Muslim ‘mystic’ kills faithful follower
Muhammad Sabir, a Pakisanti pir (Sufi mystic), was arrested after his dead-raising skills failed to re-animate a volunteer who had his throat cut this week.
But far from being angry, the dead man’s sister, Samina, insisted that her brother had sacrificed himself for the sorceror, and that Sabir should not have been arrested.
Why should I mourn when I know that my brother is in heaven? He will be rewarded for his services for the spiritual leader in the afterlife.
According to this report, the pir was arrested on Wednesday. A Saddar police spokesman said Sabir became popular in the village of Mubarakabad in Bahawalnagar for his ability to perform “miracles”.
His big show number was performed after he called for a volunteer who had to be married and have children.
Muhammad Niaz, 40, a daily wage worker and father of six children, eagerly agreed to allow Sabir to demonstrate his “miraculous powers”.
He was placed on a table in a square, his hands and legs were bound and his throat was cut as people looked on.
Then someone called the police. But Niaz was dead before they arrived,
Witnesses said Sabir uttered some words to bring him back to life. They said when he realised his “miracle” had not worked, he tried to flee.
He was detained by the villagers and handed over to the police. Locals told police that he had asked a local pet store to donate birds and dogs so that could save villagers from black magic.
They said he sacrificed the animals and sprinkled their blood on his followers. He also asked them to sprinkle the blood at the entrances of their houses to be protected from evil.
Hat tip: M A Chohan