Sufi music is the devotional music of the Sufis. inspired by the works of Sufi poets, like Rumi, Hafiz, Bulleh Shah, Amir Khusro and Khwaja Ghulam Farid. According to the Economic Times of India, Sufism is neither a cult or a religion, but preaches peace, tolerance, and pluralism, while encouraging music as a way of deepening one's relationship with the Creator. Sound and music are central for the core experience of Sufism since music is regarded as a means for the believer to get closer to the divine. Sufi music, therefore, is the music of the 'soul' by the 'soul' and for the 'soul'.