like shirdi saibaba because of his acceptance of all religion &
Right from his younger age Shirdi saibaba has been a person who
tries to unify people from different cast and creed.In those days,
Hindu-Muslim differences in his place was growing alarmingly. There
was considerable bitterness between members of the two communities.
What the saibaba used to do was to visit a Hindu temple and sing
songs in praise of Allah; 'I am God' (Mein Allah ho), 'Allah is
the Supreme Lord' (Allah Malik hai). He used to declaim in this
manner in the temple. The Hindus used to chastise the baba in various
ways for his misbehaviour.
Nor was that all. He would enter a mosque and declare, 'Rama is
God', 'Shiva is Allah'. His behaviour in singing about Allah in
a Hindu temple and about Rama and Shiva in a mosque was a puzzle
to the public.Thus Baba has always stressed the universal truth
of proving God is one and his forms are many.
"Shiva is Allah - Allah is shiva "- Shirdi
I read the below aspect of shirdi saibaba from the book written
by Ramalinga swamiji :
Sai Baba wanted peace and harmony amongst His devotees, whether
they were Hindus, Muslims, Parsees or any other caste or religion.
Once the Muslims were offering 'namaz' in Dwarkamai. Simultaneously,
the Hindus were performing Bhajans, accompanied with musical instruments.
The Muslims complained to Baba about this, saying that it was a
hindrance to their worship. Baba, however, said, "Those who
pray sincerely with concentration will not find any hindrance. So
those who want to do 'namaz' devotedly may do so, and the rest may
Baba was extremely fair with his devotees and wouldn't allow anyone
to interfere with the others' spiritual endeavours. In Sai Satcharitra
Ch.3, a Rohilla came to Shirdi and recited 'kalmas' from the Koran
at top of his voice, day and night. This disturbed the villagers.
So they complained to Baba. However, Baba said, "Do not harass
the Rohilla. Let him shout on the top of his voice. He brings me
great pleasure." Baba's dealings with His devotes was strict
and fair. He wasn't concerned to what caste, community, creed or
religion they belonged to; neither did their socio-economic or social
status affect Him. All He wanted was zeal, love, devotion and total
surrender to the almighty.
All gods are one. There is no difference
between a Hindu and a Muslim.
Mosque and temple are the same..
- Shirdi Sai Baba
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