SUFI

  • UnIslamic' J&K Grand Mufti seen enjoying songs July 28, 2013

    Five months after issuing a fatwa against the allgirls rock band 'Praagaash', the Jammu and Kashmir Grand Mufti BashirudDin Ahmad has been caught in a video enjoying a musical performance at a function. ...
  • Wish I had sung 'Tere bina zindagi se koi..': Shafqat March 30, 2012

    Singer Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan says he has always believed that Indian classical music would mix well with Western chords. ...
  • 'Rockstar' Ranbir Kapoor hits sufi notes September 22, 2011

    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. ...
  • Sufi singer renders a patriotic number on IDay August 15, 2011

    As India celebrates its 65th Independence Day here's Sufi singer Zila Khan rendering a patriotic number. ...
  • Crocodiles bless newborns in Pakistan June 22, 2010

    Members of the Sheedi community in Pakistan believe that holding a child over the jaws of a hungry crocodile brings good luck. ...
  • Sung for women: Zila Khan releases new album May 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Singer Zila Khan has consistently tried to keep up her image as India's woman sufi voice. In keeping with that, she released her latest album in Delhi on Wednesday themed entirely on women. Called Zila, the Girl Child, the album is the singers way of celebrating women through...
  • Delhi's date with Sabris, Wadalis at Sufi music fest February 19, 2008

    New Delhi: Delhi had a date with Sufi music masters when the renowned singers Sabri and Wadali brothers took audiences to spiritual heights at the Dharohar music festival, next to the Qutub Minar. The Sabris now consist of the second generation but their music is as stirring as it was...
  • Bangalore sways to Sufi music January 7, 2007

    Bangalore: The Bowring Institute in Bangalore reverberated with mystical tunes, powerful chants, profound lyrics and an atmosphere of joy and bliss. Ruhinayat music for the soul came to Bangalore bringing with it tunes from Hyderabad, Rajasthan, Bengal and even Tibet. ...
  • Saving the Sufi strains in Barmer September 12, 2006

    Barmer: The flash floods in Rajasthan's Barmer district almost silenced the celebrated music of the desert. Though the Sufi Manganiyar singers lost everything to the desert deluge, music lovers are lending an ear to save the Sufi strains. ...
  • Sufi singers left tuneless in Barmer September 2, 2006

    The floods in Rajasthan not only washed away thousands of homes but also some of the rare musical instruments of the Sufi Manganiyar singers of Barmer. ...