What is the Sufi Poets Series?
Sufi poetry has inspired thousands, if not millions, of people around the world. It is timeless and timely. Our objective is to revive Sufi poets and poetry through creative performances & collaboration. We hope to honour those who have come before us by establishing a new tradition with their guidance and poetic brilliance. Each series will feature and honour a different sufi poet.
Who was Bulleh Shah?
Bulleh Shah is believed to have been born in 1680, in the small village of Uch, Bahawalpur, Punjab, in present day Pakistan. Bulleh Shah’s writings represent him as a humanist, someone providing solutions to the sociological problems of the world around him as he lives through it, describing the turbulence his motherland of Punjab is passing through, while concurrently searching for God. Bulleh Shah maintained that violence was not the answer to violence.
When: Friday, March 29, 2013
Where: Beit Zatoun. 612 Markham Street. Toronto, ON.
Time: 7 pm
** Light refreshments will be served **
Featuring: Ali Abbas, Ikhwan Allani, Ali Alikhani, Patrick Connors, Lishai & Hyfidelik Sun.