Once again it’s the season of remembrance and celebration. It is the Urs of HZ Khawaja Muinuddin Chishti Ajmeri (ra) popularly known as Khawaja Gharib Nawaz (Benefactor of the Poor). Khawaja sahib brought the illustrious Chishti silsila to India and lit the lamp of Islam in that area. He is revered to this day by people of all religions and his tomb in Ajmer continues to be a great spiritual centre, a lamp whose light has dispersed far and wide and which continues to draw ardent moths to its flame.

The Chishtis are reknowned for their love of the Qawwali. In honour of this blessed occasion here is a wonderful poem dedicated to Hz Khawaja sahib sung by the maestro of this art, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

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