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  1. Truthsikher31

    Is It More Important To Believe In God Or To Be A Sikh

    To be a Sikh, you pretty much believe in the existence of God. But people will argue how to be a Sikh, like I'm Sikh but cut hair, yet believe in God inside me. But there are people who are not Sikhs (Jews, Hindus, Christians, etc.) who also believe in God. If it was proven that there is no...
  2. I

    Are There "rituals" In Sikhism?

    Greeting everyone, I would like to preface my question(s) with a little background information about me. I was raised as a protestant christian and was fairly religious as a child with a pretty personal relationship with God. Late high school/early college a combination of my strong science...
  3. N

    Fiance Against Kesh

    Hello everyone, I am new to the Sikh faith. I’ve been on a religious journey my whole life and have been practicing Buddhism for the past 10 years or so. Recently I’ve been yearning for God again (which Buddhism lacks and I liked that for a long time). When I learned more about Sikhism all of...
  4. Prabjyot Kaur


    Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh, With heavy heart, I share with you that our daughter, age 21, has cut her hair to shoulder length. It was really hard to talk to her without her getting defensive or shutting me out on this topic. I have finally got through her and here is what she...
  5. D

    Haircut Or Not

    I'm turning 16 in January 2015 and i know i may be young but trust me I'm pretty intelligent. I have coded and made friends through this. Anyway the purpose for this post is that since the 7th grade til now (sophmore year in highschool) i really want a haircut. I have used scissors on my...
  6. L

    A Question About Kes/hair?

    This is a blog to all on a sensative issue. I try to attend the Gurduwara when my studies permit and I find that within our sikh communtity there is a minority of amritdhari and kes wearing singhs and kaurs who look down upon people like me with cut hair. I also would like to know about where I...
  7. T

    Covering Kesh While Eating And Doing Other Activities

    WjKKWJKF... one of my relative argued and questioned me about the need and purpose of covering one's kesh while eating and going to bathroom (offcourse for attending nature's call). I told that while cooking and eating a sikh should cover his/her head so that his hair do'nt get into food...
  8. Ishna

    Why Body Hair? Scishow Video By Hank Green

  9. Gobinda

    Kesh: Dreadlocks

    VJKK VJKF As someone planning in the near future to request Amrit, I have discovered that dreadlocks are unacceptable. And if I have plans of receiving Amrit, I should be prepared to undo them. So that the Amrit may reach the hair. This is what I have been told. I am perplexed and confused...
  10. spnadmin

    Why Kesh? A Kaur's Perspective

    I heartily recommend this blog for 2 reasons. The blog takes an in-depth look at kaur issues, which are sorely under-represented in the Sikh identity entries of the Internet. And, the blog consists of thoughtful, well-researched and reflective studies of kaur issues. Each entry is extensive and...
  11. D

    Disrepsect Against Kesh And Fauja Singh (Youtube Video)

    290712 Indian media insult to Sikh icon Bhai Fauja Singh - YouTube Here you can see - what are your thoughts?
  12. findingmyway

    Opinion Looking Different And Differently Looking

    Simran Jeet Singh Doctoral Candidate in Religion, Columbia University As far as I can remember, I've always looked different. In elementary school, my classmates called me a girl, a genie and Aladdin. In middle school, I was a raghead, a diaperhead and Sadam Hussein. And in high school, some...
  13. S

    General Need Advice/Help (About Kesh)

    Dear SPN members, I am a Sikh by birth and choice and my parents have very strong faith in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji ji. I have an elder brother who shares the same nurturing as me. This is about him. For the past year he has been away working in a some other city, though he comes to visit us...
  14. Navdeep88

    Sikhs Who Do Not Keep Kesh

    Dear Members, This issue is quite a sensitive one but one of great importance to me. I'd like to know where Sikhs who don't keep their hair fit in? I am one of them. I love gurbani, love the ideals of Sikhi...they sustain me. But I don't keep my hair, not for any other reason than I don't...
  15. spnadmin

    Sikh Coalition Legal Victory: Sikh Prisoners Can Maintain Kesh

    California Settles to Allow All Prisoners to Keep Religiously Mandated Beards June 10, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA) – The State of California has agreed to allow prisoners to keep unshorn beards in accordance with their faith. The change is a result of the settlement of a lawsuit [...
  16. findingmyway

    Sikhism The Reunion

    Two Sikh friends reunite after years apart. One has cut his hair after a brutal hate crime. The other hasn't. Co-Written, Co-Directed and Co-Produced by: Russell Brothers Company and Angad Singh. The Reunion on Vimeo "The Reunion" is a short film co-produced, co-directed, co-written, and...
  17. Gyani Jarnail Singh

    Malaysia Malay Sikh NS Trainee's Family Wants "black-and-white" Safety Guarantee Of Son In Camp

    The family of a Malay Sikh National Service (NS) trainee, who had claimed that his hair was cut off in the camp while he was asleep, has said that they would allow the boy to return for training provided the authorities give a written assurance of his safety. The Star quoted Basant Singh's...
  18. Gyani Jarnail Singh

    Malaysia Sikh Groups To Visit NS Camp For Feedback

    PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Sikh Union will be visiting National Service (NS) camps that have Sikh trainees, to get feedback from them about any problems they may be facing in the programme. NS Training Department director-general Datuk Abdul Hadi Awang Kechil said he has also asked Sikh groups...
  19. spnadmin

    Opinion Ignorance Is Not Bliss

    By HARIATI AZIZAN sunday@thestar.com.my The case of National Service trainee Basant Singh’s hair being cut off while he was sleeping has highlighted the need for Malaysians to be more sensitive of each other’s religious beliefs and cultural practices. ASK a teenager to name 10 things...
  20. Gyani Jarnail Singh

    Malaysia Palanivel Wants NS Apology Over Haircut Prank

    Palanivel wants NS apology over haircut prank BATU CAVES, Jan 20 — MIC president Datuk G. Palanivel has called on National Service officials to apologise to the Sikh community for allowing a Sikh trainee’s hair to be cut under their watch. He said it was a serious matter as the alleged...