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Master Saleem singing Sajni ho…

Lyrics: Sajni ho, Master Saleem

Ishq tere ne hame khoob nachaaya, mar gaye ham hai rabba

Ishq tere ne sare aam lutaaya, mar gaye ham hai rabba

Ishq tere ne ghar-baar chhudaaya, mar gaye ham hai rabba

Ishq tere ne hame yu tarpaaya, mar gaye hai rabba

Sajni ho… More...

Sufi festival at Ajmer – Feb 24th-March 4th 2009

A Sufi festival is being organized for the first time at the dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer from February 24 to March 4, 2009. The festival will have more that 400 participants showcasing their painting and calligraphy skills based on Islam. The theme would highlight moderate Islam that does not discriminate one person from another.

The festival’s venue is the mehfil khana at the dargah of Khwaja Moinunddin Chishti.

This is the first time in the country when a festival on Sufi art has been organized. "Since Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti was one of the greatest Sufi followers in the country, we are trying to give the message of love to all the people from here," says Dr Janmadulla Hussein Chishti, convenor of the festival.

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We have not come to take prisoners - Hafiz

A Sufi's call fr freedom

We have not come here to take prisoners,
But to surrender ever more deeply
To freedom and joy.

We have not come into this exquisite world
To hold ourselves hostage from love.

Run my dear,
From anything
That may not strengthen
Your precious budding wings.

Run like hell my dear,
From anyone likely
To put a sharp knife
Into the sacred, tender vision
Of your beautiful heart.

We have a duty to befriend
Those aspects of obedience
That stand outside of our house
And shout to our reason
"O please, O please,
Come out and play."

For we have not come here to take prisoners
Or to confine our wondrous spirits...

But to experience ever and ever more deeply
Our divine courage, freedom and Light!

~ Hafiz

(The Gift ~ versions of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky)

Qawwali music - a spiritual expression

Sufism - Meeting the beloved

At the heart of the Sufi mystical experience lies the Zikr or remembrance of God. In its musical expression through the Qawwali, it has become synonymous with the name of Amir Khusro, whose musical idiom facilitated a unique synthesis of the Persian and Hindu-Braja cultures. His prodigious literary and musical experimentation is a unique effort at creating a universal Sufi language of Love and he forged a new mystical Sufi consciousness. This could have been a forerunner of the Nirguna Bhakti movement. More...

Sufi song- Tore bina mohe chaen na aave


Javed Basheer and Ali Abbas sing Tore Bina Mohe Mohe Chaen Na Aave...


Tore bina mohe chaen na aave
Yaad me tori jiya ghabraaye
Gin gin taare nai ratiya guzaaru
Birha sataaye, mora man tarpaave
Tore bina mohe chaen na aave
Yaad me tori jiya ghabraaye

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