Currently listening to some amazing Sufi music (Album Name: “Raqs-e-bismil” meaning “Dance of the Wounded” Vocals: Abida Parveen ).


From the Album:


I know not of the state


in which I was Last night…


Everywhere the wounded danced in ecstasy


where I was Last night… (Amir Khusrau)


Thought and form, poetry and music are integral to Sufism. Sufi music is derived from a state of ecstasy, a dance of the body and soul of those wounded in love … Sufi thought expressed in Persian poetry of the mystic poets mainly Rumi with Khusrau, Saadi and Hafiz, along with Urdu Ghazal is the blending of thoughts in the two genres of mystic expression …

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