A month back, a group of friends and I set off on an over night trip to Bhit Shah where the Sufi saint and poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai’s shrine resides. - Text by Abeera Khan / Dawn.com

 

Doors of the shrine. - Photo by Mustafa Sheikh
Doors of the shrine. - Photo by Mustafa Sheikh
Ceiling of the shrine. - Photo by Mariam Iqbal
Ceiling of the shrine. - Photo by Mariam Iqbal
Entrance to Abdul Latif Bhittai's grave. - Photo by Mustafa Sheikh
Entrance to Abdul Latif Bhittai's grave. - Photo by Mustafa Sheikh
Devotees singing hymns in Punjabi. - Photo by Abeera Khan / Dawn.com
Devotees singing hymns in Punjabi. - Photo by Abeera Khan / Dawn.com
The locking of the entrance ceremony. - Photo by Mariam Iqbal
The locking of the entrance ceremony. - Photo by Mariam Iqbal
Photo by Mariam Iqbal
Photo by Mariam Iqbal
Photo by Abeera Khan / Dawn.com
Photo by Abeera Khan / Dawn.com
Sunset in Bhit Shah. - Photo by Mustafa Sheikh
Sunset in Bhit Shah. - Photo by Mustafa Sheikh
Photo by Abeera Khan / Dawn.com
Photo by Abeera Khan / Dawn.com
An ajrak making center. - Photo by Mariam Iqbal
An ajrak making center. - Photo by Mariam Iqbal
Photo by Mariam Iqbal
Photo by Mariam Iqbal
Photo by Abeera Khan / Dawn.com
Photo by Abeera Khan / Dawn.com
Photo by Abdul Fateh
Photo by Abdul Fateh
Outside view of the shrine. - Photo by Mustafa Sheikh
Outside view of the shrine. - Photo by Mustafa Sheikh
Photo by Abeera Khan / Dawn.com
Photo by Abeera Khan / Dawn.com
Photo by Mustafa Sheikh
Photo by Mustafa Sheikh
Photo by Abeera Khan / Dawn.com
Photo by Abeera Khan / Dawn.com
Photo by Mustafa Sheikh
Photo by Mustafa Sheikh

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Muhammad Faheem
Jul 09, 2011 09:08pm
Shah abdul latif bhitai is a great sufi and he gave the message of peace and love in his poetry...
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Mustafa
Jul 09, 2011 10:15pm
:)
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Sikandar Karim
Jul 09, 2011 10:27pm
If only we all can understand the true message that SHAH ABDUL LATIF BHITAI gave us centuries ago, thrue his poetry, then only we will be able to live in Peace amongst all people and Pakistan and the sub-continent will be better off and as green and glorious as centuries ago. SHAH SAHEB STILL IN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS....
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Shahu
Jul 10, 2011 07:57am
Pictures of everything except the saints grave itself! Entry photo obscured.
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Syed S. Ali
Jul 10, 2011 09:33am
The contributions of great 'Sufis' and other legendary great Muslim personalities like Moinuddin Chishti, Ganj Bakhsh, Abdul Qadir Jilani, Khwaja Nizamuddin, and many others, to propagate Islam in the sub-continent, perhaps is the reason that there are hundreds of millions of Muslims in India and Pakistan today. But alas, we have forgotten all their preachings to be true Muslim; and a little misguided knowledge of Islam and arrogance has resulted in a great number of Muslims making the shrines of these great Muslim scholars places of "Shirk". We have forgotten their teachings and their messages, and allowed some unscrupulous individuals to lead us astray in the name of religion. May Allah help us all to keep away from 'Shirk', which is one sin that Allah will not forgive!
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MUHAMMAD USMAN
Jul 10, 2011 12:28pm
its a beautiful seen .
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Meera Khan
Jul 10, 2011 01:55pm
@Faheem.....So many people sent me message (sms) for love and peace, I wonder if all of them are sufies.......:)
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Muhammad Abul Hossai
Jul 11, 2011 06:47am
Dear Mr.Ali, There is a country called Bangladesh.Probably you forgot there are 160 millions of Muslims
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