A Magnificient Link

Higher Consciousness is the spirit   placed within   a small part of our  self. Our   self is actually   Void and  limited in the way the existence is. In his Real   Forms and Lives, Master   detailed the small tiny proportion of   spirit within our heart   to   experience as a human being. Whatever       in the  wonderful   opportunity     Love created   beings all the time.

Spiritual crossing is the journey of  spirit,   which is the spark of   our   homecoming back to   a   concept,  a real journey, not about   holy places on Earth or higher   ascension. as a result, in this journey, it is   matter  one day   will perish. It is   matter   learns to   surrender.

The moment     self is accepting  surrenders   the final destination of the journey is   Union. It is not reaching the highest   dimension, but the state when there is  more   between  self and   Divine together with   Beloved   underneath.

Attaining   Consciousness to     an   impossible mission ,  however  a   master  mastery at all levels of   identity   within your spirit,  . And the   key to   connection to    the key to all truths is   the strength of everything that   is real, not simply theories/ideas. Only with  spirit you can learn the true way to go beyond the human realm.

The picture   in the   realm     simply indicating its   attitude,   to True foundation.

The Void  Regardless   on Earth, every time   moving away from     heart    is getting closer to True foundation. These two   every moment  get closer to   move away from   the   direction of  religious journey.    what we are doing   with an   heart and love   is such a very significant   truth to know while we are still having our human body on Earth. It is our   truth with you .

In   a core essence of truth  a knowing and awareness, despite perhaps never having studied  followed     heart language.

The heart, in its depth, is the center of   experience   throughout .   Buddha   is within you; do not look for it outside of you.” Yet you don’t have to be a Buddha to see how those who chase   difficult,   impossible,   will always still be   out of reach.

When   heart   by contrast  pleasure   with the wealth:   everything    supports this  .

As Master   the founder of   many good things     in fact, already knows how      practically     Master  Smile to Your  Meditations.

When we refer to the spirit, we do not mean     the center of your faint feeling.  the axis of your trunk     in relation to our   human physical body     stated that the biggest secret lies in the core of our     foundation. It is tainted and   contaminated by  a special layer that   outside impurity influencedt and Inner Heart   considered the same   as kindness.

What   a problem !!!  Hearts   closed   not open yet. With a closed   Heart cannot function at all. Hence, even a criminal  direct   astonishing   power   obtain the maximum benefit,   very effective techniques    and     becomes       destination.

Our        associations defines how relationship with our Beloved   is   close   to our final destination, the   clean   connection depends on how   light is obviously   a spiritual  key to our   difficult   opening    .

Through this magnificent link, through our   continuously   Light   good   connection, we are taken care   to be connected   to   Light. Babies   as newborns simply   can still easily feel the connection to light   most of the time. Once babies   start getting   negative   their connection   get blocked more and more. Their   closing more and more is done to weaker and   negative emotions   experience from day to day.

 

To a systematic designed   opening   improve your mind bond to receive more of the flow of   light     in your daily life.

 

Padmabhushan Ustaad Ghulam Mustafa Khan Saheb at the isfi 2012

11th Oct Ajmer : The 8th day of the isfi festival began with the launch of the ISFI Award . Mr Sandeep Marwah President Marwah Studios lighted the lamp on the occassion along with other dignitaries of the city. Mr Deen Bandhu Chaudhury, Kamlendra Jha, Brigadier PK Singh, Congress Leaders Mahendra Singh ralawta , Haji Insaaf Ali , Additional Collector Mohammad Hanif were present at the festival.
Chief Guest: Deewan of the Ajmer Sharif Shrine
The attraction of the evening was the ISFI Platinum Award conferred to Padmabhushan Ustaad Ghulam Mustafa Khan Saheb for his long lasting contribution in the field of Music. The presence of Ustaad was indeed of great significance to the isfi festival said Dr Sudeep Rai.
ISFI GOLD Award was awarded to Niazi Nizami brothers, Manisha Gulyani, Mr Sandeep Marwah, Dr Sudeep Rai, Mr Sarwar Retiwalla, The Khan Legacy and Michael Templin

The evening performance by DRUV SUFI GROUP was marvelous. They sang with praise to Kabir, Bulleh Shah, Rumi, Baba Farid and above all Khwaja Saheb.
Thirak – Sufi Kathak by Manisha Gulyani surged the audience with praise for her presentation
KHAN LEGACY performed the famous Piya Haji Ali Music by AR Rahaman

Brigadier PK Singh honoured Ms Gulshaa Begum on behalf of the Army with Momento and Flowers. Ms Ragini Chaturvedi, Congress Honoured Ms Begum with a special poetry composed along with the traditional Bandej Drape for her efforts .

