|The Republic of Rumi: A Novel of Reality|
The Museum of Slavery
By Khurram Ali Shafique
The next landmark is the Museum of Slavery.
On the way is a scorpion-infested marshland whose gale is a fire from hell. It is a corner of perpetual night. A warning sign pointing in that direction reads: “Living a hundred lives in such a dreadful wilderness is better than one moment of slavery.”
The museum itself has been divided into a music hall, an art gallery and a corner of religion.
The music of slaves
Songs devoid of the fire of life storm the walls like a flood in the Music Hall.
Masterpieces on display are:
The Corner of Religion
God is being worshipped here but the center of attention is the power of the ruler. The fetters are not on feet but on the heart and the soul.
You can see that the second zone of the Garden ends here. The Corner of Religion is the end marker:
End Marker of the Second Zone
The reader is shown samples of art, music and religion of the slaves