In the name of Allāh,
the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Peace and Blessings of Allāh on Mohammad.
Allāh–the Glorious and the High,
Lord of the worlds
Mohammad–who brought the world
to our feet and eternity to our arms.
As Mohammad is the “Seal of the Prophets” and religion is perfected and God’s favor to man completed in Islam, Islam does not recognize as genuine any subsequent claimant to Divine Dispensation; though there will come Reformers–Mujaddids–to call those who have lapsed from the practice of Islam.
The founder of Sikhism is Guru Nanak (born 1469). Nanak is said to have “had his first vision of God, in which he was ordered to preach to mankind. He disappeared while bathing in a stream. When he reappeared on the third day, he proclaimed: “There is no Hindu, there is no Mussulman (Muslims).””1
Islam means peace and submission to the will/law of Allāh God, and a Muslim is one who submits to the will/law of Allāh God. It would be a contradiction for Allāh God to reveal to Guru Nanak “There is no Mussulman” (i.e. no Muslim), when He says that He has named us “Muslims before and in this (the Qur’an),” and when He tells us to “die not unless you are Muslims”–(Qur’an 22:78, 3:100).
Thus, from the inception of his so-claimed Divine “discipleship” Guru Nanak made his biggest blunder.
To press the point further. “Muslim” is intrinsic in Islam” which dates back to the beginning of creation: “Then He (Allāh) directed Himself to the heaven and it was a vapour, so He said to it and to the Earth: Come both, willingly or unwillingly. They both said: We come willingly”–(Qur’an 41:11).
We ‘come willingly’ or we submit to your command. Thus, Islam and “Muslim” are as old as the heavens and the earth; which makes “Muslim” primeval; and eternal (as long as heaven and earth endure).
To be “Muslim” –submit to the will/law of Allāh God– is also the nature of man, from creation all the way to the Hereafter (see All people are Muslims).
Sikhs Scripture, Adi Granth or Sri Guru Granth Sahib, which is not Divine revelation, was “first compiled by the fifth Sikh Guru, Arjun,” and is “a collection of nearly 6,000 hymns of the Sikh Gurus (religious leaders) and various early and medieval saints of different religions and castes,”2 (A religion claiming to surpass Islam must have teachings superior to the Qur’an; but the Adi Granth does not surpass, nor is equal to, the Qur’an).
Whereas some Sikhs believe the line of gurus ended with Guru Gobind, “the Namdharis and Nirankaris, worship living Gurus.”3 Nanak’s cloak which tradition states “was sent down to Nanak from heaven” with words in “Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Hindi and Sanskrit” were in fact “nothing but verses of the Holy Qur’an.”4
Sikh means “disciple” and Sikhism teaches Karma & Reincarnation which are not Divine revelations. (Sikhs cannot be disciples of God seeing that God did not reveal karma and reincarnation).
As God did not reveal karma and reincarnation not only are Sikhs not disciples of God; but it is a contradiction for God to reveal to Nanak karma and reincarnation when He revealed to Mohammad and other prophets Resurrection and Day of Judgment; and that the souls of the deceased do not return–(Qur’an 39:42; 23:100). (Is there any place in the Adi Granth where God says He revealed the Adi Granth to Nanak and “I am Akal Purakh; Nanak Dev is the messenger of Akal Purakh” and that He subjects man to karma and reincarnation?)
Sikhs honor Rama, Krishna and Allāh as God, and they refer to God as Waheguru (Wonderful Teacher), Akal Purakh (Timeless) and Onkar. (One Supreme Reality) which are not Divinely revealed names.
(It is intriguing that Sikhs honor Allāh as God seeing that Allāh rejects karma and reincarnation and says Mohammad is the “Seal of Prophets” and yet claim that Guru Nanak is not only a prophet but was given a new Book and religion.
Also, Sikhs honor Rama and Krishna as Gods though Hindus say Rama and Krishna were only “culture heroes” and that the Gita being opposed to the Veda “Krishna could never be God,” moreover, Rama and Krishna are said to be incarnates of Vishnu who was only a “minor solar deity” elevated by Hindus into a major God).
Evidently, Sikhism is a mixture of incongruous doctrines –Islam’s pristine and sublime Monotheism (which incorporates belief in Resurrection and Day of Judgment) and Hinduism’s non-existent and illogical karma and reincarnation.
Whether we call God Allāh or Akal Purakh or Waheguru or Onkar, it is poor cerebration to entertain that God will change man’s religion from submission to Him/God (Islam) to discipleship to Guru Nanak (Sikhism).
Mohammad it was who, 1400 years ago, brought forth men from darkness into light–(Qur’an 14:1).
1. Ency; Britannica, 15th Edn; Art; Sikhism, Vol; 16, p. 744.
2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th Edn; p. 90. Art; Adi Granth.
3. Ency Brit; 15th Edn; Vol. 16, p.747.
4. Muhammad Ali, Founder Of The Ahmadiyya Movement, pp. 46, 47, 48.