Sufi music is the generic term for regionally different styles of Islamic music that belongs to the ritualistic practice of Sufism followers.
In many orders (Tarīqa) dervishes the practice of music is common, which often consists only of songs, in other Tariqas but also instrumental accompanied. The music is a part of the dhikr (remembrance of God), because in the songs either the names of God are recited, or the love of God or the Prophet Muhammad is sung. Partly later the lyrical works of well-known Sufi poets (for example Rumi or Yunus Emre) were taken as lyrics.
There are also different ways of instrumentally accompanying Sufi music, if any, in the different traditions. Often the instruments used are frame drums (Bendir or Daf) and the pipe-flute Nay, but also the stringed instruments Tanbur, Ghichak and Rabāb. The sound of the Nay is usually described as wailing or yearning, which is why it is generally considered the instrument of the Sufis. Like the pipe from his home the reed was cut, its sound symbolizes the yearning of the soul of the spiritually seeking human being, separated from the uniqueness, for their original home.
In Pakistan and northern India, the Qawwali has found a large hearing audience. This genre was mostly with the poem of the Ghazal by the Pakistani musician Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan known in the West.
In the Pakistani province of Sindh worshipers of the Sufi poet Shah Abdul Latif maintain their own singing tradition in which they accompany themselves with the long-necked lute Tanburo. Some Pakistani dervishes use ecstatic circular dances to create a rhythm with the Chimta iron tong, up to one meter long, or use it to accompany religious songs.
Ghulam Ali is a Ghazal singer from Pakistan and well-known singer and musician of the Patiala family of Hindustani classical music. He was born in 1940 in Sialkot (Pakistan). He has been trained by the master of the great Ghulam Ali Khan. He often give music to their ghazals. Apart from this, He also sung the protective ghazals of others.
He started in the world of music in his early years. His journey began as a tabla player and he became one of the most sought-after artists, after dedicating himself to the musical charts, he collaborated with famous Ghazal music singers during the 80s. His career as a singer began in 1989 and he He made known with his first titled song, 'Main Tera Aashiq Hoon', written and composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal, for a film entitled Gumraah.
In his childhood, he inherited music from his father. Jagjit started learning classical music in Ganganagar for two years in the presidency of Pandit Chagan Lal Sharma. Going forward, learned the nuances of Khayyal, Thumri and Dhrupad from master Jamal Khan. Father's wish was that his son would go to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), but Jagjit had a tune of becoming a singer.
1950 was the period of Ustad Barkat Ali, Begum Akhtar, Mukhtar Begum, in which it was not easy to make Mehdi Hassan his place. In 1957, he got the recognition of a Thumri singer through Radio Pakistan. After that Mehdi Hassan did not look back. He got great fame in the world of film songs and ghazals.
Ustad Nusrat Ali Khan began to show Qawwali to the international level starting in the early 80s until the late 90s, he had already performed Qawwali in the UK, USA and European countries. Although foreign audiences who understand the language sung by Ustad Nusrat in Urdu or Punjabi are lacking, but with the power of the beauty and ecstasy of music from Ustad Nusrat, international class audiences are also fond of Ustad Nusrat with his great abilities featuring Qawwali.
Abida Parveen begins music lessons at the age of three with her father Ustad Ghulam Haider. Abida Parveen recognized internationally, is considered today as the greatest performer of ghazal (love songs) and kafi, devotional poems expressing mystical love sung in Urdu, Sindhi, Panjabī, Farsi and Seraiki.
Jal team recorded the song Adad in Megal Hassan's soundtrack. It became popular among various music websites in Pakistan. In addition, the song was frequently broadcast on several premier radio stations such as City FM 89, FM 100, Mast FM 103 and FM 105. The song was released by Ary Digital and The Music. It was then broadcast on most frequencies.