Sufi

  • World Sufi Spirit Festival at Mehrangarh Fort attracts music lovers from across the world 26-02-2014 08:01 PM

    A fusion of Sufi music and history at the three-day World Sufi Spirit Festival had aficionados from across the world soak up the atmosphere at the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. Listening to various renowned artists from different parts of the world at the Mehrangarh Fort, which stands a hundred feet...
  • TV Reality shows help promote classical music: Zakir Hussain 16-01-2014 02:26 PM

    Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain says he supports reality shows on TV as they promote musical understanding and make classical music popular.Hussain also told the media after a show in Agra on Wednesday evening that he was conserving the "heritage of Amir Khusro" and promoting Sufi music. He said he was...
  • UnIslamic' J&K Grand Mufti seen enjoying songs 28-07-2013 09:58 PM

    Five months after issuing a fatwa against the all-girls rock band 'Praagaash', the Jammu and Kashmir Grand Mufti Bashir-ud-Din Ahmad has been caught in a video enjoying a musical performance at a function. ...
  • Dargah dewan urges followers to fight against terrorism 17-05-2013 01:56 AM

    Ajmer: Spiritual head and Dewan of the Ajmer Dargah, Zainual Abedin Ali Khan, on Thursday passed a resolution against terrorism asserting that terrorism in any form, from scaring to killing innocents, is un-Islamic and against the humanity. He urged followers of Sufi saints to fight the menace of terrorism and...
  • Sufi music is a journey of life-long devotion: Muzaffar Ali 30-04-2013 05:00 PM

    'A Leaf Turns Yellow: The Sufis of Awadh' is a thoroughly researched account of Sufism in Awadh, India. This illustrated volume introduces the reader to its history, traditions, sub-cultures, institutions and poetry. Each essay in this anthology is by a renowned scholar. Together, they explore the ways in which Sufism...
  • Protests erupt as Haji Ali bans entry of women 06-11-2012 12:50 PM

    Mumbai: In a surprising and controversial move, Mumbais Sufi shrine Haji Ali Dargah Trust has barred women from entering the sanctum sanctorum that houses the tomb of the 15th century Sufi saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. The trust management also declared that the decision is irrevocable. The decision has...
  • 'Le Gaya Saddam' Trailer: Raghubir Yadav returns 31-10-2012 04:18 PM

    New Delhi: The trailer of 'Le Gaya Saddam' is out. Directed by Amjad Khan, the film stars Raghubir Yadav, Cirag Patil and Sufi Sayyad in prominent roles. Have a look at the trailer. ...
  • 'Rockstar' Ranbir Kapoor hits sufi notes 22-09-2011 08:32 PM

    Ranbir Kapoor is playing a 'Rockstar' in Imtiaz Ali's November release, but the film also has a sufi track which was shot in Delhi's Nizamuddin dargah. ...
  • Cartridges found in Wadali Brothers' luggage 11-09-2011 03:06 PM

    Amritsar: Noted sufi singers the Wadali Brothers were stopped at the Amritsar airport by security personal after 14 live cartridges were found in their luggage. These are among hypersensitive items banned as per security norms. Shockingly, the two brothers passed through two CISF posts before the ammunition was detected. No...
  • 'Sufis of Punjab' building bridges across borders 30-08-2011 11:18 AM

    The birth of the Punjabi literary tradition is built into Sufi mysticism, which dates back to the birth of Shaikh Faridu'd-Din, popularly known as Baba Farid, in the late 12th century. For the last 800 years, Punjab has prided itself on a spiritual culture that believes in open worship, relying...
  • Sufi singer renders a patriotic number on I-Day 15-08-2011 08:10 AM

    As India celebrates its 65th Independence Day here's Sufi singer Zila Khan rendering a patriotic number. ...
  • Wadalis bring the magical Sufi to Coke Studio 02-07-2011 07:45 PM

    New Delhi: The third episode of Coke Studio @MTV turned out to be one of the best with Sufi maestros Wadali Brothers taking charge and bringing out some of the best melodies with Bollywood and regional singers. From 'Aa Mil Yaar' to 'Tu Maane Ya Naa', Wadali Brothers brought out...
  • Taliban responsbile for attack on Pak shrine 03-04-2011 09:35 PM

    Islamabad: The Taliban claimed responsibility for suicide attacks at a Sufi shrine in eastern Pakistan on Sunday in which 41 people were killed and up to 65 wounded, a militant spokesman said. "Our men carried out these attacks and we will carry out more in retaliation for government operations against...
  • Pak: blasts at Sufi shrine kills 40, injures 100 03-04-2011 07:42 PM

    Islamabad: Three powerful blasts ripped through a crowded Sufi shrine near Dera Ghazi Khan in Pakistan's Punbjab province on Sunday, killing at least 40 people and injuring 100 others, a government official said. The first blast occurred at the main entrance of the Sakhi Sarwar Darbar located about 30 kms...
  • Rahat Ali Khan released but can't leave India 14-02-2011 10:01 PM

    New Delhi: Pakistani Sufi singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, detained for allegedly carrying over $1 lakh of undeclared cash, was released after nearly 30 hours. But the Pakistani singer has not been given a clean chit and his passport has been seized by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). Investigative...
  • Bollywood can wait: Abida Parveen 08-11-2010 11:35 AM

    "I keep on getting offers. Yash Chopra, Subhash Ghai and many others have offered to me to sing in their films. But I have immersed myself in Sufi music and to spread that message across is what I am busy doing," Abida, 56, told in a telephonic interview from Lahore....
  • Crocodiles bless newborns in Pakistan 22-06-2010 09:20 AM

    Members of the Sheedi community in Pakistan believe that holding a child over the jaws of a hungry crocodile brings good luck. ...