Kabir (1440-1510 AD)


  1. He was a 15th century Indian mystic poet and saint, whose writings influenced Hinduism’s Bhakti movement and his verses are found in Sikhism’s scripture Guru Granth Sahib. 
  2. He was a disciple of Ramananda
  3. He mounted a spirited attack against the superficial religious practices followed by both Hindus and Muslims
  4. Kabir suggested that Truth is with the person who is on the path of righteousness, considered all creatures on earth as his own self, and who is passively detached from the affairs of the world.
  5. He was the first to reconcile Hinduism and Islam.
  6. He believed in formless God.
  7. Kabir’s legacy survives and continues through the Kabir panth (“Path of Kabir”), a religious community that recognizes him as its founder and is one of the Sant Mat sects. Its members are known as Kabir panthis.
  8. He wrote- Sabad, Bijak, Doha, Holi, and Rekhtal. He propagated Ram Bhakti.