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Zafarnama - Historical Reference

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The following verses in Zafarnama (as posted by Vijayadeep Ji in other forum) reminded me of another contraversial historical debate... its is debated that the following verses were not written by Guru Ji.

Have scholars reached any consesus on this issue ?

Thanks

KHUSH-ASH SHAH-E SHAHAAN AURANGZEB
KE CHALAAK DAST AST CHABAK RAKEB

Aurangzeb, the king of kings is having a cheerful disposition. He is a good
swordsman and an agile horseman.

KE HUSN AL-JAMAAL AST-O ROSHAN ZAMEER
KHUDAVAND-E MULK AST-O SAHIB AMEER

Aurangzeb is beauty personified. He is bright minded ie; quick thinker and
he is the lord of his kingdom;

B- TARTEEB DAANISH B-TADBEER TEG
KHUDAVAND DEG-O KHUDAVAND TEG

Aurangzeb is wise and knowledgeable and is skilful wielder of the sword. He is the provider of all the necessities of the people and lords over the
world with his military might.

KE ROHAN ZAMEER AST-O HUSN AL-JAMAAL
KHUDAVAND BAKHSHINDEH-E MULK-O MAAL

He is handsome and possesses a brilliant mind. He is bountiful in
distributing the riches of his kingdom.

KE BAKSHASH KABIR AST DAR JANG KOH
MALAAYEK SIFT CHU SUR-RYAA SHAKOH

His magnificence is great. In war he is like a mountain. He has the
attributes of angels and his splendour matches the pleiades (“seven
sisters” in the constellation Taurus).

SHEHAN-SHAHE AURANG ZEB AALAMIN
KE DARA-E DAUR AST-O DOOR AST DEEN

Aurangzeb is the king of kings. He is the lord of the world and has all the
riches of this age. But he is far from religion.

MANAM KUSHTEH AM KOHI-AAN BUT PRAST
KE O BUT PRASTAND-O MAN BUT SHIKAST

I am also the annihilator of the hill rajas, the idol worshippers. They are
idol worshipers and I am the idol breaker.

B-BEEN GARDISH-E BE-WAFAA-E ZAMAAN
PAS-E PUSHT UFTAD RASAANAD ZIYAAN

Look at the turn of unfaithful world. When it sets itself after some one,
it inflicts injury and harm.

B-BEEN KUDRAT-E NEK YAZDAN-E PAAK
KE AZ YAK B-DEH LAK RASAANAD HALAAK

Look at the power of the pure and good Lord. His reach is such that He can get ten lac annihilated by only one.
 
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Neemai108

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Sep 11, 2006
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I dont know. It seems a bit sarcastic at the same time. If it was infact written by Guruji, I think hes poking fun at Aurangzeb by "praising" him. Its perhaps a way to reprehend him for what he had done at the battle of chamkaur, by breaking his oath on the holy quran etc. I know if I were aurangzeb and I read those verses in the context of the rest of the Zafarnama, I would probably be humiliated and upset infront of Guruji's humility. Indeed there was probably no other than Guru Gobind Singh, he is certainly amazing. Dhan Dhan Guru Gobind Singh.

Waheguruji Ka Khalsa, Waheguruji Ki Fateh!
 

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