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Islam vs Sikhism

Islam and Sikhism are two religions practiced in different parts of the world. They are different in almost everything like customs and practices.

When Holy Quran is the holy book in Islam, it is Guru Granth Sahib in Sikhism. In Islam, it is believed that Gabriel, the angel, was the mediator of God who had revealed Quran to Mohammed. Ten gurus compiled the Guru Granth Sahib, which included passages from Sufis and Hindus.

When there are five pillars in Islam, Sikhism has three pillars. The Five pillars are the duties a believer has to practice in life. They are Salat, Sahada, Zakat, Sawm, and Hajj pilgrimage. The three pillars in Sikhism are Naam Japna, Kirat koro and Vachakko.

Unlike Islam, Sikhism has Five K’s. The Five K’s are Kesh (uncut clean hair), Kangha (wooden comb), Kachera (clean white shorts), Kara (steel/iron bracelet) and Kirpan (long sharp sword).

The teachers in Islam are known as Rasools or Nabis whereas the teachers in Sikhism are called Gurus.

Another difference that can be seen between the two religions is in the observation of pilgrimage. Sikhism does not believe in pilgrimage. On the other hand, people following Islam take out Hajj Pilgrimage.

boys-67690_640It can also be seen that men who practice Sikhism do not circumcise as like the men who practice Islam.

Another difference that can be seen between Islam and Sikhism is in the funeral. A dead Muslim is buried whereas a dead Sikh is cremated.

When Mecca is the sacred place for Islams, Amritsar is the sacred place for Sikhs. In Sikhism, Gurpurabs are considered auspicious days whereas Eid is an auspicious day in Islam.

Summary

1. When Holy Quran is the holy book in Islam, it is Guru Granth Sahib for Sikhism.

2. While there are five pillars in Islam, Sikhism has three pillars.

3. Unlike Islam, Sikhism also has Five K’s. The Five K’s are Kesh,Kangha, Kachera, Kara, and Kirpan.

4. Sikhism does not believe in pilgrimage. On the other hand, people following Islam take out Hajj Pilgrimage.

5. Men who practice Sikhism do not circumcise as like the men who practice Islam.

6. A Muslim is buried when dead whereas a Sikh is cremated when dead.

7. When Mecca is the sacred place for Islams, Amritsar is the sacred place for Sikhs.

8. The teachers in Islam are known as Rasools or Nabis whereas the teachers in Sikhism are called Gurus.


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10 Comments

  1. Dear all

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    • Please note the very important point that you have missed , In Islam, Allah ( the One and only GOD who is worthy of worship).

      • @Shiyaz, that would not be called upon as difference coz sikhism believe in one almighty lord.

        Infact the most important pillar is the starting of Sri Guru Granth Sahib –

        One Universal Creator God. The Name Is Truth. Creative Being Personified. No Fear. No Hatred. Image Of The Undying, Beyond Birth, Self-Existent. By Guru’s Grace

        • and also, in sikhism, that almighty lord can be named as you wish, allah, ram, rahim, maula, narayan, etc etc…..

          We as sikhs usually call that undying figure “Waheguru”, refers to God, the Supreme Being or the creator of all. It also means “Wonderful Teacher” in the Punjabi language…..

  2. To understand both these great religions well, it is important to understand their histories. And what better source than Wikipedia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikhism#History
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam#History

  3. One More Important Point on Sikhism,

    It believe in One God. In nutshell Knowledge of Truth and Humanity is the Message in Guru Granth Sahib. “Aval Allah Nur Upaya kudrat ke sab bande, Ek Nur te sab jag upjiya kon bhale ko mande” is the message from GGS means that every human-being be it Hindu, Christian, Muslim or any other follower they all are creation of One God and that is the creator of Everyone, so no one can be considered bad or inferior or superior. Hence this Religion completely believe in Brotherhood and Humanity.

  4. In sikhism we believe in a blissful way (JEEWAN MUKAT ) ( Winner of Salvation ) of life since Guru Gobind Singh Jee Maharaj always act as his PROTECTOR even during WAR TIMES . Islam does not have knowledge of the fifth element of the body i.e. SPACE other than four namely AIR , FIRE, EARTH & WATER . The powers of Lotus Feet of Guru Nanak are enormous & carry the attraction to allow penetration of SOUL into mind/brain . In sikhism , meat/egg/liquor are banned to enjoy Bliss of LOVE of GOD . Without experience of deep insight , it is difficult to understand this expression . GOD has his special beloveds ( SONS) in all religions . Though Lord Jesus & Hazrat Mohamad Sahib, Lord Raama are all SONS of GOD but they failed to bless the humanity as their beloved SONS . Lord Jesus & Hazrat Mohamad Sahib could not create playing of DIVINE MUSIC ( singing glory of GOD ) in Mosque or Church as revealed during a conference held in Village Kaleran, Punjab at 0010hrs to 0300hrs in Nov 1939…………….GOD’S LOVE

  5. @ Siyaz…..
    Guru granth sahib,the holy book of sikhism, starts wid the word ‘ek onkar’ which means ‘god/almighty is one.’ so thrs no diff. in ths coz holy book concerned in the world ,eithr of sikhism ,islam, hinduism, christianty, evry1 says god is one.

  6. Incredible points. Great arguments. Keep up the
    great work.

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