Sunday, September 6, 2009
Islamabad: Speakers at a literary gathering on Saturday paid tribute to saint Sachal Sarmast, who planted divine love in the hearts of people of Sindh province.
They said Sarmast was the most remembered and revered sufi poet. The gathering was arranged by Pakistan Intellectual Forum (PIF) in connection with the 188 Urs of Sarmast.
Ibrahim Nizamani said Sarmast was a leading sufi who composed verses on philosophy and sufism. “Sachoo is known as Second Mansoorul Halaj because of his poetry and philosophy,” he said.
Hashim Abro said Sachoo revolted against trends of his time with his philosophy and poetry with such messages ‘The brave speaks the truth, let others like it or not, let not be friends based on false’.
“His unique use of similes, metaphors and allegories gives him a prominent place in Sindh language and literature” Abro concluded.
[Picture: A view of Hazrat Sachal Sarmast Dargah. Photo: Jameelshahr, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sachal_sarmast.jpg]