Watch Mast Qalandar now!

Posted on May 27th, 2016

We are pleased to bring to you the awesome new video ‘Mast Qalandar’ from the Barakah (Deluxe) album!



After it’s initial release as a single featuring Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, ‘Mast Qalandar’ went straight to #1 on the iTunes World Music Charts! Read more about this legendary piece below:

Raag: Kafi
Commentary: This song, which has been popular in the Indian subcontinent for centuries, is based on a poem by the Chisti Sufi and musical genius, Amir Khusro, which was later modified by… To learn more about this piece download the full album and 27 page digital booklet from here: iTunes

Words: Bulleh Shah
Music: Traditional Islamic (Sufi Qawali)
Performed and arranged by Sami Yusuf
Sitar performed by Krishna Kumar
Tabla & Dholak performed by Sanu CS
Harmonium: Berny PJ
Qawwali Vocalists: Riaz Hussain, Syed Hasnain and Ali Mahdi
Recorded @ Andante Studios
Mixed & Mastered by Vishnu Rajan @ Andante Studios

Additional Aalap: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Directed by Saleh Nass @ Elements Cine Productions

Published by Resonance Music FZE Administered by Fairwood Music (UK) Ltd for the World


Dam mast Qalandar mast mast
The drunk Qalandar,* in his drunken state**
Iko vird hai dam dam Ali Ali
(Has) Only one chant – Ali, in every breath
Sakhi Lal Qalandar mast mast
The generous red-robed Qalandar, in his drunken state (a reference to the 12th century sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar)
Jhoole Lal Qalandar mast mast
(Another reference to Lal Shahbaz Qalandar)
Rab ne kinne shaan banaye
God has blessed countless (people)
Be karma Te karm kamaye
He has even blessed the wretched
Jeda vi Tere dar Te Aaye
Whoever comes to your doorstep
O na kaddivi khaali jaye
Never returns empty-handed

Shana uchiyaan teria Peera
O teacher (referring to Ali) with lofty grace
Hovan door haneriyaan Peera
May the darkness (within me) be purged, O teacher
Aasan he ba teriya Peera
I have pinned my (very many) hopes in you, O teacher
Soon arzaa aj meeriya Peera
Grant my requests today, O teacher
Akhi ja malanga tu Ali Ali Ali akhi ja malanga
O my brother, keep saying Ali, Ali, Ali; keep on saying
Akhi ja malanga sach ape mun len ge
O my brother, Go on saying, they will (themselves) accept the truth
Aj ne te kal saray Ali Ali can ge
If not today then tomorrow everyone will repeat Ali, Ali

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