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  1. Please attend and the event is now on 14th February 2016 on Sunday
  4. (I don't know what exactly the Hindu government wants, but I'm sure they'll continue making fake arrests of more innocent Sikhs)
  5. At the beginning of last year (2012), the Sikh Riot Awareness Facebook group posted this video of a Muslim man marrying a Sikh woman in a Gurdwara: As you can tell by the comments, most people were not pleased and were angry that this was allowed to take place. (click "view previous comments and go up to the very top). There were even girls that said it was wrong and shouldn't have happened, which surprised me, usually I only hear of men speaking out against this kind of stuff, but a lot of Sikh females were displeased as well. Someone showed me another Muslim-Sikh marriage video yesterday, this also took place in a Gurdwara. The difference? This time, the girl was Muslim and the guy was Sikh (mona). Here it is: I am just interested in seeing if there is as much outrage over this happening as there was over the last one. Ironically, the Muslim girl does a better matha thek than the Sikh girl lol. For the first video, imagine if the girl ran away with the Muslim, what would people say then? They would bash him for not even having the decency to enter a Gurdwara and respect the girl's families wishes. Say what you want, at least he had enough respect to bow down in front of Guru Ji, he might not practice Sikhi, but it does show he is open-minded, and since they got married in a Gurdwara, I doubt he made her convert to Islam. What is the difference between marrying a Muslim and a guy who is only Sikh-by-name? In neither case would that Sikh girl raise her children to practice Sikhi, so does it really make a difference? If a non-practicing member of our community, who probably knows nothing about the religion, doesn't even know how to matha thek properly, wants to marry out, what's the big deal? For the second video, again, is there any outrage? The Sikh guy is obviously not practicing, so does it make a difference if his wife is a Muslim? If he had married a Sikh girl, chances are she herself wouldn't be practicing either, so in neither case would he produce practicing Sikh children. Thoughts?
  6. is this the reason non turban sikhs are turning to deras turban sikhs do not care for the masses. The guru granth sahib was majority composesed and has work of non turban sikhs. Discuss . Are there only good for donations and collections
  9. There are such families in which one son and his wife, kids, grandkids are Sikhs and another son and his family are Hindus. As much as I have observed it is such families who are likely to call Sikhs Hindus or call themselves also Hindus and perform Hindu rituals as well. Due to such families Sikhs are called Hindus by many Hindus also. Where did such families come from? Such families are most confusing. Some of them have say, an Amritdhari sister and jija but cousin will be a Hindu with cut bair, Hindu name and all. Or mother in law, father in law will be Hindu but only husband will be Sikh. Men, women and kids of such families usually do Hindu rituals. How did such families come about? What is their history and origin? If one son became a Sikh then shouldn't he and his wife, kids, grandkids have always followed Sikhi properly instead of looking like Sikhs, sporting Sikh names yet still doing idol worship, pujas, vrats, kanjakan etc alongside? What's the point of "becoming" Sikh like this? It is exactly such families that are used to defend interfaith marriages or claim Sikhs are sect of Hinduism or Hindus and Sikhs are same thing. Kids of such families also look like confused lot and rather closer to Hindus. They might be wearing turban but know mantras more than Gurbani! And worship like Hindus (worship of Guru Granth Sahib is no different from idol worship for them, they just keep lighting diyas, incense around SGGS, put flowers or other chadhawa in front of it but rarely understand Gurbani nor do Nitnem regularly!) These have been bane of Sikh community IMO and never bothered about Gurbani or Maryada (though rare exceptions might have been there).
  10. This is a pdf file of different Sakhis.
  11. I was asking this because I wanted to know why Vaheguru sometimes doesn't listen to Ardas? (And other times does) even though he can hear the Ardas and knows what's going on.
  12. *facepalm*
  13. Can anyone explain what Chand Di Vaar is about? I tried looking at the meanings but it was still hard. (I appreciate anyone's assistance). I also posted this on Dasam Granth.
  14. Can anyone explain what Chand Di Vaar is about? I tried looking at the meanings but it was still hard. (I appreciate anyone's assistance).