The Gurudwara honoured Ms Begum in the second year too as a token of appreciation for bringing in the inter communal harmony in the city. The womens Congress committee honoured Ms Begum and rendered their support in all her endeavors.

Sandeep Marwah , President Marwah Studios spoke on the occassion and his continuos association with the ISFI festival and promised to make the Film Festival Memorable in the coming year in Ajmer.

Ms Begum thanked the guest, the Media, Sponsors , Festival Partners, the artiste and the Team for their support to make the festival memorable and a success .

Sabri Brothers performing at the ISFI 2012 Ajmer

The second day at the ISFI Festival Shri Rajesh Meena SP IPS Ajmer was the chief guest at the Jawahar Rang Manch. Performances by Bhai Kultar Singh singing the verses of Baba Farid was immensely loved by the audience. The Gurudwara once more gave a letter of Appreciation to the organisers for the Interfaith Event. The Sabri Brothers, ( Aftab Sabri and Hashim Sabri ) with their lyrics & mood took the audience into a sufiana trance. Sabri brothers have performed all over the world for various function and events. they have also performed for Movies,Video Albums and Adfilms…

International Sufi Festival in Ajmer – Press Conference

The second edition of the International Sufi Festival will begin from

4-11th October 2012 at the Holy City of Ajmer. A commemorative tribute

to the blessed Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty (R. A). In its second

year, the festival has many new additions covering every aspect of

Sufism said Ms Gulshaa Begum at the Press Conference held at Hotel

Merwara Palace.

The preliminary series will be on the 4th Oct 2012 at 6 pm at the Al

Ikhlas Gallery. The Series of Rang – e – Raqs (Sufi paintings) and

Ahle Suffe (Sufi Literature / Books) will be unveiled. The preface of

the first International Sufi Film Festival will be officially

announced, and the official logo with the poster will be released. Mrs

Naseem Akhtar Insaaf, Minister for Education will inaugurate the

event. Mr Mahendar Singh Ralawta, Congress President, Ajmer will be

the guest of Honor unveiling the paintings and the Sufi Literature.

The Sufi Film Festival is a combined effort by Ms Gulshaa begum,

Festival Director ISFI also Chairperson Divine Abode and Mr Sandeep

Marwah, President Marwah Studios. In the second year of their

association the International Sufi Film Festival is introduced aiming

to bring in National & International Films and Film Makers to the Holy

City. There will be 33 films screened at the ISFF festival in its

first year from 4-11th Oct 2012. The International Sufi Film Festival

is definitely going to be a huge success in future Said Ms begum.

The 5th October will be the official inaugural ceremony of the

International Sufi Festival at 6 pm at the Jawahar Rang Manch. Mr

Shahid Siddiqui Ex Mp Rajya Sabha will light the lamp. Mr Ozgur Aytuk,

Cultural & Tourism Counselor, Embassy of Turkey will be a special

guest of Honor at the inaugural ceremony.

Dr AK Merchant Gen Sec TOU will preside over the function followed by

cultural event.

Mehfil – e – Sama continues in Honor of Khwaja Saab until the 11th

October, 6 pm onwards.

The ISFI Festival designed by Ms Gulshaa Begum and Sponsored by Mr

Sarwar Retiwalla is definitely a grand affair this year. The

organization has taken a decision to highlight the other aspect of

Sufism that is the Traditional “Qawwali, Sama of the South Asian Sufi

Culture. Performances from Internationally renowned artist like Sabri

Brothers, Khan Legacy, Niazi Nizami and Bandanawazi will be

highlighted this year.

The festival will continue with Shri Rajesh Meena, SP IPS Ajmer as

Chief Guest on 6th Oct and 10th Mr Mohammad Hanif , Additional

Collector, Ajmer will be a part of the ongoing Sama in the City.

The First ISFI Award will be introduced in the Sufi Tradition of Art

and Culture. An Award that will recognize and honor the Sufi Singers,

Artiste, Dancers, Writers and also Film Makers. The ISFI Platinum

Award will be the highest award by the association in the field of Art

and Culture. ISFI Gold Award will honor the artiste in various fields.

There is a total of 7 Awards this year in the Gold Category.

