alot of guys who are drinking, smoking and cutting their beard while wearing turban, so it can`t be any difference between a girl and a boy? I don`t drink, smoke or do drugs, I don`t walk around with boys doing nasty things. So I do think I am right in using turban, but I´m a little confused. Are sikhs or even God going to be offended by me wearing a turban?

Any help? :happy2:

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Turban symbolizes total surrender/commitment to Akal Purukh(God) and Sikhi, so if ur not willing to give up some things, then i would not recommend wearing the turban. As for the boys u mentioned...

Wearing a dastar is very common in Punjab even if people have hair cuts and are in for example in public service ie police they wear a turban. So YES turban is associated with Sikhi put it is not excl

You claim you are a sikh girl but do you know what it means to be a sikh whether you live in Europe or some pind in Punjab in India? You are not a sikh girl but totally and altogether an ignorant and

Decide in your own head if you are wearing it for fashion or because you want to follow the Guru's path. If it is the latter, you will stop doing all the other things anyway , otherwise you cannot pick and choose which rules you like

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Dont people get offended by how boys disrespect their turbans? I mean, it is completely okay for boys to wear turban without complete commitment to sikhi, but not for girls? Where are the equal rights in this matter? I mean, the majority of boys (kids) wearing turbans in Punjab are not completely commited to sikhi, but people don´t get offended by that? thats totaly wrong. Why can´t a girl wear turban from she is a child, when a boy can? Many boys cut their beard while wearing a turban, it is the same as a woman fixing her eyebrows. And at last, I would say that sikhs don´t have a "copyright" on turbans. People should just stop caring about what others think, if you want to wear a turban; wear it; as long as you dont disrespect it; which i mean that you would not do!

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I'd say start teaching yourself about how to behave when you are wearing it before you start wearing it. Once you are ready then wear it but don't make any comparisons to other people and how they behave. Keep in your mind that you have to behave better than them.

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WJKK WJKF

Question: would you walk into an exam with your notes in your back ocket or wrriten on your hand.. thinking you have officially passed?

Question: would you go bundgy jumping wihtout the right equpiment so that when you do jump off instead of floating you crash to your death?

answer? NO

So the same goes into wearing a dumala... you do not contradict yourself... your wear a dastaar and as not2cooltoargue said it symbolises commitment... if you know you are not doing it properly why carry on.

Fateh

and as for those boys, excuse my french they can offically have there B.A.L.LS ripped off by someone, i dont know who :)

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Thanks for the replies. I will definetely think about what you guys have said, however I will also talk to some of the leaders at my local Gurdwara, and see what their opinions are before making a final decision. But in the end it will be between me and God. And you can't please everybody, you just have to do what you feel is right, someone will be offended anyways. Turban is for me also a symbol equality between boys and girls. If a boy can wear it without full commitment then I believe that a girl could wear it too. The society(all socities) will always make stricter rules for girls, even tho it's not a part of the religion or the laws. And I do feel that some people might be a little conservative, so I will talk about it with some younger people as well...

Anyways thanks for the replies :)

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and I forgot to write, I do behave good. I would not wear short clothes while wearing it or just do other bad stuff. I would respect the turban, and I actually think that I am a good sikh, and a good person. I honestly do think that people would get a good impression of sikhism when they see me wearing it :)

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Every religion has 2 ways of practising. There is convienet way. Example: You see men who wear turbans and trimmed beard or so forth. Then there is the other way of practising GurSikhi. What example either by words or practicial way Any Guru Jee lived. A sant, Gursikhi person or anyone in this world who is close to Guru Jee, cannot properly guide you. I suggest look at yourself in the mirror, which ever way you think you look good. When your are looking at the mirror you will ask yourself is this the right thing for me to do or not. Wehaguru is inside of us, we just need time to think and be alone. You and the your image with Guru Jee's grace will answer your question. Sikhi is not a religion for if you do this you will go to hell. Sikhi is getting guidance from Guru Jee. These humans are not all that perfect either. I don't consider myself to be perfect. I personaly can not remember what is the translation of any shabad but my mind is constantly singing Gurbani. wheather I am sleeping or awake or even driving a car.

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Hello everybody :) I have a question, and I would love to get everybodys opinion.

