JAMĀL, MĪĀṄ (d. 1650), a pious Muslim was an admirer of Gurū Arjan. His name appears in Gurū Arjan's composition Chaubole, addressed to four devotees, namely Samman, Mūsan, Jamāl and Pataṅg. The Gurū exhorts Jamāl to see what beauty emerges from humility. In the mud in the low pit grows the handsome lotus. Likewise, says the line, a truly humble heart gives Birth to noble action. According to Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, Mīāṅ Jamāl formally embraced the Sikh faith and received spiritual instruction from Gurū Hargobind. Bhāī Kāhn Siṅgh Gurushabad Ratnākar Mahān Kosh, mentions one Jamāl, a fakīr of Lahore and a brother of one Kamāl, a Kashmīrī Muslim of spiritual attainments, who remained in attendance upon Gurū Hargobind at Kīratpur. Probably this Jamāl is the same Mīāṅ Jamāl. He died in AD 1650.


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