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Guru Nanak In Mecca Part 1

Posted 04 October 2009 - 03:42 AM (#1) Guest_Mystic_*

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According, to Sikhs all religions are equal. However, there are times, when the Sikhs try prove the another's religion to be inferior. A famous story circulated around Sikhism is how Guru Nanak went to Mecca and pointed his feet at the Kaaba to teach the Muslims, that God is everywhere. The story takes places where a guard tells the Guru to not place his feet toward the direction of the Kaaba, yet the Guru replies by saying God is everywhere. However, what Sikhs fail to realize is that Muslims do not believe that God lives in Mecca. If we have such beliefs then we are not even Muslims. Just like how if a Sikh claims that the Gurus are 10 Gods, then they are not proper Sikhs.

The reason why Muslims, face the Kaaba is not because we believe God lives there. On the contrary, the reason is because the Kaaba unifies the Muslims to face direction when they are praying. Also, the Kaaba was build by our first Prophet, Prophet Adam (as) as a place of worship. Then after that is built by Prophet Abraham (as).

Also it is ironic that Sikhs point out that Muslims should not face the Kaaba, when they worship God. If this is the case, then why don't the Sikhs point their feet to their Grant Sahib as a tribute to Guru Nanak's teachings. Have you ever heard of a Sikh doing that ? What if I sat in a Guruwara with my feet pointing toward the Adi Granth ? Won't I get reprimanded by the Sikhs who see me doing this ? Maybe when Sikhs bow they should bow to a direction which is opposite to the Guru Granth Sahib? Anyway, I am not asking the Sikhs to go against their religion. They are free to do what their religion asks them. However, what I wanted to clear is their misconception about Islam's believe in Allah.

As for the Islamic belief on Allah, we do not restrict Allah (swt) to any direction. In fact Islam states, that Allah is not even restricted to a place, and that a space is not capable to hold God.
The Islamic belief about Allah (swt) is that:

There is nothing like Him. He is the All-Hearing, All-Seeing. He is neither body nor spirit. He does not have corporeal form or shape, or flesh or blood. He is not substance or accident. He does not have a colour or taste, smell or tactility, heat, cold, wetness, dryness, height width, or depth. He does not have joining or separation, movement or stillness. He has no parts or components, or limbs or members. He has no directions: no right or left, front or back, above or below. He is not circumscribed by place nor is He subject to time. He cannot be incarnate in any place. He is not described with any of the attributes of creation which involve contingency nor is He described as being finite or as being limited. He does not beget and is not begotten. No quantity can encompass Him; no veil conceal Him; no sense perceive Him. He cannot be compared to mankind nor does His resemble creation in any way. He was First before events in time and before contingent things, and existed before all creatures. He is Knowing, Powerful, Living and will always remain so. Eyes cannot see Him; sight cannot perceive Him; imagination cannot encompass Him. He is Knowing, Powerful, Living, in a way dissimilar to all others who are knowing, powerful, living. He alone is timeless and there is nothing timeless but Him, no god but Him and He has no partner in His kingdom. (Maqalat al-Islamiyyin)

Islamic Scholar teaching people that Allah exists without a place.


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