Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai

(18 November 1689 - 1 January 1752 / Sui-Qandar (Bhit Shah) Hala, Sindh / Pakistan)

If You Are Seeking Allah - Poem by Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai

If you are seeking Allah,
Then keep clear of religious formalities.
Those who have seen Allah
Are away from all religions!
Those who do not see Allah here,
How will they see Him beyond?

Let us go the land of Kak
Where love flows in abundance,
There are no entrances, no exits,
Every one can see the Lord!

There is no light nor day
Every one can see the Lord!
Those who love the Lord
The world cannot hold them.
Palaces do not attract them,
Nor women nor servants
Nothing binds them:
The renouncers leave everything behind.

A message came from the Lord:
A full moon shone
Darkness disappeared
A new message came from the Lord:
It does not matter what caste you are
Whoever come, are accepted.

Where shall I take my camel,
All is Light...
Inside there is Kak, mountain and valley,
The Lord and the Lord: there is nothing but the Lord.

[English version by D. H. Butani]


Comments about If You Are Seeking Allah by Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai

  • Drtony Brahmin (11/5/2019 8:55:00 PM)

    Let us go the land of Kak
    Where love flows in abundance,
    There are no entrances, no exits,
    Every one can see the Lord! .. what a wonderful universal vision
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  • Ramesh T A (11/5/2019 11:20:00 AM)

    Indeed love only paves the way to see the light and Lord to have eternal peace sure! (Report)Reply

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  • Tamara Beryl Latham (11/5/2019 10:07:00 AM)

    What great food for thought that is to be consumed by people of all faiths. Great sentiment and thanks for posting. : -) (Report)Reply

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  • Andrew Blakemore (11/5/2019 9:24:00 AM)

    An important message for everybody (Report)Reply

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  • (11/5/2019 9:12:00 AM)

    amazing poem from amazing poet (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (11/5/2019 3:43:00 AM)

    Those who have seen Allah
    Are away from all religions! /// great

    GOD
    oh if I reverse this word
    must be - DOG!

    same way

    Allah
    oh will be- Hallah

    Lord
    oh will be Drol'

    I
    oh will be I

    oh ho no change will be there
    eternal this I

    yeah come to this point of I
    seek, find, discover this I
    flourish, spread, preach the knowledge of true I! ! !
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/5/2019 1:38:00 AM)

    Those who have seen Allah
    Are away from all religions! ....so touching and true.God is beyond all religions. A beautiful poem with nice theme is amazingly delineated.
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  • Dominic Windram (11/5/2019 1:36:00 AM)

    Very powerful and profound poem courtesy of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittal. (Report)Reply

    (11/5/2019 9:13:00 AM)

    That should read Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai!

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  • Kingsley Egbukole (11/5/2019 1:24:00 AM)

    A beautiful religious message. Thanks for sharing (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (11/5/2019 12:31:00 AM)

    Darkness disappeared
    A new message came from the Lord:
    It does not matter what caste you are.... //.... The Almighty is beyond all religious formalities. God dwells within our hearts and souls. Thanks.
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  • Nadia Umber Lodhi (11/5/2018 11:17:00 AM)

    If you are seeking Allah,
    Then keep clear of religious formalities.
    Those who have seen Allah
    Are away from all....fantastic
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  • (11/5/2018 8:08:00 AM)

    Profound poem. To Seek ALLAH you need to follow the Messengers sent by HIM from time to time with messages and guidance. (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (11/5/2018 5:18:00 AM)

    If You Are Seeking Allah.......................It does not matter what caste you are. Whoever come, are accepted. Hurray! CONGRATULATIONS to the great family of the in November born Poet of this Classic Poem Of The Day. All are Equal Today and Forever! A 10+++++++++++++++++ God's Blessings In Abundance. (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (11/5/2018 2:25:00 AM)

    ....keep clear of religious formalities.
    That's the Sufi way of attaining higher realms of spiritual bliss. Thanks.
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  • Adrian Flett (11/5/2018 1:22:00 AM)

    'Then keep clear of religious formalities' This is good advice from a poet of many years ago. 'Nor women'? It is hoped that he did not exclude women from the benefits of Paradise. (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (11/5/2018 12:44:00 AM)

    there is light
    INSIDE
    there is lord; there is nothing but the lord

    //// great introspection and belief
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  • Mr Salte (11/5/2018 12:41:00 AM)

    I Seek Allah, he Is the God Of universe.I Seek Him Too.i long to know him much everyday.but what disturbs me most are my friend who never believes he exists. (Report)Reply

    Rajnish Manga(11/5/2018 1:57:00 AM)

    Be firm and lead your life according to your convictions.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 30, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 18, 2012


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