Bollywood music fans would agree: there’s hardly anything more soothing than the gentle beats of a Sufi song, with lyrics that resonate with our deepest selves. Bollywood’s love affair with Sufi music goes back decades, and over the years, this behemoth of the industry has produced some beautiful songs that have stood the test of time. No matter how old these become, we’re never forgetting these melodious tracks! Here’s our list of some of the best Bollywood Sufi songs.
1. Kun Faya Kun, Rockstar (Sung by A R Rahman, Mohit Chauhan and Javed Ali; Composed by A R Rahman)
2. Khwaja Mere Khwaja, Jodhaa Akbar (Sung and composed by A R Rahman)
3. Maula Mere Maula, Anwar (Sung by Roop Kumar Rathod; Composed by Mithoon)
4. Mere Rashke Qamar, Baadshaho (Sung by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan; Composed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Tanishk Bagchi)
5. Rangrez Mere, Tanu Weds Manu (Sung and composed by Krsna Solo)
6. Bhar Do Jholi Meri, Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Sung by Adnan Sami; Composed by Pritam)
7. Arziyan, Delhi 6 (Sung by Javed Ali and Kailash Kher; Composed by A R Rahman)
8. Noor-e-khuda, My Name is Khan (Sung by Shreya Ghoshal, Adnan Sami and Shankar Mahadevan; Composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy)
9. Piya Haji Ali, Fiza (Sung and composed by A R Rahman)
10. Aaya Tere Dar Par (Sung by Ahmed Hussain, Mohammad Hussain, Mohd. Vakil, and Javed Hussain; Composed by Madan-Mohan)
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11. Piya Milenge, Raanjhanaa (Sung by Sukhwinder Singh, K.M.M.C. Sufi Ensemble; Composed by A R Rahman)
12. Sajdaa, My Name is Khan (Sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Richa Sharma and Shankar Mahadevan; Composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy)
13. Ali Maula, Kurbaan (Sung by Salim Merchant; Composed by Salim-Suleiman)
14. Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaaye (Sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Composed by Rohail Hyatt, Faisal Rafi)
15. Allah Ke Bande, Waisa Bhi Hota Hai – II (Sung by Kailash Kher: Composed by Vishal-Shekhar)
16. Saiyaan, Jhoomo Re (Sung and Composed by Kailash Kher)
17. Tere Bin Nahi Jeena Mar Jaana, Kachche Dhaage (Sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Composed by Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan)
18. Ya Rabba, Salaam-e-Ishq (Sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy)
19. Maula Mere Lele Meri Jaan, Chak De! India (Sung by Krishna Beura and Salim Merchant, Composed by Salim-Suleiman)
20. Tu Na Jaane Aas Paas Hai Khuda, Anjaana-Anjaani (Sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan; Composed by Vishal Shekhar)
21. Tu Jaane Na, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (Sung by Atif Aslam, Composed by Pritam)
Did you like our collection of the most beautiful Bollywood Sufi songs? We know you did! Tell us in the comments if you think we missed out on a gem.