Much of the Muslim world is in mourning after learning about the fatal shooting of Amjad Sabri, one of the most renowned qawwali performers in recent memory.
”We are saddened to learn the terrorist attack on Amjad Sabri, one of the Subcontinent ‘s most famous Sufi singers, has been shot dead in Karachi,” a statement from Muslims 4 Peace reads.
“We condemn it and hope that the criminals will be brought to justice. We mourn the loss of life and deplore the senseless violence perpetrated in the name of
religion, which prohibits killing innocent individuals.”
Sabri, 45, came under attack after two gunmen shot at his vehicle in the southern port city of Karachi on Wednesday afternoon. He was critically injured and later died at a local hospital. Sabri was one of the country’s leading and most sought-after Qawwali musicians. Qawwali music is derived from Sufism, a mystical branch of Islam that has many followers around the world.
He was the son of the late Ghulam Farid Sabri and nephew of Maqbool Sabri, who led the famous Sabri brothers Sufi band.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s statement condemnation of the hateful Deobandi ideology that killed the Sufi giant Amjad Sabri