The Sufi and Shia of Afghanistan - Part One
The first of two BBC World Service programmes examining the Sufi and Shia of Afghanistan. For Sufis, Islam is about love to God and other human beings. The Sufi Muslim’s prayers are all about singing and dancing. For some Muslim believers these actions are the opposite of how they pray and worship and even look and sound blasphemous. Although there is strong opposition against Sufism among the most traditional Muslims in Afghanistan, Rustam Qobil (Roof-tam Quo-bull) finds that Sufism is reclaiming a place in Afghan society.