The festival has successfully covered all areas related to the Sufi

Culture of Art and Culture. We have introduced Sufi Literature as a

beginning with Films, Paintings, Music, discussion and also Sufi

Awards. All entry for all events will be free. The day programmes will

be at the Gallery Al Ikhlas from 11 am – 6 pm and the

Mehfil – e – Sama will be from 6 pm onwards at the Jawahar Rang Manch.

Ms Begum said the festival carries many message and teachings of the

Sufi Culture. She further thanked the media, the administration of

Ajmer, The Police commissioner’s office, Ministry of External Affairs

and Home Affairs, the team, the sponsors and associates for their

support.

International Sufi Festival India

www.isfiajmer.com

www.internationalsufifestival.com

Isfi 2012 Ajmer

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The second edition of the International Sufi Festival will begin from 4-11th October 2012 at the Holy City of Ajmer. A commemorative tribute to the blessed Hazrath Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty ( R. A ). In its second year, the festival has many new additions covering every aspect of Sufism.

The Introductory series will be on the 4th Oct 2012 at 6 pm at the Al Ikhlas Gallery. The Series of Rang – e – Raqs ( Sufi paintings ) and Ahle Suffe ( Sufi Literature / Books ) will be unveiled. The Introduction of the first International Sufi Film Festival will be officially announced, and the official logo with the poster will be released. Sufi Films and Exhibitions will be screened until the 11th Oct 2012.

The 5th October will be the official inaugural ceremony of the International Sufi Festival at 6 pm at the Jawahar Rang Manch. The cultural event will be followed and the Mehfil – e – Sama continues in Honour of Khwaja Saab until the 11th October, 6 pm onwards. The First ISFI Award will be introduced in the Sufi Tradition of Art and Culture. An Award that will acknowledge and honour the Sufi Singers, Artiste, Dancers, Writers and also Film Makers. The ISFI Platinum Award will be the highest award by the organisation in the field of Art and Culture. ISFI Gold Award will honour the artiste in various fields.

The festival has successfully covered all areas related to the Sufi Culture of Art and Culture. We have introduced Sufi Literature as a beginning with Films, Paintings, Music, Discussion and also Sufi Awards. All entry for all events will be free. The day programmes will be at the Gallery Al Ikhlas from 11 am – 6 pm and the Mehfil – e – Sama will be from 6 pm onwards at the Jawahar Rang Manch said Mr. Bohra, spokesperson Divine Abode.

International Sufi Festival India www.isfiajmer.com www.internationalsufifestival.com

The second edition of the International Sufi Festival will begin from 4-11th October 2012 at the Holy City of Ajmer. A commemorative tribute to the blessed Hazrath Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty ( R. A ). In its second year, the festival has many new additions covering every aspect of Sufism.The Introductory series will be on the 4th Oct 2012 at 6 pm at the Al Ikhlas Gallery. The Series of Rang – e – Raqs ( Sufi paintings ) and Ahle Suffe ( Sufi Literature / Books ) will be unveiled. The Introduction of the first International Sufi Film Festival will be officially announced, and the official logo with the poster will be released. Sufi Films and Exhibitions will be screened until the 11th Oct 2012.

The 5th October will be the official inaugural ceremony of the International Sufi Festival at 6 pm at the Jawahar Rang Manch. The cultural event will be followed and the Mehfil – e – Sama continues in Honour of Khwaja Saab until the 11th October, 6 pm onwards.The First ISFI Award will be introduced in the Sufi Tradition of Art and Culture. An Award that will acknowledge and honour the Sufi Singers, Artiste, Dancers, Writers and also Film Makers. The ISFI Platinum Award will be the highest award by the organisation in the field of Art and Culture. ISFI Gold Award will honour the artiste in various fields.

The festival has successfully covered all areas related to the Sufi Culture of Art and Culture. We have introduced Sufi Literature as a beginning with Films, Paintings, Music, Discussion and also Sufi Awards. All entry for all events will be free. The day programmes will be at the Gallery Al Ikhlas from 11 am – 6 pm and the Mehfil – e – Sama will be from 6 pm onwards at the Jawahar Rang Manch said Mr. Bohra, spokesperson Divine Abode.
 
