Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai's Urs canceled Due To COVID19
The government of Sindh has announced to cancel the annual urs of famous Sufi and poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. The urs was scheduled to start on September 31st.
On Wednesday, Sindh Minister for Auqaf and Irrigation, Suhail Anwar Siyal made known that urs of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai was canceled because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
He also announced that a concise ceremony of the Shah Latif Award 2020 is going to be held in Bhitshah.
The Urs begins each year from 14th of Safar, the second month of the Hijra calendar, and continues for the next three days.
Urs is a commemoration ceremony. It is celebrated on the death anniversary of the Sufi saint in South Asia. The urs is celebrated with enthusiasm on the shrine or the dargah of the saint.
Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai (from 1689-1752) was a remarkable Sufi scholar, poet, and saint of South Asia. He is the greatest poet of the Sindhi language. His poetry was collected and compiled into “Shah Jo Risalo”, whose numerous versions exist. His work was also translated into many languages including English and Urdu.
Earlier this year, the Sindh government also had to cancel the annual urs of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar due to covid19.