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Most Listened Sufi Songs All Over the World

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Sufism

There are various ways for connecting your God and Sufism is considered one of the ways in which an individual along or in groups (like in Mysticism), individually or collectively try to connected to God. The main purpose of maintaining this connection is often when a person feels he is so much apart from his Self and is indulged verily with the world and its offerings.

There comes the point where is the need to inject Self with some Sufi and Mystic practices to feed the soul and to connect with the God. Some other purposes include the quest to find one’s own purpose behind one’s existence. Why was he/she sent to the world and to do what exactly? To either spend a traditional ‘eat, study, work, marry, reproduce and die’ life? Or to do something extraordinary? This is basically the theory behind the Sufism which is also often referred to as ‘Tasawwuf’.

Sufi Songs

There are different ways and various practices to establish this connection. Some focus of doing a whirling dance until they come into a state euphoria. Some focus of singing on listening to such songs and the meaningful lyrics. While, some leave everything and start a journey with absolutely nothing to even an unknown destination.

Making and listening the Sufi music and Sufi songs to convey the right message in the accurate and right manner is another way to pursue Sufism and this is the most difficult one. It also has an element of learning, teaching and then preaching through music. There is plenty of content by various writer describing the Rumi’s and Shams’ philosophy, explaining Ibn e Khaldoon’s and Ibn e Rushd’s teachings and a lot more.

This list would keep on continuing.Some of the Sufi artists’ names in Pakistan are:

  1. Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
  2. Sheikh Fareed Qadri
  3. Abida Parveen
  4. Allan Faqeer
  5. Sabri Brothers
  6. Tina Sani
  7. Farida
  8. Reshma

And many more around the whole world can be found.

The popular writers from the history of Sufism are:

  1. Rumi
  2. Amir Khusro
  3. Tajuddin Chishti
  4. Shams Tabriz
  5. Ibn Al Arabi
  6. Bulleh Shah and
  7. Khwaja Ghulam Farid

Most Listened Sufi Songs

Sufism is a known practice and Sufi songs have stayed in trend since long ago. This history is quite old and rich and we have been benefited by it widely too. Let’s discuss a few songs that have engraved their names in the name of Sufi history:

1.Allah Allah Kar Bhaiya

The old folk song with an extreme doze of nostalgia named as ‘Allah Allah Kar Bhaiyya’ was sung a lot of time by various singers and artists all over the world, some with music and some without it. The song was even the history favorite. The version we are talking about is from 1986 sung and performed by Muhammad Ali Shehki and the folk singer Allan Faqeer. The song is a cool mix of Sufi with a bit of beat and musical blend.

In this song, the lyrics are describing about taking the name of Allah in all goods and bads, highs and lows, betters and worse too because He always got your back and you can always turn to him for anything.

2.Tere Ishq Nachaya

Tere Ishq Nachaya is an epic poetic parchment written in the history by Baba Bulleh Shah who was the direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.). Bulleh Shah was a born Syed and his preacher was Anayat Shah who indulged him into Sufism and poetry.

The song is a Sufi track sung in a lovely crunchy folk voice of Riaz Qadri sponsored by the Supreme Tea and also often named as ‘Supreme Ishq’ because of the meaningful lyrics talking about love for God. The poetry was written back in the 18th century byBaba Bulleh Shah, the mystic poet of the era. This composition of the poetry as a song is literally soul awakening and must be listened.

3.Tum Ek Gorakh Dhanda Ho

The controversial song, Tum Ek Gorakh Dhanda Ho is sung again by a lot of famous Sufi artist around the globe several times. However, as per our choice, the best one was from the legendary Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. He sang and portrayed the Sufiana kalaam in such an urge to talk to his God, Allah; the rendition was soul touching.

The kalaam was sung with so much of passion and intensity that the frequency of the connection be clearly felt. The irony of the whole theme of the Sufiana Kalaam was epic and much needed for the generations today.

4.Shikwa Jawab E Shikwa

Shikwa Jawab E Shikwa is a poem written by the scholarly philosopher of the great times named ‘Iqbal’ and he wrote this poetry as a conversation between God and His creation i.e. man. A man is pleading his issues to God and He is guiding him to return to Him right away and all his issues will be solved.

The Sufiana kalaam is an epic conversation which has been sung by the Sabri Brothers initially. Later on was sung by various artists. The most recent one was from the Coke Studio and it led the new generation to the righteous path verily.