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What was Guru Ji's rational behind the commandment Sikh daughters should only be given to Sikhs for marriage?

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In one of the 52 commandments Guru Gobind Singh Ji left for the Sikhs he stated that a daughter of the Sikhs should only have her hand in marriage given to another Sikh family. But he did not say the same for Sikh sons for them only given to Sikhs for marriage. Why was this? 

This question is mainly for the liberal lefties to ponder on.

Because to majority of learned and right thinking Sikhs he is clearly showing us how there is a difference between the genders when it comes to procreation and relationships. Sikh Men are like rocks in the ground they will usually stick to their reiligion. And Guru Ji knows the condition of men of all backgrounds are that they are tribal so its a given that sons will not let the Sikh side down. But most women are like sheep they will be lead to whatever religion their partner is a believer in. So if they are married off to non-sikhs then she will become that non-sikh and her offsping 9/10 times will be non-sikhs. For a pularistic faith like Sikhi it is especially dangerous for our demographics sake that Sikh women are raised in the belief that they only want to marry a fellow Sikh believer.

We can see countless examples of non-abrahmic faith communities whose populations have been destroyed because they did not control their womens choice of partner. We can look at the kalaesh of northern pakistan who are almost extinct due to muslims converting their women and creating more muslims. We can see zoroesterian persians who had a huge mighty empire that used to invade other lands but now are no where to be found only small communities scattered around the world because muslims forced islam on them and bred with their women creating muslims only. 

Which is why we know muslims try their best to groom and convert kafir non-muslim women especially those who they view they are in war in to get 1 over the kufr. And if you ever seen a marriage between a girl from Sikh background to a non-sikh groom you will find most of the time the kids are born as non-sikhs. So there is no equality in nature & biology nor in Sikhi nor in most human soceities that want to exist and excel when it comes to relationships there are clear set out rules.

 

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Personally, I think it was a pragmatic idea to increase our numbers. That only happens if Sikhs marry Sikhs. Of course, there's going to be theological interpretations about what the hukam signified, but looking back at the era the hukam was established and the state of Sikh society at the time, it had to be a method of encouraging the growth of Sikh numbers.

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It pretty bad on the Sikh family for not raising their daughters the right way and teaching them to have respect and love for their faith but either way a person is free to chose whom they want to marry but if a Sikh female is proud of her faith and proudly says she is a Sikh then as per sikh commandments and teachings and demographics sake she should actively only look for a Sikh guy, a fellow believer of her faith and believer of the Guru.

It is not easy for someone to find a suitable Sikh to marry in this day and age so the earlier a female is encouraged to find her Sikh soul mate the better it is for them rather than putting it off by sleeping around, having a career or doing some other activity that lessens her chance for finding a good Sikh husband and having enough time on their biological clock to bear offspring ( women over 30yr+ have fertility problems).

 

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1 hour ago, MisterrSingh said:

Personally, I think it was a pragmatic idea to increase our numbers. That only happens if Sikhs marry Sikhs. Of course, there's going to be theological interpretations about what the hukam signified, but looking back at the era the hukam was established and the state of Sikh society at the time, it had to be a method of encouraging the growth of Sikh numbers.

We had in depth discussion on 52 hakums topic in detail at our sikhawareness forum:

http://www.sikhawareness.com/topic/16221-authencity-of-52-hakums-of-sri-guru-gobind-singh-ji-split-topic-discussion/?do=findComment&comment=143130 

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1 hour ago, sikhojaago said:

Numbers versus Gurmat!  Where is the logic in having large numbers of Sikhs if they are empty of Guru's Matt?  I am certain, Guru ji was not planning on having 'empties' in his panth, because he knew that empty vessels make the most noise.

Why not both?

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1 hour ago, sikhojaago said:

Every single vowel, consonant, noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction, determiner and an interjection enunciated by the 10th Patshah should accepted as authentic.  No questions asked.

Acceptance should be there- yes but Contextualization/vichar is also important

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Genie is right. 

Puraatan Singhs who chose to make their homes outside the Punjab and were confronted with the immediate problem of a lack of Sikh women, would usually marry local girls and in doing so bring them into the Sikh fold. This happened en masse with the Dakhni/Hazoori Sikhs of Maharashtra, and the Patna Sikhs of Bihar. 

The phenomenon is repeating itself today. Plenty of young Punjabi Sikh mundaay in the UK are marrying girls from Eastern Europe. What's more they actually take these women to the Gurdwara with them, along with any kids they have [occasionally you even see one with a little joora or patka]. 

I've never observed the same thing happening with a Sikh girl marrying outside the faith. If she isn't basically an atheist already, she converts to the religion of her new husband and raises her kids in the same tradition. These Sikh girls also tend not to target men from traditional, conservative and family-minded cultures like the Polish and E. Europeans, but blacks and Western Europeans whose values are very different from our own. 

 

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25 minutes ago, Balkaar said:

These Sikh girls also tend not to target men from traditional, conservative and family-minded cultures like the Polish and E. Europeans, but blacks and Western Europeans whose values are very different from our own. 

This above is key. Absolute gold. 

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It's a shame that JKV has not commented as I think she has proved the exception.

She's a  example of a Sikh woman who has married a non-Sikh and I believe has brought up her children as Sikh.

Maybe more Sikh women should be like JKV.

 

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