Sakhi Shahbaz Qalandar!


When I started this blog, I was a bit nervous about producing good quality content. Will I have enough topics to write about and share with the world? Will I run out of ideas or thoughts to blog about? But all my fears proved wrong!(and I am so glad!) I never run out of stuff, because LIFE happens. Everyday is different.. every experience is different. Not only that, but I am so lucky to be surrounded by creative people in my family that are happy to share their thoughts and creativity on this platform.

Earlier, I shared my husband, Mohsin’s poetry with you guys(Read them here & here if you missed them), and now debuting on my blog, a beautiful nazam by my very talented elder brother, Muslim Rizvi.

My brother who lives in Canada, visited us last month for a day while in transit. That is when we grabbed the opportunity to do a mini photoshoot and decided to share some of his amazing work with you guys!

But before I tell you about the nazam, a little background of our own extended family. We are a Muslim family originally from Agra, but now over time have become an amalgamation of various cultures and religions. In our family while some of us may celebrate

  • Ramzan & Eid  OR Lent & Easter ,
  • Basant OR The Brazilian Carnival,
  • Eid-ul-Azha OR Thanksgiving,
  • Milad OR Christmas,
  • read Quran OR Bible…

there is something that is beyond all this, that binds us!

This nazam celebrates diversity and yet converges into oneness and then celebrates the unity in diversity.

This is the first time, I have tried doing a video with an audio clip. Watch it and let me know what you think of the nazam and the video both! (waiting for the feedback guys)

Here is the Nazam in Roman and Urdu script, if you prefer to read.

sakhi shahbaz qalandar



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