GINAN RECITATIONS

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Aakash
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Naklanki Geeta
By Saiyad Imam Shah,
wonderfully recited on youTube on the Aly Sunderji Channel.
Not to miss.
Link for Naklanki Geeta:

https://youtu.be/_Y39w1FnVoY
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"Yaa Ali Khub Majalaas" - Mac Virjee With Solo Harmonium Accompaniment

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1sHklzMrJo

Yaa Ali Khub Majalaas
O Ali, this glorious assembly

Mac Virjee presents a beautiful and serene rendition of "Yaa Ali Khub Majalaas" with the harmonium as a solo accompanying instrument. The harmonium is a wind instrument that actually originated in the West and it was only in the mid 20th century that harmoniums, in the smaller sizes we know today, started becoming widely available in the Indian subcontinent. Its strengths include the sustained note, strong support of the notes to the vocalist and crispness of taan (rapid improvised melodic vocal technique used in raga singing).

"Yaa Ali Khub Majalaas" munajat (prayer, supplication) started getting recited on the succession of Imam Sultan Mohamed Shah as our 48th Imam in 1885. The 136 year tradition has continued to date and the munajat is now recited on Imamat Day every year in Jamatkhanas to mark the anniversary of Mawlana Shah Karim al Hussaini's ascension to the position of our Imam.

"Yaa Ali Khub Majalaas" is a prayer, expression of gratitude, seeking of divine help as well as a message of greetings (mubarakis) and expression of love for our Imam-e-Zaman. For this reason, it evokes very deep feelings amongst the murids when recited as it touches on both the spiritual as well as our temporal world.
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"Darshan Diyo Moraa Naath" - Nargis Balolia (Imamat Day 2021 Special)

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J70renv9cgw

JollyGul.com presents Nargis Balolia's beautiful rendition of Sayyida Imam Begum's very popular ginan "Darshan Diyo Moraa Naath". We are releasing this video as part of Imamat Day 2021 Celebrations on our platform.

Sayyida Imam Begum was the last in the line of the major composers of the ginans, and the only known female figure in this class. She composed a small number of ginans of great beauty, especially notable for their imploring tenderness and meditative intimacy. She was also an accomplished player of the fiddle (sarangi) and sang her hymns to the accompaniment of this instrument.

"Darshan Diyo Moraa Naath" ginan is from the recently released Volume 6 of Nargis Balolia's album which consists of a total of 5 wonderfully recited ginans.
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Medley of 9 Garbis - A Special Tribute to Pir Shams by Amin Mawani

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnjIFq4phmw

Medley of 9 Garbis
A Special Tribute To Pir Shams By Amin Mawani

Amin Mawani pays special tribute to Pir Shams Sabzwari in a "Medley of 9 Garbis" in this wonderful video presentation.

Pir Shams Sabzwari lived in the 13th/14th century and occupies a prominent position amongst the famous Ismaili Da'is. He was sent by our twenty-ninth Imam, Kassim Shah, to preach the Ismaili Nizari faith in South Asia.

Pir Shams conducted his missionary activities all over the North-western and Western parts of South Asia and revived the idea of the necessity of a living guide in the minds of his non-Muslim audiences, bringing thousands of them to the fold of Ismailism. Pir Shams composed numerous ginans and granths as well as 28 garbis that were used very effectively for proselytizing (conversion) purpose at that time. The garbis had spiritual verses that were composed to the dance form popular in Gujarat, India amongst the local population. These garbis are very popular to date and are recited as ginans in Jamatkhanas. Ismailis do not proselytize or dance to ginans in the present time.

Production of this presentation was done in Aurora in Ontario, Canada and in Ahmedabad, India. Amin recited the garbis, Samir Raval and Mana Raval (Samir-Mana), India's first husband-wife music director duo were in charge of music production. They are a very well-known name in the Gujarati film and TV industry. The lyrics and original composition is attributed to Pir Shams.
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"Karsanaji Bhanere, Arjun Sambharo" - Ginan By Amin Mawani

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2O5fkEeys0

"Karsanaji Bhanere, Arjun Sambharo"
Krishna recites, O Arjun listen to the discourse

Amin Mawani presents Pir Sadardin's "Karsanaji Bhanere, Arjun Sambharo", a very rarely recited beautiful ginan in Raag Brindavani Sarang. Shanoor Amlani and Shelina Mawani-Chatur enrichen the presentation with their wonderful choral support.

Raag Brindavani Sarang is a popular afternoon melody in the North Indian classical music tradition. This raga is known to express the devotion of the singer, with the creation of a romantic, and a spiritual mood.

Pir Sadardin's "Karsanaji" ginan is a discourse between Krishna (Karsanaji) and his disciple Arjun. The theme is the liberation of the soul from the cycle of repeated births, the relationship of the individual soul to the Supreme Soul and the eventual divine merging of the two.

