Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai

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Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai

Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai (1689 – 1752) (Sindhi: شاھ عبدالطيف ڀٽائيِ, Urdu: ,شاہ عبداللطیف بھٹائی) was a Sindhi Sufi scholar, mystic, saint, poet, and musician. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the Sindhi language. His collected poems were assembled in the compilation Shah Jo Risalo.

Shah Jo Risalo[edit]

  • "Festivals that common men celebrate, are hunger and thirst to them, intoxicated in Allah's love they fast Eid and joy they never celebrate"-Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, Shah Jo Risalo
  • Beggening their voyage with salty deep, By sweet water they returned, Big merchants trade not with Gold but with Pearls and Gemstones...such wealth, these Sailors form distant lands had brought.-Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, Shah Jo Risalo
  • "Those that all night keep awake, And Allah's name unceasingly take, Their yearning Abdul Latif says, For all time unforgotten stays, Among those that come before Allah for adoration, On them countless more shall send their homages and prayers."-Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, Shah Jo Risalo
  • Clouds return and once again, it rains,

Lighting's flash from all sides, and with them,
Some go to Istanbul others turn to the west,
Some shine bright over China and others take care of,
Samarqand, some wandered to Rome, to
Kabul and Kandahar, some lie on Delhi,
Deccan thundering over...
My beloved Allah, may you always make Sindh a land of abundance,
My beloved Allah, may you make prosperous the whole universe. -Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, Shah Jo Risalo

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