Sikhism is a monotheistic organized religion founded in the 15th century in the Punjab region of India by Guru Nanak the first of 10 Gurus. Sikhism’s philosophy has evolved through the added teachings of each Guru over time. Each Guru would appoint a successor and this process continued until the 10th Guru, Goband Singh, declared he would be the last Guru of Sikh ism and the teachings of each Guru was recorded by the sixth Guru in scripture titled the Guru Granth Sahib. This is the central religious text of Sikhism and is considered by many Sikhs to be the final sovereign guru of the religion. The main teaching of Sikhism is the idea of the oneness of God. Sikhs believe that the spiritual and secular worlds are intertwined rather than separate. Sikhism teaches its followers that all religious traditions can help to enli...
Islam is a monotheistic religion and has been world’s fastest spreading religion. The religion Islam is originated in the seventeenth century by an Arabian prophet called Muhammad in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Seventeenth century was period of slavery and cold war. Islam is an Arabic word which means submission and it basically means submission to god and realizing his power. The followers of Islam is called Muslims. The meaning of Muslim is to surrender and it basically means surrender themselves to Prophet Muhammad and by obeying his instruction they can surrender to Allah. The scared text of Islam is Quran. Major Islamic branches include Shiite Islam (Shia) and Sunni Islam. They belief that to achieve heaven they need to fulfill five pillars of Islam which include creed (shahadha), prayer (salah), almsgiving (Zakat), fasting (sawm) and pilgrimage (hajj). The various aspects of Islam can be further discussed through Muhammad life, Quran, hijrah, core beliefs of Muslim, contributions of Islam, and by discussing how it is related to western civilization.
In conclusion, both religions have a lot in common because they are monotheistic which is believing in one God, they believe in the Bible, and how they think about death and where are they going to go if it’s hell or heaven. They both believe they both are
Islam is the religion for about a fifth of the world’s population and is continually growing in numbers. The people who believe in Islam, are called Muslims. It is a religion full of peace, mercy, and forgiveness (Basic facts about). Islam was founded in the 7th century AD by the prophet Muhammad. Muhammad was 40 years old when the angel, Gabriel, revealed God’s message to him. He received this message for the next twenty-three years. Muhammad memorized the message and revealed it to his companions, who wrote it down word for word. This became knows as “The Quran”, a record of what was exactly said to Muhammad by Go through Gabriel during the twenty-three years (Bulletin).
Despite being one of the world's largest world religions, Sikhism remains one of the most unknowledgeable and misunderstood traditions in America now. It is overseen and viewed in a lens based off assumptions of events that have occurred over the years. The lack of understanding has brought up too many serious consequences for their community including discriminatory policies, prejudiced stereotypes, shocking school bullying and violent hate crimes. To begin, Sikhism is a religion originated in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent about the end of the 15th century. It is known as one of the youngest of the major world religions! The vital beliefs of
Christianity and Sikhism are two completely different religions with their own set of beliefs, though when looked at closer, share many similarities. Catholics and Sikhs only believe in one god, have creators who at birth were told they would do great things, had events at the age of 30 that put the ideas of their religions in motion, and both had followings who eventually took over and made the religions what they are today. Even though these religions have a large gap in time between them of when they were founded, they both share a common founding and similar beliefs.
Both Islam and Christianity have practices or duties, which are central to the daily routines of life. The five pillars of Islam are the foundation of the way Muslims live. The first pillar of Islam is the Shahadah, the Declaration of Faith. This says; ‘There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah’. The second pillar is salah, which says that Muslims should pray five times a day. This applies to all Muslims, except Shi’is are permitted to combine the five prayers into three sessions. The third pillar is zakah, which means giving money to people who are poor or in need. The fourth pillar is sawm, which means fasting. Every year, during the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast during hours of daylight. The fifth pillar is Hajj. This is the pilgrimage to Mekkah, which
Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji in the Punjab area, now Pakistan, founded the Sikh faith. He began preaching the way to enlightenment and God after receiving a vision. After his death a series of nine Gurus (regarded as reincarnations of Guru Nanak) led the movement until 1708. At this time these functions passed to the Panth and the holy text. The tenth Guru, Gobind Singh, compiled this text, the Shri Guru Granth Sahib. It consists of hymns and writings of the first 10 Gurus, along with texts from different Muslim and Hindu saints. The holy text is considered the 11th and final Guru.
Islam is one of the three largest religion and the youngest Abrahamic faith. Islam with its strict rules and rituals requires an individual Muslim to complete one pilgrimage to Mecca in their lifetime. This annual pilgrimage is called Hajj. The Quran mandates:
Sikhism is its own religion. It is not Hinduism, nor is it Islam. The people of the Sikh religion devote themselves to the remembrance of God at all times. It is also important for Sikhs to live truthfully and treat mankind equally. It is against the Sikh religion to believe in superstitions or to practice blind rituals, such as killing a cow and eating beef. With the Khalsa army, the Sikhs were able to expand their rule of an already powerful empire at the same time the British were pushing through India. The Sikhs were the last major Indian state to surrender to the British in 1849. They have also established themselves as an agricultural powerhouse in the region. The Sikhs maintain the most advanced irrigation system in India. The Sikhs in the Punjab have proven to the British that they are capable of controlling their own province in the Federation of Indian States. For these reasons the British have awarded the Sikhs their own province. The foundation of the Sikh state will be based on a “Statement of Principles” that will include an explanation of the relationship between the Sikh religion and the government, the rights of other religions and the Untouchables, and the economic policies of the future.
In addition to these expectations from any Sikh, they are expected to work towards one goal which is “Union with God”, as Nanak considered the Union with the God to be a “blissful union” (Huston Smith, 77). Furthermore, Sikhs are expected to accept the teaching ideals of the Gurus such as honesty, piety, love, and compassion in entirety. Additionally, the Sikh community is expected to tolerate other religions and treat everyone equally as according to Sikhism religion, everyone is equal in the eyes of God. According to the Sikh religion, the only way to remember God is by meditating on the name of God, and thus, they are not allowed to worship idols, pictures, or stones. In addition, Sikhs should pray before beginning any kind of work. A Sikh
...sciples. When we look at these two religions and compare their main core beliefs we see that Christianity belives in the one God and Sikhism also believes in the one God as the creater of the Universe. However, Christians believe that they must keep the Sabbath day holy to remember God, which is the day God rested when God was creating the Universe. “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy six days are for labor in which to do all your work but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the lord your God. You will not work in that day;” (Exodus 20:8-11). Where as Sikhs believe that God should be remember everday of their lives also the guidelines in the Sikh scripture states engages in meditation and prayer as part of his or her everyday routine, “Twenty-four hours a day, meditate on God. Constantly sing the Glories of the Lord of the Universe” (Guru Grant Sahib 1996, p 44).
The commonalities of Christianity and Islam center around the idea of believing in one God. The God of Christianity and Islam is separate from the world and creation. With numerous similarities a few that can be discussed pertaining to lifestyle include: both worship in community, believe in life after death, and put God as first priority. More so, we must not get the idea confused that Christianity and Islam worship the