The Present Moment
First Rays of the Sun
Sufi & Bhakti
These songs are about absorption — constant remembrance of the beloved.
Yaar Teri Pooja Karoonga
How much can somebody revere a beloved? This vibrant qawwali by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan shows. The poet promises to enshrine the image of his beloved in his heart and worship her forever.
Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Tum Rehti Ho
A sweet song that showcases absorption in the memories of one's beloved.
The most popular song by Kailash Kher. It describes a woman who is madly in love.
Sanson Ki Mala Pe Simroo Main Pee Ka Naam
Sung by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in qawwali style. Reminds me of Naam Simran in Sikhism, breath meditation in Buddhism, and Sufi poetry.
Tu Is Tarah Se Meri Zindagi Mein Shaamil Hai
A composition that describes absorption in one's beloved. Even though this is not a Sufi or Bhakti composition, the opening lines and the first two stanzas can be interpreted as absorption in the Almighty or the Universe.
Na To Karvan Ki Talash Hai
The mother of all qawwalis in Hindi cinema.
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