Abyat e Bahoo
Introduction of Abyat e Bahoo
Abyat-e-Bahoo is Punjabi poetry of Sultan-ul-Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo . He wrote 140 books of which 32 are available. Of this collection, 31 are in Persian of which 30 are prose and 1 is based on poetry Diwan-e-Bahoo. In Punjabi, one of his Si Harfi (30 part poetry whereby each couplet starts with an alphabet) Diwan is found popularly known as ‘Abyat-e-Bahoo’. It is quite interesting to note that he summarized all his teachings of his Persian books in his which is the essence of his teachings.
After the extinction of Persian in the subcontinent, he gained popularity in the subcontinent especially in the international level through Kalam-e-Bahoo. The marvel and specialty of Punjabi Poetry is that it is read and listened in all the spiritual orders, shrines, religious gatherings, mosques and religious lectures of all spiritual orders. They are equally popular among the people belonging to the rural and urban areas of all provinces. Abyat is an Arabic word which is the plural of bayt which is usually taken to be a two-lined poetry and sometimes more than that. The Kalam e Bahoo is based upon 4 lines where one line is known as bayt.
Abyat e Bahoo is a Summary of Teaching
Sultan Bahoo has summarized all of his teachings in his Abyat e Bahoo. He has narrated his teachings in a mesmerizing way in his Kalam.
Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen who is present Imam of Sarwari Qadri Order has carried out a perfect research on his kalam e Bahoo. Therefore, he has compiled all of his Punjabi poetry in one book. It is not only a book of Kalam e bahoo but he also explains every line of the book. He has mentioned the meanings of difficult phrases for the ease of readers.