Mystic Playlist for Long Drives (Abida Parveen, Atif Aslam, Riaz Ali Qadri, Fareed Ayaz and more)

One perspective all these recitations have in common is of the madness or the obsession of a lover — the lover being a devotee of God and the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). All of these recitations praise their beloved and celebrate their beloved’s spiritually enchanting attributes in one way or another, for example, the excerpt below was written in praise of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

Balaghal ‘ula bi kamalihi,

Kashafadujja bi jamalihi,

Hasanat jami’u khisalihi,

Sallu ‘alayhi wa Aalihi.

He attained exaltation by his perfection,

He dispelled darkness by his beauty.

Beauteous are all his qualities,

Benediction be upon him and his family.

Saadi Shiraizi, Balaghal Ula Be Kamalihi

Related: Sufi Kalaam I Adore

Some of these recitations come from the works of great Sufi poets, such as Amir Khusrau and Sheikh Saadi Shiraizi, and are mystifying if the words and their underlying meanings are understood.

Pardadari — Abida Parveen, Atif Aslam (includes lyrics + English translation)

Balaghal Ula Be Kamalihi — Abida Parveen (includes lyrics + English translation)

Takht Hazar — Riaz Ali Qadri

Nami Danam — Chand Tara Orchestra (includes lyrics + English translation)

Aaqa — Abida Parveen, Ali Sethi (includes lyrics + English translation)

Rang — Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Amjad Sabri (includes lyrics + English translation)

Chaap Tilak — Abida Parveen, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (includes lyrics + English translation)

Kangna — Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad (includes lyrics + English translation)

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