Who doesn’t like to hear sensible lyrics with good beats which connects you to god. Songs that touches the heart, songs that brings you peace, songs that hold emotions and lift you up.
Here are some of the most memorable sufi songs produced by Bollywood:
1. Kun Faya Kun
From the movie Rockstar starting Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri and composed by AR RAHMAN and sung by Javed Ali and Mohit Chauhan, this sufi song shows love and helps you to find peace within you by connecting you to God.
Jordan expresses his feeling where no one was with me, god was only there, god is only there and god will only be there. Throughout the sufi, he expresses his love, prayers, devotion, gratitude and some questions that arises in his mind.
This is one of the biggest sufi songs created in Bollywood and will forever remain evergreen.
2. Khwaja Mere Khwaja
Another masterpiece, composed by AR RAHMAN from the movie Jodha Akbar starring Hritik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. This peaceful song is sung in praise of a renowned Sufi saint Moiun-ud-din-chishti.
Moiun-ud-din- refers to the “Assister of Religion”. He is also known as “Garib Nawaz” which means “helper or benefactor of the poor and needy. His rest place is Dargah Sharif in Ajmer. It is considered as one of the most sacred place for muslim but people of all religion could visit there.
The term “Khwaja” is given to the master or the leader of the person of the distinction. Hence this sufi song is in the praise of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.
3. Ya Ali
From the movie, Gangster starring Kangana Ranaut, Emraan Hashmi, and Shiney Ahuja. The songs of this movie were another kind of blockbuster of this year. Lyrics written by Sayeed Quadri, composed by Pritam Chakraborty, and sung by Zubeen Garg, this Sufi is a passionate prayer and grief offered to god crying for help and forgiveness.
4. Allah Ke Bande
Sung by Kailash Kher in movie, Waisa bhi hota hai part 2,
The singer expresses his devotion to god, by comparing himself to a broken bird. He presents his love to Allah by showing various examples.
Sung by Javed Ali and Kailash Kher, this mesmerising song brings back the charm of old Delhi, the auro and the memories connected with it.
6. Maula Mere Maula
This is another evergreen song from the movie Anwar and composed by Roop Kumar Rathode. This sufi song has a very deep meaning, the person gets involved in a mysterious path by thinking about his lover. The listener gets lost in passion of the love.
7. Bhar Do Jholi Meri
Sung by Adnan Sami from the movie Bajrangi Bhaijan. This sufi song depicts prayer to God, the person is present in the court of the god bowing down the head, asking God to fill his bag with blessings and he won’t return back with empty hands.
8. Ishq Sufiyana
Sung by Kamal Khan from the movie The Dirty Picture featuring Vidya Balan and Emran Hashmi.
The lyrics describes a passionate love and a crazy love. Love is like a poem by God, love is like a goblet full of fragrance, love is like the red colour of morning, love is like a falling waterfall, love is like a written poem, love can be seen in one’s eyes. For you, my love is selfless, My love is selfless.
9. O Re Piya Re
Featuring Madhuri Dixit dancing on this song from Aja Nachle, this song is a kind of motivational song which encourages the soul to face this world full of difficulties along with the society.
10. Ali Maula
From the flim Kurban sung by Salim Merchant, this song has a special feeling of attachment towards Prophet Mohammad.
Composed and sung by singers Rahat Fateh Ali, Shankar Mahadevan and Richa Sharma featuring Shahrukh Khan and Kajol from the flim My name is Khan, this song depicts love, the singer expresses his love that he will do sajda (bow down) before his love.
Another sufi song from the same movie Noor-e-Khuda. This song depicts that God is the divine light.
Noor meaning light and khuda means god. It is sung by Shankar Mahadevan, Adnan Sami and Shreya Ghoshal.
13. Afreen Afreen
Performed by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in Coke Studio along with Momina Mustehsan. “Afreen Afreen” is the song composed in appreciation of a beautiful lady. The word “Afreen Afreen” is used as an exclamation in appreciation of that day.
14. Mere Rashke Qamar
This song is featured in the movie Badshao. The ghazal was written by Fana Bulandshehri and sung by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
The credits are not directly taken, the real composer is also appreciated and given the credits. Qamar is referred to the moon, hence the lover is referred her as the moon, whom the singer loves passionately. The singer is mad in love, and expresses his love and craziness towards his lover by comparing her to the moon.
15. Tu Jane Na
Yes, it might be shocking for many of you, but it’s true that this song is a sufi song. Composed by Pritam and performed by Arif Aslam featuring Rabir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif in the movie Ajab Prem ki Gazab Kahani.
The song expresses one sided love of a lover who loves someone passionately and beyond everything but he will never be able to express it and his lover will never understand it.
You can also prefer listening Kabira and Jag Ghumeya.
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