of an Indian Soil
Man himself is a mysterious being. His
soul, spiritual powers, insights, intuitive faculties,
contact with ultimate Reality and several other things
have made him an enigma.
The Holy Prophet says:
"I am creating man from dry clay from
black moulded loam. When I have fashioned him and breathed
My spirit into him…" Quran (15:29).
Hazrat Amir Khusro (R.A) says:
"Ashiqui um kah gar a waz dahi jane
Dost az seenah um awaz bar arad kah manam."
(I am a lover, if any one calls my
My beloved responds from inside my breast
saying it is ‘I’.
He also believes that his beloved God
is omnipresent in his essence:
Hasti man rafat va qayalish ba
In kah tu beeni nah manam balkeh oost.
(My entity has disappeared, now I think
only of Him. That which you actually see is not me but
Allah Tala (God) is the most important
Being for the mystics to contemplate on. They hold that
it is beyond the limits of human mind to apprehend God
and to circumscribe Him. Hazrat Amir Khusro argues that
even with the help of mental and intellectual faculties
it is not possible to apprehend Allah Tala (God):
"Dar niyai bih fahm aliman
Darnah gan ji bih wahm admiyan."
(Thou cannot be comprehended by worldly people.
Thou cannot be confined to the imagination of man.)
Man himself is a mysterious universe unto
himself with all his mental powers he cannot understand
his own self. How can it be possible to understand Allah
Hazrat Amir Khusro (R.A) states:
"Ankh khud rashanaqat nah tu aanad,
Man Arafa Nafsa hu
A free nandah ra kuja danad."
(A man who cannot conceive his own self, can he ever
be able to conceive his Creator?)
Thus, said the Prophet (S.A.W.):
Faqad Arafa Rabba hu
(Those who realised himself has realised
the Allah Tala (God)).
Hazrat Baba Fariduddin Ganj Shakar (R.A)
"Do not insult a man by a bad word. For
in everyone genuine Lord lives."
Hazrat Abu Sayeed Abul Khair (R.A) says:
"I went to the the church of the Christians
and the place of the Jews. And saw that both are facing
The desire to meet You took to me to the temple of
And I heard the idols singing Your love songs."
Hazrat Amir Khusro (R.A) though he
was distinguished in Suluk, and Tariqat (Way of God) and
was also a great patriot to his mother land. He used to
quote a saying of Prophet (PBUH):
"Love of country is like Love of religion."
This is according to the Tradition (Hadees):
"Oh, group of believers! Love of the
country is certainly like the real faith (in religion)."
Hazrat Amir Khusro (R.A) believed,
India with its beauty - is a Paradise on the earth!.
"Kishwere Hind Ast Bahashti Bih Zameen".
India is a country like Paradise on the
"Falak az u jumla amad hindustan bar
tar guft har chah az ameen kishwer amad."
(The heavens said that all the countries
which have come of the earth. Among them all only Hindustan
(India) has come up to the height of excellence.)
He himself refers indirectly and said:
"Singing like a parrot, in the ancient
Is the lot of Khusro blessed with Almighty Power."
Hazrat Abul Hassan said that Amir Khusro
heart was equally capable of responding with all the swirl
and glow of passion, to the love of the Infinite. It is
the cosmic emotion that vibrated through all his mystical
ghazals, and they seem to have emerged out of the souls
encounter with the Absolute.
—Hazrat Amir Khusro.