Mystic of Punjab and Sufi Music


Samaa is an Arabic word and its literal meanings are related to “Hear”. But in contextual meanings this word elaborates that a gathering in which some people collectively sing a melody. In Arab, the custom of samaa is present from centuries. People had made special arrangements on weddings and other cheerful occasions. After the arrival of Islam, this norm sustained. This norm arrived in Iran and Hindustan from Arab as well. Muslim Sufiyaa sustained that tradition from different aspects; in fact the special arrangements were being made of Samaa on their Urrs and Festivals. In under discussions essay, the writer has argued on the productive and negative aspects of Samaa and also told that samaa is still keep going on although it is also necessary to stay away from its negative effects.

Dr. Saadat Ali Saqib

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