The Holy Book of Sikhism among the Followers

Ahmad Ramezani1


Every religion has a book which is considered as the holy text of that religion.  Usually there is someone as the founder or religious leader who explains the teachings of that holy text. In Sikhism, Guru Granth Sahib is not only the holy scripture of Sikhism (like Bible for Christians or the Quran for Muslims), but also an eternal living Guru has a special place among the followers. According to the beliefs of the followers of Sikhism, Guru Granth Sahib is like a leader of this faith. One of the interesting point of Sikhism is that it is started by a Human Guru and continue by a dualism of Human Guru and a collection of Holy Scriptures and it ended up to the present situation of absolute ruling of Holy Scriptures; it could be the reason why Sikhs deal with Guru Granth Sahib as a King not a Holy Scripture. Therefore, they have strict rituals in order to preserve and recite Guru Granth Sahib.


Keywords: Holy Book, Sikhism, Guru Granth, Guru Nanak


  1. M.A. of Eastern Religions, University of Religions and Denominations, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.