Some Westerners sees Sikhism as a blend of Hinduism and Islam, a popular misconception, and others fail to comprehend this religion while seeing it in terms of sports and military activities. This kind of uninformed judgment can arise when individuals judge a religion by observing the activities of the believers rather than through reading the scriptures. At the same time, misguided believers of various faiths may engage in armed conflicts and terrorism, justifying their activities by quoting and misinterpreting the principles and teachings of the faith.

Sikhism, a relatively young religion, was founded in the 15th century by Guru Nanak (1469–1539). The central teachings of this monotheistic religion consider sharing, equality, truthfulness, honest living, fidelity, and spirituality essential for a good human life. This religion advocates ...

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