the gentle singing
ZIKAR
of Hazrat Inayat Khan
spiritual
sufi sacred chant
Album Notes
"Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan created his own melody to fit with the words of the Zikar, and the Sufi Movement feels it to be its most sacred duty to preserve that melody intact. Furthermore, the melody used by Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan does activate very specific vibrations that are in harmony with the Message in our time. Therefore, when singing that melody we are attuning ourselves to those vibrations, which answer the requirements of our modern world. What is more, this melody, which is composed on the Bhairavi raga, does have a very particular effect on the heart center.  It is certainly to be understood that out of love and devotion for our master, we feel so privileged to adopt this chosen method of doing the Zikar practice, to which every sincere seeker is welcome."
Murshid Hidayat Inayat-Khan
ORIGINAL FORMAT
full length version
1987, 50' 43"
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SPECIAL EDITION
shortened version
1987, 24' 40"
This recording is exactly the same as the original full length version except that each of the four Zikar sections has been shortened by a half. The total playing time is consequently 24" 40".
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