The word ‘Sufi‘ is derived from Sufism. And Sufism in simple terms is a realization of spiritual truth, following Godly path with unconditional love and devotion. Sufi songs spread the teachings of Sufism among masses and that is the only reason they are loved and widely accepted by the common people. India has always been a land of great Sufi Saints, and for more than 1000 of years countless Saints, Spiritual Leaders, Prophets, Avtar have emerged on this land to show right path to Humankind. Some of the famous Sufi Saints were Hazrat Khawaja Nizamuddin Aulia, Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti, Kabir, Rumi, Bulleh Shah who were in love with Almighty and always taught His teachings.
Below we have listed 35 superhit and most popular Sufi songs that are basically poems of Bulleh Shah, Shah Hussain, Waris Shah, Rumi, Sultan Bahu and other renowned Saints. These poets were sung by famous singer such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Abida Parveen, Hans Raj Hans, Reshma and leading singers from India and Pakistan. We have watchfully selected Sufi songs of Original Soundtrack so that you can enjoy just by playing through music player or can download even through the link given below each Sufi song. Enjoy!
1.) Je Tu Rab Nu Manuna by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
This amazing Sufi Naat is sung by great ‘Qawwali‘ singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan from Pakistan. He is considered great vocalist & legend both in India & Pakistan. This song is written & composed by him and is all about true and unconditional love towards your Master/ Guru to please Almighty.
2.) Sade Wede Aaya Kar by Abida Parveen
Abida Parveen is a outstanding Sufi singer, often called as the ‘Queen of Sufi music‘. She is considered one of the finest vocal artists of Pakistan. She has toured globally and has sung hundreds of sufi songs. ‘Sade Vehre Aya Kar’ is very popular Punjabi Sufi poem written by noted Punjabi poet, Baba Bulleh Shah. It collected special fame when Abida Parveen sang it in her voice.
3.) Ni Main Kamli Yaar by Gurdas Maan
Gurdas Maan is a great Punjabi singer, songwriter, and actor. He is considered one of the most notable figures in the world of Punjabi music. This song in not a sufi song but it depicts lovers (Heer & Ranjha) devotion for each other like they worship. Even more the writer Waris Shah states that the story has a deeper meaning, referring to the unremitting quest that man has towards God. Listen to this very popular song.
4.) Tere Ishq Nachaya by Abida Parveen
Is a beautiful, famous and superhit Punjabi ‘Sufi Naat’ written by noted 18th-century mystic poet Baba Bulle Shah in love with his guru ‘Inayat Shah’. It’s a very popular song and performed by many Sufi and qawwali singers, including Abida Parveen, and also featured in many Sufi music albums of various artists from both India & Pakistan. Listen it below!
5.) Aaja Veh Mahi Tera Rasta by Hans Raj Hans
Hans Raj Hans is a Punjabi singer from Punjab, India. He started singing Punjabi folk, devotional and Sufi music at very young age. This famous sufi song is written by lyricist Khawaja Pervaiz and sung by many artists but Hans Raj Hans has sung it brilliantly. Just check it out and enjoy. You can even download it from below link.
6.) Allah Hoo Allah Hoo by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Qawwalis titled ‘Allah Hoo’ have been performed by many different qawwals like Sabri Brothers, Hans Raj Hans and so on. But in this the traditional Sufi chant is sung brilliantly by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Sahab and no one has sung like him. Enjoy this popular sufi song from below.
7.) Chap Tilak Sab Cheen li by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
This amazing song is composed by Amir Khusro, who was a popular 14th-century Sufi Poet. Due to the quality of its melody and mystical lyrics, it is frequently heard in Qawwali concerts across Asian Countries by many sufi singers like Naheed Akhtar, Mehnaz Begum, Abida Parveen, etc. But here Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan has sung it very strongly.
8.) Charkha by Wadali Brothers
This song is sung by Lakhwinder Wadali and Ustad Puran Chand Wadali, who are Sufi singers and musicians from Amritsar District in Punjab, India. This superhit sufi kalam is all about the different way a disciple do to see his master. Beautiful song with really deep lyrics/meaning.
