Sikhism: Background information when reading A Moment Comes

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A Moment Comes

by Jennifer Bradbury

A Moment Comes
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Sikhism

Sikhism is a monotheistic religion prevalent in the Punjab region of India and Pakistan where A Moment Comes takes place. One of the main characters in the book, Anupreet, is a Sikh.

Guru NanakSikhism was founded in the 16th century by Guru Nanak. Nanak's family were Hindus, but he studied both Hinduism and Islam. This deep study, as well as Nanak's innovative thinking and talents at poetry and philosophy, were the foundations of Sikhism. Three of his most radical beliefs were that there is only one God, that every person should and could have direct access that God, and that the caste system was wrong, that everyone, regardless of caste or gender, was equal. Nine gurus who followed Nanak also helped shape Sikhism. The tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, declared that the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy book, would be the final Guru, and from that moment on, Siks gave it the same respect and status as any living Guru. This book gives detailed guidance on how to live life so that peace and ...

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