About Sikhs

According to Article I of the "Rehat Maryada" (the Sikh code of conduct and conventions), a Sikh is defined as "any human being who faithfully believes in One Immortal Being; ten Gurus, from Guru Nanak Dev to Sri Guru Gobind Singh; Sri Guru Granth Sahib; the teachings of the ten Gurus and the baptism bequeathed by the tenth Guru; and who does not owe allegiance to any other religion". Sikhs believe in the equality of humankind, the concept of universal brotherhood of man and One Supreme God (Ik Onkar).

At a Glance

Sikhs at a Glance

Sikhism is a monotheistic religion based on a definitive revelation. With over 25 million followers worldwide, it is one of the youngest major world religions. Sikhism was revealed to Guru Nanak over 500 years ago in the Punjab, the Sikh Homeland in South Asia. Sikhism preaches a message of devotion, remembrance of God at all times, truthful living, equality between all human beings, social justice, while emphatically denouncing superstitions and blind rituals. Learn More »


Sikhism Frequently Asked Questions

Sikhs FAQ

Sikh Coalition seeks to create an environment where Sikhs may freely practice their faith and where people appreciate the presence of Sikhs in the community. We proactively fight bias and discrimination by spreading awareness about Sikhs. A list of Frequently Asked Questions about Sikhs and Sikhism, with answers which enable people to know Sikhs better. Learn More »



Sikhs at a Glance

"The Sikhs" brochure provides an overview of the Gurus, Guru Granth Sahib, articles of faith and core Sikh beliefs. Through the generous support of the Munshi Bishan Kochhar Foundation, these brochures are available free of charge and in 11 languages. Learn More »



Sikh Coalition has a wealth of Sikh articles which can educate about Sikhism. This vast knowledge of Sikhism educates you regarding Sikh History, Current and Past issues of interest in Sikh comunity. Sikh Theology of important events. Sikh Calendar describes all the dates in "Nanakshahi Calendar".




Further Reading

We proactively fight bias and discrimination by spreading awareness about Sikhs. A categorized list of recomended books to further your learning in Sikhism.
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