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    Sikh Identity

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    and modern religions in the world, is the fifth largest religion. One distinctive characteristic of the Sikh religious practice in comparison to other faiths is the vibrant Sikh identity, which is culturally, spiritually, and visually, able to be noticeable within the crowd. Sikhism has become principally and identifiably a way of appearance, which is the decisive threshold between being a “Sikh” or not, between being someone and being anyone. A Sikh’s identity is known as the “Khalsa”, which means

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    victorious. ********** Le Griffin writes that: "Maharaja Ranjit Singh ruled his kingdom exactly according to the Sikh way of life and Sikhism considers everyone as friends and talks about the welfare of all irrespective of caste and creed." ********** The spirit of Gurbani couplet, "The one Lord is the Father of all and we are the children of the one Lord rules supreme in every Sikh heart." Charles Hugal, writes in his book, "Travels in Kashmir and Punjab", that, "probably no person in the world

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    The Sikh community in Canada is increasingly growing through immigration in recent years. However, contrary to the values of a multicultural and diversity Canada prides itself with today; Canadian immigration policies in the past presented a dark history of prejudice, intolerance and discriminatory practices. Earlier this year, Justin Trudeau issued a formal apology for the 1914 Komagata Maru incident, in which Canada refused to welcome most of the passengers from a ship carrying a majority of Sikh

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    decades without end, members of the Sikh faith have suffered countless injustices at the hands of their fellow countrymen. The Sikh religion was started in India during the fifteenth century by the first guru Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The Sikh were a peace loving people who spread messages of freedom and equality. They even went as far as too risk their lives to help out other religions. Despite all this in the past century the decedents of the very people the Sikhs sacrificed and continue to sacrifice

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    Sikh Religion

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    with others. Who is Sikh? Introduction: In today’s world every Sikh person faces lots of trouble on both sides West and East world. Whenever a person talking about Sikh religion or heard a name "Singh" or Kaur, every person most in every part of the world took a virtual memory of a person wearing a TURBAN with full mustaches and beard or a female wearing Salwar Kamiz with Chuni. Sikhism is considered to be a newest religion in this world. There are approx. 25 millions Sikhs all over the world, most

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    I'm a Sikh Canadian

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    since. So now you might be wondering about what religion I'm talking about. You’re also probably wondering why I am so nervous. Well to answer the first question, this religion is called Sikhism. I really do love my religion and I'm proud to be a Sikh. And to answer your second question, I don't know why I'm nervous. I've been singing at this temple for almost 10 years. Well that's not the only thing I'm doing today. I'm also going to my music teacher's place, where we learn these hymns. Although

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    Sikh Pride

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    with their uncut hair. And I asked them why we had to have uncut hair. My parents stopped the car and they told me everything about my religion and why we don’t cut our hair. My parents told me that a saint named Guru Gobind Singh Ji first formed the Sikh religion. God told him that he was to make a new religion, a religion, in which the members have uncut hair.Now as I look back at what my parents told me; I understand that the Khalsa was founded not only to have a religion where nothing that god

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    The Sikhs

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    In the year 1469 a man named Guru Nanak was born into a Punjabi-Hindu family. His name means "He who was born at the home of his mother's parents", which was in Talwandi, near Labone ("Sikhs" 647). We know little about Nanak's life but a lot about his beliefs from a book called " Adi Granth" or " Granth Sahib", which means holy book. Some of his beliefs were the reality of "karma" and "reincarnation".These are beliefs that our actions in this life determine how high or low we'll be in our

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    A Sikh Marriage

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    A Sikh Marriage Assisted marriage rather than arranged marriage is the phrase Sikhs would prefer to describe the procedure of choosing a husband or a wife. The family assists in finding a partner. Suitability should have as its criteria virtuous qualities, temperament and age. Social status, economic position and caste considerations also play an important role. On the morning of the wedding day the groom's sister-in-law and other female relatives go to a Gurduwara to fill an earthen

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    Sikh Americans And 9/11

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    Even though Sikh Americans have experienced a heightened amount of animosity, it is quite a warm feeling when communities and groups gather to support victims of hate crimes as stated in this excerpt, "It has happened before in New Jersey. But this time, an act of hateful vandalism has drawn an avalanche of support for a victimized Hindu family, highlighting the growth of networks aiming to assist South Asian-American victims of bias crimes. The family of five arrived home in Wayne last Saturday

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