A.R. Rahman’s “Kun Faya Kun” performed live by The Berklee Indian Ensemble at Symphony Hall, Boston. Sufism, the mystical sect of Islam, is partly characterized by its rich musical tradition, primarily based on the writings of Sufi poets such as Rumi, Amir Khusrau, and Bulleh Shah.
Well known for drawing influence from his faith and the Sufi tradition, A.R. Rahman, rearranged this beautiful Qawwali by the Sufi-saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya for the 2011 film, “Rockstar,” with additional lyrics penned by Irshad Kamil.