Are there any sources that explicitly discuss the halachic status of Sikhism regarding to what extent it follows the Noahide laws, and if it is considered avoda zara or shittuf?
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From what I understand "avoda zara" or "shittuf" means, our religion, Sikhism, is neither. It's a monotheistic religion where we believe in the existence of one Omni-Present God.
He is above all. He is not confined in any idol or temple. He created us. We respect Him for what He has given us. (That's why we are not supposed to trim body or facial hair, or perform circumcision.)
Regarding Noahide laws, I am not able to understand them clearly. I apologize. I will do some more research and get back on that later.
I'm not aware of any halachic literature on the subject, but I've never seen any reason to treat it as Avoda Zara. Sikhism has some qualms with some of the practices of Islam (e.g. circumcision) but generally stays quite close to its overall theology.