"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

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 mera
Dost az seenah um awaz bar arad kah manam."

(I am a lover, if any one calls my Soul)

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 mamand,
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 He.)

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 Tala?

Hazrat Amir Khusro (R.A) states:

"Ankh khud rashanaqat nah tu aanad,
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.):
Man Arafa Nafsa hu
Faqad Arafa Rabba hu

(Those who realised himself has realised the Allah Tala (God)).

Hazrat Baba Fariduddin Ganj Shakar (R.A) advises that:

"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 you.

The desire to meet You took to me to the temple of Idols (Hindus)

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!.

He said:

"Kishwere Hind Ast Bahashti Bih Zameen".

India is a country like Paradise on the earth.

"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 bower (dwelling),

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.