Female Sufi Saints in View of Prince Muhammad Dara Shikoh

خواتین صوفیہ کرام:شہزادہ محمد داراشکوہ کی نظر میں


  • Dr. Muhammad Mushtaq Tajarwi Jamia Miliya Islamia, New Dehli


Since the beginning of consciousness, human beings, both female and male, have walked the path of reunion with the Source of Being. Though in this world of duality we may find ourselves in different forms, ultimately there is no male or female, only being. Within the Sufi traditions, the recognition of this truth has encouraged the spiritual maturation of women in a way that has not always been possible in the West. Dara Shikoh is the owner of a unique personality in many ways in the Mughal family. Especially in knowledge and grace, manners and Sufism, and authorship and compilation, there is no other equal to him in the entire Mughal dynasty except Sultan Zahiruddin Muhammad Babar. Darashikoh was a great personality of his time. His importance was not only for his own time, but he remained an example for every era and he was always remembered as an intellectual, researcher, versatile personality and writer prince. He wrote a book called Safinat Awaliya. This book also has historical importance and it has a great place in Sufism. Apart from this, he has many important books. Apart from being a good prose writer, he was also a good poet. He also has a permanent Diwan. His poetry is also a complete interpretation of Sufism. His book on the biographies of the Sufis is Safinat al-Awaliya. This book is actually the basis of all his works. Dara Shikoh wrote it when He was only twenty-five years old and this was his first canonical work. Dara Shikoh reached many destinations in his journey. Sophia's biographies and her other works such as Hasnat al-Arifeen and Majma Al-Bahreen are just a few of her expressions.