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Sikhism is a monotheistic religion and philosophy founded in the Punjab state, in northwestern India, in the late fifteenth century. It was introduced by Guru Nanak, who is one of the "ten Gurus." Sikhs believe that there is one God that protects them and provides guidance, who is both sargun ...

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Sikhism is a monotheistic religion and philosophy founded in the Punjab state, in northwestern India, in the late fifteenth century. It was introduced by Guru Nanak, who is one of the "ten Gurus." Sikhs believe that there is one God that protects them and provides guidance, who is both sargun and nirgun, or transcendent, omniscient, and omnipresent.

God has no visible shape or form in Sikhism—Sikhs don't have an image for God that can be worshiped and idolized. God is called "Waheguru," which means wondrous Lord or teacher; "Guru" means teacher; and "Sikh" means student, learner, or disciple. In Sikhism, all people, regardless of race, gender, or any other form of identity, are equal in front of God and everyone is to spread only love and kindness. Honesty, hard work, service, and generosity are some of the main values in Sikhism. The community of the Sikh is called "Khalsa," which means "the pure community."

The holy book of Sikhism is the Guru Granth Sahib, which is a collection of various writings and lessons by the Ten Gurus. It is displayed in the Sikh place of worship: "Gurdwara," which means "gateway to the Guru."

Sikhism is the fifth largest religion in the world, with nearly 30 million followers across the globe.

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