9.) Dum Mast Qalander by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
This very popular spiritual song lyrics was initially written by Hazrat Amir Khusro and later modified by Baba Bulleh Shah. The melody was composed by Master Ashiq Hussain of Pakistan and was made widely popular by many Pakistani and Indian singers like Hans Raj Hans, Noor Jahan, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Abida Parveen, Sabri Brothers, etc.
10.) Mere Sahiba by Hans Raj Hans
A masterpiece composition by Hans Raj Hans in remembrance of Almighty. This famous sufi track ‘Mere Sahiba‘ is from his latest Album ‘Tera Ishq‘ released in year 2006.
11.) Ishq Di Maari by Gurdas Maan
This song is written and composed by Gurdas Maan in his attractive voice in love & memory of God.
12.) Jugni Ji by Arif Lohar
Arif Lohar is a Punjabi folk singer from Pakistan. The song was composed and sung by Arif Lohar, and the lyrics were deeply inspired as well as integrated by 17th century Sufi poet Sultan Bahu. There is a striking use of this musical instrument called ‘chimta‘ in Hindi (tongs).
13.) Kiven Mukhre Ton by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Is very popular sufi song from Nusrat Fateh ALi Khan in which he is praising the lord and says that “how can I take off my eyes from your shining face as I see my God in you“.
14.)O Lal Meri Pat by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Again a lovely and very famous spiritual song sung by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan by Bulleh Shah.
15.) Akhiyan Nu Rehn De by Reshma
Reshma was a renowned folk as well as playback singer of Pakistan, who was also very popular in India. ‘Akhiyan Nu Rehn De‘ is not a sufi song but she has beautifully portrayed such words like ‘jogi’ which depicts pain and suffering in separation from her ‘Murshid‘. Listen to this wonderful music below.
16.) Tu Mane Ya Na Mane by Wadali Brothers
This song is from Album ‘Farid‘ by Wadali Brothers. They both have sung this song with full passion and energy. Lyrics are so meaningful and in remembrance of Holy Spirit.
17.) Mera Piya Ghar Aaya by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Is a renowned Sufi Punjabi song written by mystic poet Baba Bulleh Shah. He composed this poem at the return of his spiritual guru ‘Inayat Shah’. The song is part of most of the Qawwali performances in both India and Pakistan. It is one of the best known songs of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and part of his album ‘The Essential Collection‘.
18.) Nit Khair Manga by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
This Sufi Kalam is written by Badar, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Farrukh Ali Khan and sung beautifully by Nusrat Sahab. This song is all about God blessing to follow divinity and surrender to His will.
19.) Aaj Rang Hai Ri by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
This is a work of art of noted mystic poet ‘Amir Khusro’ who in appreciation of his spiritual master and saint Nizamuddin Auliya. This popular ‘kalam’ has been sung by many singers but Nusrat Sahab has sung it like he owns it. Listen to this masterpiece below.
20.) Qurban Mein Unki by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Another awesome and popular Sufi Naat from Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan which depicts God’s Great Grace, Kindness and countless Blessing to sinners like us. You can download this qawwali from below or can hear from media player as well.
21.) Saadi Jithe Laggi Ae by Gurdas Maan
It’s a different Sufi composition written as well as sung by Gurdas Maan. He has sung it for his master ‘Sai Laddi Shah Ji‘ in which he gave message that whoever pursue God’s path should never listen to people’s negative points or follow fake suggestions and later feel misguided. Which is true!
22.) Sai Ve Sai by Satinder Sartaaj
A beautiful Sufi composition by Satinder Sartaaj, who is an Punjabi singer and poet from India. He has sung it so nicely in its own melody & style that it got immense popular in short span of time. Just listen!
23.) Sanson Ki Mala Pe by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
This song is basically a ‘Bhajan’ originally sung by Meerabai in remembrance of Lord Krishna. This composition has been sung by many famous artists, but Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan made this song very popular in Asian countries through his unmatched singing style and voice. Very pleasant and heart-touching Sufi song.
24.) Tere Bin Nahi Lagda by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Its not a sufi kalam but its not even less than a devotional song. Once you hear it carefully, you will notice that Nusrat Sahab has written it in loving memory of Almighty. Such pure and beautiful composition.
