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Table of Contents and Abstracts
January - June 2001, Vol. 3, No. 2


Quadricentennial of compilaltion of the Aad Guru Granth Sahib
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Interfaith Dialogue and the Aad Guru Granth Sahib

Dr Bhai Harbans Lal, PhD
Guru Nanak promoted Interfaith Dialogue five centuries ago and Guru Arjan followed his philosophy and compiled the first world scripture, the Aad Guru Granth Sahib in 1604.
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Aad Guru Granth Sahib: Sacred Interfaith Scriptures

Prof Devinder Singh Chahal, PhD
The Aad Guru Granth Sahib is the best example to represent it as the First Interfaith Scriptures in the world.
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Sufiism as an Integral Part of Interfaith Policy in the Aad Guru Granth Sahib

Prof Harjinder Singh Dhillon
Islamic mysticism is known as Sufism. Sufism of Shiekh Farid written in Punjabi has been included in the Aad Guru Granth Sahib for the benefit of the non-Muslims.
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Bhai Sahib Dr Vir Singh: Father of Modern Punjabi Literature

Prof Devinder Singh Chahal, PhD
In this article the contributions of Bhai Sahib Dr Vir Singh to bring up Punjabi language used by the Sikh Gurus and other Bhagats in the Aad Guru Granth Sahib to give its due recognition among the Indo-Aryan (Into-European) Languages has been elaborated.
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Takhts, Jathedars, and Legal Provisions

Prof Kashmir Singh, PhD
‘Takht’ means ‘throne’ symbolizing political power. Takht Jathedars are the spokesmen of the authority of the Takhts. However, there is no such title in the Gurdwara Act 1925, they are the Head Ministers. Read about their legal position and their duties.
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Bhagat, Guru, and Satguru: Some recent issues and trends

Prof Pashaura Singh, PhD
The status of Bhagats in the Aad Guru Granth Sahib and in Sikhism has been discussed briefly.
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Needs of Sikh Community

Dr Avtar Singh Dhaliwal, MD, FACS
The author is emphasizing to return to the foundational belief system found in the Aad Guru Granth Sahib. He has suggested some approaches to achieve that.
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1. Sikh Journal Spreads the Word, Harvey Shepherd PDF
2. Quadricentennial Celebration of the Compilation of the Aad Guru Granth Sahib, Dr Bhai Harbans Lal, PhD PDF

3. Human Smuggling by the Sikh Clergy, Major Singh Thind PDF

4. Varinder Walia Writes Pigeons’ Issue from Amritsar PDF

5. Letter to Spokesman Weekly: How Safe is Religion and Culture? Prof Devinder Singh Chahal, PhD PDF

6. Sehjdharis’ Voting Rights to Stay PDF