Mian Muhammad Baksh

Picture of Mian Muhammad BakhshBrief Life History: Mian Muhammad Baksh was a Sufi saint and a Punjabi poet. He is especially renowned as the author of a book of poetry called Saif-ul-Maluk. He was born in a village called Khari Sharif, situated near Mirpur, Azad Kashmir. There is considerable disagreement about his year of birth. In different works his age has been given as 1826 or 1830. Mīān Muhammad Bakhsh himself states in “Saif-ul-Maluk” that he completed the work in the month of Ramadan, 1279 AH (1863 AD), at the age of 33 years. Hence, he must have been born in 1829 or 1830.
His poetry is essentially written in the Pothohari dialect of Punjabi, and utilizes a rich vocabulary of Persian and Arabic words. Mian Muhammad Bakhsh’s sufi Kalam is very popular, both in Pakistani and Indian Punjab.
His works include: Siharfi, Sohni Mahiwal, Tuhfah-e Miran, Tuhfah-e- Rasuliyah, Shireen Farhad, Mirza Sahiban, Sakhi Khavass Khan, Shah Mansur, Gulzar-e Faqir, Hidayatul Muslimin,Panj Ganj, Masnavi-e Nīrang-e ‘Ishq. He also wrote a commentary on the Arabic Qasidat-ul-Burda of al-Busiri and his most famous work, entitled Safarul ‘Ishq (Journey of Love), but better known as Saiful Maluk.
He remained unmarried throughout his life. He died on the 7th day of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah 1324 AH (1907 AD), and was buried in Khari Sharif.

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Shrine of Mian Muhammad Baksh at Khari Sharif, Azad Kashmir

Burial Place of writer of Saif-ul-Maluk: Tomb of Mian Muhammad Baksh at Khari Sharif, Azad Kashmir

Location of Khari Sharif

Location of Khari Sharif

Mawaan Thandian Chaawaan

Mawaan thandian chawaan - Sufi Kalam of Mian Muhammad Baksh

Bhai bhaiyaan day dard wandanday, bhai bhaiyaan diyan  bahwaan,
Baap siraan day taj, Muhammad! Maawaan thandian chaawaan.

Translation: (By Shujah Khurazm) Brothers are meant to relieve you off your pains (throughout the life), be your strength and stand by in the Odds.
O Muhamnad (Mian Muhammad Bakhsh, the Poet) the Father is like Crown for every Child (all his life through); and the Mother, Most Soothing Beautiful Shadow that one can ever even dream…

Jiss dillay wich ishq na rachya…..

Jiss dillay wich ishq na rachya - Sufi Kalam of Mian Muhammad Baksh

Jiss dillay wich ishq na rachya, kuttay uss theen changay,
Malik day darr raakhi karday, sabir, bukhay, nangay.

Translation: The dogs are better than that man whose heart doesn’t absorb love.
They (Dogs) at least guard their master’s house, being patient, hungry and naked.

Baap maray sir nanga hounda…..

Baap maray sir nanga hounda - Sufi Kalam of Mian Muhammad Bakhsh

Baap maray sir nanga hounda, veer maray kand khaali,
Mawaan baad Muhammad Bakshaa! koun karay rakhwaali.

Translation: ???

Sadda na bagheen Bulbul bolay….

Sadda na bagheen Bulbul bolay - Sufi Kalam of Mian Muhammad Baksh

Sadda na bagheen Bulbul bolay, sadda na mouj bahaaran,
Sadda na maa pay, hussan, jawaani, sadda na suhbat yaaran.

Translation: Not forever the Bulbul (nightingale) sings in the garden, not forever is the enjoyment of spring,
Not forever are mother, father, beauty, youth; not forever is the company of friends.

Sadda Na Roop Gulaaban Uttay, Sadda Na Bagh Bahaaran

Sufi Kalam of Mian Muhammad Bakhsh in 'Saif-ul-Maluk': Sadda na roop gulaaban uttay, Sadda na bagh bahaaran, Sadda na bajh bajh phairey karsan toutay bhoor hazaaran - Mian Muhammad Bakhsh Punjabi Poetry

Dushamn Marey Tey Khushee Na Karey…. 

Sufi Kalam of Mian Muhammad Bakhsh in 'Saif-ul-Maluk': Dushamn marey tey khushee na karey, sajnaa wee mar jaana - Mian Muhammad Bakhsh Punjabi Poetry

Read Complete Book of Saif-ul-Maluk (436 Pages)

Please click at the following photo to read the complete Book of Saif-ul-Malook (The story of Saif-ul-Malook starts at page 38):-

Complete book, Saif-ul-Malook

‘Jiss Yaari Wich Laalach Howay, Kaday Oh Torr Na Charrdhee’

Sufi Poetry of Mian Muhammad Bakhsh: Jiss yaari wich laalach howay, kaday oh torr na charrdhee - 'Saif-ul-Malook' Punjabi Poetry

Maali Da Cum Paani Dena, Bhar Bhar Mashkaan Paaway

Sufi Kalam of Mian Muhammad Bakhsh in 'Saif-ul-Maluk': Maali da cum paani dena, bhar bhar mashkaan paaway, Malik da cum phal phull laana, laaway ya na laaway - Mian Muhammad Bakhsh Punjabi Poetry

Neechaan Dee Ashnai Koloon Kissey Nai Phall Paya 

Sufi Kalam of Mian Muhammad Bakhsh in 'Saif-ul-Maluk': Neechaan dee ashnai koloon kissey nai phall paya, Kikkar tey angoor charraaya, her guchcha zakhmaaya - Mian Muhammad Bakhsh Punjabi Poetry

