Difference Between Islam And Sikhism

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THROUGH THE LENSE OF PROTHERO AND SMITH:
ISLAM AND SIKHISM

Myka Goode
Religion 212: World Religion
Dr. Rachel Brown
December 8, 2017

THROUGH THE LENSE OF PROTHERO AND SMITH:
ISLAM AND SIKHISM
Essentially the Same and Fundamentally Different This research is meant to be a comparative essay between two religions, Islam and Sikhism. The religions are dissected to showcase that while there may be some differences, specifically the origin of the religion or how followers practice, there are parallel connections among religions that link why people follow their faith. Besides the parallel connections, there are facts to what make up a religion. For instance, for both Islam and Sikhism to be considered religion there has to be a world importance, influential of numbers. The questions to be considered are, why should anyone care about religion and the perspective in which
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A monotheistic religion that has not one name for the deity but instead multiple. One being Kartar, "the Creator." He is the being who created the world that he watches over, and the life that encompasses it, and instilled a life changing experience upon Guru Nanak. Guru Nanak was born in Punjab, today’s Pakistan, where the predominant religions were Muslim and Hinduism. He was born to a middle-class Hindu family, grew up to marry Sulakhani, whom he had two children with, and had a career as an accountant. The birth of Sikhism came from the conflict between Muslim and Hinduism people. He wanted more out of life and could not find what exactly that was in any religious path he had known. Nanak disappeared into a river while bathing without a trace, yet returned three days later to exclaim, “There is no Hinduism, there is no Muslim.” He found religions to be full of hatred and wanted to start a practice where Kartar spoke to him in the form of Sabah, one of the

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