FATHER OF URDU LANGUAGE IN OUR REGION
HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN AULIA AND AMIR KHUSRO
A meeting was in progress under Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia and many people were seated there. The list included Khawaja Hassan Sanjari, Khawaja Saeed Muhammed, Khawaja Saeed Mussavi, Khawaja Syed Rafiuddin Haroon, and Har Dev, along with his three relatives, Sumbal Dev, Chanel Dev, and Sunil Dev. Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia was of view that a language issue in addressing people of Hindustan was occurring, and it had to be resolved with a new communication tool. We have to devise a language which mixes local language with language of Muslims that Is Persian, and Turkish. Already inter exchange of words are taking place and people are familiar with same. And to teach this language I have written a small booklet by name of KHALIQ BARI. I want that a system of new language should be started and it should be call Hinduvta. But so that people can really know it, I want Amir Khusro to compose songs in same, so that not only people can talk and read it, but can also sing songs in it, so that it really becomes common with use. As Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia lived between 1238 AD to 1325 AD, so the birth of Urdu started in the 13th to 14th century. The language has a history of about 700 years and was avidly used in Hyderabad Deccan too. It became the language of the Mughal Court with Bahadur Shah Zafar in Delhi.
The result was that Amir Khusro composed Urdu songs with music, and the songs became well known and common and people started singing same and Urdu language came into being once for all. The songs of Amir Khusro survive to this day and were the first in Urdu language. Urdu became the Modern language of our region. Pakistan proudly claimed it as its national language. Lahore became center of Urdu long ago and produced many Urdu writers, poets, and thinkers. Dr Allama Iqbal was the foremost of them. But there were many others, and we will talk about them too.