In Indian/Pakistani music, there is a genre called Sufi. What is it about Sufi music that defines it as such?
Sufi music is the devotional music of the Sufis, inspired by the works of Sufi poets, like Rumi, Hafiz, Bulleh Shah, Amir Khusrow and Khwaja Ghulam Farid.
Sufi music is not about entertainment; it is more about spirituality. Its powerful lyrics talk about reaching the divine by spreading love and harmony.
Sufi Music is:
More about Spirituality.
Inspired around poets works.
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