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Resumo da Biografia Sultan Bahu (ca 1628-- 1691) was a Muslim Sufi and saint, who founded the Sarwari Qadiri sufi order. Sultan Bahu belonged to Awan people. Awans are the descendants of Ali. Like many other sufi saints of the South Asia, Sultan Bahu was likewise a prolific author, with more than forty books on Sufism credited to him. However, as the majority of his books deal with specialised subjects related to Islam and Islamic mysticism, it is his Punjabi poetry that has actually created popular appeal and made him a household name in the area. His poetic verses are sung in many categories of sufi music, including qawaalis and kaafis. Tradition has actually developed a particular style of singing his couplets, which is not used in any other genre of sufi music.
The Mausoleum of Sultan Bahu is located in Garh Maharaja, Punjab, Pakistan. It is a popular and frequently-visited sufi shrine, and the yearly festival is celebrated with the typical fervour, which is now a distinguishing function of what is being called a 'shrine culture' of the South Asia.
The real variety of books composed by Sultan Bahu is not specific. According to tradition, he is expected to have actually authored over one hundred works and treatises. The following is a list of the essential works of Sultan Bahu that still exist today, and can be traced back to him with reliability.
Little is understood of Bahu's life, aside from a hagiography composed by a descendant of his 7 generations later on, entitled Manaqib-i Sultani. Sultan Bahu was born in Shorkot, Jhang in the present Punjab Province of Pakistan. More than forty books on Sufism are attributed to him, mainly in Persian, and mostly handling specialised elements of Islam and Islamic mysticism.
Nevertheless, it is his Punjabi poetry which had popular appeal and made him lasting popularity. His verses are sung in many categories of Sufi music consisting of qawwali and kafi, and custom has developed a distinct style of singing his couplets.
Sultan Bahu
Nurul Huda, Risala-e-Roohi, Aql Baidaar, Mahq-ul-Fuqara, Qurb nnvnvn, Aurang-Shaahi, Jami-il-Asraar, Taufiq-Hedaayat, Kaleed Tauheed, Ainul Faqr, Shamsul Arifeen, Magzane Faiz, Ameerul Quonain, Asrare Qaderi, Kaleed Jannat, Muhqamul Fuqara, Majaalis-tun Nabi, Muftahul Arifeen, Hujjatul Asraar, Jannatul Firdaus, Kash-ful Asraar, Risaala Ruhi Shareef, Abyaat Bahu (poetry), Muhabbatul Asraar, Ganjul Asraar, Dewaan Bahu, Panj Ganj, Fazlul Laqa, Jhook Sultany, Ameerul Mumineen.
Of the above, Nurul Huda (Light of Guidance) and Risala-e-Roohi (Book of Soul) are the most popular, along with the poetry collection Abiyaate Bahu.