Muhammad Owais Raza Qadri Biography
Alhaj Muhammad Owais Raza Qadri is the crownless king of Sana Khawans around the world and undoubtedly the most heartily loved, popular and legend of Sana Khawans, known for his melodious voice and unique style of expressing his great love and respect with the Holy Prophet, Hazrat Muhammad .
There are millions of Owais Raza Qadri's fans worldwide who deeply admire and inspired with him. They longed to know about the personal details which are still undiscovered and how he spent his daily life, so some information was collected about his daily routine. This is the first edition of his biography. Further information will continue to be added day by day, Insha-Allah-o-Rabb-ul Aalameen.
Alhaj Muhammad Owais Raza Qadri was born on 17th October, 1969 in Pakistan. He is Intermediate in academic qualifications. He has performed several Hajj and Umras, the first Umra being in 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 closest friend is Mohammad Shoaib Qadri. According to 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 favourite dish is Bar B.Q. and favourite 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 a new album.
There are numerous wishes which have not yet been fulfilled but are confidential. Bulbul-e-Madinah plans to open a Naat Academy very soon, Insha-Allah-o-Rabb-ul Aalameen.
Alhaj Muhammad Owais Raza Qadri was married in 1994 and has four children: two daughters and two sons named Mohammad Anees Raza and Mohammad Afeef Raza.
He started 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 acquired the companionship of good, pious "Ushaqaan-e-Rasool". All Naats are his favorites. Reciting the Kalaam of Imam-e-Ahle-Sunnat, Ala-Hazrat Shah Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi is liked by Owais Raza Qadri. His first album was released in 1983 and after that numerous albums have been released.
He has traveled to many countries of the world spreading the message of Islam and love for the Holy Prophet including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Tanzania, Malawi, Kenya, Syria, India, South Africa, UK, Zimbabwe, Canada, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Suwaziland, Bangaladesh, Botswana, Mapoto, Mauritius, USA and China etc. 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 plans, 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 essential knowledge should be collected about it and special care should be taken to ensure that it is not objectionable by Islamic Shariah. It is best 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.
Addressing 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 the Holy 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 Eemaan) with translation.