What is Sikhi and who are the Sikhs?
Sikhi, also known as Sikhism, is the fifth largest religion in the world. This religion finds its roots with the birth of the first Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, in the 15th century BC, in todays Pakistan in Nankana Sahib. After Guru Nanak Dev Ji, another nine Gurus spread the word of Akalpurkh – the timeless being, that created all the universes and its containing lifeforms -. The tenth and last Guru in a human form crowned the Guru Granth Sahib – the holy scripture of the Sikhs – as the last and eternal Guru. Ever since then there was no Guru in human form.
The Guru Granth Sahib contains wisdom and teachings of the Gurus and other wise people from the world. The fifth Guru, Guru Arjan Dev Ji, compiled the Adi Granth – the first part of the Guru Granth Sahib -, with Bhai Gurdas Ji as their scribe. It was then completed by the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, with Bhai Mani Singh Ji as their scribe.
Sikhi is a path of life that reconnects to Akalpurkh, while maintaining a good and god-loving life in society. The instructions needed to reach the goal is provided by the Gurus. And somebody who follows the teachings of the Gurus and shapes their life according to their wisdom is known as a Sikh.