“Scarborough Jamatkhana Diya” Song by Zahira Dhalwani

"Scarborough Jamatkhana Diya" Song by Zahira DhalwaniIn celebration of the 10th year anniversary of the Scarborough purpose-built Jamatkhana, and upon request by Scarborough Jamatkhana’s (SJK) RefleXtions Team, Zahira Dhalwani has composed a song titled “Scarborough Jamatkhana Diya” which begins by thanking Mawlana Hazar Imam for granting the Scarborough Jamat’s desire and request for this Jamatkhana. The song further reflects upon the importance of this building as a space of prayer, of search for inner peace, tranquility and contemplation and a space for community service and interaction.

Zahira debuted this song on March 17, 2012 at Scarborough Jamatkhana during its most memorable 10th year anniversary and Navroz celebrations.

The song (in MP3), its transliterated lyrics, and English translation can be downloaded below.

Download MP3

Lyrics – Scarborough Jamatkhana Diya – Zahira Dhalwani (PDF)

Translation – Scarborough Jamatkhana DIya – Zahira Dhalwani (PDF)

Author: ismailimail

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16 thoughts

  1. Zahira
    Thanks for sharing. As usual you always win our hearts.
    At the show we had fun and enjoyed your performance along with all other performers.

    Best wishes

    Alnasir Jadavji


    1. Zahira,

      Onbehalf of RefleXtions team, Asante Sana!…Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! You have an amazing voice and tremendous talent! Thank you for composing and performing this for us! This event and your performance will forever be in our hearts!

      Luv Ya Always,

      Begum Walji


  2. Hello Zahira:
    Thank you for thinking of us here in Edmonton and sharing your wonderful song with us. You’ve done a great job again. May Mowla bless you and your family with the best of health always and give you the courage and strength to create many more beautiful songs….Regards, Amin & Annar Hirani


    1. Zahira, your beautiful voice & and the Band players have made the song a global song to Ismaili jamat. May MHI bless you & your Family with his choicest blessings, good health, happiness, Mushkil Aasan, Barakat and Iman ki salamati.

      Kamadia Abdul Nabi & Mrs. Dilshad Nabi


  3. Brilliant! Musically, from the melodious rhythm to the crisp percussion this tune is second to none!

    The harmonics that you’ve woven into the expression of lyrics renders yours a ‘one of a kind’ talent, that’s without doubt been meticulously nurtured. Not only are you exceptionally gifted, Zahirah, but your generously sharing it with the Jamat makes the Jamat itself stronger for it.

    Last, but not least, the meaning behind the lyrics places this truly as a labor of DEVOTION – only reflected by Divine grace, through the heart of a mu’min.

    May such grace ever sustain its presence in your life!


  4. Hi Zahira,
    Thank you for writing and composing such a wonderful song that will live forever in the hearts of each and every member of Scarborough JK. I was fortunate to meet you and later hear your lovely performance at the 10th year celebrations of the JK. You are extreamly talented and we all wish you the best of health,happiness and many more songs. You have visited Scarborough JK on many occasions and we invite you to become a permanant member of our JK in the near future!


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