Impact of Sufism in India
Sufism got widespread in India. It was adopted by many people. It also influenced many of them.
The impacts of Sufism was that the common people got enchanted by the simple ascetic life style of the saints. Their humanism and unique nature pleased them. People of all creeds, caste, and religion, educational and financial levels were drawn towards them.
It neutralized the Hindu-Muslim tension in society. Their belief in equality led them to protest against caste domination, consumption of alcohol, gambling and slavery.
The Sufi saints actually Indianized Islam as they lived and preached in India. Moreover, Sufi khankas were centers of moral life.
Devotional songs were composed there in Urdu and Hindi. Sufi music and dance were considered as manifestation of complete submission to Allah.
In the rural agricultural background of human life, Sufism became a vehicle of spiritual and cultural upliftment of people.