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Why we are called Sikhs? Sikh name to Sikh religion which Guru Ji gave. I am Sikh since generations. I am proud of being a Sikh. Sikhism is the best modern and progressive religion. Non Sikhs ask me and I want answers for the following questions. 1. Which Guru Ji started Sikh religion? 2. In which year Guru Ji started Sikh religion? 3. At which place Guru Ji started Sikh religion? 4. In which place and year Guru Ji declared that my religion name is “Sikh” 5. In which place and year which Guru Ji declared that my religion is a separate from others, and it is a separate Kaum also. If any Guru Ji made Sikhs a separate Kaum (nation) he must have written in SGGS. 6. Is our Sikh religion a religion or Kaum(nation) While answering please mention name of book and page, edition year etc. I tried very hard to find answers to these questions from old Janam Sakhis, Panth Prakash, Gur bilas, Suraj Prakash, Guru Granth Sahib, Bhai Gurdas Ji and Dasam Granth also. But no where it is written about my questions. Please do not quote from Modern history books. Please help me.
Hi all, I have recently re-visited biographies of the 10 Gurus, one thing that struck me this time round was this strong presence of nepotism in later gurus. The first Guru, Guru Nanak rejected his own children to favour an outsider, after putting him through really testing tasks. However, the later Gurus seemed to bestow Guruship to their family members only without any sort of stringent tasks such as the ones set by Guru Nanak. This of course was the reasons for much internal fighting and the root cause of many schisms within Sikhism, the lasting effects of which the Sikh community still feels today. How do Sikhs reconcile this problem?