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Copyright Material: Gurmukh Singh of Raub, Pahang, Malaysia
The articles in this web-site were first printed in October 1995 in book form titledSIKHISM (based on Gurbani). Gurbani refers to Sikh Scriptures, given in Sikhism’s holy book called
Guru Granth Saheb.
The idea of writing something in English whereby the Sikh youth could benefit wassuggested in 1992 by the President of a Sikh Organisation who offered to have the material, if Iwrote something, printed in the form of pamphlets or a book. I told him that I was neither awriter nor a scholar. What little knowledge of the Sikh religion that I had acquired had beenderived from Professor Sahib Singh’s
which I had found very useful to giveinterpretations of
that I used to sing on Sundays in the temple. This interest in
had developed after my transfer as a headmaster from a school in Raub to Kuantanin 1970. I told the President of the Sikh Organisation that I would make an endeavour to writesome articles and have them sent to him for approval.I knew my limitations and there was no one on whom I could depend for any advice orany clarification. After having written about half the articles which were passed on to theorganisation concerned, I was told that the organisation faced problems in that they could notget anyone who had a good command of English and a sound knowledge of the Sikh religion tovet the articles. The organisation also had financial problems and could not get the articlesprinted. I had, by this time, put in two years of effort and felt that I should not allow this effortto go to waste. I continued adding more articles and finally approached a couple of other SikhOrganisations. Sad to say, there was no positive response from them too. Fortunately, akindhearted Punjabi businessman, of a different faith, a stationery dealer who owned a printingpress, came to my aid. Five hundred copies of the book were printed which were thendistributed, for free, to temples, religious organisations and interested individuals.I have now revised the articles that were originally printed in the book. More materialhas been added and all Gurbani quotations are given in Gurmukhi script in addition to theromanized version. Five new articles have also been added.It is my humble opinion that anyone who makes an effort to read these articles will beable to acquire a basic knowledge of the Sikh religion, which in turn will help them in theirspiritual journey in this life.
No.72, Taman Sentosa.27600, Raub, Pahang,MALAYSIA. (December, 2005)