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Asma Issa
Islamic Scholar

What is the origin and history of the Sikh religion?

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  1. The origin and history of the Sikh religion belongs to Punjab and Punjabi. The Sikh religion was founded in the 15th century by Guru Nanak Dev Ji in the Punjab region of India. Punjab is now part of Pakistan and India after 1947 separation. Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born in 1469 in Talwandi, now known as Nankana Sahib, in Punjab Pakistan. He was a religious leader who rejected the caste system and emphasized the importance of unity and equality among all humans.

    Guru Nanak Dev Ji was followed by nine other Gurus who continued to develop and expand the Sikh religion. The last Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, founded the Khalsa, a group of baptized Sikhs who are committed to upholding the principles of Sikhism.

    The Sikh religion is based on the teachings of the Gurus. These teachings can be find in the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib. Sikhism explain the importance of living a life of loyalty, and the belief in the oneness of God.

    Sikhs have a rich history of standing up against injustice and fighting for justice. They have faced persecution and discrimination throughout history, including during the Mughal Empire and British rule in India. Today, Sikhs can be found all over the world, with significant communities in India, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

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