With his matchless compositions and passion that could warm the coldest of hearts, A. R. Rahman has never failed to create music that touches us like a wild fresh breeze. Be it ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya‘ from Dil Se or ‘Jai Ho‘ from Slumdog Millionaire, he has broken all barriers of language and charmed countless people across the globe.
The singer is also known for creating magical and peaceful Sufi numbers which that will instantly connect you with your spiritual side. Here are some Sufi songs by the musical maestro you must tune into right now:
1. Khwaja Mere Khwaja
A song for rain and sunshine, this song is originally by a saint named Khwaja Garib Nawaz. This song became famous when it was re-packed by A.R. Rahman for the movie Jodhaa Akbar in 2008.
Source: UTV Music
2. Kun Faya Kun
Kun Fayakun translates to an order of Allah meaning ‘Be, and it is!’, that is when he commands, things happen. This song from the movie Rockstar and has been sung by A.R. Rahman, Javed Ali and Mohit Chauhan.
3. Piya Haji Ali
Sung for the praise of ‘Sayyad Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari’, this rendition is from the movie Fiza. The wealthy merchant Haji Ali Shah Bukhari left all his possessions to travel around the globe and then settled in Mumbai to spread the message of Islam. His Dargah is now one of the major landmarks in Mumbai.
Source: Sufi Ashram
Shot in the beautiful backdrop of Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, this song is dedicated to the almighty for a better fortune. This song from the movie Delhi 6 has been written by Prasoon Joshi.
5. Marhaba Ya Mustafa
This song is more of a Na’at, which is a poem of praise for the almighty. From a 2008 album by A.R Rahman called Al-Risalah, this is a soulful number has an otherworldly aura.