Sufi Performance as Political Intervention

eminist activist artist Sheema Kermani performing in the Sufi shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sindh, Pakistan, 2019

Sufism, the mystical, spiritual tradition of Islam has contributed to the development of an intellectual, artistic and musical heritage in Muslim societies around the world. Progressive Muslim cultural activists, artists and performers get inspired by Sufism as an antidote to a puritanical Islamist worldview. Sufism, therefore, cultivate an alternative voice within Muslim public sphere. The […]