Guru Nanak's attempt to forge H-M synthesis

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Guru Nanak's attempt to forge H-M synthesis

Post by Rashmun on Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:09 am

The second great religious leader whose work shows undoubted Islamic influence is Guru Nanak (1469–1539). The Sikh religion, of which Nanak was the founder, is noted for its militant opposition to Islam, but this is largely a product of historical circumstances in the seventeenth century.

Nanak's own aim was to unite both Hindu and Muslim through an appeal to what he considered the great central truths of both. He acknowledged Kabir as his spiritual teacher, and their teachings are very similar. His debt to Islam is shown in his rigorous insistence on the will and majesty of God, while the underlying structure of his thought, with its tendency to postulate a unity that comprehends all things, suggests his Hindu inheritance.

Accompanied by two companions, one a Muslim and the other a Hindu, he wandered throughout North India and, according to some accounts, to Arabia, preaching his simple gospel. The followers he gained became, in the course of a century, a separate religious community, but the Sikh scriptures, of which Nanak's sayings provide the core, are a reminder of the attempt to bridge the gap between Hinduism and Islam.


http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00islamlinks/ikram/part1_09.html

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Re: Guru Nanak's attempt to forge H-M synthesis

Post by SomeProfile on Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:54 pm

Doggy-Naayi synthesis attempt:


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