International Sufi Festival India
 

 

Rumi Turning Ecstatic at International Sufi Film Festival 2012

Understanding the phase of the transcendent path is another dimension of inner life. Sufism is “the name given to the mysticism of Islam'” It is “the movement from within as a characteristic of Islam” called `Islamic mysticism’ by Western scholars. Its resemblance to Christian and other forms of mysticism elsewhere. And the continuous historical and even institutionalized trend has millions of an enthusiast down to the present day. Indeed, if we look over the world, every soul strives towards finding the inner peace. The journey leads the individual to varied stages of artistic creativity and practical knowledge of the UNKNOWN.
The 4th October 2012 will take the audience towards a mystical journey of reality. The introductory series of the 2nd edition of the International Sufi fete begins in the Holy City of Ajmer. RANG – E – RAQS the Introductory series of the International Sufi fete will unveil the mystical series by German Artist Michael Templin. Templin’s encounters with Ms Begum lead towards a spiritual journey for the European Designer and Artist. THE CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS a book of poems by PERSIAN AUTHOR FARID UD-DIN ATTAR inspired the artist to create a collection for the ISFI event.
The powerful series of ‘THE LIFTING OF THE VEIL’ is one more series of paintings by the artist capturing the exploration of one woman’s journey towards Sufism, the mystical side of Islam. In the midst of global disruption ‘The Lifting of the Veil ‘focuses on the soul’s expression of artistic legacy of Sufism and Spirituality. Gulshaa Begums ‘DESERT SPIRITUALITY’ is another added fiesta leading the audience to another phase of the celebration AHLE SUFFE. AHLE SUFFE- The voice of the scholars leads towards the ISFI challenge to bring in the Sufi literature exhibition. Another aspect of Divine Grace. This year ISFI will introduce the Sufi literature exhibitions with Books of various worldwide Sufi authors enlightening the viewers on the mysticism of the creation.

Canadian actress and filmmaker, Tina Petrova says ‘A dream in which the 13th century mystical poet, Jelaluddin Rumi, asked her to organise a fete in Toronto to showcase his work. The event was a success with the participation of Coleman Barks; whose translations have contributed to Rumi being the most popular poet in America for the last decade. By then, Petrova embarked on a spiritual journey to find out more about Rumi’s extraordinary impact on the world. And resulted in the immensely powerful documentary of the decade “RUMI TURNING ECSTATIC’. Scenes of Turkish and American whirling dervishes, the film takes you to a journey that requires you to become empty so that you can be balanced, centered, and fully aware of the Divine Presence.
Another Revelation led the mystic Artists, Scholars, Film makers to come together into another theme of the expressions of the great saints from the past which lead Ms Begum, to bring in the INTERNATIONAL SUFI fete in the blessed city of Khwaja Saab. Indeed, a blessing from the Saint and a grace from the creation lead Ms Begum towards her journey towards the mystical calling from the creation. The guidance and the pathway with many barrier and confrontation lead in the creation of the brilliant ISFI Festival, a Spiritual Tribute to the blessed Saint and a Tribute to the Creation. A journey of Love, Peace & Brotherhood towards bringing about the shift towards the new movement of the planetary assisting humanity in its ascension process. The key to Soul Evolution of enlightening and practical advice that will enhance your spiritual growth and contribution to universal evolution.

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 http://www.internationalsufifestival.com

Website: http://www.sufipaintings.com
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International Sufi Film Festival 2012

The surrendered soul and the supreme ‘Soul’. It is at this time that the heart realises its true nature and its immense source. ‘Haal’ or whirling is a soothing experience, which takes the viewer to a different world. A World which revolves around the thought of Oneness with God and how to achieve it through devotion and love. The International Sufi Festival 2012 will bring in the experience through the visual world of Sufi Films & Documentary.

The ISFF ( International Sufi Film festival ) will take the viewer towards a Search in Depth, to the God of All and others, narrating this theme thru the expression of Sufi Films & Music Vedios’s.

Ms Begum , Festival Director says “My aim is to promote one God in the creation through my works.” The Festival is more of my journey towards the Reality and my sincere devotion brings in the inspiration and the confidence from the source itself. I follow my visions without questioning. The concept of the ISFI does not belong to me. It belongs to the individuals who are working towards the festival. the organizing team of the festival have worked very hard towards the making of the festival this year . Perhaps this will bring the desired result to the volunteers and our partners in all their endeavors.

ISFI 2012 will bring in Sufi Films and Sufi Literature as part of the Mega Festival this year.As a series of the ISFI project, sufi films will be screened on all days at 12 pm at the audio visual room, AL IKHLAS GALLERY.

ISFI invites like minded people to come forward and participate in this festival

There are three categories of films that will be exhibited at the festival:

1. Short films –

2. Feature films –

3. Music videos based on Aarifaana/sufi kalaam (Sufi poetry) or Naa’t – e – Sharif – Duration less than 7 minutes

The theme for all above categories is Sufism and Propagating the message of universal peace & oneness.

