Abdul Rehman "Barsoap"

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Nationality : Indian

Abdul was Dr. Abdul Ghani Munsiff's brother.

Courtesy of ; HEART TALK – Letters between Beloved Baba and Dr. Ghani – Eleventh
Avatar Meher Baba P.P.C. Trust, Archives, Meherabad

The Heart Talk offering this week continues Baba's correspondence with Dr. Ghani. This letter is dated 11 January 1925 and was most likely written from the Bharucha Building in Dadar, Bombay, where Baba stayed with His men and women mandali until He returned to Meherabad later that month for the 'First Long Stay'.

Abdul Rehman was Ghani's brother who sang in the style of music Baba liked at that time.

The meaning of "kamal" is something praiseworthy. "Kam and Kanchan" mentioned in the letter mean "lust and greed."

"Tata" is an informal, English expression that means "good-bye."

HEART TALK – Letters between Beloved Baba and Dr. Ghani – Thirteenth
Avatar Meher Baba P.P.C. Trust, Archives, Meherabad

The offering from Heart Talk this week is written by Baba from Meherabad and dated 10th February 1925. Dr. Ghani and Ramjoo were living in Talegaon-Lonavla (between Poona and Bombay) during this period.

Baba's Birthday celebration was held this year on the 18th of February as in the Gujarati calendar birth dates vary from year to year.

Abdullah is Abdullah Jaffer, the husband of Ramjoo's sister and Abdul Rehman is Ghani's brother. They all attended the celebration.

Courtesy of ; HEART TALK – Letters between Beloved Baba and Dr. Ghani – Fourteenth
Avatar Meher Baba P.P.C. Trust, Archives, Meherabad

In this week's Heart Talk, dated 12 April 1925, Baba is living at Meherabad. Ghani's brother, Abdul Rehman, had come to Meherabad on 2nd April that year to sing Qawalis during the celebration of Ram's birthday there. "Zagkdas" means "quarrels".

Two days after this letter was written, Baba left for Bombay to personally purchase material for uniforms for the children attending the Hazrat Babajan school that had opened on 25th March 1925 at Meherabad.