One of the world’s major faiths with more than 20 million adherents, Sikhism is a religion which most people, including academics, seem to ignore. This introduction assumes no prior knowledge on the part of the reader. At the center of the religion is the scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib, and it is the focus of Sikh theology and practice to the extent that no one is allowed to come between it and the believer. There is no priesthood. A particular aspect of Sikhism is its relationship with and attitude to other religions, something of particular significance in our multi-religious society. This book is written by a non-Sikh who has a PhD in Sikh studies.
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The Gurdwara and Sikh worship
God in Sikh Teachings
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Adi Granth Akal Purukh Akal Takht amrit Amritsar Angad Ardas become belief Bhai Gurdas birth blessed Brahmin caste century ceremony Creator Darbar Sahib death described devotees Diaspora Divine emperor faith followers God's grace gurdwara gurmukh Guru Amar Guru Arjan Guru Gobind Singh Guru Granth Sahib Guru Hargobind Guru Nanak Guru Ram Singh Guru's guruship Harimandir Sahib haumai Hindu Hinduism hukam human hymns important India initiation Islam Jains Janam Sakhis Japji jivan mukt Kartarpur Kaur Khalsa Khalsa members Khatri kirtan known langar living manmukh Mardana marriage maya meditation mind Mughal mukti Mul Mantra Muslim Namdharis Nirankari non-Sikhs Panth passage Pauri person practice praise prayer Punjab realised religion religious sangat Sat Guru scripture sewa SGPC shabad Sikh teaching Sikhism simran singing social spiritual liberation tenth Guru tion tradition translation truth turban Vaisakhi Vedas vegetarian verse village Waheguru women word worship yogis