Tagged: Wazir Dayers

Five Qawwalis by Ustad Jafar Hussain Khan Badauni

Dear Brother W I’m sending you another collection, with qawwalis by the often underrated Qawwal Ustad Jafar Hussain Khan of Badaun (or Badayun), Uttar Pradesh, India, who lived from 1931 to 1998.   I...

nusrat fateh ali khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan sing Kalam of Allama Iqbal

Dear Brother W, Allama Muhammad Iqabal’s Urdu poetry was often high-brow Urdu, with Persian words that not all speakers of Urdu know. As you know my understanding of Urdu is very rudimentary and you...

Arif and Irfan

Arif and Irfan: Letter by Wazir Dayers

An ‘ārif is someone who possesses ‘irfān, i.e. knowledge or wisdom that is not obtained through the ordinary senses, but in a mystical way. Such a person might therefore be an enlightened one. An...