AWWAL ALLAH NOOR UPAYA – This Shabad is composed by Bhagat Kabeer Ji in Raag Prabhaatee and it is on Page 1349 of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
This Shabad is composed by Bhagat Kabeer Ji in Raag Prabhaatee and it is on Page 1349 of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
Bhai Harjinder Singh Srinagar wale has graced this shabad with his melodious voice.
aval aleh noor oupaaeiaa kudharath kae sabh bandhae |
First, Allah created the Light; then, by His Creative Power, He made all mortal beings.
eaek noor thae sabh jag oupajiaa koun bhalae ko mandhae |1|
From the One Light, the entire universe welled up. So who is good, and who is bad? ||1||
logaa bharam n bhoolahu bhaaee |
O people, O Siblings of Destiny, do not wander deluded by doubt.
khaalik khalak khalak mehi khaalik poor rehiou srab thaaee |1| rehaao |
The Creation is in the Creator, and the Creator is in the Creation, totally pervading and permeating all places. ||1||Pause||
maattee eaek anaek bhaath kar saajee saajanehaarai |
The clay is the same, but the Fashioner has fashioned it in various ways.
naa kash poch maattee kae bhaaddae naa kash poch kunbhaarai |2|
There is nothing wrong with the pot of clay – there is nothing wrong with the Potter. ||2||
sabh mehi sachaa eaeko soee this kaa keeaa sabh kash hoee |
The One True Lord abides in all; by His making, everything is made.
hukam pashaanai s eaeko jaanai bandhaa keheeai soee |3|
Whoever realizes the Hukam of His Command, knows the One Lord. He alone is said to be the Lord’s slave. ||3||
alahu alakh n jaaee lakhiaa gur gurr dheenaa meethaa |
The Lord Allah is Unseen; He cannot be seen. The Guru has blessed me with this sweet molasses.
kehi kabeer maeree sankaa naasee sarab niranjan ddeethaa |4|3|
Says Kabeer, my anxiety and fear have been taken away; I see the Immaculate Lord pervading everywhere. ||4||3||
Bhagat Kabir (Gurmukhi: ਭਗਤ ਕਬੀਰ) (1441-1518)* was a Devotee, Saint and Gurmukh born in Uttar Pardesh, India. He was a monotheist and follower, probably founder, of Gurmat. He was a Muslim. There are 227 Padas in 17 ragas and 237 slokas of Kabir in Guru Granth Sahib. He is revered by Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs. Like other Devotees, Kabir did not believe in Ritualism, the worshiping of Dieties, Brahmanism or the Caste System. Kabir played the role of a teacher and social reformer by the medium of his writings. Bhagat Kabir guided Gurmat to Ramanand, whom he adopted as worldly guru.
Sikhs also follow the teaching of Kabir, as in Gurmat, Kabir, Nanak, Ravidas, Bhatts all are same and all are treated as Guru and Sikhs bow before Guru Granth Sahib which include the teaching of many who had similar thoughts about God.
Kabir was born in Benaras and adopted by Neeru and his wife Neema who named him Kabir (the Most High). Kabir had a son who he named Kamal and a daughter named Kamali by Mata Loi. Though a Hindu by tradition, he was a Muslim by upbringing. A weaver by profession. There are many legends associated with the birth and death of Kabir (1440 -1518). Some people say that, he was born to a family of Muslim weavers. Others claim that he was the son of a Brahmin widow.
It is widely accepted that he was born in 1398 AD (71 years before Guru Nanak). Kabirpanthis (followers of Kabir) say that he lived upto the age of 120 years and give date of his death as 1518, but relying on the research of Hazari Prased Trivedi, a British Scholar Charlotte Vaudenville is inclined to lend credence to these dates and has prooven that 1448 is probably the correct date of Saint Kabir’s demise.