Archive for the ‘Gurmat & Islam’ Category

What is Islam’s view on stealing?

Muslims may not steal from each other.  In fact, Muhammad had people’s hands cut off for that.  But the same is not true of unbelievers.  Property rights for them exist only at the discretion of their Muslim rulers.  Non-submissive infidels frequently had their property stolen from them by Muhammad’s warriors, which sometimes included wives and […]

What are Islam and Sikhi’s view on forced conversions?

The Sikh religion does not permit others to be forced to convert, however welcomes converts who embrace Sikhi out of love and personal choice. Guru Ji teaches that one who should embrace Sikhi motivated by love and dedication: ਜਉ ਤਉ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਖੇਲਣ ਕਾ ਚਾਉ || ਸਿਰੁ ਧਰਿ ਤਲੀ ਗਲੀ ਮੇਰੀ ਆਉ || “If you desire […]

What is the reality of Muslim men sexually grooming non-Muslim young girls?

  Grooming refers to racially motivated sexual exploitation. The UK Sikh community has been concerned about this issue since the early 1990s. Recently, the mainstream UK media has highlighted the successful arrests of men from Pakistani origin in Rochdale, Oxford and some other cities. Judge Gerald Clifton, who heard the case of the Rochdale grooming […]

Is Islam being the fastest growing religion proof that it is the Truth?

Muslims claim that Islam is the fastest growing religion. The main reasons for the increasingly growing number of Muslims are a high birth rate. The Saudi government pumps billions of dollars into the West and elsewhere in the world to fund Muslim organizations and groups in conversion tactics and activities. To leave Islam is punishable […]

How can Guru Nanak be considered a Messenger of God when, according to Islam, Muhammad was the last and final Prophet?

Muslim scholar exposes truth by quoting Muslim sources that that Prophet Muhammad married Aisha at age 6 and consummated the marriage at age 9. Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullĝh (born 570 in Mecca – died June 8, 632 in Medina), the founder of the religion of Islam, is regarded by Muslims as a messenger and prophet of […]

How can sin exist if their is no free will and everything is predestined?

In many of the world’s scriptures there is a mention that some things in life are pre-determined, but what this really means is largely misunderstood. the following verse are taken out of context. Here are the quotes missionaries use; Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji says, “By one’s own actions, nothing can be done; destiny was […]

If men and women are equal in Sikhi, then why weren’t there any female Gurus?

The Sikh Gurus came at a time when women and so-called lower castes were oppressed. One might wonder why were the Gurus born into so-called high caste Kshatriya families. Gurbani speaks strongly against castes and stresses the equality of genders. Imagine if our Gurus were born into so-called lower castes, or if any of the […]

Was Guru Nanak’s closest and life-long companion a devout Muslim?

1. Bhai Mardana Ji became a follower of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. According to Shaheed Bhai Mani Singh ‘Gyān Ratnāvalī’ and other Janam Sākhīs, Bhai Mardana Ji received Charan-Pahul Amrit from Guru Nanak Dev Ji and was initiated into Sikhi. On receiving Amrit, Guru Nanak Dev Ji instructed him: “Firstly, you are not to cut […]

The teachings of Baba Nanak and the Quran fit so so well – doesn’t this show aht Guru accepted Islam as his religion?

Not true. Guru Ji’s Bani (revelation) clearly show that His only Guru was God not a human being. Also the word “Guru” is not used by Muslims at all. Guru Ji taught that everyone is equal including women which directly conflicts with the teaching of Islam. Guru Ji taught that there are millions of heavens, […]

No Muslim disciple of Guru Nanak is known to given up Islamic principles nor acted against Islam – doesn’t this show that Guru accepted Islam was the truth?

Just because they don’t know anyone does not mean it never happened. No proof is provided! Thousands of Muslims became disciples of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and were called Sikhs. Guru Ji baptized them all in a Sikh way and gave them strict guidelines to follow. Even today you can find many Muslims in India […]

Guru Nanak’s disciples were not harmed in any way let alone being stoned to death. Doesn’t this clearly show that he was looked upon as a Muslim sufi at the time?

