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The Sufism

I follow the path of Sufism.

One morning the great Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Aulia ( 1238-1325 ) was walking on the bank of the Jumna river in Delhi with his disciple Amir Khusro when he saw some Hindu devotees bathing in the river.
The saint remarked ( in Persian ) :

” Har qaum raast raahe, din-e-wa qibla gaahe ”
i.e.
All people have their pole ( qibla )


In other words, all communities have their own path to God
To which his disciple Amir Khusro added ( to complete the couplet )


” Man qibla raast kardam, bar simt kaj kulaahey ”
i.e.
” But I turn my face to the head with the tilted cap ”
( Nizamuddin Aulia used to wear a tilted cap )
In other words, I follow the path of Sufism.

 

By Justice Markandey Katju
former Judge, Supreme Court of India   
 
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