(Saqi/Saki). Sufi singers and poets sing of the Cupbearer (saqi). He is the One who pours the wine of Divine Love and Passion into the hearts of the lovers of Allah. Through Allah they experience the sweetness of intoxication. The Cupbearer is the Friend. The Friend is Allah. The saqi is also the Pure Master and Perfect Guide through whom the yearning lover reaches the Beloved of Allah and Allah Himself.