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PARAS BHAG is an adaptation into Sadh Bhakha, in Gurmukhi script, of Abu Hamid Muhammad al Ghazzali`s Kimid iSa`ddat, an abridged edition in Urdu of his Ihyd ul Ulum, in Arabic. The work was first published in 1876. Several of the manuscript copies prior to that date are still in circulation. An edition in Devanagari script was brought out in 1929. The question as to who adapted the work into Bhakha and when has not been fully resolved. According to one tradition, the version in Gurmukhi characters was prepared towards the close of the seventeenth century at Anandpur by Sayyid Badr ud Din of Sadhaura at the instance of Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708).

 

According to another, it was translated a little before the middle of the eighteenth century by a Sevapanthi sainteither Bhai Addan Shah or Bhai Garu. The book is held in great veneration by Sevapanthi Sikhs who recite it up to this day in their deras or monasteries. The work originally written in the eleventh century was meant for the edification of the Muslims laying down for them moral and social injunctions. These stipulations represent a mixture of Islamic, Sufi and Vedantic principles and thus have a wide appeal. The main stress is on loving devotion to God and on right conduct. D.S.

 

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44 minutes ago, GurjantGnostic said:

According to one tradition, the version in Gurmukhi characters was prepared towards the close of the seventeenth century at Anandpur by Sayyid Badr ud Din of Sadhaura at the instance of Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708).

If this is true, than paras bhag is an important granth to study.

Why only sewapanthis teach it and not taksal or nirmalas?

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13 minutes ago, shastarSingh said:

What about taksal?

Not too sure, some ppl think they came from the nirmalas but taksal says they didnt and i think they didn't as well. My guess is that they have focused on more well known granths instead...

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1 minute ago, intrigued said:

Not too sure, some ppl think they came from the nirmalas but taksal says they didnt and i think they didn't as well. My guess is that they have focused on more well known granths instead...

If Dasmesh Pita got a Sufi Persian Granth into Gurmukhi from Pir Budhu Shah(sayyid badr ud din),it is an important granth to study.

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1 minute ago, shastarSingh said:

If Dasmesh Pita got a Sufi Persian Granth into Gurmukhi from Pir Budhu Shah(sayyid badr ud din),it is an important granth to study.

I agree

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intrigued

but taksal is sort of influenced by nirmala tradition in past century or so

it is the modern day nirmalay who have become accustomed to bipran ki reet but there are still virle kathavachik like swami ram singh or balbir singh seechewal activist and many even become amritdhari 

same goes for naamdhari sikhs with some sense who do not regard baba raam singh ji as a dehdhari guru 

modern day taksali would have been considered nirmalay back in 1700s as they have taken the mantle of parchaar 

back in the day, taksal and tarna dal/nihang khalsey would be indistinguishable 

sant sundar singh ji bhindranwale studied under a nirmaley scholar (can't recall their name as of now)

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but yes, even all nihang dal singhs I have heard of and from agree that nirmala panth was established by guru sahiban (I can't comment on that sakhi to be frank) 

I am not sure if guru sahib instructed them to partake in amrit di daat, khande bata di pahul but I would assume so (not much historical source to back my claim I admit) 

nirmalay were an important ang of the broad nanakpanth and very important to parchar, but I guess since they were mostly doing parchar in eastern lands of hindus (and centers of brahmanism with haridwar, benares, and holy ganga, etc.) they slowly conformed to the ideas of same people they were preaching sikhi to in an effort to sound more inclusive and attract more sangat and slowly they eroded their principles 

easy for us to condemn and criticize them, but it is hard to retain sikhi over the course of two centuries when surrounded by those following bipran ki reet

sorry for reverting such a big turn from the original topic lol 

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1 minute ago, NaamTiharoJoJape said:

nirmalay were an important ang of the broad nanakpanth and very important to parchar, but I guess since they were mostly doing parchar in eastern lands of hindus (and centers of brahmanism with haridwar, benares, and holy ganga, etc.) they slowly conformed to the ideas of same people they were preaching sikhi to in an effort to sound more inclusive and attract more sangat and slowly they eroded their principles

Exactly

 

Not to sure abt the origins of nirmalas either

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