Satguru Nanak Sahib in Dar-es-Salaam, in 1519.
The present city of Dar-es-Salaam was called Mizzima.The name of Dar-es-Salaam was given by Sultan of Zanzibar in 1866.The meaning of "Dar-es-Salaam" is The City of Peace.In 16th century it was governed by Sultan of Oman.When Satguru Nanak Sahib went to Tanzania in 1519,the Sultan of Oman was Mohammed Bin Ismail.He was in the Shabaha area of Mizzima.He happened to meet Almighty Satguru Nanak Sahib.Satguru Nanak Sahib was holding Divan in the Later part of evening.He was singing "Maru Mahalla-I" on Holy Page No. 991 of SGGS. "Mul Khridi Lala Gola Mera Nao Subhaga---"The Almighty Satguru was addressing to the slaves that it is he, who is the slave of God and not they.They are subjected to inhuman treatment by the traders from the Arab.He spoke to the Sultan in Arabic that the Slave are also human beings, and same blood run through their veins.There is no cleverness in you.You have not followed the order of the Almighty God.I am a slave,like you, to His order-------.The Sultan was moved from his heart, and fell to Satguru's feet.Satguru forgave him, and ask him to free all the slaves, except ciminals. Like me, you would lie in the grave one day.Hence,after freeing the slaves, Satguru left for Morogoro and Dodoma on their way to Tabora. "Lala" means "A Slave". in Punjabi and"Falls Down or Lie Down" in Swaihili language( ref.pp 240,of "A Standard Swahili-English Dictionary, by Fredderick Johnson, published by Oxford University Press,Dar-Es Salam.
(1)---From My Photo-Album of East-Africa.
(2)---Darpan, by Professor Sahib Singh Ji
(3)---Gur Rattan Prakash, by Akali Kaur Singh.
(4)---A Standard Swahili-English Dictinary, by Frederik Johnson, published by Oxford University Press, Dar-es-Salaam.
Copy Right 2010, by Bhai Harpal Singh Kasoor.
Present Gurdwara Sahib in Dar-es-Salaam,Five K.M. From Shabaha(Slave-Market).
In Swahili language."Saboni" is called the vegetable market, whereas"Shabaha" is called "Slave-Market.Sultan of Dar-es Salaam used to ask the Arabic traders, if they want to go to Suboni or Shabaha.Saabaha is located in present Mandela Road. Mandela Road is about 11& a half K.M. from sea-port, and this road mingles with Morogoro Highway.(from my Photo-Album of East-Africa)>
The Place, From Where Slaves Were Sold.
From this place, the modern Mandela Road starts.Shabaha was there on this Road. Slave-Trading was done through this beach(from my Photo-Album of East-Africa).
Giani Manjeet Singh & Bhai Harpal Singh Kasoor, on The Site of Previous-Slave-Trading.
Mr.Matharoo and Giani Manjeet Singh accompanied me to the whole Mandela Road in ar-es-Salaam( from my Photo-Album of East-Africa).
The Biggest Market Of Slave-Trading in Dar-Es-Salaam.
This painting shows that how the slaves were processed in ancient times.(By courtesy of www.shnya.net ).