My dear brother Syed Salman Chisty from Ajmer has uploaded some great links here . He has sent video clips of Sufi Zikr (spiritual gathering) in which he participated while he was in Jeddah, Al Hijaz (of all the places, yes..); and from an international conference in Singapore on Islamic spirituality. Sufism practiced in Saudia was most intriguing for me. Such Sufi congregations with music in the puritanical Saudi Arabia where Sufi practices, entrenched elsewhere in the Muslim world, are not endorsed by the state ideology of pure Islam.
The state machinery discourages worship at the shrines and has, reportedly, razed many graves of Muslim saints, companions of prophet and other luminaries of Islamic mysticism.
Here is a clip from a gathering in Jeddah:
And, watch this one from Saudia Arabia as well –
Singapore also has a thriving community of Sufis
Syed Salman serves at the dergah of Ajmer Sharif, India. He is steeped in the Chisty traditions. Here are some “Adhan” video clips from Ajmer Sharif – the blessed seat of Chishtyya Tariqat (ways of the Chistiya order of saints).
Here is a link to a website dedicated to promote World Sufi traditons.
I must thank Salman for sharing such interesting and inspiring clips..