Pakistan and Sufism are so interconnected that one cannot separate them from each other. Although the Sufis’ message of peace reached almost every corner of the Indian Subcontinent, it particularly struck a chord with the common folk in the areas that comprised Pakistan after the Partition of 1947. The majority of Muslims in Pakistan follow the popular Barelvī Sunni School, which favours the propagation of popular Sufism that developed in the region as a result of the acculturation of Central Asian Sufism to the local, predominantly Hindu reality. 1 This popular Sufism became the form Islam took locally in the countryside and among the urban common folk.