Dating a sikh woman
An important point to raise is whether a religion considers women capable of achieving salvation, a realisation of God or the highest spiritual realm.
The Guru Granth Sahib states, (Guru Granth Sahib, p.605).
To the woman we are engaged and to the woman are we wedded.
The woman is our friend and from woman is the family. Why then call her evil, who gives birth to the world’s leaders?
Many religions blame the woman for the inability of a man to become God enlightened.
This has in some cases led to rules, which define the locations where women folk can pray and what they must wear.
Men and women are equal under the eyes of God and should therefore be given equal opportunity. Women can take part in prayers and serve as Granthi.However this issue has never been in question in Sikhism.The Guru Granth Sahib states, (Guru Granth Sahib, p.304). There is no suggestion of inferiority amongst the role women can play and neither is a woman’s intelligence doubted.Fifty two of the Sikh missionaries sent out by the 3rd Guru were women.
In, ‘The Role and Status of Sikh Women’, Dr Mohinder Kaur Gill writes, .No restrictions can be found in the Sikh Rehat Maryada (Sikh Code of Conduct) and there is nothing to state otherwise.