58. Conversion of Syad

Syad Wahmi, a Muslim Faqir of great renown in those parts, was baptised to the Sikh Faith and named Ajmere Singh. His name is frequently mentioned in the Sikh annals; and it is stated that he was one of the few who accompanied the Guru to the Deccan and rendered him conspicuous service. Such conversions, though rare, afford sufficient evidence to show that Muslims were taken into the Sikh fold and were given the same status as was possessed by converts from amongst the Hindus. This conversion serves as an illustration of the Guru's catholicity and shows that Sikhism's a proselytizing creed and is not exclusive as Hinduism.