Sikhism Above is the sky of the mind, and beyond this sky is the Lord – Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Guru Nanak (1469–1539), the founder of Sikhism, was born in present-day Pakistan. As a boy, Nanak was fascinated by God and religion.
Granth says that the God is indescribable, the God has no gender according to Sikhism. Guru Nanak prefixed the numeral one (ik) to it, making it Ik Oankar or Ekankar to stress God's oneness. God is named and known only through his Own immanent nature.
Sikhism is a monotheistic belief , meaning they serve one God.Sikhism broke from Hinduism due, in part, to its rejection of the caste system.

Sikhism preaches a message of Devotion and remembrance of God at all times

The goal of human life is to break the cycle of birth's and deaths and merge with God. This can be accomplished by following the teachings of the Guru, meditation on the Holy Name and performance of acts of service and charity.
Sikhism has 12 major text, one is the Japji Sahib is a Sikh prayer, that appears at the beginning of the holy scripture of the Sikhs written by Guru Nanak
The Adi Granth is the central object of worship in all gurdwaras (Sikh temples) and is accorded the reverence paid a living Guru.
Sikhism is an ethical monotheism fusing elements of Hinduism and Islam.

They placed simple but high ideals before the people at a time when superstition, fanaticism and despair reigned supreme everywhere. They removed false beliefs and fear from the minds of men and women and held out before them the prospects of hope, confidence, peace and salvation.

The leaders of the religion, called Gurus, spread the religion, maintained a friendship with other religions, got rid of the caste system that categorized individuals as poor or rich, encouraged their followers to participate in trade and agriculture, and had a lot to do with the rights women have today.

Resources:

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