Tag Archives: Amir Khusro

In praise of paan

dekhna ai “Zauq” honge aaj phir laakhoN ke khooN phir jamaaya us ne laal-e-lab pe laakha paan kaa — Zauq Paan is almost as old as India itself. Ameer Khusro in his book “ijaaz-e-khusravi” gives some qualities of paan. 1. … Continue reading

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Nine styles of writings

By Amir Khusro From his book Rasail al-Ijaz From the beginning of my youth, I had the desire that I should produce among my fellow writers an epistle, more embellished and rhetorical, and more attractive than the cheeks of the … Continue reading

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Muslims Are In India’s Mainstream

The Muslim identity of India is a thoroughly Indian identity, very different from the Islamic identity of other Muslim countries. This unique Indo-Islamic identity has evolved over centuries of intermingling of traditions, culture, religion and social contacts Continue reading

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Muslims’ Contribution To The Growth Of Music In India

Through court patronage and gharana system, Muslims have contributed immensely towards the development of Indian music. Continue reading

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Mehr Ali And Sher Ali – Qawwali At UCLA Royce Hall

Couple of nights back (24, April, 08) came an unanticipated opportunity to watch and listen to two of great contemporary Pakistani Sufi Qawwali singers at famous UCLA Royce Hall. The concert was titled, Qawwali Music of Pakistan: Sufi devotional music. … Continue reading

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Holi’s Muslim History

Though Holi may be a Hindu festival it has a Muslim history too. Continue reading

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Siesta At Hazrat Nizamuddin

A retiring refuge in this noisy city. Continue reading

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A Historical Perspective On Indian Muslims

What have been the achievements and contributions of Indian Muslims through history? Continue reading

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