Sikhism is founded upon the life and teaching of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and nine successive gurus who lived in the northern part of South Asia between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. Sikhism is a worldwide religion with nearly 30 million adherents which is about 1% of the world’s population.


The resources contained in the list of subjects to the right are a basic introduction to the facts and beliefs of Sikhism. They are a portal or window into the world of Sikhism and by following the websites and bibliographies, an enquirer may discover more and more about this faith.


The six units are based on the QCA non-statutory framework for Religious Education and the Areas of Enquiry. They provide not only a comprehensive guide to the factual and belief structures of Sikhism, but also address the issues that Sikhism encounters as it engages with the 21st century.


Use the menu on the right to navigate through the sections.



About the Author


This section was written by Dr Ranvir Singh.


Ranvir Singh is Head of RE and Citizenship Coordinator at Cranford Community College. He has been involved with ‘interfaith’ issues for many years having given talks at the International Interfaith Centre, Oxford, the Next Generation at the Parliament of World Religions in Cape Town, meeting the Dalai Lama, joining the executive of the World Congress of Faiths, helping organise the ‘Faith in Action’ programme at the Sacred Space at the Rio+10 UN Summit on Sustainable Development at Johannesburg, and attending the Millennium Summit of Religious Leaders at the United Nations. He is passionate that RE can provide insights into how young people can influence the world around them.