  15. HARJIT Sajjan is Minister of Defence. Sajjan, MP for Vancouver South, has served Canada and his community as both a soldier and a police officer. He is a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces and a combat veteran. He has deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina and served three separate deployments to Kandahar, Afghanistan. Harjit has received numerous recognitions for his service, including the Meritorious Service Medal for reducing the Talibans influence in Kandahar province. He is also a recipient of the Order of Military Merit one of the militarys highest recognitions. Harjit also served as an Aide-de-Camp to the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. He was a police officer with the Vancouver Police Department for 11 years. He completed his last assignment as a Detective-Constable with the Gang Crime Unit specializing in organized crime, tackling gang violence and drug crimes. Harjit is also a Human Security specialist, lecturing to a wide audience in both Canada and the US. The full list of the Liberal cabinet: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau;Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale;Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay;Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion;Immigration Minister John McCallum;Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett;Treasury Board President Scott Brison;Government House leader Dominc LeBlanc;Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Singh Bains;Finance Minister Bill Morneau;Justice Minister and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould;Public Services Minister Judy Foote;International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland;Health Minister Jane Philpott;Families, Children and Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos;Transport Minister Marc Garneau;International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau;Natural Resources Minister James Carr;Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly;Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier;Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr;Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna;Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan;Employment Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk;Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi;Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef;Sports Minister Carla Qualtrough;Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo;Science Minister Kirsty Duncan;Status of Women Minister Patricia Hajdu;Small Business Minister Bardish Chagger.
  16. "" style="box-sizing: border-box; border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;"> Skip to main contentSkip to CBC accessibility page CBC.CAMENU Open news menu " Harjit Sajjan, MP for Vancouver South, named minister of defence Sajjan served with the Canadian military in Bosnia and Afghanistan and was a VPD detective CBC News 1 Hour Ago Canada's new defence minister is Harjit Sajjan, who has numerous military honours, including the Order of Military Merit, given to him by Governor General David Johnston in June 2014. (Governor General of Canada) 17 shares Canada's new defence minister isHarjit Sajjan, a decorated Lt.-Colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces and the newly-elected MP for Vancouver South. Sajjan grew up in his riding, and later walked the South Vancouver streets as a detective with the Vancouver Police Department's Gang Crime Unit. He is a combat veteran, serving in Bosnia and on three deployments to Kandahar, Afghanistan. Full list of Justin Trudeau's new cabinetHarjit Sajjan reclaims Vancouver South for the Liberals Sajjan has received numerous military honours, including the Meritorious Service Medal in 2013, for reducing the Taliban's influence in Kandahar Province. "His approach, based on his knowledge of local culture and tribal dynamics, helped senior management to engage with influential Afghan tribal leaders, and led to the identification of insurgent command and control connection points," according to the citation on the Governor General's website. Sajjan was born in India and moved to Canada with his family when he was five years old. Harjit Sajjan, seen here in a picture with his wife Dr. Kuljit Kaur Sajan and two children, will be Canada's new defence minister. (Liberal Party of Canada) Report Typo Tell us what you thinkLearn about our redesign projectopens new windowShare your thoughts hereopens new window POPULAR IN NEWS 1 12007 reading nowFULL LIST OF JUSTIN TRUDEAU'S CABINET 2 5709 reading nowJUSTIN TRUDEAU MAKES FIRST ADDRESS AS CANADA'S 23RD PRIME MINISTER3 2115 reading nowFINANCE MINISTER BILL MORNEAU ADVISED ONTARIO ON PENSION PLAN4 1724 reading nowPAY OFF YOUR MORTGAGE, LIVE DEBT FREE: HOW ONE GUY DID IT IN 3 YEARS5 1660 reading nowFULL LIST OF JUSTIN TRUDEAU'S CABINET More On This Story Trudeau puts 3 B.C. MPs in new cabinet 41 M AGO BRITISH COLUMBIA Harjit Sajjan reclaims Vancouver South for the Liberals OCT 20 BRITISH COLUMBIA Door knocking still key way of interacting