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Hz Bulle Shah is in many ways quintessential sufi poet. He language is bold and he gets to the heart of the matter straight away. Moreover he has expressed the highest truths of sufism in the language and culture of hia native Punjab thus conveying the message in the tongue of his people. This is a function that sufis have performed wherever they have gone and still being performed but current authentic masters of the tradition.

A recent master advised a visitor to read the Quran then said: “if you can’t do that read the Masnavi and if you can’t do that then read the Saif ul Malook ( a masnavi in Panjabi). The message is the same”.

Hz Bulle Shah’s poetry is still popular amongst all types of people and he is revered by both Muslims and Sikhs as a saint. More information on Hz Bulle Shah is available here.

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