Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Quotes

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Quotes On Love

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is a Pakistani vocalist who is regarded as one of the best qawwali singers. Qawwali is a Sufi Muslim devotional song characterised by simple melodies, powerful rhythms, and frenetic improvisations. He got sky-high fame because of his unexceptional vocal skills. As he could perform for several hours at a high degree of intensity. Khan is largely regarded with introducing qawwali music to Western audiences. He was a member of the Qawwal Bacchon Gharana (Delhi Gharana), which continued his family’s 600-year-old qawwali legacy. In this article, we will share with you Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Quotes.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Quotes On Love

A man learns all his life and dies the day he thinks that he has learnt everything.-Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

People say that love is easy, but love spares nothing and no one.-Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

I am not a Sufi, but I follow the Sufi.-Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

The musical instruments may be western but my voice never wavers away from my own ragas. it is good to make experiments and I do a lot of them but my thoughts always round the centre and that centre is the tradition of my elders and it is classical music.-Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

People listened to Farsi texts, and to the great texts of our Baba Bulleh Shah, Khwaja Ghulam Farid, Mian Mohammad Bakhsh Jehlmi. People do listen to it these days, but much less than in those days.-Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

There are two languages that I love: Farsi and Panjabi. Because the depth of Sufi thought in these two languages cannot be found in any other language.-Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

You’ve got to sing from the depths of the heart. Without heart, you cannot be a Qawwal.-Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

When people start dancing, they dance like they don’t know they are doing it.-Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

It is not necessary that the scion of a singing family, even if he sings, can excel in it. In order to reach his peak, he has to work very, very hard.-Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

I do listen to other music though, and try to pick up what is good.-Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Click To Tweet

I have tried to make the music a bit easier for them to understand. -Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

My father didn’t want me to become a musician, he wanted me to be a doctor because he said singing was too hard.-Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat is one of the greatest singers of our time. When his singing takes off, his voice embodies soulfulness and spirituality like no other.-Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Myself, I am nothing, If I am anything it is because of my companions. An axe cannot chop wood without its handle. I also cannot do anything without my companions and friends who work with me. They are as important as a thumb is in hand.-Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Sufi music tries to banish the hatred living within all human beings. It does not belong to anyone culture, but to all of us. It stands for bhaichara. The great Sufis have said that there is no value in namaz if your soul is not clean, no value of bathing in the Ganga if your thoughts are impure. God is to be achieved through love. Mohabbat (love) is the ultimate reality.-Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

I like to experiment with my voice, besides music. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.-Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan


When I sing for God, I feel myself in accord with God, and the house of God, Mecca, is right in front of me. And I worship. When I sing for Mohammed, peace be upon him, our prophet, I feel like I am sitting right next to his tomb, Medina, and paying him respect and admitting to myself that I accept his message.-Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

To be a qawwal is more than being a performer, more than being an artist, One must be willing to release one’s mind and soul from one’s body to achieve ecstasy through music. Qawwali is enlightenment itself.-Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

The more honours I am given, the more afraid I become, that I might not slip in the eyes of my fans. I pray to Allah to preserve me and keep me in his favour. And I need his friendship. I do not bother about the disaffections of the time.-Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan


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