We perform a wide variety of songs--from traditional religious litanies to more contemporary arrangements. Either musically or lyrically, many of these songs are rooted in particular spiritual traditions such as Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam. While listeners may find some of the songs to be familiar, our arrangements of songs such as "Ave Maria" are quite unorthodox. They are usually very stripped down and simple, repetitive, and focus on one main melody meant to stir the heart of the listener.
Listed below are just a few examples of litanies we may perform during our sessions:
Ave Maria (Traditional Christian hymn)
Prabhuji (Hindu Bhajan)
La ilaha il Allah (Traditional Sufi litany)
Allah Allah (Original Sufi arrangement)
Dhi-ray Dhi-ray (Original Sufi song, written by our murshid)
Elahi anta maksudi (Traditional Sufi song)
Tumhi ho mata (Traditional Hindu hymn)
We are currently in the process of making some high-quality recordings of our songs, but in the meantime we will be uploading some live (albeit low-quality) recordings to provide some samples for our listeners.
We are always trying to help people from all paths deepen their connection, or even develop a new connection with some of the great spiritual paths. Listed below are some links to some of our favorite devotional songs:
For more information on the Qadriya Sufi Tradition visit: QSFA.org
Free Sufi meditation sessions: Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 at 1113 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL
Fridays, 6:00-7:30 at University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana YMCA