"The weak lose themselves in God; the strong discover Him in themselves." ~ Allama Iqbal

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sain Zahoor: Pakistan's Mystic of Music

In the most current issue of the magazine "Sufi" (Issue 83, Summer 2012) is a brief interview/article entitled Sain Zahoor: Pakistan's Mystic of Music.  There were a few bits of this interview (by Sheniz Janmohamed) that stand out.
Lines were quoted presumably sung by Sain Zahoor at a 2011 music festival in Canada:
Parh parh ilm te faazil hoya
Te Kaday apnay aap nu parhya ee na
You read to become all knowledgeable
But you never read yourself
The interviewer asked a question about the sectarian violence in Pakistan.
Sain Zahoor responded: We are here for a short time, ultimately we are going to meet the dust.  When our souls fly off, what will count is our deeds, not the differences between us.
The article ended with a quote by Bulleh Shah.
When I acquired the knowledge of love,
I dreaded the mosque.
I fled to my Lord's dwelling,
Where a thousand sounds reverberate.


  1. There is such a depth, profoundness and pathos in his voice when he utters "Allah ho"

    1. Greetings Sir,

      Thank you for visiting. Yes...I love listening to Sain Zahoor.

      All good wishes,


  2. Saeein Zahoor is an absolute favourite of mine,even though I do not usually understand what he says, but he says with so much passion that it makes you want to listen to him all day long!

    1. Greetings,

      Thank you for visiting!

      I'm so glad that you too like Saeein Zahoor. I understand little of what he sings. But his tone and depth of sentiment (like what Akhtar Wasim Dar mentions) is so very potent.

      All good wishes,