Sikhism and Islam

 

This paper will focus on Sikhism, an Eastern religion and Islam, an Abrahamic religion. The purpose of the paper will compare some of the similarities and differences between Sikhism and Islam.  Some of the topics will be history, leaders, scared text, religious practices, and daily life.  Also answer important questions such as the purpose of life and afterlife.

 

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This paper should be 7 pages (double space, font size 12) and includes 7 references.

 

I. Introduction

 

II. How it began

 

Sikhism’s history

 

World influence during the time that created and shaped Sikhism’s existence

 

Islam’s history

 

II. The meaning of life

 

Authenticity

Compare how Sikhism and Islam view the purpose of life

 

Islam’s three-fold journey

Sikh view that life is a gift not a curse

 

III. Existential

 

Existence and Sikhism

 

Reincarnation and karma

 

Existence and Islam

 

Judgement day, sin and redemption

 

the purpose of death

Self-transcendence

 

 

 

IV. Religious practices supports the foundation of harmony

 

Religious practices provide guidance on how to live to achieve greater purpose

 

Support the community and responsibilities

Sikh doesn’t use fear

Islam laws of living

 

Religious practices prepare us for death.

Assistance of dying

 

V. Sacred text views on judgement day

 

                1. Sikhism’s text

 

a. Narak, no heaven or hell

 

                2. Islam’s text

 

                                a. afterlife, heaven and hell

 

VI. How leaders and prophets interpretation of afterlife

 

Moses and Jesus interpretation

Islam’s day of resurrection

Guru’s vision

 

VII. Conclusion

 

Happiness during this life time

Acceptance of death