Makhdoom Bilawal: The Notable Poet & Sufi Saint of Sindh

Makhdoom Bilawal Bin Jam Hassan Samo (Sindhi: مخدوم بلاول بن جام حسن سمو‎), ‘(Born 1451 AD/ 856 AH Sindh) was a notable sufi saint, philosopher and poet from Sindh province, Pakistan. He is also referred as Makhdum Bilal or Bilali Makhdum.

Life of Makhdoom Bilawal

Bilawal was ordered to be crushed alive in a seed grinder after the Battle of Talti for opposing the conquest of Sindh by Arguns on the time period of 30 Safar 929AH/1522 AD.

Poetry

He said poems in Persian and Sindhi languages.One of his Persian Quatrain reads as follows:

Surrender yourself to God

Lose your will into His

Self-assertion is blasphemy

Shun the Self and merge into Him

Shrine of Makhdum Bilawal

His shrine is at ‘Baghban’ near the town of Dadu Sindh, Pakistan. According article of Nadeem Wagan, the mosque at his tomb was built by one of his devotees Sardar Mahboob Khan Wagan (Chief Sardar of Wagan Tribe).

 

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