A Sikh girl, who was missing for a number of days, surfaced on Thursday after she was forcibly converted to Islam and made to marry a Muslim man in Nankana Sahib area of Lahore. Lahore: A Sikh girl, who was missing for a number of days, surfaced on Thursday after she was forcibly converted to Islam and made to marry a Muslim man in Nankana Sahib area of Lahore. Family of Jagjit Kaur said they will self immolate in-front of Punjab Governor’s house if the girl was not released. Surinder Singh, brother of Jagjit Kaur said, “Our family has faced a tragic incident as some goons forcibly entered our house and abducted my younger daughter. They tortured her and forcibly converted her to Islam. He added, “We went to a police station to register a complaint.
Sikh girl who was allegedly forced to convert to Islam refuses to go home: Pak official
One caller named Jasminder asserts that when Param came down, it became more like a comedy show and less like a dating show given how the women and audience reacted. Something about this discussion hit home for me. Back in , I discussed some of my challenges when it came to dating and insecurity in my post about dharis:. These are the messages we get from our peers and from the media every day.
So naturally I assumed it was highly unlikely that any of my female classmates would ever be interested in dating someone like me. The combination of a dirty face plus a patka was enough to cause a whole lot of anxiety and insecurity for this angsty teenage Singh.
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We speak to spouses of different faith backgrounds who have married, against the backdrop of rising obstinate attitudes. In recent years, however, having a relationship in India with a partner of a different religion has become increasingly fraught with danger. There is the so-called “love jihad” conspiracy, that has seen right-wing Hindus accuse Muslims of forcing Hindu women to Islam , in an attempt to eradicate Hinduism.
India reported an percent increase in so-called ” honour killings ” in , with people killed. A Facebook page by the name of Hindutva Varta Hindutva Talk recently listed the details of Hindu-Muslim couples, calling on people to attack the Muslim partner. That page was removed earlier this month. Also earlier in February, Ankit Saxena, a year-old photographer was killed on the streets of New Delhi, allegedly by members of his Muslim girlfriend’s family, according to local media.
In January, a year-old Hindu woman killed herself in the state of Karnataka, having been harassed and bullied by locals over her friendship with a Muslim man. An official allegedly denied them passports, reportedly asked her Muslim husband, Anas Siddiqui, to convert for their marriage to be “accepted” and for her to change her Hindu surname. In these troubling times, Al Jazeera spoke to five couples of various generations from different religious backgrounds about their challenges, hopes and achievements.
Who is Allah?
Love Jihad: Sikh Parents’ Fear of Their Children Dating Muslims
Assalaamu alaykum. A year-old Melbourne girl is in love with a Sikh boy. Everyone forbade her this, but she does not want to hear anything. I will embrace Islam just for the wedding; after that we will go to India, and then we will marry according to the Sikh religion and my kids will be Sikh as well.
A powerful question it is, and a very personal one for many Sikhs who have been For some unknown reasons to me, a Muslim girl came into my life. and she loved me, however, I could never marry her unless I convert to Islam she said.
They cant be trusted. The Muslim boys influence Sikh girls and take them to Pakistan and sell them there. But I always thought differently. To be everyone was always equal disputing the fact what religion they were. I never chose my friends by religion. Eventually I went to university where I met my best friend. She was the nicest Muslim that I had ever known.
She was religious and wore a Hijab. It made me think how can all Muslims be bad if she’s so nice. Although we were very different we became very close. I used to go out, dress differently, drink all the bad things you do when you’re young. I never did those things when she was visiting me. I also became close friends with a Muslim guy.
Sikh and Jew: East Meets West
In correspondence to the Research Directorate, a Karachi-based lawyer explained that a marriage between a Muslim man and a Sikh woman is not legal in Pakistan 9 Oct. To explain this position, the lawyer cited the following legal provisions:. A marriage, however, with an idolatress or a fire-worshipper, is not void, but merely irregular.
She cannot contract a valid marriage even with a Kitabi, that is, a Christian or a Jew. A marriage, however, with a non-Muslim, whether he is a Kitabi, that is, a Christian or a Jew, or a non-Kitabi, that is, an idolator or a fire-worshipper, is irregular, not void. Kitabi means a male who believes in Christianity or Judaism.
In correspondence to the Research Directorate, a Karachi-based lawyer explained that a marriage between a Muslim man and a Sikh woman.
Sikhism or Islam? Admin says:. Hi Flora, Do not rush to make any decision. Take a year or two to make up your mind. Can you tell us answers to these thirteen questions and let us know if your marriage will be this or [that]? Meaning they accepted you assuming me you will convert to Islam? Be a friend on Facebook. Return to InterfaithShaadi. To share your experience, read.
Simran remembers exactly how she felt when the text flashed up on her phone: the short pang of terror that washed over her body, the sickness rising in her stomach. The text was from her mother. At the time, Simran was 21 years old, a British Hindu whose parents were born in India. She had been secretly dating a Muslim boy for three years.
Wjkk wjkf Waheguru ji i have been seeing a muslim girl and we really started to Muslim girl getting married to a Sikh guy in Gurdwara as per the I am a Muslim myself, i would rather commit suicide than marry a Kafir Sikh.
Zainab and Buta Singh married in in circumstances about which there is no unanimity. It is said they, nevertheless, grew to love each other. After they sired two children, the couple was forcibly separated. Their story is emblematic of Partition because their relationship was simultaneously warped, and redemptive, and tragic. Like Partition, it has several versions, of which two will be recounted here. The other is narrated by eminent Hindi fiction writer Krishna Sobti to Alok Bhalla in Partition Dialogues , a collection of his conversations with writers on their experiences of the catastrophe.
