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Lively Lahore Thursday Sufi Nights


The day kicks off in the afternoon at the shrine of Data Ganj Baksh Hajveri (Bestower of Treasures), a 11th century Sufi mystic renowned for his concern for the poor, outside the old city. Some of the best quawwali singers from far and near, including the legendary Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, turned up to pay their dues here. After nightfall, the rhythms explode into a thundering crescendo at the ‘Sufi nights’ staged at the ramshackle shrine of Baba Shah Jamal, a 19th century saint. If you somehow miss the action on Thursdays, you can hopefully catch it belatedly at the Regale Internet Inn on The Mall.