Thanks Respected Brother. Seems as if Sikhism is a result of efforts to synthesise Sufi Islam and Hinduism. This movement ran afoul of some Mughal Emperors who, probably were not sure where their loyalties were and what exactly were theiir goals, particularly Auranzeb (who, I heard, the Sikhs consider as villian). Interesting point to note (as per legends) some Sikhs preferred to die willingly defending their faith or account of it. Such is the force of belief!!