About the book
This book is a revised version of Saeen G.M. Syed’s original effort, published in 1986. This edition is a humble effort torepresent Syed’s views on life, religion and Sufism. However, no work of this type can be error-free. Should the readersfind anything that is out of context or ambiguous, we should be only too pleased to I acknowledge our shortcomings andrectify them in later editions. Himself a Sufi, he had great love and to, admiration for Sufis and men of letters. He wasknown for his refined manners and great hospitality.This book is a modest tribute to a great son of Sindh who served his motherland for 76 long years. He began his publiccareer in 1919 and it continued till his death in 1995. Hindus, Buddhist, Jains, Christians, Koreans and Muslimsparticipated in his last rites to pay homage to the departed soul. He will be remembered for his erudition, great urbanity,generosity and above all his untiring devotion to the cause that was dearest to his heart - Sindh - He loved Sindh, Helived for Sindh and died for Sindh. Mr. Syed used to say that the basic message of Sindh was non-violence, co-existenceand co-operation. History will remember him as eminent ambassador of peace, goodwill and tolerance. Our thanks aredue to Zafar Iqbal Mirza, Prof. Syed Ghulam Abbas, Syed Afzal Haider, Dr. Zia-ul-Haq Shah and Mr. Rashid Haider Rizvi and many others without whose unfailing co-operation this book would not have been possible.
Khadim Hussain Soomro