Idol worship may refer to worship of a cult image, an object venerated as the representation as a deity. Katha I Sufi Sant Haider Qadari Ji About Guru Granth Sahib Ji Idol worship was heavily discouraged by all Sikh Gurus. The worship of any cult image, idea, or object, as opposed to the worship of a Monothestic God is defined as Idolatry.
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Posted by Sardari Channel on Friday, February 24, 2017
It is considered a major sin in the Abrahamic religions whereas in religions where such activity is not considered as Sin, the term “idolatry” itself is absent. Which images, ideas, and objects, constitute idolatry, and which constitute reasonable worship,
is a matter of contention with some religious authorities and groups using the term to describe certain other religions apart from their own (sometimes resulting in iconoclasm(Iconoclasm is the deliberate destruction within a culture of the culture’s own religious icons)).
This was believed to have been a manipulation by the priestly caste to keep the power in their hands. The concept of ‘worship’ does not exist in Sikhism. Sikhs only bow down to Guru Granth Sahib as a sign of respect for the Shabad or Word of God and they only mediate on God’s name (Naam Simran). Guru Granth Sahib is a spiritual guide to reach God; the route to God’s domain.
In Brief, Following words are used by Guru Granth Sahib for Idol Worshippers
♦ Idol Worshippers are ignorant fools
♦ Idol Worshippers are Sinners and Loon Haram(Bastards).
♦ Idol Worshippers works is wasted in vain.
♦ Idol Worshippers are Blind.
Sikhs respect the Granth Sahib as an order from the Lord, and from the Granth we get metaphysical and worldly truths. It is not as in idol worship and it is not idol worship. Karah Prasad in a plate is kept for the Granthi (priest in attendance) and not for the Granth, to be consecrated by the Granth. Katha I Sufi Sant Haider Qadari Ji About Guru Granth Sahib Ji
Throughout the world the royal proclamation is shows respects, one puts that to forehead and bows to it. The same is true with respect to Granth Sahib. The Primal Father is the True King and it is His proclamation. If somebody, without understanding copies the Hindu priests it is not the fault of Sikh principles.