Published on 19 Jul 2015 | about 1 year ago
HAPPY EID! ŞEKER BAYRAM KUTLU OLSUN! [TURKISH: 'Sugar Holiday Greetings!']...PAKISTANI EID SPECIAL from PUNJABI MUJRA STAGE DANCER: NIDA CHOWDRY is a SIDE of a more SUFI ISLAM that many people in the WEST may be VERY SURPRISED to see...Many SUFI believe in PEACE and JOY to the WORLD through DANCE, MUSIC, DRUGS, SEX, POETRY, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, SINGING and anything else that they can PROJECT their ISLAM through in ART to BRING HAPPINESS to MANKIND in PEACE. The whole idea of FAME or PERFORMANCE is NOT in the SUFI THINKING at all. They are the world's BEST DRUMMERS, DANCERS, COMPOSERS, POETS and SINGERS and they DO IT for the FAITH.
SUFISM is not ISLAM like the SUNNI who believe, like the CATHOLICS, that FAITH is a SET of CEREMONIES to be OBSERVED and SHARED COMMUNALLY. The SUFI are on a MYSTICAL PRIVATE JOURNEY with no SHOW in the MATERIAL WORLD, only their PERSONAL JOURNEY with GOD. They have NOTHING to PROVE and DO NOT SEEK PRAISE or PIOUSNESS in the TRANSIENT WORLD.
The SUFI visit SHRINES of DEAD SUFI WISE MEN as their INSPIRATION. The SUFIS are called 'THE QUAKERS OF THE EAST' and The QUAKERS are called 'THE SUFIS OF THE WEST'...
As an anecdote: Someone did say to me, however, "Pakistan is A Land of Dreams. If you want beautiful places, you have them. Drugs, you have them. Boys, you have them. Girls, you have them. Dancers, you have them. Beautiful music, you have it. Alcohol, you have it...But this Magical Land can also harm you as well as bring you joy. Beware of having too much of what you desire here as what you desire may harm you..."
I did see many travellers and locals who said that cannabis had 'taken their life away' without them realising. Alcoholics and STDs, and one American boy who had to fly to a special Karachi Hospital to have a torn rectum stitched and treated after his over-passion in 'forbidden love', shall we say... And also many many people who were so moved by Pakistan and the Pakistanis that it hurt their hearts to have to leave and hurts their hearts to see the march of this Western Capitalism and Globalisation destroy Pakistan and the Pakistani Culture... So catching our dream can also hurts us in our bodies, or minds, or hearts... But Pakistan is really A Land Of Dreams, its peoples and traditions holding onto the last remnants of The Olde Worlde.
I hope SUFI MUJRA expands your ideas on types of MUSLIMS and ISLAM! HAPPY EID!