Question: Can a Sikh marry a non Sikh?

Because of a ruling from Amritsar, many gurdwaras no longer permit a Sikh to marry a non-Sikh in their premises. The basis of the prohibition is that a non-Sikh does not honour the Guru Granth Sahib as a Guru and so cannot show sufficient respect to the Guru Granth Sahib which presides at the marriage.

Who can a Sikh marry?

Marrying people of other faiths is acceptable, they say, but conducting that marriage in a Sikh temple is not. Non-Sikhs can only be involved if they accept the Sikh faith and change their name to include Singh or Kaur, the council insists.

Can a non Sikh get married in Gurudwara?

In a recent verdict of the Sri Akal Takht Sahib, a Hukamnama, Anand Karaj can only take place in a Gurdwara (Sikh temple). Any Amritdhari (baptized) Sikh may perform the marriage ceremony.

What happens if a Sikh marries a non Sikh?

Because of a ruling from Amritsar, many gurdwaras no longer permit a Sikh to marry a non-Sikh in their premises. The basis of the prohibition is that a non-Sikh does not honour the Guru Granth Sahib as a Guru and so cannot show sufficient respect to the Guru Granth Sahib which presides at the marriage.

Can a Sikh marry Hindu girl?

There is nothing wrong with a Hindu girl to marry a Sikh boy or vice versa. The main requirement is understanding between the two people.

Can a Sikh smoke?

To anyone familiar with the Sikh religion, which prohibits smoking, this comes as a rude shock. Smoking is a greater taboo for the Sikhs than alcohol. Changing food habits and lifestyles, however, have resulted in smoking becoming increasingly common among them.

Do Sikh men smoke?

Smoking is a greater taboo for the Sikhs than alcohol. Changing food habits and lifestyles, however, have resulted in smoking becoming increasingly common among them. Jagmeet Singh (not his real name), 32, is a turbaned Sikh and a regular smoker, though in private.

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