Pir Sadardin says the True Guide who is wise and steeped in knowledge demystifies and makes it all clear for us. Pir Sadardin implores us to channel our devotion to this Guide who will help us attain the eternal station.
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Bismillah Kalam - Verses From "Man Samjamni" Granth By Mac Virjee (With Music)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6SGdjrmyao

Bismillah Kalam
Verses From Man Samjamni Granth

Mohamed (Mac) Virjee presents "Bismillah Kalam" which is a segment of the "Man Samjamni" granth (long format ginan) by Pir Shams Sabzwari. The selected verses of the granth touch on the themes of humility, submission and gratitude to our Lord.

Mac also plays the harmonium in this presentation and Karim Fazal further enrichens it with his wonderful keyboard support. Mac and Karim jointly take us through a 7-minute serene and spiritually inspiring journey of introspection and soul-searching.
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"Unchaare Kott Bahu Vechanaa" - Nargis Balolia

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgbsWGxeIA0

Unchaare Kott Bahu Vechanaa
A High and Lofty Fortress

JollyGul.com presents Nargis Balolia's wonderful rendition of Pir Hasan Kabiruddin's well-known ginan "Unchaare Kott Bahu Vechanaa".

The ginan is about the soul's yearning for Noorani Didar (Beatific Vision). Pir Hasan Kabiruddin uses the easily understood concept of human love and pains of separation to convey the more abstract idea of higher Divine Love. The Pir allegorizes (uses as symbols) a fish in the ocean seeking to be saved as an example of difficulties of breaking past worldly attachments for the soul to find its ultimate fulfillment. In Eastern philosophy, the sea is the symbol of the cycle of life (bhava saagar). To be saved from the sea means release from the flux of life.

"Unchaare Kott Bahu Vechanaa" ginan is from the recently released Volume 6 of Nargis Balolia's album which consists of a total of 5 wonderfully recited ginans.
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"Saaheb Ji Tu More Man Bhaave" - Hussein Janmohamed & Samidha Joglekar with The Tom Reynolds Trio

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdBS8LXZzxc

Hussein Janmohamed & Samidha Joglekar gave a live performance of the ginan “Saheb Ji Tu More Man Bhave” at St. Andrew’s United Church in Toronto, Ontario on July 18th, 2021.

The event brought together musicians from diverse cultures, faiths and musical backgrounds for the Multifaith Jazz Service. Unrehearsed and largely improvised, a confluence of magical musical moments reveal themselves as the ensemble approaches the piece with open heart and mind and collaborate in a creative outpouring from within that expresses one unified devotion.
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"Satgur Miliya Mune Aaj" - Nargis Balolia

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG57OOgpJ9M

JollyGul.com presents Nargis Balolia's wonderful rendition of Sayyida Imam Begum's ginan "Satgur Miliya Mune Aaj".

Sayyida Imam Begum was the last in the line of the major composers of the ginans, and the only known female figure in this class. She composed a small number of ginans of great beauty, especially notable for their imploring tenderness and meditative intimacy. She was also an accomplished player of the fiddle (sarangi) and sang her hymns to the accompaniment of this instrument.

"Satgur Miliya Mune Aaj" ginan is from the recently released Volume 6 of Nargis Balolia's album which consists of a total of 5 wonderfully recited ginans.
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"Ab Teri Mahobat Laagi" - Zul Vellani

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2QX-TfBpzg

Ab Teri Mahobat Laagi
O My Lord! Now I Am In Love With You

JollyGul.com presents Zul Vellani's wonderful rendition of Pir Shams Sabzwari's popular ginan "Ab Teri Mahobat Laagi"

This melodious ginan beautifully recited by Zul Vellani is about expression of deep love and devotion to our Lord.

Zul Vellani is a well-known singer and musician based in Canada. Zul sings Geets, Ghazals and Bollywood music, and has been performing for the Jamat worldwide for decades.
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As received

Association for the Study of Ginans – US Chapter is pleased to invite you to a Youth Mehfil e Ginan on Sunday 16th January 2022 at 12 PM EST (Miami) and 5:00 PM London. It will be of one Hour duration. This is an international Event with participants from USA, Canada, UK, Pakistan and India. A lot of volunteers and parents have spent a lot of time to prepare the youth in recitation of Ginans. We would be pleased by your support and encouragement. We thank you for your past support.

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"Satgur Tani Shikhaaman Saachi" - Nargis Balolia

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdLEbffISw0

Satgur Tani Shikhaaman Saachi
The advice of Satgur is true

JollyGul.com presents Nargis Balolia's excellent rendition of Pir Sadardin's "Satgur Tani Shikhaaman Saachi". The ginan has selected verses from Pir Sadardin's granth (longer format ginan) Baavan Bodh - 52 pieces of advice.

