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The term Sufi rock describes the sound of famous Pakistani rock band Junoon. Nadeem F. Paracha claims to have coined the term in 1993 to define Junoon's then pioneering process of fusing conventional rock music with subcontinental Sufi music and imagery. The term became popular in India and Pakistan when it was picked up by MTV-India in the late '90s. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Junoon (Urdu: جنون) (meaning obsession in Urdu and madness in Arabic) is one of Pakistan and South Asias most popular Rock bands, based out of Karachi, Pakistan, and formed in 1990 by guitarist/songwriter/medical doctor Salman Ahmad. ... Nadeem Farooq Paracha (Urdu: ندیم فاروق پراچہ), (born February 6, 1967, in Karachi), is a controversial Pakistani journalist, cultural critic, satirist and short story writer. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Sufism is a mystic tradition within Islam and encompasses a diverse range of beliefs and practices dedicated to divine love and the cultivation of the heart. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. ...

It should be noted that newer bands in the Pakistani music scene, such as Izteraab, are also placed into the Sufi Rock category.

Firms like Trident Entertainment in Malaysia, are pioneers in producing such records. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

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