“The heart’s desire is unfulfilled and distant. My Lover won’t give it medicine, and it won’t mend its ways. Hotter fires burn in love’s battlefield And, Bahu, I’m in. Presents a collection of poems that introduces readers in English to Sultan Bahu (d ), a Sufi mystical poet who continues to be one of the most beloved . Death before dying: the Sufi poems of Sultan Bahu. Responsibility: translated and introduced by Jamal J. Elias. Uniform Title: Poems. Selections. English.

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Sultan Bahu Sultan Bahu also spelled Bahoo was an Sufi mystic, poet and scholar active mostly in the present-day Punjab province of Pakistan.

His verses are sung in many genres of Sufi music sifi qawwali and kafi, and tradition has established a unique style of singing his couplets. Bahu, whose name translates as “With God”, remains highly popular in Pakistan and India today – even illiterate Punjabis can recite his poetry by heart.

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Mayur rated it it was amazing Feb 21, Graced by bayu notes on Sufi mysticism on every page and every group of lines, Death Before Dying brought me to the mysterious and suspended me in the ionosphere of the mystical, attesting–as I observ This is an interesting compilation of poems, culled from the research and translation project of Jamal Elias.


With its emphasis on unrestricted devotion to God, and its scepticism toward the legalistic, institutionalized elements of organized religion, Bahu’s poetry embodies many characteristic elements of the mystical tradition.

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This delightful rendering of the Sultan’s poems has one of the most suci lines in poetry: Alas, I do not. Lakhvinder Kaur rated it liked it Oct 15,