Qawwalon ke Qisse-15 Azeez Naza.n Qawwal ka Qissa

क़व्वाली का सबसे रोचक पक्ष यह है कि हिंदुस्तान में गंगा-जमुनी तहज़ीब की जब नीव डाली जा रही थी, क़व्वाली ने उस काल को भी अपने रस से सींचा है. क़व्वाली ने हिन्दुस्तानी साझी संस्कृति को न सिर्फ़ बनते देखा है बल्कि इस अनोखी संस्कृति के पैराहन में ख़ूबसूरत बेल बूटे भी लगाये हैं और… continue reading

In conversation with the Guardian saint of Delhi, and the mystic of Sindh Farid Ayaz..

I had met Farid Ayaz Saab in 2012, while gatecrashing in a private concert hosted by an MD of a large private sector bank in Lutyens, Mehrauli with a promise to the event managers that I was least bit interested in the free food & liquor, only wanted to listen to Farid saab live. He… continue reading

Nizamuddin Auliya: The Dervish of Love

Faith. And love. It is all that matters in this courtyard. Bibi Zuleikha’s father, Khwaja Arab, was a man of riches in Bukhara when the Mongol Chinghiz Khan eyed the riches of the city. He sacked Bukhara, looted its wealth and murdered thousands. Bibi Zuleikha, Khwaja Arab and their family escaped the bloodbath and fled… continue reading

A faqir has no religion – there is only Haq and love, says Sain Zuhour

His expression rarely changes. His face is gaunt and wrinkled; he seems lost in another world; his eyes are sunken, but look right into you. “God did not create religions to divide Hindus, Muslims and Christians. Sufis only believe in God; nothing else matters.” This is the belief of a faqir – Sain Zuhour. At… continue reading

Baba Farid: Bringing happiness to the human heart

I wish always to live in longing for You. May I become dust, dwelling under your Feet. My goal freed of both worlds is only You. I die for you, just as I live for You. Baba Farid It was sometime around 1264, young Nizamuddin Auliya wandered into a desert in the depths of depression…. continue reading

महाराष्ट्र के चार प्रसिद्ध संत-संप्रदाय- श्रीयुत बलदेव उपाध्याय, एम. ए. साहित्याचार्य

भारतवर्ष में संत-महात्माओं की संख्या जिस प्रकार अत्यंत अधिक रही है, उसी प्रकार उन के द्वारा स्थापित सम्प्रदायों की भी संख्या बहुत ही अधिक है। समग्र भारत के संप्रदायों के संक्षिप्त वर्णन के लिए कितने ही बड़े बड़े ग्रंथों की जरूरत पड़ेगी। वह भी किसी एक विद्वान् के मान की बात नहीं। इस लेख में… continue reading