Bedam Shah Warsi

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Bedam Shah Warsi (1879-1936) recognised as Khusro of Hazrat Hafiz Waris Ali Shah was an Urdu poet from Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh.

Early Life

Bedam Shah Warsi
Hazrat Bedam Shah Warsi

Bedam Shah Warsi was Born in Etawah in 1879 and completed his education in Itawah. His actual name was Ghulam Hussain. Being interested in ghazals from childhood  Shah went to Agra to become a poet. He was pupil of Nisar Akbarabadi in poetry. He is known as of Siraj al-Shoora due to his poetry and Sufiana nature. He used to narrate his ghazal and manbat on Astana-e-Waris Pak before narrating it to anyone.  At 16, Shah first visited Deva to Haji Waris Ali Shah and became his disciple where he received name Bedam Shah. He received Ahram on the same day from the blessed hands of his mentor Haji Waris Ali Shah. He had received the same honor '' KHUSRON'' that Amir Khusro had at Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia's court in Delhi.


Hazrat Bedam Shah’s 14 poems collection (Diwan) was published during his lifetime. It is said that sufiana Mahfil is incomplete without the kalam of Hazrat Bedam Shah Warsi.

His famous couplets include

* ''Be khud ki ye dete hain

Andaz Hijabana ''.

* '' Dene walaa tujhe denaa hai to itnan den den

Kee mujhe Shiqwa e kotaahi e daaman ho jaayen''.

*''Haq Ali Haq.

Hazrat Bedam Shah Warsi, who spread the message of Sufism with his Kalam, received Ahram from the blessed hands of Waris Ali Shah. He spread Sufi philosophy through his Ghazals, Rubaiyat, Naat Sharif, Salam and Hamd. His Sufiyana Kalam still dominate the people’s soul in Pakistan and Dubai and other Islamic countries, including India.

On 24 November 1936, Bedam Shah Warsi's soul united with Allah in Husain Ganj Lucknow. He was buried near his master’s grave in Deva, according to his will. Shrine of Bedam Shah Warsi attracts devotees from religions. His last Kalam was Mashaf-e-Bedam. Below is the glimpse of his love towards his Murshid.

"Khwajgan ke Jhurmoot mein, Mera Waris Chel Chhabila Hon

Dhan Dhan Bhagan Tere O Sajni, jiska Aisa Saajanwa Hon."


1. Newspaper

“कविताओं से दुनिया में फैलाया गुरु का संदेश”. Dainik Jagran (in Hindi). Retrieved 2020-09-27.

2. Book

Abbasi, Yasir (2018-12-18). Yeh Un Dinoñ Ki Baat Hai: Urdu Memoirs of Cinema Legends. Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 978-93-87471-05-4.

3. Book

Brown, Jonathan A. C. (2011-03-24). Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-955928

4. Silver Hints Website in Hindi

See Also

Peer Ajmal Raza Qadri

Sailani Baba

Sufism in Kashmir

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