Hazrat Baba Bulleh Shah

 

Undoubtedly, Hazrat Baba Bulleh Shah is the “King of Sufi poetry”. A humanist, Sufi poet, philosopher, teacher, rebel, and internationalist, Baba Bulleh Shah was truly a legend.

Early life and background

Bulleh Shah was born in 1680, in the small village of Uch, Bahawalpur, Pakistan. His ancestors had migrated from Bukhara in modern Uzbekistan. He relocated to Malakwal with his parents at a very early age. Bulleh Shah received his early education from Pandoke and later moved to Kasur for higher education. Maulana Mohiyuddin was his teacher. Eminent Sufi saint, Shah Inayat Qadiri was his spiritual teacher and he played a vital role in developing his love for Sufism. Hazrat Baba Bulleh Shah and his family descend directly from the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.).

Poetry Style of Hazrat Baba Bulleh Shah

Bulleh Shah lived during the same period as of Sindhi Sufi poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. His lifetime also extended with the Punjabi poet Waris Shah of Heer Ranjha fame, and the Sindhi Sufi poet Sachal Sarmast.

Hazrat Baba Bulleh Shah practiced the Sufism of Punjabi poetry established by poets like Shah Hussain, Sultan Bahu, and Shah Sharaf. Verses narrated by Bulleh Shah are popularly known as “Kafi”. This kind of poetry is popular in Siraiki and Sindhi poetry.

Baba Bulleh Shah’s work represented him as a humanist who wants to give workable solution to the social problems of his surroundings. Bulleh Shah’s poetry highlights his mystical spiritual voyage through the four stages of Sufism: Shariat, Tariqat, Haqiqat, and Marfat. Bulleh Shah’s poetry is in simple language that has been able to address the complex fundamental issues of life and humanity. Islamic orthodoxy is being criticized by Bulleh Shah’s poetry & philosophy.

In modern times, Bulleh Shah’s Kafi is modified to be used to music. Every genre of singer like street- singers, to legends like Abida Parveen, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Sain Zahoor, and Waddali Brothers, UK based Asian artists, and Pakistani rock band Junoon, has sung Bulleh Shah’s Kafi in a beautiful manner.

Popular Poetry Collections

Baba Bulleh Shah wrote and narrated many poetic verses. Some of the most renowned ones are: Makkeh Gaya, Gal Mukdee Naheen, Bulleya Ki Jana Main Kaun, Verhe Aa Varh Mere, Main Jana Jogi De Naal, Aa Mil Yaar, Uth Gaye Gawandon Yaar, Bas Karjee Hun Bas Karjee, Tere Ishq Nachaya, Ishq De Naween Naween Bahar, to name a few.


Note: This Article originally written on 26 October 2009 by Ata Rehman Zaki, it has been modified recently by Hamariweb Editors' team with slightly changes of data and updated info according to recent updates.

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I have a great collection of Bulleh Shah's poetry which I like. The style of Bulleh Shah in which he wrote poetry is totally different from the other. I did not had much knowledge about him but this article also increase my knowledge with the help of this article.
By: farooq, multan on Jul, 17 2017
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baba g ka shajra kaha ja milta hai pls answer me
By: Muhammad Furqan, Karachi on Oct, 26 2015
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Salam to all
pls help Me baba bulle shah kon the .hashmi ,bukhari .naqvi.sherazi kon se syed the



