Friday, 28 March 2014

Sikhism: Sex Outside of Marriage and Homosexuality - Perplexed!

Now, I'm a Muslim who is looking to learn more about Sikhism in order to understand Sikhs and chiefly to be able to better communicate Islam to them. As homosexuality is a current topic I noticed one Sikh website stating that homosexuality in not mentioned in the Sikh scriptures (Guru Granth Sahib), I also noticed it was claiming there's no mention about sex outside of marriage:

Sex outside of marriage is discouraged within Sikhism, although no reference to that is made within the Guru Granth Sahib. Homosexuality is not mentioned in the Guru Granth Sahib.

The website later goes on to suggest that homosexuality was not considered sinful by the Gurus because it was not mentioned by them:

If the ten living Gurus believed homosexuality to be sinful, then they would have addressed the subject within the Guru Granth Sahib, and the fact that it has been ignored suggests that the Gurus considered it to be inconsequential because the primary function of dharma is to unite the individual soul which is genderless with the supreme soul which is also genderless.

However, we have already seen this website also states that sex before marriage is not mentioned by the Guru Granth Sahib. Would the website also suggest sex before marriage is not sinful in Sikhism too?

It's something for the website author to ponder upon.


In order to be spiritual one needs to block out the destroyers of spirituality - homosexual acts and sex before marriage would be considered as impediments to spirituality. This is the beauty of Islam, it offers spiritual practices along with parimeters (rules) which keep one away from the destroyers of spirituality thus enabling spiritual development.

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