About Naat

Na`at (Arabic: نعت‎)  is a poetry – sung with daff musical instruments – that specifically praises the Islamic prophet Muhammad. The practice is popular in South Asia (Pakistan and India), commonly in Urdu or Punjabi language. People who recite Naat are known as Naat Khawan or Sana-Khuaan in Bengali,  Urdu,  English,  Turkish,  Persian,  Arabic,     Punjabi and Sindhi Language.


It is difficult to trace the history of Na’at Khawani since no authenticated record of when it was initiated can be found. On a more regularized basis, Prophet Hazrat Muhammad’s (Peace Be Upon Him) companion Hassan bin Thabit (Sabit) R.A started this work. He was also known as Shair-e-Darbaar-e-Risalat. Even before accepting Islam he was a poet, but after embracing Islam he gave a new turn to his poetry and started writing Na’ats in honor of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). He was famous for his poetry that defended Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) in response to rival poets that attacked him and his religion. Therefore Hassan R.A is known as the first Sana-Khawaan (Naat reciter) of that time. After that many a poet followed this trend and totally dedicated themselves to writing Naats.

Islamic poetry is rich in the praise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). Rarely has there been any Muslim poet who has not written about him. This is mainly inspired from the Islamic Hadith that each act of veneration will result in ten blessings of God on the person who venerates.


Commonly the term Naat-Shareef (Exalted Poetry) is reserved and used for poetry in the praise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) written in Bengali, Urdu, English, Turkish, Persian, Arabic, Punjabi and Sindhi Language.

In the Arabic 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).

You just have to download New Naat collection with the aid of internet and you are able to choose your best one to listen with video. You may download naat on your mobile and share with friends and family too. We hope you will love these Naats. It is possible to listen to your favourite Naat. These naats are given in the ideal quality so that you’re able to enjoy them in full essence. The folks who recite Naat are referred to as Naat khuwan or Sana khuwan. It’s better to listen to naats and Qawwali but please don’t neglect to give prayers.

Many of the well-known scholars in the previous days of Islam wrote Naat. The Sufi Poetry is offered in melodious voice of several singers’. A few or many verses will be sung in this manner, leading into the most important song. The whole Quran recitations are offered at various Islamic websites on the net.

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