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quawwal, noun

Forms:
Also qawwal, quawal, and with initial capital.
Origin:
UrduShow more From Urdu, see quawwali noun.
1. One who sings quawwali songs.
1969 Essop et al. Challenge to 25 Natal MoolviesIn Ahmedabad I met a Majzoob (God intoxicated Saint) named Ali Shah Bapoo and I joined his company, then I drank the ‘pyala’ or the cup of bestowal, immediately after which the miracle happened — and from a qawwal (singer) a mubal-ligh was born.
1984 Post 11 Apr. 8The organisers..have selected two artists who have had considerable experience as Quawwals in South Africa.
2. quawwali.
1985 Cape Times 8 JulyWhether the Indian Chamber in Parliament served any useful purpose...‘Are our Parliamentary representatives..contributing positively to a better South Africa, or are they just singing quawals while the country burns?’ Post asked.
One who sings quawwali songs.
quawwali.

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