Spiritual Healing In Sindh: Overcoming A Djinn Through Dhamaal (Dance) At Shrine Of Qalandar Lal Shahbaz

Hafeez Ullah Baloch, Dr Aslam Pervez Memon

Abstract


Spirituality is one of the basic teachings of every religion from the beginning human beings have been in search to enlighten their soul and have tried various ways to satisfy it. Islam and Hinduism are two major religions in Sindh and both these religions put light on spirituality and spiritual healing. According to Muslim tradition the Prophet (PBUH) used spiritual healing as treatment method to heal different patients having different spiritual and social ailments. It is mentioned in the holy Quran that this book is revealed to Prophet Muhammad, it is healing to those who believe in it. Likewise the Hindu rishis and saints leave materialistic world and seek for the soul to connect with God Almighty. Spiritual healers in Sindh are highly adored and respected, people go to them for the solutions of social, economic and spiritual problems, to solve these problems spiritual healers use different methods. Apart for this the people of Sindh visit different shrines of the Sufis and saints to get inner peace and soul satisfaction. However, the shrine of Qalandar Lal Shahbaz located at Sehwan Sharif is shrine that is visited most frequently by huge number of visitors, they visit this shrine to get remedies, some come for good luck, better future and blessings, while others come to heal spiritual ailments, and there are patients, who come to overcome djinns through dhamaal. We would elaborate this in detail in this research paper.

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