Sultan Bahoo Poetry – Sultan Bahoo, the unconventional mystic Sufi beyond thought confinements was a poet who wrote on matters which deliberately explained the truth in a rare and raw form. Unlike other Sufi orders, the Sarwari Qadiri tradition which the Sultan Bahu followed did not prescribe a specific dress code, ascetic practices, breathing exercises, but instead it focused on practicing mental exercises and the most concerned one for him was visualizing the word (Allah) as written on heart itself. Sultan Bahoo, being a Sufi least believed in conventional, traditional or formal prayers and say;
But those who have found God’s Name in their hearts
Care not to fast nor prostrate themselves in formal prayer.
Sultan Bahoo shayari shows the love with Allah and they say, there is a thin line in between losing one’s mind in love of God and in going mad. He broke all rules, like every Sufi and like everyone who discovered truth once and once for all. He denied worldly pleasure and worldly aims and even announced that;
If you are ambitious for the world,
You will drown midstream in the ocean of life.
Sultan Bahoo ghazal encouraged the path of Allah, the path of unconditional acceptance, love and peace. He showed less patience on the celebrated forms of prayers and denied luxury of emotions and wealth. In his writings, we find universal reality stated in the simplest and straight manner. Sultan Bahu has written on soul-purifying and character-escalating aims. His word lead to undisturbed mesmerize and heart-awakening to the reader. Best stated as it is that One who find God cannot live, and neither who found God shall ever die. In the Sultan Bahu’s poetry, you will find Bahu holding a mirror of world in all ages, reflecting a singular image of deception. At corners of this mirror, Bahu has framed the raw truth for readers. His poetries which explain the reality of world, human being and the truth in comparison has never descended even a little in its authenticity till date instead, if you pick up his poem and look around, you will find his words alive and breathing in varying forms of existence.
In Pakistan and across the world Sultan Bahoo poetry and Sultan Bahoo shayari in Urdu and Persian and other languages are vastly adored. Sultan Bahu Shayari is impeccable in concept and spirit penetrating till date.