Thanx to the amazing Network Awesome, we bumped into a great documentary about Sufism, its music, the questions it raises and the emotions it surely delivers.
In a society which is going into panic mode at the simple use of the word Islam, Sufism is a very attractive and strange mystery for us westerners but we tend to ignore it's in fact a rather popular movement even tho it's the total opposite of what fundamentalists want to see in the Coran as it symbolizes the Love for a God rather than the Fear of a God. Furthermore it has a message of Universalism and Tolerance which is something we do need in this tormented world.
Music in Sufism is of the higher importance as it elevates the Sufis nearer to his God, as do poetry and writings, altho many would argue, especially fundamentlists within Islam, that music isn't allowed and that Sufism isn't even Islam....Just like some chords were banished from the allowed scale back in our European middle ages, it seems the power of music in Sufism, and Sufism itself, is raising questions and questions are always a good thing.
Think for yourself and dance closer to the Gods !
the original article: http://networkawesome.com/2012-5-16/sufi-soul-the-mystical-music-of-islam