Saturday, July 08, 2006

A Glimpse of Khalsa Raj

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
In spite of Bahadhur Shah's provocative orders of outright extirpation of the Sikhs, Baba Banda Singh Bahadhur Ji according to the royal newswriter, while at Kalanaur in April 1711, has promised and proclaimed:

"We do not oppress muslims or oppose Islam, but only tyranny and upsurpation of power. Accordingly, for any muslim who approaches him, he fixes a daily allowance and wages, and looks after him. He has permitted them to recite Khutba and Namaz. As such five hundred Muslims have gathered around him. Having entered into his friendship, they are free to shout their call - bang - and say their prayers - namaz - in the army of the wretched (Sikhs)".

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

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