Sikh teaching centers on spiritual liberation and social justice and harmony, though the community took on a militant aspect during early conflicts. The last guru, Gobind Singh (1666–1708), passed his authority to the scripture, the Adi Granth, and to the Khalsa, the body of initiated Sikhs.
- Guru Nanak founded Sikhism in the 15th century.
- The first master of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, realised that to draw crowds so that he can talk about universal truths, the best method was to start singing, and the Scriptures that he started writing were all compiled in music.
- All the authors that I have read on Sikhism consider Sikhism to be a monotheistic and a revelatory religion.
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