25.) Tumhain Dillagi Bhool by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
It is another great composition by Nusrat Sahab which is all about pain and suffering in love, whether humanly or godly. Lyrics clearly states that one should not make fun of people who have submitted themselves to willingness of God.
26.) Ve Main Chori Chori by Reshma
The song lyrics are written by renowned Pakistani poet ‘Manzoor Hussain Jhalla‘. Reshma has sung his many songs but ‘Ve Main Chori Chori‘ is one of her most popular song. Listen to this beautiful composition.
27.) Koi Mansoor Koi Ban Ke By Qari Shahid
Qari Shahid is one of the famous ‘Sufi Naat‘ singer in Pakistan. Mera Murshid Sohna, Maan Di Shan, etc are some his best piece of music, but ‘Koi Mansoor Koi’ is one of his finest creation to pay his homage to Holy Prophet Muhammad.
Below are the others Popular Sufi Songs from Bollywood Movies
1.) Piya Haji Ali from Movie – Fiza
‘Piya Haji Ali‘ is a beautiful song by A.R. Rehman for Hindi movie Fiza (2000) which was filmed in Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai. This song is composed with a beautiful blend of Sufi music and evokes internal feelings of mercy & compassion. The lyrics are very meaningful which made this song very popular in India and still played in many mystical concerts.
2.) Allah Hi Reham from Movie – My Name is Khan
The song ‘Allah Hi Raham‘ is from Karan Johar and Shahrukh Khan’s Hindi movie My Name Is Khan (2010). The song features Ustad Rashid Khan and the music is directed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and lyrics are by Niranjan Iyengar.
3.) Arziyan from Movie – Delhi 6
The Song ‘Arziyan‘ is from Hindi Film Delhi-6 (2009). This sufi song is beautifully sung by playback Singers – Javed Ali, Kailash Kher and written by Prasoon Joshi and music composed by A.R. Rahman. The leading artist were Abhishek Bachchan & Sonam Kapoor in this movie.
4.) Bhar Do Jholi Meri from Movie – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
This great sufi kalam was originally composed by ‘Ghulam Farid Sabri‘ from Pakistan. But it gain popularity once it appeared in Bollywood movie ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan‘ (2015) and was sung by famous playback singer Adnan Sami.
5.) Khwaja Mere Khwaja from Movie – Jodhaa Akbar
This popular song is written, composed and sang by A.R. Rehman for movie Jodhaa Akbar (2008). Here ‘Khwaja‘ mean’s something like ‘spiritual master’ in Sufism. And ‘Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti‘ is the Sufi master of which this song sings.
6.) Kun Faya Kun from Movie – Rockstar
A. R. Rahman, Mohit Chauhan & Javed Ali sang in different stanza in this awesome sufi song. Lyrics are by Irshad Kamil. Its a part of the Hindi Movie Rockstar (2011). Here ‘Kun Faya Kun‘ means that it’s all God’s will and His absolute control over every creation. This song is sung in the resting place of a noted Sufi saint known as ‘Hazrat Nizamuddin‘.
7.) Lagi Tum Se Mann Ki from Movie – Paap
Absolutely great song from Movie ‘Paap‘ (2003). The lyrics are beautifully written by Amjad Aslam Amjad and they touch your heart immensely. Singer is Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Music Director is Shahi.
8.) Aaya Tere Dar Par Diwana from Movie – Veer Zara
This mesmerizing song ‘Aaya Tere Dar Par‘ is from Hindi Film ‘Veer Zara‘ beautifully sung by Muhammad Hussain and Ahmad Hussain and Music composed by Madan Mohan.
List of other 10 Popular Sufi Songs
1. Teri Diwani – Kailash Kher
2. Afreen Afreen – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
3. Bulla Ki Jana Me Kaun – Rabbi Shergill
4. Maula Mere Maula – Roop Kumar Rathod
5. Main jahaan rahoon – movie Namastey London
6. O re piya o re piya – movie Aaja Nachle
7. Mera Sohna Sajan Ghar – Abida Parveen
8. Ankhiyan No Chain Na Awe – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
9. Jab Se Tunay Mujhe – Abida Parveen
10. Kinna Sohna – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
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