A Persian writer who accompanied Guru Nanak Dev Ji during his journey to Mecca Medina wrote in detail about traveling with the first Sikh Guru. The writer Taajudin Naqshabandhi kept a diary of the entire year and a half journey around Undlas, a town between Erar and Baghdad.
In a public forum the details of the discovery were highlighted:
“In the year 1511, during Guru Nanak’s journeys in the Middle East, a local author, Taajudin Naqshabandhi, joined Guru Nanak and remained with him for roughly one-and-a-half to two years. Taajudin documented his time with Guru Nanak in great detail. Four centuries later, a young man from Kashmir, Syed Mushtaq Hussain, chanced upon Taajudin’s handwritten manuscript while studying to become an Islamic scholar at the Medina University. This manuscript changed Mushtaq’s life. He converted to Sikhism and went on to become the renowned Sant Syed Prithipal Singh.
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