Shah Abdul Lateef : The soul of Sindh

by Chandiramani

Shah Abdul Latif was born in 1689 in Khatiyan in Hyderabad district. He passed away in 1752 and is buried in a mausoleum in Bhitshah. He was a great poet , scholar and a Sufi mystic. It is absolutely appropriate if he is called the Soul of Sindh. He strongly believed in peace and contentment.

Altough he was born in a wealthy family , he renunciated everything to to become a wandering mystic. During his wanderings he came in contact with Hindu Yogis and made no distinction between anybody. Slowly desciples gathered around him.

He was exceedingly fond of music and would sing his poetry on Tamboora, based on classical Ragas. His music knowledge was of a very high order. In his musical renderings, he always yearned for union with God.

His poetry was memorised by a disciple who wrote it down. Finally credit goes to a German Ernest Trumpp, who knew Sindhi and he got everything compiled in Shah jo Risalo.

6 thoughts on “Shah Abdul Lateef : The soul of Sindh”

  1. Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai is voice of suppressed classes around the globe.
    He is the way to revolution for Sindhi people. Freedom of Sindh can be achieved through struggle under the guidance/teachings of Shah Sain and Shah Inayat Shaeed. The best tribute to both the scholars can be work for the people of Sindh.

  2. Is this the same saint who spent time with Hindu Jogis near Mata Hinglaj temple in Lyari Tehsil?

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