This is not true. Guru Ji or his followers were not harmed because everyone Hindus and Muslims alike respected Guru Ji. Just because you are not stoned, does not make you a Muslim. Hindus called Him their Guru and Muslims their Pir. He was dear to both. In the north he had made much influence […]

Doesn’t Bhagat Kabeer being a devout Muslim whom Guru Nanak looked up to, show that Islam is the Truth?

Bhagat Kabeer Ji was a great poet and spoke without discrimination. His message was for all not only for Muslims. His Guru was Ramanand Ji who was initially a Hindu but later started his own Bhagti Marag and advocated Raam Bhagti. If Bhagat Kabeer was a Muslim then why would he have a Hindu Guru? […]

Why didn’t the Sikh Gurus speak against certain evil practices unlike the Prophet Muhammad?

  Some Muslims claim that Guru Sahib did not speak against “certain evil practices” which is completely false. Guru Sahib’s message clearly condemns the immoral and evil practices of the past and present time. This is because the divine message is based on principles which are the foundation of morality. Gurbani rejects idol worship, caste […]

What is the Sikh view on Satan or the Devil?

We don’t believe in any parallel power to God, like Satan. Satan and ‘evil’ isn’t a person, it’s a type of behaviour and attitude.  No person is evil, only their actions can be. The important thing to understand is that everything is in Waheguru’s hukam or order. There is nothing outside of this hukam and […]

If all Paths are equal then why was the Sikh religion started?

It is a ‘totally false’ argument that Sikhism believes all paths lead to the same goal and thus all religions are equal. From its very inception, Gurmat (the Guru’s Path) has been declared a unique and distinct path. Bhai Gurdaas Ji writes: ਮਾਰਿਆ ਸਿੱਕਾ ਜਗਤ ਵਿਚ ਨਾਨਕ ਨਿਰਮਲ ਪੰਥ ਚਲਾਯਾ॥ “In the world, Guru Nanak […]

Is Guru Granth Sahib a compilation of Hindu & Islamic texts into one?

The notion that the Sikh Gurus ‘borrowed’ from other religious texts is totally false. Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji rejects time and time again all other religious texts, so why would it include passages from them? Guru Arjan Sahib Ji personally overlooked all aspects of the compilation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and whose […]

How can Reincarnation be accurate?

When dealing with a question of this nature let us start off with a ‘test case’. Let’s say that of a baby who is born, screams one scream and then dies. What will happen to this infant? Why was it born? To what purpose was its life? If we go with the Muslim understanding, this […]

Why did Guru Nanak’s own son abandon Sikhi?

Guru Nanak Sahib Ji he was blessed with two sons, born around 1491 and 1494, Sri Chand and Lakhmi Das. Baba Sri Chand was a very spiritual person and Guru Nanak Sahib Ji could see that he had chosen a path of quiet contemplation on the Almighty and did not care much for worldly affairs […]

Do Sikhs worship the 10 Gurus as God?

Firstly the term ‘Guru’ needs to be examined. The term ‘Guru’ in Sikhi is not used for a teacher or a guide or an expert or even a human body. The word Guru is composed of two terms: GU – means darkness RŪ – means Light In Sikhi the word ‘Guru’ is, thus, defined as […]

Is Adam & Eve mentioned in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji?

‘Adam’, known as ‘Baba Aadam’ is mentioned once in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. The Shabad is revealed through Baba Kabeer Ji on Ang 1161 of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. The Muslim describes the greatness of his God that he has seven thousand angels, one hundred and twenty five thousand Prophets, etc.; and that […]

How could Guru Nanak visit Mecca if he wasn’t a Muslim?