She was presumably passed from one man to another until she was sold to Buta Singh, a Jat Sikh from Amritsar district. Butalia does not give us the name of the village.
Most children accept such nonsense without question. From our short hair, to our penchant for beefburgers, to our inability to name the Ten Gurus of Sikh history, we probably would have been found unacceptable by any truly Sikh family. But then puberty arrived, and I developed a crush on a Muslim guy in our circle of friends. The heart, I started to realise, does not follow orders. For people who, by most standards, would be considered decent, liberal and secular, my parents were surprisingly narrow-minded about the kind of men their daughters should consort with.
But who were we?
The author and her husband at the beginning of their Sikh wedding his house rule almost every week: When you get married, marry a Sikh.
This article was originally Published at Sikhnet. Firstly, I want to apologise for the stereotyping I will be doing throughout this article. However, I recognise much of what I am about to write comes from past and present experiences with passionate feelings of suppression and a drive for change. It takes no genius to realise that there is a great paradox between the Sikh philosophy and Punjabi culture. I really thought I would not marry a Sikh Punjabi boy.
In , when my heart sincerely fell in love with Sikhi, I knew that in order for my Sikh path to grow, I too needed to find someone with similar spiritual beliefs and values as myself, which in turn meant; A Sikh dude. My brain froze as these were the conflicts I knew came with the understanding of marrying a Sikh boy:.
Of course, I feel it is important to be there for your children and I hope I will be, but I also do not think it is fair in this day and age to feel parenting is solely a mothers job. Especially when both the mother and father are working people. I always knew I craved more attention from my parents, and, as a teacher, I notice most kids in big families have attention seeking tendencies. So, I have never been inclined to have a big family as I would like to nurture the few children Guru may bless us with with as much love as we can financially and physically can.
I believe we can have some practical choices in how many children we want, however I recognise that ultimately Guru chooses for us.
Against all odds: Meet India’s happy interfaith couples
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Kaur’s family alleged that she was converted to Islam at gunpoint and forced to marry a Muslim boy. Her family says she is 18 years of age. On.
Growing up, my dad would repeat his house rule almost every week: When you get married, marry a Sikh. Through my mids, my parents were still holding out hope that I would end up with a Sikh man. Sikhism is the fifth-largest religion in the world, originating in Punjab, India. Its central values include the devotion to one God, service, equality, fighting for justice and truthful living. Honestly, I often struggled when I went on dates with Sikh men. In other cases, c onversations about relational and marital expectations laid bare an underlying double standard of how it was only OK for men to grow up in this country and become liberal, opinionated, career-driven people.
Love Jihad or Romeo Jihad is a conspiracy theory on the alleged effort by Muslim men in targeting women belonging to non-Muslim communities for conversion to Islam by feigning love. The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion notes that the effectiveness of emotional appeals in converting people from one faith to another is well known and often exploited by religious leaders. In a piece picked up by the Chicago Tribune , Foreign Policy correspondent Siddhartha Mahanta reports that the modern Love Jihad conspiracy has roots in the partition of India.
The creation of two countries with different majority religions led to large-scale migration, with millions of people moving between the countries and rampant reports of sexual predation and forced conversions of women by men of both faiths. India has a long tradition of arranged marriages , wherein the bride and groom do not self-select their partners.
Through the s and s, India witnessed a rise in love marriages , although tensions continue around interfaith marriages, along with other traditionally discouraged unions.
Now, as a Sikh woman, if I comply with this verse in the Quran, is it permissible for me to marry a Muslim man without converting to Islam?
Indian religions and cultures are diverse and have always influenced the way people live in this part of the world. Religion has been a very dominant influence in marriage, choice of marital partner and cohabitation. The present paper looks at various religions in India and their influence on sexual attitudes and the institution of marriage. Sikhism, Jainism and the Parsi faith with its influence on sexuality and marriage are reviewed.
Christian values and the role they play in shaping sexual notions as well Christian marriage traditions are explored. The paper also looks at the influences Islam has had on marriage and sexuality and ends with a feminist perspective on women and sexual attitudes towards women. A growing body of research today indicates that religions play an important role in the economic, demographic, marital and sexual behavior of individuals and families, ranging from patterns of employment to fertility and marital stability.
In India, there are three major faiths viz. Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. The chapter shall focus on these major faiths while touching upon various other systems of faith that occur in India. The Old Testament of the Bible speaks poetically of the earth being built upon pillars or foundations, as a way of saying it is stable, with a moral order that will in the end be upheld by its Creator.
We see the same idea in Psalm , where holding the pillars of the earth steady is equivalent to humbling the arrogant and wicked.
Sikh woman on Pak pilgrimage embraces Islam, marries Lahore man
Interfaith marriage , sometimes called a ” mixed marriage “, is marriage between spouses professing different religions. Although interfaith marriages are most often contracted as civil marriages , in some instances they may be contracted as a religious marriage. This depends on religious doctrine of the two party’s religions; some of which prohibit interfaith marriage, but others allow it in limited circumstances.
She was born in a Hindu family from Delhi and had adopted Sikhism after marrying Narinder in , said his father, Tarsem Singh. But Tarsem is looking for ways to get her back. It could be through social media. She was seen browsing Facebook on her mobile phone for the past one month. He added that he was saddened to get to know of the incident from the media and not the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee SGPC , the Sikh organisation that coordinated the April visit of a jatha group of people, including her, to prominent shrines on the occasion of Baisakhi.
We are worried for her safety there. She should think about her kids. Their lives will be ruined. Meanwhile, the SGPC is set to conduct a probe into how she managed to leave India and then the jatha, but also blamed the central spy agencies. A probe is expected to be ordered during this meeting. The Union government should take immediate action and bring truth to the fore.