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Is Sikhism more similar to the Abrahamic religions or to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism? Explain your answer.

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1. Is Sikhism more similar to the Abrahamic religions or to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism? Explain your answer.

Sikhism is more similar to Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism than Abrahamic religions. It is often classified as one of the Asian religion, like Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. In contrast, the three most significant Middle Eastern religions are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, which are called the Abrahamic faiths because they trace their origins to Abraham.

Specifically, Sikhism is founded on the teachings of Nanak and nine successive gurus in fifteenth century Northern India, the fifth-largest organized religion in the world This system of religious philosophy and expression has been traditionally known as the Gurmat (literally the counsel of the gurus) or the Sikh Dharma. Sikhism originated from the word Sikh, which in turn comes from the Sanskrit root meaning "disciple" or "learner" ...

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