Sunday, December 25, 2011
Shab Abdul Latif Bhittai (Summary)
Sunday, December 25, 2011 by Faizan Bhatti
Tags: English - Class 9
Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai, the great saint, poet and philosopher was born in 1689 in small village “Hala Haveli” District Hyderabad. He was son of Syed Habib Shah. Shah Latif’s ancestors migrated from Hirat to Sindh during the days of
Tamer Lane and made it their home.
Shah Latif started composing poetry when he was only a boy. He was very fond of learning. He married a nice lady with whom he lived for many years. He showed kindness to her. After the death of his father he went to live on Bhit. There he prayed to God with much devotion.
Shah Latif composed his poetry in language of common people. He was also a great musician. He simplified the music of his time. He invented simple musical instrument “Tambooro” which is even now popular all over Sindh.
Shah Latif died in 1752 A.D at Bhit Shah. Famous king of Sindh Ghulam Shah Kalhoro built a shrine over his grave. Shah Latif’s Urs is held at shrine on 14th Safar every year. People come from all over
to offer their gratitude. Pakistan
Shah’s message is the message of love and brotherhood. He believed in equality of men and pleasing God by good deeds. According to him it was goal of life.
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