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Ab'ul Hasan Yamin al-Din Khusrow, usually known by his pen name as Amir Khusrow Dehlawi (or Amir Khusrau Dehlavi), is a greatly loved composer of poetry, song, and riddles from India.

He was born in northern India. His father was of Turkish descent but born in Balkh, Afghanistan, the same region that gave birth to Jelaluddin Rumi. Khusrow's mother was from Delhi.

Amir Khusrow was a Sufi and disciple of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia.

Khusrow is often called the "father of qawwali music" -- the ecstatic devotional Sufi music of India and Pakistan. He is also credited with the invention of tabla drums, the two hand drums played throughout the Indian subcontinent and Central Asia.

Khusrow was a classical poet and composer who served as court poet to several Delhi sultans. His songs are still widely sung by Sufis and the devout, especially in Northern India and Pakistan.

Poems by Amir Khusrow Dehlawi

Recommended Books: Amir Khusrow Dehlawi

Islamic Mystical Poetry: Sufi Verse from the Early Mystics to Rumi

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Amir Khusrow - Wikipedia

A short introduction to Amir Khusrow's poems and life.

Amir Khusro Biography

A nice, compact biography of Amir Khusrow.

Amir Khusrau Website

A good website "dedicated to peace and cultural pluralism in South Asia" which includes information about Khusrow, examples of his poetry, riddles, and legends associated with him. Worth a look.
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