Murshid, the religious and spiritual leader to both Qazi and Shahbaz, is determined to settle their differences. Murshid rebukes Qazi and Shahbaz for their behaviour. Murshid advises that Kabir and Zara work together for their community's future. Murshid suggests that Kabir and Zara marry each other. However, when Kabir and Zara firmly refuse to marry each other, Murshid decrees that they be engaged after seven days. Ayesha learns about Shahbaz's intention to marry Kabir off to Zara.