Bulleh Shah

Bulleh Shah

Bulleh Shah (1680-1757) is the foremost Sufi poet of Punjab and holds manifold importance. In him the pantheism of Punjabi sufism reached its apex. He was born in a Sayyed family in a village near Kasur. He became a fakir of Qadri order as a disciple of Shah Inayat, an Arain peasant and Sufi master. Major part of Bulleh Shah’s verse is in the Kafi form like Shah Hussain, but he has written in some other forms too, like bara-maha and si-harfi.

Love for Bulleh Shah is the essence of God. He affirms that it is a fire which is lit in the heart of man. It is yearning for return to God and is generally at the moment the individual self gets separated from Him.

Bulleh Shah is acutely conscious of the differences and disputes between Hindus and Muslims and decries the persistence of both parties in their respective positions. His verses are very popular amoung the Punjabis. The reason evidently is his romatic defiance of the Muslim Sharia and an apparent condemnation of both Hindu and Muslim bigotry and ritual.

Kalam of Bulleh Shah

Abida Parveen

Alam Lohar

Arieb Azhar

Asa Singh Mastana


Barkat Sidhu

Bibi Nooran

Ghulam Ali

Gurdas Maan

Hina Nasrullah

Hussain Bakhsh Gullu

Inayat Hussain Bhatti

Iqbal Bahu

Masuma Anwar

Mian Sheheryar

Muhammad Juman

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Pathanay Khan

Rabbi Shergill

Rahat Multanikar


Sain Akhtar

Sain Zahoor Ahmed

Shafqat Amanat Ali

Shahida Parveen

Sharafat Ali Khan

Shazia Manzoor

Sunil Singh Dogra

Surinder Kaur

Taj Multani

Wadali Brothers

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