Sikhism Summary

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Summary: New ideas are created and old ones are reimagined during the Scientific Revolution. Two people that contributed were Nicolaus Copernicus who challenged the idea that the Earth was the center of the universe and Newton who explained the laws of the universe. Then people began questioning what right others such as kings and slave owners had to have complete control over other human beings. This lead to the Enlightenment in which people such as actor John Locke began challenging the rule of leaders in a way that had never been done before. Numerous revolutions followed the Enlightenment, inspired by the ideas it had created about who actually had the right to rule over another human being. The Industrial Revolution followed in which mass production took place. Better technologies were created for war, transport, and…show more content…
It was founded by Guru Nanak, a merchant Hindu. He questions other religions and decides to create his own in which Truth is the one and only god. The love of his god is all powerful and no earthly wealth can compare to him. His followers were called Sikh referring to them as students of his religion. He passes the leadership of Sikhism on to Guru Angad, then Guru Amar Das is given control, next Guru Arjan is allowed to lead. He creates the Adi Granth which are a series of hymns to their god which later turns into the Sikhism holy book. He is known as the first martyr of the Sikhs faith as he was tortured and killed by the Mughal leader Jahangir. Guru Hargobind creates a military to protect the Sikhs people. Guru Har Rai takes over, then Guru Har Krishan is allowed to rule, next Guru Tegh Bahadur comes to power. He continued to rule military to protect the oppressed and is the second martyr of the Gurus. Guru Gobind Singh took power and formalized warrior saints. They had a list of rules to follow to be Khalisa baptized to become Singh for men or Kaur for women. He also finalized the holy
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