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why do people get confused between sikhs and muslims?

asked 2017-03-16 20:57:16 -0500

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its weird i think

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answered 2017-03-21 10:23:55 -0500

Guruka Singh gravatar image

Generally, people are easily confused and misled. Let us focus on serving others, sharing our chardikala spirit and wearing our bana. Then we shall naturally and easily be known and appreciated for who we are. Through your actions people will know that when they see a Sikh, that person can help them and elevate them. Actions speak louder than words.

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100% correct, the most important elements in Sikhism are Bana, Sewa, and Simran.

Not at all Punjabi gravatar imageNot at all Punjabi ( 2017-03-22 03:23:20 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-03-17 02:47:06 -0500

Not at all Punjabi gravatar image

updated 2017-03-22 03:25:37 -0500

Very few percentage of the people on this planet know as to who Sikhs are but most of the people living in this Universe are aware of Islam. So, when these people see a Sikh male sporting turban and beard they do confuse it with Moslems because some of the religious Moslem leaders the world over keep turban and flowing beard.

In most of the cases of racial discrimination and physical attacks on the Sikh males in the Western world are actually not against the Sikhs but in fact against the Moslems.

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answered 2017-03-21 02:23:30 -0500

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updated 2017-03-21 02:26:25 -0500

i agree with Not-at all punjabi. i think its just a matter of education- not knowing who Sikhs are, who Muslims are. We should spend an effort to educate people in our own lives about our religion, and to learn about other religions. Other people should make an effort to learn about Sikhi and other religions. But people are often too wrapped up in their own stuff to try to learn, so they just base it off of looks. They think we look similar. I think its hard for people also to understand the difference between culture and religion and there is some overlap in culture. Like Punjabis can be Sikhs or Muslims. Then people get confused.

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Rather than expecting from others that they should make an effort to learn about Sikhism, we ought to take the responsibility on our own shoulders. Yes, i do agree with you partially that for others the word Punjabi can be confusing because Punjabi can be a Sikh or Moslem that's why Sikhs must....

Not at all Punjabi gravatar imageNot at all Punjabi ( 2017-03-21 03:43:29 -0500 )edit

come out of the closet of Punjab, Punjabi, and Punjabiyat. Most of the Punjabi speaking Sikhs during Prabhat Pheris, and Nagar Kirtan display the boards written in Gurmukhi and when they return back to the Gurdwaras they talk with excessive pride and self-satisfaction that today they did lot of .

Not at all Punjabi gravatar imageNot at all Punjabi ( 2017-03-21 03:48:49 -0500 )edit

prachar but who was able to understand the boards and leaflets distributed in Gurmukhi, the Punjabi speaking Sikhs themselves and none of the non-Punjabis. so until and unless you guys stop giving Gurmukhi or Punjabi language too much importance, rather the emphasis must be on non-Punjabi.

Not at all Punjabi gravatar imageNot at all Punjabi ( 2017-03-21 03:55:37 -0500 )edit

languages else the "Status Quo" of the Sikhs will remain as of today. So, it's high time Punjabi speaking Sikhs apply their brains properly and start publishing books and literature in all the world languages.

Not at all Punjabi gravatar imageNot at all Punjabi ( 2017-03-21 04:02:34 -0500 )edit

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