Laal dedicates this song to the diversity, plurality, and all the colours of Islam.

“When the Taliban attacked the shrines of Rahman Baba, Data Sahib, and Abdullah Ghazi Shah, slaughtering hundreds who had gathered for alms or to pray, Laal felt obligated to not only defend the progressive aspects of sufi thought but to discover them for ourselves.  We see sufis as the rebels, the revolutionaries of their period.” — Laal

Laal is a left-wing Pakistani band.  See, also, “Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” (lyrics by Aitzaz Ahsan, music by Laal).

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