Seek peace, wherever you go




(5 seconds worth of traffic from the SKANS roof)





I just happened to buy the album “elements” by Abbas Premji, a virtuoso guitar player from Pakistan today. There’s this one song in it called “seek peace”. I took this picture a while back, and this song, and this picture go hand in hand. The song, is BEAUTIFUL. “Seek peace, wherever you go. Extinguish your desire to avenge” is taken from a Sermon by Hazrat Ali (Karam Allah wajhu).

This song, this picture, this life, this city. It’s all coming back. The times when we were naive. Kids so to speak. Playing cricket in the street, being yelled at by mom. Sneaking out when Qari Sahab used to come to go eat ice cream. Going on a family journey to Abbotabad. It’s nostalgic. And it’s peace, wherever it is :)


Seek Peace by Abbas Premji

4 Comments so far

  1. khanum on November 26th, 2008 @ 9:02 pm

    oooh i heart abbas premjee! cant wait to get my hands on his album. there’s one instrumental i love of his, just a plain spanish guitars/acoustic number. absolutely stunning, cant remember its name right now. hmmm.. i’ll post it here soon as i remember, but i highly recommend it. :)

    that’s one helluva capture there, breathtaking. heart islamabad.

  2. khanum on November 26th, 2008 @ 9:39 pm

    it’s called destiny fulfilled. it’s brilliant, quite rare to find though.

  3. hashriani on November 27th, 2008 @ 1:08 am

    Thanks for appreciating. And yes a full review of his album "elements" will be written shortly. :)

  4. Fahim Akhter (fahimakhter) on November 27th, 2008 @ 10:41 am

    Destiny fullfilled, I like the sound of it. Waiting for elements bro, and lets not talk about the days of Qari saab I used to get my ass kicked.

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