Owais Raza Qadri: The Crownless Legend of Sana Khawan, Sindh

AlHaaj Muhammad Owais Raza Qadri (Sindh province) is the crownless king of current day Sana Khawans around the globe and amazingly the most heartily loved, famous and legend of Sana Khawans, renowned for his melodious voice and unique style of depicting his great love and respect with the Holy Prophet, Hazrat Muhammad. He emerged with a legendary voice and distinctive style with zeal to surpass his own targets and a performer par excellence. Today he is an ideal for millions of Ushaqan-e-Rasool across the globe. He is a legend and the journey has just started.

There are millions of Owais Raza Qadri‘s fans worldwide who deeply admire and are impressed with him. They longed to know about the personal details which are yet undiscovered and how he spent his daily life, so certain information was gathered about his daily routine. Further information will sustain to be added day by day, Insha-Allah-o-Rabb-ul Aalameen.

Muhammad Owais Raza Qadri was born on the day of 17th October 1969 in Pakistan. He is Intermediate in academic qualifications. He has performed several Hajj and Umras, the first Umra being in the year of 1992 while the first Hajj in 1996. Apart from Holy Places, Pakistan is Owais Qadri‘s favourite country. Among clothes, he likes Shalwar Qameez the best. Owais Qadri‘s best friends are books. In accordance with him, the memorable moment of his life has not arrived. His favourite personality is Alahazrat, Mujaddid-e-Din-o-Millat Imam Shah Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi. His favorite dish is Bar B.Q. and favorite colors are black and white.

He rests after 8 o’clock in the morning. Each night two or three Mehfil-e-Naats were used to be attended but now onwards, there will be just one each night. He is currently working on an new album.

There are various wishes which haven’t yet been fulfilled but are confidential. Bulbul-e-Madinah plans to open a Naat Academy very soon, Insha-Allah-o-Rabb-ul Aalameen.

Owais Raza Qadri was married in the year of 1994 and has 4 children: two daughters and two sons named Mohammad Anees Raza and Mohammad Afeef Raza.

He initiated reciting naats at the age of 8 only. He was inspired by AlHaaj Yousuf Ashrafi (late) who was his ideal Naat Khawan also. He did not take special naat classes but gained the companionship of good, pious “Ushaqaan-e-Rasool”. All naats are his favorites. Reciting the Kalaam of Imam-e-Ahle-sunnat, Alahazrat Shah Ahmed Raza Khan Sahib Barelvi is most liked by Owais Raza Qadri. His first album was released in 1983 and after that numerous albums have been released.

He has traveled to several countries of the world spreading the message of Islam and love for the Holy Prophet  including England, Dubai, Iraq, Iran, India, Hijaz-e-Muqaddas South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Malawi, Kenya, Syria  etc.

Owais Qadri’s services for the promotion of naats were recently appreciated by the Government of Pakistan when he was given the award of Best Naat Khawan in the year of 2007. As a token of respect, he was also weighed in silver by Barkati Foundation in 2008.

There are no formalities for the bookings of Mehfil-e-Naat, however, privilege is given to areas where something could be done to promote Islam.

Regarding his future policies, Owais Qadri states that he will continue reciting naats and work for getting people back to the path of Sala’at-o-Sunnat. Muhammad Owais Raza Qadri advises new naat khawans that Naat Khawani is Ibaadat and before reciting any naat necessary knowledge should be collected about it and special care should be taken to ensure that it is not objectionable by Islamic Shariah. It is great to check all naats with a learned scholar. Furthermore, they should restrain from such acts which can be criticized by others. They should be true and practical Muslims, i.e. not that talking about love for the Holy Prophet   and murdering the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet by shaving off the beard and not showing regularity in daily prayers.

Dealing the young generation, Muhammad Owais Raza Qadri remarks that undoubtedly success lies within the fact that we must walk on the path guided to us by Allah Rabb-ul Aalameen and His Prophet, leave the way of strangers and always believe in death. Acquire adequate knowledge of Islam and recite at least one Ruku of the Holy Quran (Kanzul Iman) with translation.



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