The assertion that non-Muslims cannot infiltrate Mecca is false. The city of Mecca was not developed during the time of the Guru. It was a vast desert land and people could commute freely unlike now. Only until recently Saudi Arabia has become rich with the oil money and developed as a result. ‘No Muslims and […]

Was Guru Nanak a Muslim?

Guru Nanak Dev Ji is the Perfect True Guru who came to spread Light (enlightenment) in the world clouded with darkness (ignorance). The Hindus revered Guru Nanak as “Guru”, Muslims revered Guru Nanak as “Peer” & “Baba”, and Buddhists revere Guru Nanak as the 8th incarnation of Buddha. No other Prophet or founder of any […]

Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji has multiple writers. How can it be claimed to be a revelation unlike the Quran?

Islam teaches that God sends prophets to the nations, in different times and different places, to communicate His message. Since the beginning of time, Islam believes God has sent His guidance through these chosen people. They were human beings who walked among their people and taught them about faith in One Almighty God, and how […]

Isn’t bowing to a ‘Book’ the same as idol worship? What makes you different to Hindus?

As for the argument that bowing to Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee is idol worship, I would ask, what is idol worship? Bowing to a stone that can teach nothing is idol worship. A Sikh prostrates to God alone. Satguru Sri Granth Sahib jee is the ‘Spoken revealed Word’ of God. There is no difference […]

Sikhi teaches God created Himself. How can this be true?

It is a misconception that God “created Himself” and therefore suggesting that God was born. Gurbaani is the infallible word of God, within which there are no contradictions. Humans can make mistakes when interpreting, translating or understanding Gurbaani, however the Guru and God are Perfect. ਭੁਲਣ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਸਭੁ ਕੋ ਅਭੁਲੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਕਰਤਾਰੁ ॥ “Everyone makes […]

If there is such a thing as reincarnation, then why is the world population still growing?

In Sikhi, when looking at populations, we aren’t looking at human population but population of souls. Can anyone say with certainty that the population of souls is increasing? If we look at just this earth, the number of plant species and animal species are decreasing. Perhaps they are being reborn as humans. Not just that, […]

What is the contribution of Sikhi to the uplift of women?

When Guru Nanak appeared on the Indian scene, the place assigned to woman was low and unenviable. The tyranny of caste had left its marks on Hindu women. They had resigned themselves to their miserable lot. A widow had to burn herself on her husband’s funeral pyre to become a Sati (the ancient Hindu custom […]

Does Sikhi have a Law & Justice system?

Sikhism is given a clear “Theo-democratic” system of law. Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the Tenth Master, in his farsightedness knew that not all crimes are the same and thus no one punishment can be given for them at all: does the thief who steals bread due to hunger receive same punishment as one who steals […]

Does Sri Guru Granth Sahib claim to be a revelation direct from God?

Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is a Divinely Revealed Scripture. There are many occasions when this is made clear in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji: ਜੈਸੀ ਮੈ ਆਵੈ ਖਸਮ ਕੀ ਬਾਣੀ ਤੈਸੜਾ ਕਰੀ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਵੇ ਲਾਲੋ ॥ “O (Bhai) Lalo! As the Lord’s word comes to me so I deliver it.” (Ang 722) Gurbaani has […]

Is Sikhi a Man made religion? Was Guru Nanak a Messenger of God or normal holy man?

It is claimed the Quran was revealed through Muhammad, the chosen Messenger and that the Angel Gabriel came to him, like the other Prophets to give the good news of their Prophet hood. Some fundamentalist Muslims claim Guru Nanak was a normal holy man who was revered by Hindus and Muslims alike, however not a […]

If Sikhi, is the true religion. How come it was created/revealed 300 years ago, and not at the beginning of time?

Which religion was created at the beginning of time? Only god existed at the beginning of time and while Sikhi accepts that spiritual progress was open to human beings for many years prior to the arrival of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, only after Guru Nanak Dev Ji came to this world did the pure merger […]