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The Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali Group – Passing Down The Spirit –


Passing Down The Spirit – The Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali Group from Kabul in Afghanistan. C21 Troy interviews Zhara Qadir spokesperson for The Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali Group on their recent tour [2009] of the UK at the Pearce Institute in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland.

Zahra gives a brief explanation about the history and inspiration of Qawwali music and the musicins who perfom at Sufi houses all over the world.

The Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali group have been playing for over 30 years and is one of the most highly regarded Qawali groups of Afghanistan. They have toured India, Russia, Tajikistan, all over Afghanistan and last year came to London and toured Scotland, brought over by Reel Afghanistan, the first Afghan Festival in the UK

Last year [2008] the group raised £7000, which they donated to widows and children disabled by war, with the help of the British Council.

If you would like any further information or are interested in supporting them during their next visit to the UK please contact Zhara Qadir through this channel or email below

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The substance and meaning of Sufism

The substance of Sufism is the Truth and the meaning of Sufism is the selfless experiencing and actualization of the Truth.

The practice of Sufism

The practice of Sufism is the intention to go towards the Truth, by means of love and devotion. This is called the tariqat, the spiritual path or way towards God.

The definition of the Sufi

The sufi is one who is a lover of Truth, who by means of love and devotion moves towards the Truth, towards the perfection which all are truly seeking. As necessitated by love’s jealousy, the sufi is taken away from all except the Truth.
by Khaniqahi Nimatullahi