For information: http://www.internationalsufifestival.com

ISFI 2012 – Divine Abode joins hands with Marwah Studios for Sufi Films & Documentary

ISFI joins hands with Marwah Studios for its forthcoming International Sufi Festival 2012.

The festival will screen a wide range of Sufi films and documentaries at its newly come up audio visual room at Al Ikhlas Gallery during International Sufi Festival 2012.

Mr Sandeep Marwah, President Marwah Studios says “We are very happy to be a part of the ISFI Festival, this is our second year of association with the prestigious International Sufi Festival, together we will bring in Sufi Films and Documentaries too as a part of the festival”.The best documentary film will be awarded with “ISFI 2012 best documentary film award

Ms Gulshaa Begum Chairperson Divine Abode & Director of festival says “The festival has come a long way in its very second year we are indeed delighted with the tie up for films with Marwah Studios”

All the entries for Sufi Films and Documentaries being showcased at forthcoming ISFI 2012 will be addressed to Marwah Studios’  said Spokesperson from Divine Abode.

Article by Dr Sudeep Rai

http://www.sudeeprai.com

The Musical Tradition of Sema – ISFI 2012

Sufism ,spreads the message of love,peace and harmony in our lives in its enriching poetry…
Divine Abode headed by Begum Gulsha has tried to spread the word of Sufism through Music, Art and Culture presenting them in a unique platform The International Sufi Festival India.

The  Second edition of ISFI 2012 to be held in October this year focuses on the Qawwali’s, the Sufi devotional Music of Persian & Indian Sub Continent. This year ISFI will present the Sabri’s of Mumbai to Nizami’s of Delhi to the Warsi’s of Hyderabad. ISFI 2012 is a perfect amalgamation of different faiths with similar goals representing communal harmony and love for each other.

Dr.Sudeep Rai (Sitar Maestro) quotes “ISFI 2012 in its very second year has come a long way. It serves for the cultural, religious and spiritual cause for mankind. Sufism in india has enriched our culture by stressing the essence of religion as a unifying and uplifting force in society,peaceful coexistence and communal harmony is sublime feature of sufi poetry.Their transcendental approach to life is the very essence of their poetry.

Bulleh Shah verse says:

“Yes you have read thousands of books.
But you have never tried to read yourself.

You rush, into your mandirs, into your mosques
But you have never tried to enter your own heart.

Futile are all your battles with Satan
For you have never tried to fight your own desires”.

Begum Gulshaa , Chairperson Divine Abode,Organizer of ISFI 2012 says

“The existence of International sufi festival in India is an attempt to revive teachings of these great mystics, a wide variety of cultural and spiritual offerings by various eminent artists will be presented together to create a sublime atmosphere through sufi music for the seekers of truth”.

The festival this year will feature Sufi Art, Sufi Documentary Film and Sufi Music. However the Theme will be on the Traditional Sema Qawwali”  says a spokesperson from Divine Abode.

Ajmer to Host the Second Edition of International Sufi Festival

Spirituality finds a very different manifestation in the annual festival of the Sufi  culture in Ajmer, Rajasthan.

The second edition of the International Sufi Festival India continues to be  a commemorative fiesta to the honor of the Sufi saint Hazrath Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty. The stunning concepts and symbolic messages merging with the soothing music and dance makes it a must visit..

Ms Gulshaa Begum, Chairperson Divine Abode  is known for her contributions in the field of Sufi Art & Culture and commitment to serve for the social cause through festivals and Art Exhibitions in Ajmer.
Isfi is today Regarded as one of the spectacular event with a strong visual appeal. The Festival is a true crowd puller as thousands of people gather here to be a part of the 7 day event.

The essence of sufism includes the unification of the human soul with the Ultimate through the medium of sufi music. As a result, this mega festival abounds in music and dance performances by the dervishes (ascetic Muslim monk). The harmonious dance and melodious music joins hand to create a sublime atmosphere in the entire air.

Get ready to be a part of a spiritual journey that is superbly rich in artistic value and touch. This unique concept of attaining the divine with music and dance is something that needs to be explored and felt.

Sufi Art Exhibition
Date: 4th to 11th Oct 2012
Time: 11am – 6 pm
Venue: Al Ikhlas Gallery
Place: Ajmer, India

Sufi Music 
Date: 5th to 11th Oct 2012
Time: 6 – 9  pm
Place: Ajmer, India

All entry to the events will be free. Kindly carry your ID Card along with you.

For more details log on to our website

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