This talk will highlight the significance of music in Sufi practices. An attempt will be made to offer glimpses (audio/visual) of diverse musical forms showcasing Sufi ideology.
Sufism, as the mystical dimension of Islam, preaches peace, tolerance and pluralism, while encouraging music as a way of deepening one’s relationship with the Creator. Sound and music being central to the core experience of Sufism, the acts of listening, chanting and whirling to music is common to most Sufi orders.
Sufi thoughts have found expression through myriad poetic forms and diverse musical genres across the world.