Pir Sadardin was a celebrated Nizari Ismaili da’i (missionary) of the 14th Century during the time of our 30th Imam Shah Islam Shah.

"Satgur Tani Shikhaaman Saachi" ginan is from the recently released Volume 6 of Nargis Balolia's album which consists of a total of 5 beautifully recited ginans. We have published 4 ginans previously from this wonderful album and today's release completes our presentation of ginans from this album on the JollyGul platform.
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Ab Teri Mahobat Laagi (Instrumental) on Erhu - Jazreel Luar

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-40btehzGxQ

Ab Teri Mahobat Laagi
Instrumental on Erhu

Jazreel Luar gives us a elegant rendition of Pir Shams Sabzwari's popular ginan "Ab Teri Mahobat Laagi" on erhu. The erhu is a traditional two-stringed bowed musical instrument sometimes known in the Western world as the Chinese violin.

Jazreel lives in Singapore and has been passionately playing the erhu since the age of 13. She has had the opportunity to collaborate with renowned game music composers and independent filmmakers for their game and movie soundtracks. Her other hobbies are photography and videography. Jazreel is an accountant and data scientist in her daytime occupation and pursues her creative interests in the evenings.
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Ginan Melodies on Theremin - Andrea Marras

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8aKHDxKHlg

Ginan Melodies on Theremin
Hans Puri, Cheto Cheto and Kalpat Jalpat

Andrea Marras presents some popular ginan melodies on the theremin, a musical instrument played without touching it! Ginans are devotional hymns recited by the Ismaili community who are of South Asian origin.

Andrea Marras is a professional violinist and composer with inclination and interest towards unusual instruments like theremin and hulusi. Andrea has performed in over 1,000 concerts internationally, playing for Italian orchestras and with the ensemble Tango Spleen.

The theremin is one of the earliest electronic instruments. The instrument has two metal antennas that can sense the positions of the player's hands, which control the volume and pitch of the instrument. The loop antenna on the left controls the volume while the upright antenna controls the pitch. Theremin is controlled without physical contact by the thereminist.

We are presenting Andrea's rendition of 3 ginan melodies (Hans Puri, Cheto Cheto and Kalpat Jalpat) on the theremin, with a backdrop of piano and violin, as part of our new initiative, the JollyGul Regional & Unusual Musical Instruments Series.
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"Maal Khajinaa" (Ginan) - Yasmin Amlani

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUTI0x68DZw

"Maal Khajinaa"
All the wealth

Yasmin Amlani gives us a beautiful and soul-searching rendition of "Maal Khajinaa" ginan composed by Sayyid Gulmali Shah. Nadeem Ali and his group have done the music arrangement and production.

Karim Maherali aptly writes about the gist and meaning of the ginan as follows: "This Ginan highlights the illusory and fleeting nature of this world and emphasizes the need to get rid of the delusion of ascribing permanence to the material aspects of life. The state of slumber of forgetfulness can be overcome by engaging in constant remembrance of God and in seeking enlightenment of the inner life with the help of a Spiritual Guide. If this delusion is not overcome in this life, one will have to endure cycles of rebirth."

Yasmin Amlani is a vocalist based in Toronto, Canada and has been performing for over a decade in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Swahili and English across different genres of music.
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NEW Ginan Release: Satgursu(n) Prīt - Taufiq Karmali & Shama Judah

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH6RCCPym2Q

Ya Ali Madad,

Taufiq Karmali's new Ginan album, Ilm-E-Maarifat, will be released on GinanGuru’s Youtube Channel over the coming months, one Ginan at a time. The album will feature Ismailis from around the world who will accompany Taufiq Karmali in the recitations. The first Ginan, Satgur Su(n) Prit Bandhaere which is composed by Pīr Hasan Kabīrdīn will feature Shama Judah and is now available to enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH6RCCPym2Q


Visit www.taufiqkarmali.com to listen to Taufiq’s previous Geet and Ginan albums.
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"Jaag Jaag Re Tun Jaag" (Ginan) - Nasim Bhimji

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUaL7uRaB3w

"Jaag Jaag Re Tun Jaag"
Wake up, wake up...

Nasim Bhimji gives us a soulful rendition of "Jaag Jaag Re Tun Jaag" ginan, a reminder to early morning prayer composed by Sayyid Imam Shah. Nadeem Ali and his group have done the music arrangement and the flute is played by Ghulam Ali.

Nasim Bhimji recites with compassion, intensity and depth. She has a rich melodious voice. Many of her ginan recitations are not so commonly recited, but can be found in 3 volumes of her album "From My Soul To Yours".
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"Kalpat Jalpat" (Ginan) - Yasmin Amlani

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs6t7mCb7pw

"Kalpat Jalpat Maya-e-Mohi"
This illusionary world is full of temptations

Yasmin Amlani gives us an eloquent rendition of "Kalpat Jalpat Maya-e-Mohi" ginan composed by Pir Hasan Kabirudin. Nadeem Ali and his group have done the music arrangement and production.