with voters RICHARD ZUSSMAN OCT 11 BRITISH COLUMBIA External LinksHarjit Sajjan's Liberal Party of Canada website More from CBC News New Thelma Krull memorial vandalized in Transcona 2 M AGO MANITOBA New Irish immigrants seek jobs in northwestern Ontario 2 M AGO THUNDER BAY New Mourad Benchellali, anti-radicalization lecturer, detained in Toronto: lawyer 3 M AGO A&E New Man who allegedly damaged 5 cars charged with impaired driving 13 M AGO SASKATCHEWAN New Toronto city council votes to ban hookah use as of April 1 14 M AGO TORONTO New Philip Slobodzian again facing charges in alleged construction scams 14 M AGO OTTAWA Explore CBCCBC HomeTVRadioNewsSportsMusicArtsKidsLocalDocumentariesComedyBooksParentsAboriginalWeatherCBC ConnectsDigital ArchivesGamesContestsSite Map Stay ConnectedMobileRSSPodcastsNewsletters & Alerts Services and InformationCorporate InfoPublic AppearancesCommercial ServicesReuse & PermissionTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyCBC ShopHelpContact UsJobsDoing Business with UsRenting Facilities CBC Radio-Canada ©2015 CBC/Radio-Canada. All rights reserved Visitez
  17. Guru Sahib is telling us something as a Panth:
  18. When reading this article written by I.J. Singh and Guruka Singh, i was not sure if it was about who can enter the Gurdwara and what the Catholics have done around marriage issues in the past or mixed marriages being allowed in the Gurdwara. The title of the article is “Mix Marraiges in our Gurdwaras”, but only a very small portion of the article gives a patronizing view of those who view mixed marriages in Gurdwaras as wrong. Instead they are shaming and pointing the finger to allow others into the Gurdwara. I believe they should have decided on titling this article, “Two Senior Citizens Rambling”. When they finally start to talk about the issue the reasons for barring mixed marriages at the Gurdwara are being mocked by the two writers; I.J. Singh and Guruka Singh. The actual reasons why the Guru, Sri Akal Takht Sahib, Sikhs, and Sikh groups are barring mixed marriages in the Gurdwara are not even mentioned in the article. However let’s address the rambling they committed to in the article about allowing others into the Gurdwara. They mention Sri Harmandir Sahib has four doors, which signifies all people regardless of background are allowed into the Gurdwara. I fully agree with these two here. Yet they forget to mention, maybe unintentionally, regardless which door you come into the Gurdwara, you will only hear the teachings of one Guru; Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji. Whether you enter from the south or east or west or north all four doors lead to the one teacher. This one teacher is giving all people who enter the same teaching regardless of which faith they profess to be part of or what views they hold as agnostics or atheist. The teachings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji don’t change from any direction, time or person. They continue to ramble and bring up the point, Sikhs can’t define who is a Sikh, but the Guru does. True enough and we have history dictating how a person was defined as a Sikh and Gurbani very clearly describes who is a Sikh. Sri Akal Takht Sahib has also done a great job of taking the teachings from Gurbani and defining who is a Sikh. Yet according to these two, we should ignore all this and on the basis of Sri Harmandir Sahib having four doors, allow anyone to have an anand Karaj!!! They also go to the extent of saying we, Sikhs, don’t know who is a Sikh and they give an example of a Sikh woman marrying an agnostic. I don’t know if old age as taken the toll on both of them, but yeah we do know who is a Sikh. Their example says the man marrying the Sikh woman was an agnostic, which means he was not a Sikh and an agnostic. The simple question of whether the couple are both Sikh is asked before an Anand Karaj is done? What a simple solution to finding out who is a Sikh and defining if it is a mixed marriage. And if one of the two is not a Sikh, then they can’t have an Anand Karaj. Now let’s get down to the patronizing reasons they gave for not allowing mixed marriages in the Gurdwara. Reason #1: Perhaps they come from a fear of dilution of the faith Sorry but reason 1 doesn’t apply to Sikhi for barring mixed marriages in the Gurdwara. Reason #2: or possibly to create an insular barrier to “outsiders Nope, again wrong religion. This is Sikhi not Catholic or Islam. Reason #3: Or perhaps they are rooted in an attempt to ensure a successful marriage? Nope, doesn’t apply to Sikhi and Sikhs, who are barring mixed marriages from taking place at the Gurdwara. I.J. Singh in the past was known to using his secular credentials as a doctor in Chemistry (I believe it was Chemistry) as his credential to be a doctor of Sikhi. Every article he wrote his views on Sikhi were started off by Dr. I.J. Singh. If you don’t believe me, do a simple search online and this deception will come aware to you. I mention this here because, I see Dr. I.J. Singh has made some progress in not writing Dr. in front of his name today, when he writes his views on Sikhi. So