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May 08, 2017

 

KuTha Meat in Gurmat – Explores the correct definition of KuTha in light of Gurmat and Islamic sources to ascertain whether Sikhs are prohibited from eating only Islamic or any meat.

 

February 21, 2017

 

Concept of Hukam –  Concept of Hukam, God’s Will, as outlined in Gurbani added under Philosophy.

 

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Uniqueness of Sikhism

 

Summary differences between Sikhism, Hinduism and Islam

Mantra

Sikhs - JapJi Sahib

Hindus - Gyatri

Muslims - Kalma

Mangla Charan (invocatory Word or phrase)

Sikhs - Ik Oankar

Hindus - Ikom, Sri Ganesh Namo etc

Muslims - Bismilla etc

Greetings on meeting

Sikhs - Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Hindus - Namaste or Ram Ram 

Muslims - Salamand

Religious Scriptures

Sikhs – Guru Granth Sahib Ji

For Hindus – Vedas

Muslims – Quran

Sacred Places

Sikhs – Amritsar, Abchal Nagar and above all name of Waheguru

For Hindus – Ganges, Gaya, Prayag etc

Muslims – Mecca, Medina

Places of Worship

Sikhs – Gurdwara Sahib or Dharamshala

Hindus – Thakurdwara, Shivala

Muslims – Mosque

Direction at worship

Sikhs – all directions are the same

Hindus – East

Muslims – West (Mecca is in the west from India)

Time of bath

Sikhs – Amrit Vela (early morning).

Hindus - sunrise

Muslims - Vuju before the call prayer

Prayers

Sikhs - JapJi Sahib, Jaap Sahib, Sawayeeas, Chaupai Sahib, Anand Sahib, Rehraas Sahib and Sohila Sahib

Hindus - Gyatri, Ramayana

Muslims - Five Prayers

Important Rites

Sikhs – Pahul (Baptism) of double edged sword

Hindus – wearing Janeau (sacred thread)

Muslims – Circumcision

Symbols

Sikhs – Five Kakkars (Kirpan, Kangha, Kes, Kara, Kacherra).

Hindus – Tilak, Rosary, Dhoti

Muslims – cutting of mustaches in a particular fashion

Revered Individuals

Sikhs- Khalsa of the Guru

Hindus – Brahmin

Muslims – Qazi, Mullah, Sayads

Auspicious days

Sikhs – Gurpurabs (days of the Gurus)

Hindus – Janam Ashtami, Raam Naumi

Muslims – Eed

Offerings

Sikhs – Karah Parshaad.

Hindus – Choorma (mixture of various grains), fruits

Muslims – halal meat (sacrificial lamb)

Language

Sikhs- Gurmukhi

Hindus - Devnagri

Muslims - Arabic