Loey Loey Bhar Ley Kuryey, Jey Tudh Bhandaa Bharnaa
Explanation of “Bin Shaam Muhammad” (By Lt Col Zafar Mustafa): Poets embellish their verses with extravagant and sometime superfluous phrases and words to highlight their emotions and feelings. In this couplet, the poet is addressing his beloved who had an RV (Rendezvous) with him at the village well and warns her to end the meeting before it gets dark and she feels afraid of walking back alone. Hidden meaning is that he does not want her to be seen with him and invite the wrath of her family. Regarding use of words ‘Bin shaam Muhammad’, ‘bin’ means without, ‘sham’ means when sun sets and Muhammad is poet’s name. Poets usually mention their name in the last verse of a poem/ghazal and use of words ‘bin’ and ‘shaam’ here is self-explanatory when we note the context in which these have been used; darkness falling and for her to go without the lover accompanying her.

Sufi Kalam of Mian Muhammad Bakhsh in 'Saif-ul-Maluk': 'Loey loey bhar ley kuryey, jey tudh bhandaa bharnaa, Shaam paey bin shaam Muhammad, ghar jaandee ney darnaa' - Mian Muhammad Bakhsh Punjabi Poetry

Neykaan Day Sung Nekee Karye Naslaan Naheen Bhulaandey 

Sufi Kalam of Mian Muhammad Bakhsh in 'Saif-ul-Maluk': Neykaan day sung nekee karye naslaan naheen bhulaandey, Buryaan day sung nekee karye ultaa zoaf puhnchaandey. - Mian Muhammad Bakhsh Punjabi Poetry

Saif-ul-Maluk: Jinahn Dukhaan Tey Dilber Raazi, Ohnaan Tou Sukh Warey

Sufi Kalam of Mian Muhammad Bakhsh in 'Saif-ul-Maluk':Jinahn dukhaan tey dilber raazi, ohnaan tou sukh warey, Dukh qabool Muhammad Bukhsha, tey raazi rehn saarey - Mian Muhammad Bakhsh Punjabi Poetry

Moorakh Noo Keeh Pand Naseehat, Pather Noo Keeh Paalaa

Sufi Kalam of Mian Muhammad Bakhsh in 'Saif-ul-Maluk': ‘Moorakh noo keeh pand naseehat, pather noo keeh paalaa. Duddhaan andar kaag nawhaeye untt kaaley daa kaalaa’ - Mian Muhammad Bakhsh Punjabi Poetry

Khaak Hoyaan Noo Dooji Waari Murr Kay Zinda Karsee 

Sufi Kalam of Mian Muhammad Bakhsh in 'Saif-ul-Maluk': ‘Khaak hoyaan noo dooji waari murr kay zinda karsee, Wich maidaan qayamat waaley her koi likhia parhsee’ - Mian Muhammad Bakhsh Punjabi Poetry

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  1. Muhammad Imran says:

    I had read the whole Book “Saif ul Malook” in 2 months with my uncle.

  2. Syed Kaleem Ulla says:

    Heart-touching & soul searching Poetry.
    Hats off to you for your efforts. Please keep it Up – JAZAK ALLAH KHAIR.

  3. Syed Yasir Shah says:

    Heart touching poetry!!

  4. J. Sihota says:

    The poet is great! I would like to thank the person for uploading and enlightening the ordinary folk. God bless you.

  5. mohammad tariq saeed says:

    The poet of soul

  6. Afzal Ahmed says:

    I have read this poetry for the first time. It is very nice, I like it.

  7. Great work….

  8. Adil Jadoon says:

    very very very nice and heart touching poetry . I Love Mei an Mohammad Baksh a

  9. Muhammad Ilyas says:

    Mian Muammad Bakhsh aik soofi shair thay un ka aik aik shair ainagi ko sanwar deta hay

  10. I need Saif ul malook book in pdf format. any one plz help me.

  11. Muhammad Zafar Attari Qadri says:

    Allah Pak un logun ko sada khush rakhay jo in Pak Hastiyuon k klam ko aam logun tak ponchatey hein.

  12. Muhammad Waqar says:

    legend never dies.

  13. fakhar Z. Kashmiri says:

    love this poetry. R I P mohammad bukhs saab.God bless your soul.

  14. May the blessing of God be with u today n always :-)

  15. May the blessing of God be with you today n always :-)

  16. A great work of art by one of the gteatest faculties

  17. Parmnik Singh Khehra says:

    Great saint. If we can get Punjabi version, it will be of great help. Thanks.

  18. Great job thanks & Jazak Allah.

  19. Asghar says:

    A wonderful preaching art for every one. Wish to see more stuff here. Jazak Allah.

  20. Ahtisham Qureshi says:

    Such a nice and heartfelt kalam!!

  21. Muhammad Maqsood Lashari says:

    No words I ever found for Mian Muhammad Bakhsh!

  22. Iftikhar Hussain says:

    What a Great Poetry of Mian Sahib!!

  23. MashAllah. nice work.

  24. Kashif Iqbal says:

    Wadian mehran walay saiyan poem mujhay pdf format mein chaheeye.

  25. Good one. Keep it up. Want to see more of the great work from this sufi poet.

  26. Muhammad Mehmood Golrvi says:

    I appreciate the effort … I was desperate to read and learn this.

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