Emperor Aurangzeb had accepted the definition of a Muslim given by the first Sikh Guru
Sikhs observe total sanctity of the text in Guru Granth Sahib Ji. No one can change or alter any of the writings of the Sikh Gurus written in Adi Granth. This includes sentences, words, structure, grammar, and meanings. This total sanctity was observed by the Gurus themselves.
The matter was reported
to the Guru, who was displeased with his son and disowned him. Later
when aged, Ram Rai was forgiven by Guru Gobind Singh. Actually,
Aurangzeb wanted to see that Gurbani had no contradiction with the
Holy Quran. The seventh Guru then sent the eighth Guru, Guru Har
Kishan to explain the Gurbani to the Emperor and Emperor was
satisfied by the Eighth Guru's interpretation of the gurbani.
In this connection, it
may be mentioned that Emperor Aurangzeb also accepted the true
definition of a Muslim given by the first Guru of the Sikhs, Guru
Nanak Dev who has described a true Muslim as under: "He is a
true Muslim whose mosque is mercy, whose prayer-mat is faith, and
whose Koran is honest living. His circumcision is modesty, and good
conduct is his fast. His Kaabaa is good conduct, Truth is his
spiritual guide, and the karma of good deeds are his prayer and
chant. His rosary is that which is pleasing to His Will. There are
five prayers and five times of day for prayer; the five have five
names. His first prayer is truthfulness, the second prayer is honest
living, the third prayer is charity in the Name of God. The fourth
prayer is good will to all, and the fifth prayer is the praise of the
Lord. He can be called a Muslim if he repeats the prayer of good
deeds. It is difficult to be called a Muslim; if one is truly a
Muslim, then he may be called one. First, he should savor the
religion of the Prophet as sweet and then, he should scrap away his
pride of his possessions. Becoming a true Muslim, a disciple of the
faith of Mohammed, let him put aside the delusion of death and life.
As he submits to Gods Will, and surrenders to the Creator, he is rid
of selfishness and conceit. And Guru Nanak says when he is merciful
to all beings, only then shall he be called a Muslim."
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