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Why do you cut your nails and not your hair?

Why doesn't your religion have a legal system?

Why doesn't your religion agree with or mention semitic history?

Why does Sikhism say all paths lead to the same goal?

Why do you have 10 Gurus? Does that mean you have 10 gods too?

Why doesn't Sikhism mention the creation of the world? Did Guru Nanak not know?

Why is there no mention of Satan in Sikh scriptures?

Why do Sikhs cremate their dead and not bury them?

Why did Sikhism copy re-incarnation from Hinduism?

Why are non-Sikhs quoted in the Guru Granth Sahib?

Why are there no prophecies in the Sikh scriptures? Did Guru Nanak not know of any?

Why don't Sikhs celebrate events of other prophets?

Why do Sikhs say that god is everywhere? Is he there when one commits sins as well?

Why do Sikhs follow so many rituals?

Why did Guru Nanak's own son abandon Sikhism if it's a true religion?

Why do Sikhs do such horrible things like partying, drinking, etc? What kind of religion is this?
Q: Sikhi seems to talk a lot about time-wasting rituals, but let's see. My Sikh friend said it takes him 40-45 minutes to do his hair and wrap his pagg around his head every morning, but , what if he woke up late one day for work...what's he gonna do....??? Aren't the 5 Ks a big ritual?

A: Gurmat is against all blind rituals that have no meaning. Tying a dastaar is not one of these. A dastaar is a symbol of the Sikh faith and a part of the Sikh uniform. The 5Ks also are part of a Sikhs' external identity. Given that simply wearing any article of clothing will not intrinsically make one better, but if someone is living an internal spiritual discipline, the outer uniform helps reinforce that commitment. When a Sikh looks in the mirror, he/she is reminded of the commitment to the truth and God. Also, the Khalsa is God's own army and refuses to hide from any trouble. If there is an injustice happening or someone needs help, the uniform identifies the Sikh and shows the world someone it can turn to for help.

Now, about your Sikh friend who takes 45 minutes to tie a dastaar: He must have only one arm. You see, combing one's hair takes no more than five minutes and that's if one is lethargic. And finally tying a dastaar: it takes no more than five minutes. So, a total of ten minutes. I dare say that is less than cutting one's hair and shaving.