Around Christmas 1998, I purchased this my fifth CD collection by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. I had heard most of the tracks on an audio-cassette around early & mid nineteen nineties. Listening to them again, was awe-inspiring with the "Mast Nazroon Se Allah Bachae" roughly meaning: 'God protect me from my over-engrossing eyes'. This was a brilliant expressive ghazal that hits home the beauty of love in spite of pain of separation - which are all intractably interlinked. The other amazing track and which later inspired me - personally was the very energetic "Haq Ali Haq Ali" lyrics which are about 'Imam Ali' Bin Talib fourth caliph of Islam & who married Fatimah Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) daughter. As the track 'Ali Maula Ali Maula Ali Dam Dam' is also about Imam Ali.
However, the track "Allah Hoo Allah Hoo" is a Hamd, meaning: in praise of God (Allah) and which has been very inspiring to many new & upcoming global Muslim Nasheed artists since the turn of the century - to release their versions of "Allah Hoo Allah Hoo" & Sami Yusuf's track comes to mind. Also, the track "Yaad-E-Nabi Ghulshan Mehka" lyrics in praise of prophet Muhammad (PBUH) are spiritually uplifting. The final track, "Ni Main Jogi De Naal" I had heard it so many times before & it reminds of a 'Jogi or Dervish' a wanderer in search of 'what is life or meaning of life' or the 'supreme creator'. This is what some Sufis and even non-Sufis can relate to very easily!
Overall, this repertoire has more folk music behind it than to his previous recordings with the Real World label prior to Nusrat's appearance at the 1985 Womad Festival. The other obvious Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Party's Collection worth buying are 'Shahen Shah', Shahbaz, & 'Love Songs'.