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mom forcing me to worship pir or peer when we are sikh

asked 2018-03-15 18:20:39 -0500

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updated 2018-03-22 11:39:53 -0500

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what is pir/peer, my mom is constantly forcing me to worship with her. Help? is it a part of sikhism? is it wrong to worship pir as sikhs?

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Yes , it is wrong. Worshiping Peers is not part of Sikhi. Lot of wrong practices have crept up in Sikhism. If you understand Gurmukhi, there are excellent Katha/ elaboration and explanation of Gurbani by Bhai Pinderpal Singh and Giani Sant Singh Maskeen.

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answered 2018-03-21 13:04:28 -0500

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updated 2018-04-15 06:01:41 -0500

Your Mom is doing an excellent job. My girlfriend is a Sardarni but she regularly goes to the Dargah. Lots of Sardars and Sardarnis in the Kashmir valley have started going to the Dargah.

As mentioned by Guruka Singh, Pir means Sufi Master. Sardars and Sardarnis have so much of respect for the Pir Baba's that some of them have even converted to Islam.

So sb27, listen to your Mom because your Mom is taking you to the right track, don't be upset.

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answered 2018-03-18 00:38:41 -0500

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What does this worship involve, and is this an individual you guys go to meet together or is it a picture? You are right that Sikhi we don't worship people or idols. It sounds like she is being quite forceful and you don't want to continue. Have you tried telling your mom how you feel? If you tried and didn't succeed you can try having someone from the Gurdwara like a Gyani/Granth Ji to explain to your mom, or a family member, or you can find and watch a katha about these things together.

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answered 2018-03-20 17:56:21 -0500

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Pir or Peer is a title for a Sufi master or spiritual guide. You say "my mom is constantly forcing me to worship with her." Worship can never be forced and must come from the heart. I agree with StrongKaur. Talk with your mom calmly, tell her how you feel and see if you can have a real discussion about this with her.

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