Abdul Rauf Rufi
Abdul Rauf Rufi is a well-known and our most respectable naat khawan. He hails from Faisalabad city. His naats are listened to not only in Pakistan but in other countries too. His voice has a nice calming tone and that adds a natural, satisfying effect in his naats. “Meetha meetha ha mery Nabi Gee ka naam”, is the naat that is heard and reiterated by everyone from old to young and children. His other naat Aao madinay chalen was the hit naat of the time. Which was later recited by many new naat khawans. Abdul Rauf Rufi is not a naat khawan but a naat writer and poet as well. Abdul Rauf Rufi is a professor by profession in the education field. His naat career is purely his love for the Prophet Mohammad SAW which undoubtedly reflects from his naats. His all naats are loved and listened to in every decade. His naats and hamds compositions include musical instruments like tabla and daff to create a meditating sound in the background. He has been awarded “Pride of Performance”, in the year 2005. This award is the civil award of the country for his valuable addition to the art of naats. Pakistani people love him and remember his naats by heart. His contribution is a real asset in naat khawani. We must listen and appreciate him and his work which has to lead a strong base for all upcoming generations. It is a great honor for every one of us for having such a beautiful voice around.