Yasmin Amlani is a vocalist based in Toronto, Canada and has been performing for over a decade in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Swahili and English across different genres of music.

JollyGul presents "Kalpat Jalpat Maya-e-Mohi", which touches on the theme of human temptations and imperfections, with lyrics and translations.
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"Jogi So Jo Jugaa Jug Jogi" (Ginan) - Yasmin Amlani

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Jogi So Jo Jugaa Jug Jogi
A true yogi is the one who is a yogi for the ages

Yasmin Amlani gives us a beautiful rendition of the popular ginan "Jogi So Jo Jugaa Jug Jogi" composed by Pir Hasan Kabiruddin. Nadeem Ali and his group have done the music arrangement and production.

Pir Hasan Kabiruddin was a person of immense simplicity and is known to have used a modest coconut husk from which he ate and drank frugally. He was contemplative, deeply spiritual and preferred spending long stretches of time in solitude.

In "Jogi So Jo Jugaa Jug Jogi", Pir Hasan Kabiruddin reminds us that faith has to emanate from deep within us and making an external display of it, like merely wearing an earring (a symbol of a yogi), does not make one a yogi (ascetic). He encourages us to wear the "earrings" in our hearts from where they can not be removed and make no noise, unlike an external dangling earring.

Yasmin Amlani is a vocalist based in Toronto, Canada and has been performing for over a decade in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Swahili and English across different genres of music.

JollyGul presents "Jogi So Jo Jugaa Jug Jogi" with lyrics and English translations.

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Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x95AURxwt8
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"Satgur Sun Prit Bandhaere" (Ginan With Music) - Taufiq Karmali & Shama Judah

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Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPknQb6sfnU

Taufiq Karmali and Shama Judah recite Pir Hasan Kabirudin's beautiful ginan "Satgur Sun Prit Bandhaere".

Taufiq did the music arrangement and production for this ginan for his new album Ilm-e-Maarifat (2022).

JollyGul is presenting this video on its platform as part of celebration of Taufiq's 70th birthday on May 30 2022 and special tribute for his 5 decades of dedicated and exceptional service to the Jamat.
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Satgur Nur Na Putla

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Satgur Nur Na Putla is a granth (long format ginan) composed by Pir Satgur Nur.

Pir Satgur Nur was the earliest Pir who undertook the mission to spread Ismailism from Persia to the Indian Subcontinent. He is known for his pioneering efforts in establishment of the Satpanth tradition.

Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah once gave an analogy of the Satpanth mission as a plantation. In that context Pir Satgur Nur cleared the land. Pir Shams ploughed it, Pir Sadardin watered it and Pir Hasan Kabirudin bore the fruit.

Satgur Nur Na Putla is elaborate discourse and story of remarkable "miracles" that Pir Satgur Nur is said to have performed. Putla means idols.

Pir Satgur Nur died in 1094 and his mausoleum is at Navsari near Surat in India.

Please start enjoying "Satgur Nur Na Putla" with lyrics and translations on the custom audio player on our website by clicking on the link below or on JollyGul On-Demand (green) App which can be downloaded free from the Apple App Store (for iPhones) or Google Play Store (for Android) if you do not have it already installed on your smartphone.

Enjoy!

https://www.jollygul.com/satgur-nur-na-putla/
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Yaa Ali Khub Majaalas" (Munajat) 2022 Rendition - Taufiq Karmali

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Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzpEhO-Tw5Y

Yaa Ali Khub Majaalas
O Ali, this glorious assembly

Taufiq Karmali recites "Yaa Ali Khub Majalaas" in celebration of Imamat Day 2022. Taufiq had last recorded the munajat during Golden Jubilee and today's presentation is a new rendition.

"Yaa Ali Khub Majaalas" munajat (prayer, supplication) started getting recited on the succession of Imam Sultan Mohamed Shah as our 48th Imam in 1885. The 137 year tradition has continued to date and the munajat is now recited on Imamat Day every year in Jamatkhanas to mark the anniversary of Hazar Imam's ascension to the position of our Imam in 1957.

"Yaa Ali Khub Majaalas" is a prayer, expression of gratitude, seeking of divine help as well as a message of greetings (mubarakis) and expression of love for our Imam-e-Zaman. For this reason, it evokes very deep feelings amongst the murids when recited as it touches on both the spiritual as well as our temporal world.

Taufiq & Nasreen Karmali wish the Jamat around the world their heartiest Mubarakis on the very happy occasion of the 65th Imamat Day of our most beloved Hazar Imam. And they pray for peace, happiness and mushkil-asan for murids everywhere in the years ahead.
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