I´m a sikh girl living in europe, I am not Amritdhari. Lately I have been wanting to start using turban, not everyday to begin with, but sometimes a week. The problem is that I am scared to offend other sikhs, because;

1. I am not Amritdhari

2. I cut my hair(got long hair, just cut the tip of the hair every 6th week) and I fix my eyebrows

3. I eat meat

4. Sometimes I wear revealing clothes, like i show my shoulders and the bottom of my legs (under the knee), swim with bikini

I do understand that I can´t wear revealing clothes when using the turban, but I don´t think I`m going to stop showing my shoulders and legs when I´m not wearing the turban. I might eat meat while wearing the turban as well, cause its just a naural part of my diet every day. However, I know alot of guys who are drinking, smoking and cutting their beard while wearing turban, so it can`t be any difference between a girl and a boy? I don`t drink, smoke or do drugs, I don`t walk around with boys doing nasty things. So I do think I am right in using turban, but I´m a little confused. Are sikhs or even God going to be offended by me wearing a turban?

Any help? :happy2:

Turbans are made for... Guru's Khalsa... Not for ex posers... being non amritdhari.... wear in fashion but dont symbolize it.. for sikhism.....

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Ok so you want to wear dastar not for being a good Sikh but for fashion or as a symbol ?

Guys wear dastar and cut daari wear so why can't you ,2 rights don't make 1 right

I will still eat meat in dastar ,? Tommorrow you will be saying I will still make boyfriends ,do this and that , and will say yeah others do it too :o

Wear dastar or not but please don't say you are doing it for promoting Sikhs ,peoples like this can never be amritd haari or by wearing dastar you will not become good ,you are wearing it just because you saw someone wearing it and yeah I will do it to .fashion kaa jalwa :p

When I see Sikh males with dastar I think of them as normal Sikhs but when I see Sikh with uncut beard I m on immediate conclusion that they are Singh son of guru gobind Singh ji and Mata sahib kaur

And for me when I see dastar girls I immediately think they are singhniyan

You should not wear dastar as a fashion symbol

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Ok so you want to wear dastar not for being a good Sikh but for fashion or as a symbol ?

Guys wear dastar and cut daari wear so why can't you ,2 rights don't make 1 right

I will still eat meat in dastar ,? Tommorrow you will be saying I will still make boyfriends ,do this and that , and will say yeah others do it too :o

Wear dastar or not but please don't say you are doing it for promoting Sikhs ,peoples like this can never be amritd haari or by wearing dastar you will not become good ,you are wearing it just because you saw someone wearing it and yeah I will do it to .fashion kaa jalwa :p

When I see Sikh males with dastar I think of them as normal Sikhs but when I see Sikh with uncut beard I m on immediate conclusion that they are Singh son of guru gobind Singh ji and Mata sahib kaur

And for me when I see dastar girls I immediately think they are singhniyan

You should not wear dastar as a fashion symbol

Correct :)

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Wearing a dastar is very common in Punjab even if people have hair cuts and are in for example in public service ie police they wear a turban. So YES turban is associated with Sikhi put it is not exclusive property of Sikhs, Punjabis as a whole have much respect for the turban (well in the past, and they should also now). Also across much of Asia Turban is seen as a sign of respect.

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dastar implimented by 6th guruji ,veerji have you seen guru nanak dev ji s picture ,you even dont know the meaning of sikhism i think and you are here trying to justify wearing dastar as a fashion ,yeah anyone can wear turban ,mughals too wear turban but dastar for is for good sikhs only(sikh means a person not a religion) ,turban is a sign of respect thats why some weaklinks too wear it just to tell they are respected and still do wrong ,people can wear turban ,drink ,meat ,make boyfriends,gf but calling themself as guru ka sikh ,no they are not that ,they are just like some random people ,and dastar is not for show offs ,

on 1 side there are some really good sikhs who stay away from all this wrong things and on one side there are people like you who drink srink meat and say we have right to wear a turban , :tease: , we will promote sikhism (haha you yourself dont know what a real sikh is and you want to promote sikhism,gud luck) :read: ,

a theif :ph34r: can also wear a police dress ,just to get respect around people but inside he knew that just by wearing a dress he cant be a real police officer :huh2: :happy2:

p.s. check this out

http://www.panthic.org/articles/2143

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