NAAT(نعت) is an Arabic word and it means, literally, praise. In Urdu, naat mean the praise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). A poem with praise of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is also called naat in Urdu
whenever i read the defination of naat,many questions arouse into my mind that Does the naats of this era have any conformance with the original interpretation of Naat.?Does it meet the purpose under which they are recited.?do reciter recite naats with respect and style which should be appanged.? let’s have an apercu of the components of Modern naat.
- Music cum Songs Tunes
The foremost component of modern age naat is the tunes of songs which can either be a Bollywood or Lollywood Song.Use of music in naat is as much that if you don’t hear lyrics for a while you will persumed that you are listening a rock n roll song.As music is strictly haram in islam according to our so called mullahs so why didn’t they take any notice of this deplorable situation how the same thing which is haram in other cases can be halal in case of naat. it is such a disrespectfull act that being muslims we are not able to praise our great prophet on our own and recline songs for this purpose .It’s the time that we take notice of the persons behind these immoral things because no follower of Islam accepts the naat having traces of a song.
- Naat Khuwan
People who recite naat are called Naat Khawan.Second important component of modern naats is naat khuwan’s body language their chamkely outfits and the naat khuwan itself.there was a time when naat khuwan were simple and decent like Qari Waheed zafar Qasmi,at that time the only prominent thing is the sole full voice and relevant cum outstanding lyrics.But now it’s all about Showoff .naat khuwan’s outfits are like they are going to attend a marriage ceremony. And their gestures are completely irrelevant .female naat khuwans Also leave no stone unturned. Their dresses ,hijab styles and cake faces are completely intolerable.It’s the Responsibility of naat khuwans as well to be in limits when it comes to naat khuwani.
naat is all about praising Mohammad saww but now a days lyrics of naat includes everything excluding commemoration and praise of Mohammad SAWW.Rasool Allah saww was a charismatic personality so rather than highlighting charismatic aspects of his personality we are diverted into a wrong direction. Writers only focused on how to fit words on B-Town songs tunes and do not pay any attention on the meaningfulness of the words and lyrics .Our religious Scholars must take this issue into consideration and immediate steps must be taken to stop these devils to defacing Islam .
There must be a check and balance mechanism to stop this nuisance and vicious circle .Still there are many naat khuwans which are doing great job just we need to encourage such people to Salvage Naat khuwani and to reshape it into its original form .
What am I missing here? Let me know in the comments and I’ll add it in!
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