Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai (1689 – 1752) a well known sindhi sufi scholar, saint and poet. Shah abdul latif bhatai commonly known as Latif or Sufi and he considered to be the most greatest Muslim poet of sindhi language. Shah abdul latif bhatai basically belongs to the sindh and was a very strong proponent of sindhi sufi tradition.
Shah abdul latif bhattai was a national poet and he also considered as a spiritual guide throughout the sindh. His collected poems were properly assembled in shah jo Risalo and this exist in number of different regions and in different languages like English, urdu and many other languages. About his formal education almost nothing is known except the name of Noor Muhammad Bhatti who said that he tutored Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai in his early days.
Sindh is country that has its roots in the Indus valley Civilization. Sufi way of sindhi people reflected the ancient wisdom of its culture. The most important part of sindhis spiritual life is Music for many millennia. Shah abdul latif bhatai contribute a lot to the sindhi music but unfortunately this music culture has no exposure in world music scene.
Music that given by Shah Abdul latif bhatai:
1: Instrumental or Vocal sounds that possessed a degree of harmony, melody or rhythm.
2: A written score of musical composition.
3: a musical accessory.
4: art of arranging ounds in time to produce a unified, continuous composition as through harmony, melody and rhythm, timbre.
5: a particular kind or category of music.
Shah Abdul Latif Bhatai Poetry:
Shah adul latif’s sindhi poetry divided in to thirty six Musical composition or surs. His music based on the classic rages these classic rages are not present in the classical music of india. Shah’s poetry or surs are divided in to chapters or dastans.
Dastans are consist of two or four lines stanza called bait. In past times sindhi hold a dust to dawn musical concerts and singing waees of shah abdul latif bhatai every night.
Sur Kalian Sur J’aman
Sur Sohni Sur Khanbhat
Sur Sarang Sur Samundi
Sur Basant Sur Kedaro
Sur Desi Sur Kohiari
Sur Hussaini Sur Sorth
Sur Abri Sur Maazuri
Sur Berag Sur Barwo Sindhi
Sur Rippa Sur Leelan Chanesar
Sur Momal Rano Sur Ramkali
Sur Bilawal Sur Dahar
Sur Ghatu Sur Siuh Kedaro
Sur Kapati Sur Pirbhati
Sur Asa Sur Marvi
Sur Kamod Sur Karayal
Sur Dhanasari Sur Purab
When is Urs of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai?
Shah Abdul Latif (1689 – 1752) was a Sindhi Sufi scholar, mystic, saint, poet, and musician. He is known as the poet of Sindh. He died on January 1st 1752, which was 14 Safar 1165 in the Islamic calendar. This public holiday is observed on 14 Safar.
Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai Urs Date
|Sunday, 10 September 2022|
|Sunday, 11 September 2022|