I applaud him for not deceiving others with the title of Dr. I.J. Singh anymore. Although it took some time to get him to change from his deception. It is a step forward in the right direction. Coming to the Gurdwara is no sign of any person accepting Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji as their Guru. Sikh history tells us even spy’s have come to the open Gurdwara of the Gurus and still do to this date. So this level of participation at the Gurdwara can’t be assigned as to allow the Anand Karaj for the person. The level of commitment for Anand Karaj is higher than simply coming to the Gurdwara. Gurbani read in the Anand Karaj defines the level of commitment and guides the couple on how to behave after they are married. The first level of commitment is to accept Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji as your Guru. Which also implies a person cannot accept anyone else as their Guru or religious/spiritual guide in life. For instance a person who claims to be Christian or agnostic has chosen not to accept Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji as their religious/spiritual guide. The Christian has accepted Jesus (the Bible) and the latter has accepted no one. In both cases they have not accepted the level of commitment to be Sikhs. Therefore, both are disqualified from having an Anand Karaj. If I.J. Singh and Guruka Singh were more honest in their article there could have been progress in this debate and more people would be able to see what it means to be a Sikh. Many could have benefited from this discussion and their article, if they were honest and didn’t ramble about other unrelated topics. I guess positive change comes hard for I.J. Singh and Guruka Singh. Let’s hope in the future they are honest with their approach.
  19. Do all these Anti-Sikh organizations such as Nirankaris, Dera Saucha Sahib, and many others work together to face Guru Sahib? (Why do they hate Guru Sahib so much?)
  20. Has there been any marriages between the two? I think afghan sikh girls are good looking :excited:
  22. Rajdeep Chana, 20, sentenced to 18 weeks jail, suspended for 18 months, after crashing car in high-speed drama 2602 Shares Share Tweet +1 LinkedIn Subscribe A Sikh student has received a suspended jail sentence after sparking a 90mph police chase through Birmingham - after a family row over his Muslim girlfriend. Rajdeep Chana, 20, had taken his father’s car after being told to end the relationship and then went to pick up his secret love. But he ‘panicked’ when police ordered him to pull over and he crashed during the early-morning pursuit after losing control at a roundabout. The Birmingham Metropolitan College student was sentenced to 18 weeks jail, suspended for 18 months, after admitting aggravated vehicle taking, dangerous driving and failing to stop. Chana, of Weeford Road, Handsworth Wood, was also ordered to complete 180 hours unpaid work, pay £420 costs and was banned from the roads for a year. Duncan Craig, prosecuting at Birmingham Crown Court, said Chana had taken his father’s Honda Accord in the early hours of September 4 and was later seen by police driving it erratically in Wheelright Road. Officers indicated for him to stop and he pulled the vehicle over - but then sped off, with the Accord’s lights flashing. Mr Craig said police followed at speeds of 90mph along the Tyburn Road, before the student crashed into a barrier - leaving the vehicle a write-off. BIRMINGHAM BREAKING NEWS LATEST CRIME STORIES BRUM'S POLITICS CITY CENTRE NEWS POLICE INCIDENTS FIRE AND RESCUE NHS WEST MIDLANDS UP IN COURT AMBULANCE EMERGENCIES Gurdeep Garcha, defending, called Chana ‘very immature’. He had picked up his girlfriend in his father’s car and had been driving around considering what to do next when police tried to stop him - and he 'panicked'. He added: “The background to this case is this defendant has been in a relationship with a girl who is a Muslim and he is a Sikh. His parents and other family members disapproved of that relationship. But for this defendant it is a relationship that is serious and long term. “On the night of this offence he and his father had an argument about the relationship. His father had told him it must effectively come to an end. “It was a consequence of that the defendant left the home and foolishly took his father’s keys and drove away in the car. Plainly, the offence occurred at a time of heightened emotion.” The court heard Chana was currently studying to be a masseur and his ambition was to work within the footballing industry. Sentencing him, Recorder Boydell said: “You are still a relatively young man who seems to have embarked on a course of self-destruction to some extent. You threatened the lives of other road users and caused emergency services to be placed in a position of danger.” However, the judge said he accepted that his driving was over a relatively short distance and that the defendant had shown great remorse. Have you got our free app? Download it to keep up to date with all the latest news, sport and what's on stories. On iOS? download here or for Android click here