Who is a Muslim according to Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs
Satbir Singh Bedi | 11 Jun 2013
Who is a Muslim according to Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs. The first Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak Dev 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."