Guru Nanak, who was born in the year 1469, founded the Sikh religion. Nine other Gurus, who perfected the basic social and religious principles of Sikhism as enunciated by its founder, followed him. The Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib, was compiled in 1604, and enshrines not only the scriptures of the Sikh Gurus, but also selected verses of other men of God from various other religious thoughts. It is thus a complete secular religion. Sikhs bow in front of the holy Word of God contained in the Guru Granth Sahib, the eternal Guru, and worship no other deity.
Sikhs believes in one universal God and upholds the equality of all mankind. It holds that all men are essentially pure and infinitely perfectible and are not borne tainted with the original sin. God is Omnipresent and infinite, and does not limit Himself or rather Itself in human form. He is everywhere and no descent is possible for the All Pervading, Omnipresent, Timeless (Akal) and Infinite (Ek Onkar). Sikhism is a practical religion concerned with the Here and Now.
- Amarjit Singh Gill, Raghbir Singh Chhina, Dr. Ajaib Singh Sidhu