"Love is greater than religion.
Love is the essence of all creeds!
Love beautifies the soul and beauty of
the soul resides in the love of humanity."


(1253 A.D. to 1325 A.D.) (The Parrot of Hind)

(4) Son of an Indian Soil

A legend is there that when Hazrat Amir Khusro’s first saw His Holiness Hazrat Syed Nizamuddin Aulia (R.A). It is said that young Amir Khusro went to His Holiness khanqah, but did not entered and remained at the door by remarking, "I shall select my "Peer" myself, and if it is bestowed with Divine Power he will converse with me even from distance." Thus sitting at the door he composed:

Tu an Shah-e-ke bar aiwan-e-qasrat.
Kabutar gar nashinad baz garded.
Gharib-e mustanande baradar amad.
Be ayat andar un ya baz gardad.

(You are such a mighty King that if a pigeon sits on your palace, it turns into a hawk. An outsider and a needy person has come at your door, please let him know whether he should come in, or go away).

His Holiness who had supernatural powers sent him the following verse in reply:

"Biya yet andarun marde haqiqat,
Kibama yak nafas hamraz gardad,
Agar ablah buwad an mard nadan,
Azan rahe ki amad baz gardad."

(The person who knows the truth may come inside so that we may exchange divine secrets between us for a moment. If that person is ignorant, then he should return on the same path from where he has come here.)

Hazrat Amir Khusro (R.A) immediately got up and ran to His Holiness and fell on his feet and wept! His Holiness accepted him as his disciple (murid) and gradually the two became inseparable and attached to each other.

Love is deep rooted in human nature. Every Soul has a natural inclination towards another soul. Love in fact, –beautifies the soul, and beauty of the soul resides in love for humanity. Love, the Sufis believe is greater than religion. Love is the essence of all creeds. Every worshiper worships God out of Love. Love enslaves him. The true majestic welcomes love whatever its guise. One who has a perfect insight beholds God in everything.

God is both transcendent and immanent. He is the essence of all existence. The whole universe is a manifestation of Allah Tala (God). His Oneness appear in diversity. Quran points out:

"Which ever way you turn, to God belongs the east and the west there is the face of Allah Tala. He is Omnipresent and All Knowing (Quran 2:115)."

"Are they still in doubt as to their beholding the countenance of God? Do they not realise that God encompasseth all things? (Quran 41:54)."

"When my servants question you about Me, tell them that I am near (with them)." (Quran 2:186)

"Quran Sharif also points out "God is nearer to man than to any other thing."

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