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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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I don't see why this was marked as off-topic. It's a specific halachic question similar to judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/89/… –  Malper Dec 5 '13 at 6:02
    
See the wikipedia page. It seems that they are a purely monotheistic religion. –  Ephraim Dec 5 '13 at 6:06
    
@Ephraim Wikipedia also says that Christianity is a monotheistic religion, but that does not mean that it is not avoda zara according to halacha. –  Malper Dec 5 '13 at 6:08
    
@msh210 I place an unbinding reopen vote. –  Double AA Dec 5 '13 at 6:41
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Oh, I see, @DoubleAA -- this asks specifically for sources that have discussed Sikhism (which requires no knowledge of Sikhism) and not for arguments pro/con (which does require such knowledge). I guess it is answerable. I'll reopen, with my apology. –  msh210 Dec 5 '13 at 6:46
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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.

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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.

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Hello G.D. Singh. Welcome to Mi Yodeya. Just so you know, the reason this answer has been downvoted is because it does not answer the question. As is mentioned in the comments, Christianity considers itself to be monotheistic, but we consider it to be shittuf. The question asks for sources that discuss the halachic status of Sikhism. Not for personal opinion based on random internet people's interpretation of halacha. –  Daniel Dec 5 '13 at 20:07
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I think you give a good answer regarding what Sikhism is and there is a good chance that you are correct (and that is "pure monotheism" similar to Judaism and Islam), but that not exactly what was asked. Thank you for your input anyway since it was still informative. –  Mike Dec 6 '13 at 2:27
    
As i quoted i was not able to understand the words used in the question clearly, as they are new and complex to me. But on my behalf i think i have answered the question partially correct as our religion is not "abodah zara". It's a monotheistic religion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monotheistic#Sikhism Coming to downgrading the answer, there was not need for it. My answer was just incomplete, just like other answers mentioned here: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/12229/… These answers mostly do not cite any references too. –  G.D. Singh Dec 6 '13 at 5:20
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I disagree, @doubleaa. Not entirely, but on the point that this isn't a valuable contribution. It can be improved upon, certainly, but I think it's a useful starting point for the Halachic discussion. –  Seth J Dec 6 '13 at 13:43
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This answer is downvoted, I'm sure, because of the fact that, although informative, it's incomplete (at best). The question specifically asks for sources explicitly discussing the Halachic status of Sikhism. Despite its usefulness in the discussion (which I believe it has, as I stated above), there's a good case to be made for deletion as "not an answer". –  Seth J Dec 6 '13 at 13:45
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