Sensible Explanation to Difference Between Interfaith Marriage Vs Interfaith Anand Karaj

Are non-sikhs allowed to marry Sikhs? Are Sikhs allowed to do Anand Karaj with someone who is not a Sikh? This has become a very public debate recently.

Problem is not interfaith marriages but Interfaith Religious Ceremony of 2 mixed couples doing an Anand Karaj. There is always option of Civil Marriage between a Sikh and Non-Sikh.

What is the point of doing something, when one doesn’t know why it’s being done?

There is a difference between a ritual and a meaningful ceremony. Whereas, 2 people pledge to accept the ten Sikh Gurus and Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as their Guru and have faith in no other and abide by the teachings of those Sikh Gurus in their daily life. If they accept that than a non-Sikh and Sikh can do an Anand Karaj. Why would you go around in 4 circles around Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji when you have no idea what you just did?

The recent protests have once again reawakened the issue.

Bhai Jagraj Singh from Basics of Sikhi provides an explanation:

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