275th urs of Great Sindh’s Sufi Saint, Poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai begins today

The 275th three-day annual Urs of great Sufi Saint Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai begins today (Wednesday).

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Governor Sindh Imran Ismael visited the grave of great Sufi saint and paid Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai a glowing tribute.

In this regard, the organizing committee has announced the official events. The inauguration of the Urs began by laying chaddar and floral wreaths and offering Fateha at the shrine of Saint Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai today.

Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai was a noted Sindhi Sufi scholar, mystic, saint, and poet, widely considered to be greatest Muslim poet of Sindhi language. His collected poems were assembled in the compilation Shah Jo Risalo, which exists in numerous versions and has been translated to English, Urdu and other languages. His work has been compared frequently to great Persian poet Rumi, Sayyed Hossain Nasr, Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University described Shah Latif as a direct emanation of Rumis spirituality in South Asia.

For the last eight years of his remarkable life, Shah Latif lived at Bhitshah. A few days before his death, he retired to his cave-shaped room and spent all his time in prayers and fasting, eating very little.

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