ISFI Awards – Sufi Arts , Culture & Creativity Awards

The New ISFI Award will recognize the best in Sufi arts, culture and creativity. It has developed the awards in order to raise the profile of our dynamic cultural community and provide local individuals and organizations with well deserved recognition.

A total of eleven awards will be presented in the following categories:
Award will be given based on the eligibility of a individual.

1. ISFI Award for Performing Arts- Sufi Vocal – Individual Artist/ Group, Sufi Dance – Individual / Organisation,

2. ISFI Visual Arts & Gallery- Sufi Art, Islamic Calligraphy, Structural Abstracts

3. ISFI Literary Award – for Sufi Books/ Literature / Authors/ Poetry

4. ISFI Film Award – For Sufi Films, Documentary, Music Video,

5. ISFI Cultural Patron – Outstanding Service to the ISFI Festival or Individual/Organization

6. ISFI Platinum Sponsor – The Highest Contribution and sincere support to the ISFI Festival. (The decision of the Chairperson will be final. The Award will be decided based on certain criteria. )

“I think these awards can have a significant impact on bringing to light some of the many talented and hardworking individuals and organizations that sincerely support and contribute so much to the strength of ISFI Festivals cultural area. The ISFI Festival will continue to be a commemorative spiritual Tribute to the Blessed Saint Hazrath Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty (R. A) and the universal teachings of the Blessed Saint in the present disturbed times. Every Part of the ISFI Festival will be in Honour of Khwaja Saab” says Begum Gulsha, Chairperson Divine Abode.

The awards will be presented on the evening of Thursday, October 11th, 2012 as part of the gala closing of the 7 long day of the annual ISFI festival being held at Ajmer, Rajasthan. Award winners will be profiled on our website and the winner in each category will be presented with an original piece of Trophy specially designed and created for the ISFI Awards.

Send in your nominations for the ISFI Sufi Awards. The deadline for nominations is September 20, 2012 at 5:00 PM.

Divine Abode encourages everyone in the community to be a part of the 7 long day of ISFI festival from 4th – 11th Oct, 2012 at Ajmer, India. All event entry will be free. Festival details can be found at

International Sufi Festival India

Divine Abode set to welcome the Chief Patrons

Divine Abode is happy to welcome

Respected Swami Shantatmananda, General Sec. Ramakrishna Mission New Delhi
Honourable Shri. Shahid Siddiqui- General Secretary Samajwadi Party & Ex Mp Rajya Sabha, New Delhi
• Mr. Vinay Rai, Chairman Rai Foundation, New Delhi
• Mr. Sandeep Marwah President Marwah Studio, Noida
• Respected Prof (Dr) M M Verma – President, Interfaith Foundation India, New Delhi
• Khwaja Farooq Renzu Shah – Director Information J & K Govt. Srinagar
• Rabbi Ezekiel Isaac Malekar – Chief Priest Judah Hyam Synagogue, New Delhi
as the Chief Patron of Divine Abode.

The strong support of these dignitary is been the success of Divine Abodes efforts. It is a privilege to have them on board ‘ said a spokesperson of Divine Abode.

Ms Begum Chairperson Divine Abode says” The organization belongs to the individuals who have been a part of it right from the foundation. As this requires immense confidence and belief I have always maintained that Divine Abode does not belong to me or the other founder trustees rather it belongs to all who are a part of the journey. So as International Sufi Festival too belong to the individuals who are walking the journey of ISFI. To me Divine Abode is the Abode of the Ultimate Truth and ISFI is the journey towards the Abode.