Urdu has great stock of Naat: Arif

KARACHI – Second day of International Urdu conference started at Arts Council of Pakistan with a sitting of “Hamd-o-Naat” under the supervision of famous poet Iftikhar Arif. Jahan Ara Lutfi, Farasat Hussain and Dr Aziz Ahsan presented their research article before the audience about the “Hamd-o-Naat”. The session was hosted by Azizud Din Khaki.

Iftikhar Arif said that Urdu has a great stock of Naat which is not available in another language with the same standard. Everyone who wants to write a Naat has the right to do it but we have to check it in the literary standards and one says the Naat has to know the basic of literature and the standards of poetic themes, he added.

Jahan Ara Lutfi presented her thesis on the “none Muslim poets and their Natia poetry”. She said that Natia poetry developed the coexistence between Muslims and non-Muslims. The basic reason for writing a Naat by non-Muslims is that Almighty Allah has promised to the Prophet that his name will be highlighted and praised until the end of the world, she added.  “Prophet Muhammad (PUBH) was the highest personality among human being and everyone who writes poetic verses he also writes Naat. We are seeing the non-Muslim poets are also standing beside the Muslim poets in praising the Prophet (PUBH) by their Naat,” she added. Farast Rizwi presented his article on “The evolution of modern Naat”. He said that in the modern literature Urdu Naat is standing alone with its uniqueness.

Dr Aziz Ahmed presented his research on “the creative journey of Naat”.

The second session of the day was dedicated to the “literature of Children” held under the supervisor of famous broadcaster Raza Ali Abdi where Munir Ahmed Rashid, Ibn-e-Aas, and Romana Hussain also speaks to the audience. At the end of second session, pray says for the peace of soul of late Masood Barkati. At the third session of the day women participation in the social and literary consequences under the supervision of Zehra Nighah, Zubaida Mustafa, Kishwar Naheed, Yasmeen Tahir and Ameena Syed where Mahtab Akbar Rashidi, ZahidaHina, Yasmeen Hameed, Fatima Hasan, Najiba Arif presented their Research before audience and Nasira Zubari hosted the session.

Furthermore on the fourth session of day “A study equilibrium of Urdu Poetry” was held. The session was attended by Javed Hassan, NumanulHaq, TanvirAnjum, and Fateh Rizvi. The meeting was chaired by KishwarNahid, IftikharArif, Afzal Ahmad Saeed, and Amjad Islam Amjad where Farasat Rizwi hoisted the session.

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