Re: Sikh-Muslim Marriages
You said you were not aware of any rules in Sikhism. Every society has it rules and those abide by those rules can be a member of that organisation. I stand by what I said, there is only love in Sikhism, not rules. Anyone who follows Sikh practice because it is a rule, is a fool.
There are rules as we know. The sikh code of conduct of reaht maryada is a set of rules that governs who is and what is a sikh.
In this article 18 part k, with reference to interfaith marriage k. Persons professing faiths other than the Sikh faith cannot be joined in wedlock by the Anand Karaj ceremony As you mentioned above, what does make a sikh and non sikh in order that they can join in wedlock ? It is becoming common knowledge that especially in UK, where a few years ago it was common to see weddings in the gurdwara between a kid from a sikh family along with a white gora christian or atheist or black person..etc...AND NOW, the same temples abide strictly with this part of the code and do NOT allow such marriages UNLESS- the person from the other faith or so called outsider does amrit chak before the wedding and thus becomes a FULL SIKH. On the other hand we have so many of the newlyweds as Harryji mentions above that are No more or less sikh than any other ''outsider'' and are not prohibited because their parents claim to be sikhs or have a singh or kaur in their name. Infact, it is all about the parents name that identifies them as acceptable. They will have a punjabi Singh or Kaur, but that doesn't mean jack!!!! They can have absolutely no regard or respect for sikhism and can be simply accepted on these terms.! This is where it stops making sense to the 'ousiders'. The peace loving, non discriminating and 'love all' sikhs don't seem so forward for a change!!!
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