A Person who recites naat (poetry) known as Naat Khawan, Naat Khuwan or Sana Khuwan.
History of Naat Khawans:
Hassan ibn Thabit (RA) was the first Naat Khawan (poet) of Muslim world who started writing and reciting naats (poetries) to defend Islam against Kuffars. He got permission from the holy Prophet (PBUH) to recite poems (naats). He was the most popular Naat Khawan (poet) of earlier days of Islam, he used to recite naat in front of the Last Messanger of Allah.
List of Sahabas whose Naat Khawani is Recorded in Hadith.
1. Hazrat Abbas Bin Abdul Mutalab (RA)
2. Hazrat Hamza (RA)
3. Hazrat Abu Talib (RA)
4. Hazrat Abu Bakar (RA)
5. Hazrat Umar (RA)
6. Hazrat Usman (RA)
7. Hazrat Ali (RA)
8. Hazrat Fatima (RA)
9. Hazrat Safiya (RA)
10. Hazrat Abu Sufyan Bin Haris (RA)
11. Hazrat Abdullah Bin Rawaha (RA)
12. Hazrat Kaab Bin Malik (RA)
13. Hazrat Hassan Bin Saabit (RA)
14. Hazrat Zuhair Al-Jashmi (RA)
15. Hazrat Umar Bin Malik (RA)
16. Hazrat Abbas Bin Marwas (RA)
17. Hazrat Kuwa Bin Hubaira (RA)
18. Hazrat Abu Uza (RA)
19. Hazrat Abdullah (RA)
20. Hazrat Bakr Bin Wail (RA)
21. Hazrat Malik Bin Mamt (RA)
22. Hazrat Umas Bin Zumaim (RA)
23. Hazrat Usaid Bin Salama (RA)
24. Hazrat Malik Bin Saad (RA)
25. Hazrat Qais Bin Bahd (RA)
26. Hazrat Umr Bin Subaih (RA)
27. Hazrat Kalab Bin Usaid (RA)
28. Hazrat Nabgha Jadi (RA)
29. Hazrat Nazm Bin Ghduma (RA)
30. Hazrat Al-Aamshi (RA)
31. Hazrat Fuzala (RA)
32. Hazrat Amr Bin Aqwa (RA)
33. Hazrat Amr Bin Salam (RA)
34. Hazrat Abbas Al-Sulmi (RA)
35. Hazrat Kaab Bin Zuhair (RA)
The Prophet (PBUH) Liked Naat Khawani:
Accroding to Hazrat Aaisha (RA), the Prophet (PBUH) used to offer منبر to Hassan Bin Saabat (RA).
-Tirmizi / Ahmad Bin Hanbal / Hakim
History of Naat Khawani:
The act of Naat Khawani has been recorded on the most memorable events in Islam. Like entry in Madina (at the time of Hijrat-e-Madina ( ہجرت مدینھ )), entry in Mecca (at the time of Victory of Mecca ( فتح مکھ )) was also celebrated by reciting Naats loudly. On this occasion Hazrat Abdullah Bin Rawaha (RA) were walking in front of the Islamic army and were reciting the verses of Naat loudly. Hazrat Umar (RA) came to him and asked is it justified that you are reciting the verses loudly near harm حرم and that too in the presence of the prophet (PBUH). The prophet (PBUH) himself intervened and said: Don’t stop him from that. His verses are wounding the hearts of کفار like arrows.
-Tirmizi / Nisai
Rewards for Naat Khawans:
Hazrat Kaab Bin Zuhair (RA) recited 200-verses long Naat and on listening the verse “Verily the prophet (PBUH) is noor, and noor is extracted from him, and he is among the sharp swords of Allah to defend Din.”, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) became so happy that he threw his blanket (کملی) towards Kaab Bin Zuhair (RA) as a prize.
-Tabrani / Bahaqi / Ibn-e-Hasham / Majma-u-Zawaid / Hakim Mustadrak
Naat Khawans and Naat Khawani:
A Mehfil (program) attended by Naat Khawans (Islamic Poets) called Naat Khawani. Today there are many famous naat khawans in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh they all are well known across the world. In this our naat khawan page we are providing list of almost all popular naat khawan of Asia some of them are Muhammad Mushtaq Qadri, Owais Raza Qadri, Assad Iqbal, Abdul Rauf Roofi, Alhaaj Khursheed Ahmed, Farhan Ali Qadri, Hafiz Nisar Ahmed Marfani, Huriya Rafiq Qadri, Junaid Jamshed, Waheed Zafar Qasmi, Siddiq Ismail, Fasihuddin Soharwardi, Furqan Qadri, Syed Rehan Qadri,Tasleem Ahmed Sabri, Umme Habiba, Yousuf Memona and Zulfiqar Ali. Just click on Naat khawan's picture listed above to listen collection of his/her naats.