Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) advising harmony with his poetry globally

In view, Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) was a graceful man, of an average size. He was solidly built, had cloudy ochre eyes, with a wide and tall forehead. He developed a beard according to the size permitted in the holy prophet’s Sunnah. He had a sincere and cautious review about himself and consumed much life in deep thoughts and self-examination, because he was always worried about his virtuous and religious development with the only reason of searching connection of the sacred. He would often investigate loneliness and think about seriously on the blazing queries flowing in his imagination toward mankind’s spiritual soul:

Reasons to create man-kind ?

 What is his Objective on the Globe? What is his Connection with his Originator?

 What is his Final Goal?

These queries agitated him and drove him towards loneliness and self-examination. He despised inhumanity and could never cause true misery to man-kind or even to an animal-kingdom. He proclaimed a very straightforward life of tolerant. His meal consumption was plain and cautious, so was his getup which was generally ingrained yellow, the shade of the getup of usually monks, Sufis, and hermit, tailored with ebony filaments. Until today, his remains are safeguarded at “Bhitshah” (where his tomb stands), along with so of his monuments such as a marching cane, a pair of eating receptacle, one originated of Sandal-wood and the other of luminous rock, which he utilized for consuming and drinking. His tall beret and his ebony headdress are firmly safeguarded.

In expedition of spiritual candor, Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) well-traveled to various sectors of Sindh and also visited to the adjoining grounds as far as Lasbella, Multan, Jaiesalmeer and Bhuuj. He was well acknowledged among the well-known Sultans and Shahs at crest of might and laws of “Kaalhooras” in the province of Sindh. Nevertheless he well-travelled concerned only towards Islam in the clique of monks, hermits and frequently solo stepping in towns and cities, to comprehend the genuine directives of Islam enclosed in nature. During his journey he traveled towards the highlands, canyons, coastlands, plains and elevations where he encountered the traditional elementary inhabitations. He simultaneously journeyed towards the “Barren Hills” in the south city area of Hyderabad, Sindh.

The verses of his poem include the experience of “Sindhi Sailors” and their sailing expedition to Srilanka and Java. For approximately three years durations, he journeyed with monks and hermits, in pursuit of the faith, harmony, and reconciliation in the highlands of “Lasbella”. At various parts in the “Risaloh” it is remarked that he has been travelling with these hermits to these great, sacred and serene places. He also journeyed to very distant locations in the “Thaar” Desert such as “Junnagaadh” and “Jaisaalmer”.

All though Sindhi authors have not considered toward poetry for children yet still many authors and organizations have been generating positive things for the youth. The most wonderful voice of “Sufism” in Sindh belongs to the “Risaloh” of Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ). This evident collection of magical poetry transmits the vast custom of “Sufism” in a vivid and rich territorial language.

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