from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A monotheistic religion founded in northern India in the 16th century by the guru Nanak. Sikhism rejects caste distinctions, idolatry, and asceticism and is characterized by belief in a cycle of reincarnation from which humans can free themselves by living righteous lives as active members of society.
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- n. A revealed, monotheistic religion originating in northern India, in the 16th century through Guru Nanak and his successors.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The religious system and practices of the Sikhs, as taught in the Sikh Scriptures, the “Adi-Granth,” compiled by the immediate successors of Nanak, then: founder. The system embodies an attempt to combine the leading doctrines of Brahmanism and Mohammedanism.
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- n. the doctrines of a monotheistic religion founded in northern India in the 16th century by Guru Nanak and combining elements of Hinduism and Islam
Indeed, the religion we called Sikhism started out as an interfaith movement, in which Guru Nanak primarily brought people from different religions together and taught common sense goodness, serving humanity and caring for the neighbors.
Sikhism is a major world religion with more adherents worldwide than Judaism.
Sikhism is especially strong in recognizing and practicing the equality of men and women.
Singh said there's just not enough awareness of Sikhism, which is 500 years old and is the world's fifth largest religion with 18 million adherents.
To call Sikhism a compromise between the two would be taken as an insult akin to calling a Christian a heretical Jew.
To bar those who observe minority religions such as Sikhism is to render the committee's work incomplete and, frankly, ridiculous from the start.
Guru Granth Sahibs (the holiest book in Sikhism which is held to be the 11th Guru) were destroyed, something that would be unlikely to happen in an orgy of mindless violence.
Religious leaders from multiple faiths -- Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and others -- quickly realized the dangers involved.
Things changed as soon as he converted to Sikhism and started wearing a turban.
The suit said employee Frank Mahoney-Burroughs was treated like any other employee at the store in Everett, Mass., until he converted to Sikhism.