October 19, 2011

Main Madine Chala

Naat : Main Madine Chala
Naat Khawan : Owais Raza Qadri

A Na`at (Arabic: نعت‎) is a poetry that specifically praises the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Many of the famous scholars in the earlier days of Islam wrote Naat. People who recite Naat are known as Naat-Khua'an or Sana'a-Khua'an.

Commonly the term Naat-Shareef (Exalted Poetry) is reserved and used for poetry in the praise of Muhammad written in Urdu, Turkish, Persian, Arabic and also in Punjabi.

In the Arabi language, Naat is usually referred as Madih (praise), or simply as Nasheed (poetry) or Anasheed (plural). The latter two terms can describe any type of religious poetry.

Anasheed or Naat usually is not accompanied by musical instruments. However some scholars have allowed the use of the daf (small drum). Usually poetry that is accompanied by musical instruments is called Ghinaa (music).

By Allama Iqbal:

In the Muslim's heart there is the Home for Muhammad All our glory is from the name of Muhammad

1.From Asrar-i-Khudi (edited slightly)

If you are loyal to Muhammad, then We are yours, This universe is nothing - The Tablet and Pen are yours.

2. From Jawab-i-Shikwah (edited slightly)

Sheikh Saadi:

Gracious of disposition,
Of elegant form (Muhammad)
The Prophet of the people,
The intercessor of nations
The Prelate of Prophets,
Leader in the path (Of Religion!)
The Faithful of God, the place of descent of Gabriel


Muhammad, leader of the two worlds
And of Man and the jinn,
Leader also of the Arabs
And non-Arabs and their kin,
Our Prophet , Commander of Right,
Prohibits evil's way

from Qasida Burda edited slightly

Shah Abdul Lateef Bhitai
Oh Moon, never mind if
I tell you the truth
Sometimes you are dim
Sometimes you are bright
Still, your brightness is not equal
To an atom of the dust
From the foot of Muhammad.

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