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For the village in Nepal see Hukam, Nepal

Hukam (Punjabi: ਹੁਕਮਿ) is a Punjabi word derived from the Arabic hukm, meaning "command" or "divine order."[1] In Sikhism, Hukam represents the goal of becoming in harmony with the will of God and thus attaining inner peace. It also designates the practice of opening up at random to a page in the Sikh scripture (Guru Granth Sahib) to receive God's guidance on how to handle a certain situation, as answer to a question, or as more general guidance for that day.


  1. ^ Haar, Kristen; Kalsi, Sewa Singh (2009-01-01). Sikhism. Infobase Publishing. ISBN 9781438106472.