This event has now been moved to the Great Hall.
Baba Farid (1173–1266) was a Sufi mystic and poet hailing from the Multan region of Punjab, now part of Pakistan. He pioneered the use of the Punjabi language for literary purposes by writing his mystical poetry – known as Sufiana Kalam – in Punjabi, rather than Persian as was the norm of the day. Revered by Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs alike, his ethos was considered so integral to Sikhism that many of his verses feature in the ‘Guru Granth Sahib’, the faith’s most sacred scripture.
Join us in a special event that discusses his life, explores the meaning and context of the poetry featured in the ‘Guru Granth Sahib’, and considers the spiritual essence of Baba Farid’s contribution to Sikh literary canon. The discussion will be followed by a traditional kirtan poetry recitation.