|Sikh History - An Overview|
Sikhism is codified with its own written scriptures - the Guru Granth Sahib. Within this contain the teachings of the Nanak-Gurus to the masses. Sikhism has its own value system, which teaches love and compassion for all. Equal rights (and standing) for all including women, and the (low) castes/classes. The highest integrity, and fight for human rights, the propagation of harmony, pluralism and co-existence and mutual tolerance of other faiths.
It believes in God as the supreme, whose teachings are manifested in the Guru Granth Sahib, which also include theo-political shabads, ideology and precepts from where we draw our learning.
The Guru teaches Sikhs to fight against discrimination in all forms, the republic of the Order of the Khalsa set up by Guru Gobind Singh on 30th March 1699, instructs Sikhs to fight against corruption, fight against the oppressors and the unscrupulous. The Sikh fight is challenging those who are corrupt, where so ever it manifests and for fighting for the human rights of the defenceless, and replacing such a system with the high ideals and ethos already mentioned.
The Guru Granth Sahib is unique in that it is non-offensive to women, the poor and low-castes strata of Indian and World society, homosexuals and other religions. The MPS’s mission, vision and values are in congruent with the teachings of Guru Granth Sahib.