A Na`at (Arabic: نعت) is a poetry 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’a-Khua’an in Urdu, Bengali, English, Turkish, Persian, Arabic, Punjabi, Kashmiri and Sindhi Language.
The list of great praiser of Holy prophet Muhammad(P.B.U.H) :
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|S.No:||Name of Praiser:||Videos:|
|1||Qari Waheed Zafar Qasmi||20|
|2||Qari Yousaf Memon||50|
|3||Seyed Zabib Masood||29|
|4||Syed Sabihuddin Sabih Rehmani||16|
|5||Zulfiqar Ali Hussaini||12|
|6||Seyed Fasihuddin Soharwardi||39|
|8||Abdul Rauf Roofi||36|
|9||Shahbaz Qamar Fareedi||35|
|10||Farhan Ali Qadri||39|
|13||Qari Shahid Mehmood||17|
|14||Seyed Muhammad Furqan Qadri||17|
|15||Khalid Hassnain Khalid||61|
|16||Sarwar Hussain Naqshbandi||40|
It is difficult to trace the history of Na’at Khawani since no authenticated record of when it was initiated can be found. One early author, Hassan, was 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 Muhammad. He was famous for his poetry that defended Muhammad in response to rival poets that attacked him and his religion. Therefore Hassan 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.
Tala’ al Badru ‘Alayna, a song sung to the Prophet Muhammad during his completion of migration to Medina in 622 CE, is believed to be one of the earliest naats.
Commonly the term Naat-Shareef (Exalted Poetry) is reserved and used for poetry in the praise of Muhammad 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.