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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 8 years ago

Can anyone please find me an article on islam or sikhism that relates to other religions?

PLEASE HELP, THIS IS DUE TOMORROW AND ITS 15% OF MY MARK :(! I need to find an article on Islam or Sikhism ( doesn't matter how long ago) that relates to other religions and can be examined by the essential question, than i have to present a position on the essential question which is " TO WHAT EXTENT DO ISLAM AND SIKHISM EMBODY ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES FROM OTHER RELIGIONS?" and ill also have to include a thesis statement which presents my position on the question. lastly i will need to make up two discussion questions!

PLEASE HELP ME, THIS WILL MEAN SO MUCH!

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  • nish
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    8 years ago
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    am i late

    here it is

    CONCEPT OF GOD IN SIKHISM

    MULMANTRA: THE FUNDAMENTAL CREED OF SIKHISM

    The best definition that any Sikh can give regarding the concept of God in Sikhism is to quote the Mulmantra – the fundamental creed of Sikhism, which occurs at the beginning of Sri Guru Granth Sahib.

    It is mentioned in Sri Guru Granth Sahib, volume 1 Japuji, the first verse:

    "There exists but one God, who is called The True, The Creator, Free from fear and hate, Immortal, Not begotten, Self-Existent, Great and Compassionate."

    Sikhism is a monotheistic Religion

    Sikhism enjoins its followers to practise strict monotheism. It believes in only One Supreme God who is, in the unmanifest form, called Ek Omkara.

    In the manifest form He is called Omkara and has several attributes such as:

    Kartar – The Creator

    Akal – The Eternal

    Sattanama – The Holy Name

    Sahib – The Lord

    Parvardigar – The Cherisher

    Rahim – The Merciful

    Karim – The Benevolent

    He is also called Wahe Guru – the One true God.

    Besides Sikhism being strictly monotheistic, it also does not believe in Avataravada – the doctrine of incarnation. Almighty God does not incarnate Himself in what is known as Avatara. Sikhism is also strongly against idol worship.

    Guru Nanak was influenced by Sant Kabir

    Guru Nanak was influenced by the sayings of Sant Kabir so much that several chapters of Sri Guru Granth Sahib contain couplets of Sant Kabir.

    One of the famous couplets of Sant Kabir is:

    "Dukh mein sumirana sabh karein

    Sukh mein karein na koya

    Jo sukh mein sumirana karein

    To dukh kaye hoye?"

    "In times of trouble, God is remembered by all

    But none remembers Him during peace and happiness.

    If God is remembered in good times of happiness

    Why should trouble occur?"

    Compare this with the following verse of the Qur’an:

    "When some trouble toucheth man,

    He crieth unto his Lord,

    Turning to Him in repentance:

    But when He bestoweth

    A favour upon him

    As from Himself,

    (Man) doth forget what he cried

    And prayed for before,

    And he doth set up

    Rivals unto Allah."

    [Al-Qur’an 39:8]

    The Sikh scriptures therefore emphasise monotheism and God-consciousness.

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