By: Muhammad Furqan , sargodha on Oct, 24 2015
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Naqvi Syed
By: Ali, London on Jan, 16 2017
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"Baba ji was born in a noble and aristocratic Saye’ad family but, as a result of Enayat’s teachings, he left the life of nobility and luxury and led quite simple and humble life." Bulleh Shah's father Sakhi Mohammad Darwesh was a molvi or imam masjid in a village Pandoki . What kind of luxury life Bulleh shah lived before meeting Shah Inayet Qadri (R.A) ? Can you explain?
By: Raheel Aslam Chaudhry, London on Jan, 17 2015
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i love u baba bulleh shah
By: amin, pakistan on Oct, 11 2013
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UMAR BHAI WO AJ B HMARY PAS E HAI BAS HAM JASY GUNAGARO KE ANKHEN UNE DAKH NAHI SAKTI OR HM UNKY BTAYE HWY RASTY PAR AMAL KR K AJ B WASI HASTI BALKY UNSY MILL SAKTY H.or dua h k allah hm sb ko unky naqshe qadm py chalny ke tofeeq ata farmaye
By: ali, gakhar on Aug, 03 2013
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AoA
kiya koe bhai ye bata sakta hay ke "kabhi baba bulleh shah nay Namaz parhi ya prhai?" please reference den kisi kitab ka ya article ka jahan unki namaz ke baray main koe bat ho. i will be very thankful to you. mera ak dost hay wo kehta hay ke baba bulleh shah nay kabhi namaz nahi parhi.... hopping ap meri help kren gy. aur reference ya article mujhay mail ker dain tu apka shukria. [email protected]
By: siddiq, bahawalpur on Nov, 15 2012
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there are four steps of tasawuf:
1 The four stages
1.1 Shariat
1.2 Tariqat
1.3 Haqiqat
1.4 Marifat
search them on net.
first stage is Shariat, with out that you can not reach other steps
By: haris, isl on May, 25 2014
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yar ap ne allama iqbal ka wo sher nai parha.
jo mein sar ba sajda hoa ka kabhi to zamin se ane lage sada tera dil to hai sanam ashna tujhe kiya mile ga namaz mein.
yar yeh namaz se age nil gae the.en k liye sab kuch in ka peer hota hai us ko dekhna ebadat aur na dekhna gunnah hai
By: Bilal ali, Sialkot on Jul, 21 2013
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It is my first time reading about BABA BULLEH SHAH, and it makes me feel sad that he struggled with all that because of what he wanted to do, but also when he spoke out he was cat as a Cristian, and when he died his poetry never got published and got thrown on to the garbage. That is what makes me really sad!!!!!!
By: mohsin, Birmingham on Feb, 26 2012
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سب سے زیادہ پڑھا جانے والا یہ آرٹیکل کس وجہ سے سب سے اوپر ہے؟

جب حضرت بابا بلھے شاہ رحمتہ الله علیہ آج سے دو سو سال پہلے موجود تھے تو شاید اتنی مقبولیت نہ تھی، اسکی کیا وجہ ہو سکتی ہے، یہ اس لیئے ایسے ہوتا ہے کہ “حق اور حق والے ہی ہمیشہ رب کی عطا اور مرضی سے دنیا اور آخرت دونوں طرف بلند اور بالا ہوتے ہیں“-

پھر ہمارے لیئے کیا رہ جاتا ہے۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔؟ صرف یہ کہ نیک نیت لے کر موجودہ زمانے میں حاضر ناظر ہستی کو تلالش کریں اور جب دل مطمئن ہو جائے تو پھر اس ہستی کی جوتیاں اٹھانی سیکھ لیں تو پھر جا کر کے کچھ علم مل سکتا ہے، ایسا علم نہیں کہ خدا کی بھولی مخلوق کو آگے لگا لو بلکہ وہ راستے ملنا شروع ہو جاتے ہیں کہ جن پے رب راضی ہو جائے۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔“کیا اس کے علاوہ ہمیں کچھ چاہیئے؟“
By: Azeem, RWP on Dec, 14 2011
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I read first time about baba ji, & great impressed with his strugle. Almighty Allah may rest his soul in peace.
By: Nasir Irshad , Faisalabd on Oct, 22 2011
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I dont have words to describe the personality of Baba g...
By: Shoaib, Islamabad on Sep, 26 2011
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Asslam O Alaikum
i love baba ji and i don't know why, main na cheez aqeedat mand hon unki even main un ke bare mein zyada nhi janti
guria multan
By: guria, multan on Aug, 21 2011
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Slaam
BaBa G z incredible....
By: Tayyab Tahir, Jhelum on Aug, 02 2011
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baba bulay shah apka name lenay say bi zuban asay pak ho jati hay jasay bacha jab pada hota hay to pak hota hay baba bulay shah ji ham gunagar par nazar karak kar de...................................baba bulay ap ka dunia say parda karna to ak bahana tha ap to aj bi zinda hay marna to ham jaso ka hay jinay log yad bi nahi kartay.....
By: shamir , lahore on Jul, 21 2011
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I love Baba Blue Shah's poetry.I love his whole songs.He was a great person.............
By: Baljit Singh Chahal, Ludhiana (India) on Jul, 17 2011
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true peoples true sayings
By: tamishah , multan on Jun, 24 2011
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HAZRAT BABA BULLEH SHAH SAHAB is a great and deep thinking person.
By: mudassir , Muzaffarabad A.K on Apr, 19 2011
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was great bullay shah a wali,,,,,,,,,,,
if he was thn wat are qualities of a wali...???????????
w8ng 4 some1"s rply...................@[email protected] or [email protected]
By: adnan, islamabad on Mar, 10 2011
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sallam i really want to work here in this forum ,and i have strong respect n love for BABA BULHAY SHA .
By: MEHER, multan on Mar, 05 2011
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Baba Bulley Shah is the greatest poet of all times. Babaji's poetry is far ahead than any other poet. It's very sad that most of his poetry was destroyed by his oponents after his death. It's like destroying a very very precious asset. I wish i could have read all babaji's poetry.
By: Shahid, Islamabad on Feb, 02 2011
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