If you love a great story, and if you love great music, tune into this. The adventure that is Tahir Qawwal’s life is completely unique and fascinating. You may know him as the leader of the Sufi Qawwali ensemble, Fanna-fi-Allah. Qawwali is a passionate devotional practice in which the fire of divine love (ishq) is ecstatically expressed through the mystical verses of Sufi poets. Tahir is an exceptional musician and singer, and has also just released an incredible new eight-part documentary called ‘Music of the Mystics. In this episode of the podcast, Jai Dev talks to Tahir about his fascinating life, the rich spiritual tradition of Qawwali, and the many stories that bring it all to life. Tahir’s story is part one of this two-part podcast.