This is Sufi music playlist inspired by the works of Sufi poet Al Hallaj, is sung by Arabic artists. However, Sufism preaches peace, tolerance and pluralism, while encouraging music as a way of deepening one’s relationship with the Creator.
Who is Al Hallaj?
Sufi philosopher and poet, Mansour Al Hallaj (858-922) is one of the early Sufis who was persecuted for proclaiming, “Anal Haq” – “I am God. I am the Ultimate Truth”, which provided cause for the accusation that he had claimed to be divine. Such a statement was highly inappropriate in the view of most Muslims
He realized in early age that love, peace and freedom are Fundamental Values that can’t be limited by country, time, ethnic or beliefs.
Al-Ḥallāj undertook extensive travels, stayed in Gujarat, Punjab. When he returned to Persia, he wanted to share this experience. However, People thought he was crazy because the way he dressed up, and because the claim that he ever uttered the words “ana’l-haqq“ (I am the Truth), But he wouldn’t stop. He sang and danced madly on the street.
His thought and activity had been provocative and had been interpreted in various ways, some of which left him highly suspect in the eyes of civil and religious authorities, and he did nothing to improve his image in the eyes of the political leaders.
al-Ḥallāj was eventually crucified and brutally tortured to death. A large crowd witnessed his execution Outside the Gates of Baghdad in 922. Hallaj’s writings also were burned to ashes, his only surviving work, Tawasin.
Some of Hallaj’s quotes:
“I have seen my Lord with the eye of my heart, and I said: ‘Who are You?’ He said: ‘You.'”
“I am He whom I love,
and He whom I love is I:
We are two spirits
dwelling in one body.
If thou seest me,
thou seest Him,
And if thou seest Him,
thou seest us both.”
You can play Al Hallaj’s playlist here:
- ( جاهدة وهبة - رائعة الحلاج | إذا هجرتَ )
- يا نسيم الريح - مارسيل خليفة / الحلاج
- Rim Banna ريم بنّا - Astonished by You and Me عجبت منك ومنّي
- Mike Massy & Fadia Tomb El-Hage, Sary&Ayad Khalifé - Ajibtou Minka Wa Minni
- Dhafer Youssef - كَفرتُ
- هبة القواس يا نسيم الريح
- Dhafer Youssef - Aya 1984 (Live)
- اياد الريماوي - عجبت منك - غناء ربى الحلبي Iyad Rimawi - Ajibto Minka - Feat Ruba Halabi
- Dhafer Youssef - Al Hallaj
- Bachar Zarkan - بشار زرقان / Mali Joufit (La Ahad) - مالي جفيت - الحلاج
- هند حامد - والله ما طلعت شمس ولا غربت | Hind Hamed - Wallahi Ma Tala'at Shamson
- عابد عازرية - يا نسيم الريح
- عجبت منك ومني - الحلاج
- Dhafer youssef - Sevdah (to Jon Hassell)
- Naziha Meftah sings Mansur al Hallaj - Music Skander Guetari
- عجبت منك ومني فرقة شرق
- The Entity Of My Entity / Issa Boulos عيسى بولص / يا كلَ كليَّ
- Dhafer Youssef - La prière de l'absent