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Mittee Musalmaan Ki

asked 2019-02-05 20:30:09 -0600

strongKaur gravatar image

WJKK WJKF What does this shabad actually mean: Mittee Muslaman Ke Oedhe Pae Kumiyar. Ang 466. I have read the translation but I still do not understand what Guru Ji is saying. I remember a sakhi that someone (Dhirmal? Ram Rai?) was asked to change this shabad.

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answered 2019-02-06 10:20:11 -0600

Guruka Singh gravatar image

These tuks are about ego and its nature and manifestation.

"The clay of the Muslim’s grave becomes clay for the potter’s wheel. Pots and bricks are fashioned from it, and it cries out as it burns. The poor clay burns, burns and weeps, as the fiery coals fall upon it. O Nanak, the Creator created the creation; the Creator Lord alone knows."

A grave is supposed to be a sacred spot, but in this tuk the grave is dug up and the clay fashioned on a potters wheel. All things go to God and are reused as raw material to create new things. People perform actions in ego, but these actions are for nought.

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thank you!

strongKaur gravatar imagestrongKaur ( 2019-02-07 17:00:11 -0600 )edit
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answered 2019-08-22 09:08:01 -0600

teraBanda gravatar image

Actually this is Guru Nanak Dev Ji breaking Muslim Superstition

At that time only Muslims were buried on death as there were no Christians. Muslims had (and still do ) a notion he who has followed Islam sincerely, his body doesn't rot in the grave and stays preserved (like egyptian mummies). All the kings in Punjab were Turkish/Middle Eastern and Muslims, they used to "enjoy' life to the fullest but also do all Islamic rituals (like fasting sacrificing goats, etc).

So Guru Nanak here is saying the Muslamaan (Muslim) 's body turns into clay and then the potter puts the clay in the brick oven and then he cries out, (but it's of no use now).

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