Abida Parveen

Abida Parveen Singer

Abida Parveen is a Pakistani musician and a composer, entrepreneur, artist, and singer that is thought to be one of the most outstanding Sufi singers around the globe and is among the most prominent figures in Sufi music. There isn’t a name more famous than Abida across the subcontinent to spread Sufism by singing. The multi-talented vocalist sings mainly Ghazal and can sing in various dialects, such as Punjabi, Sindhi, Urdu. The Info Points provides all details about Parveen, Abida Parveen Biography, and Abida Parveen’s songs.

Abida Parveen Personal Details


Abida Parveen

Father NAME

Ustad Ghulam Haider

Famous for

Sufi Singer

Date of Birth

20th February 1954








Pereha Ikram, Saranj Hussain and Marium Hussain



  • By taking mystic songs to a whole new degree, she became famous within Pakistan and worldwide. She was awarded the title of the undisputed queen of Sufi music. Her name has been linked to the introduction of Sufi music to prominence internationally. Abida’s dressing style is distinctive and is characterized by round neck shirts and Ajrak around her shoulders. She doesn’t tie her curly locks. Her biggest hits comprise “Yar Koo Humne” from the album “Yar Ko Humne” and “Tere Ishq Nachaya,” which are examples from Bulhay Shah’s poetic style.
  •  In 2007, SAARC named her Peace Ambassador. She was given the “Pride of Performance” by the president of Pakistan in 1984. She was awarded the ‘Gold Laal Shahbaaz Qalandar Medal the same year. Alongside the above, she is an award-winning recipient.

Date of Birth/Age

This Sufi Queen first opened her eyes on the 20th of February, 1954, at Muhalla Goharabad of Larkana.


When she was 3, she showed her passion for music, and she began singing at an early age. Ustad Ghulam Haider opted for her daughter to be his successor to the musical throne instead of his two sons after recognizing her love and dedication to music. In her first year of music instruction, she attended her father’s music school along with Ustaad Salamat Ali from his Sham Chourasia family was her tutor. Alongside music education, she also earned an advanced degree.


Abida is part of a family with a rich music heritage. Ustaad Ghulam Haider was her dad, a well-known singer who founded a music school. Perveen’s father introduced her music and Sufism from an early age. As she grew older, she performed regularly alongside her father at temples dedicated to Sufi saints. Abida got married to Radio Pakistan’s top producer Ghulam Hussain Sheikh in 1975. The couple has three children. Her husband passed away from an attack on his heart in the early 2000s.

MUSIC Career

  • In the year 1970, she began performing at funeral anniversaries of saints and in 1973. She was a part of Hyderabad Radio station for singing. Through this station, her voice was broadcast to a large audience. She sang the Sindhi song called ‘Tamhanje Zumlfaan Jaay Band Kamaand Wadha’ that proved to be her first mega-hit single. In 1977, she was recognized as the official singer of Pakistani Radio.
  • As a Ghazal and Sufi music performer, Parveen helped revive the genre and helped make it more well-known to audiences outside of Pakistan. Her global fame increased exponentially in the 1980s. In the 1980s, she began performing on a global scale. The trips she made in France and in the United States turned out to be hugely successful. Following the success of these excursions. She performed in various states to spread the message of harmony, mysticism and God through her music.


In 1988, she was a part of an event with live music in Chicago. Hazrat Ameer Khosrow society for Art & Culture recorded this performance. Next year, her performance got recorded by British Broadcasting Corporation at Wembley Conference Hall in London and broadcast for one hour.


She worked with Shehzad Rai on a song for children, Zindagi, which addressed social issues. It was performed during the Sufi Festival in New York to promote Pakistani tradition and harmony.


In the last few years, Parveen has appeared on several shows on TV such as Shehr-eZaat, Jhalak DakhlaJa, Pakistan Idol and Samaa E Ishq. She was also selected as a judge in the contest for singers Sur kshetra in Pakistan and India.


She is a passionate enthusiast in the arts and has created her gallery known as Abida Parveen Gallery. The gallery showcases paintings and music CDs, including awards zone and jewellery. Her daughters run the gallery.

Abida Parveen Songs


  • Sajjaan Day Haath
  • Ishaq Khudaa Title Song
  • Sufiyay Baa Safaa Manam
  • Mola Mola
  • Phool Khill Jaein


  • Yar Ko Ham Ne Jaa Ba Jaa Dekha
  • Arey Logon Tumhaara Kiya
  • Jb Sey Tunay Mjhe Deewaana Banaa Rakhaaa Hai
  • Narayee Mastaana
  • Terey Ishq Nachaaya
  • Alif Allah Chambaay Di Bootii
  • Dhondo Gay Agar
  • Chaap Tilakk Sub Cheeni
  • Aik Nuktay Wichh Gal Mukdii
  • Dil Lag Gaya Bey Parwaah Dey Naal
  • Kithay Mehar Ali
  • Tu Ney Deewaana Banaaya Tu
  • Ye Arzu Thii Tujhe Gul Kay Rubaru
  • O Des Say Aanay Walay Bata
  • Chaap Tilakk Sb Cheeni
  • Daman Lagyaan Molaan Tu
  • Mein Sufi Hun
  • Noor-e-Ilaahi
  • Mast Qalandar
  • Main Hosh Mein Hun
  • Yun Sajjaa Chaand
  • List of Ghazals
  • Kal Chaudhavein Ke Raat
  • Aey Dil Nasheen
  • Haq Mola
  • Sufiaana and Arfaana Kalaam
  • Joo Rang Rangeyaa
  • Meraa Sohnaa Sajann
  • Preetam Matt Pardais
  • Sham E Firaaq
  • Sheher Sunsan Hei
  • Terey Gham Koo
  • Wo Jo Ham Mein
  • Ye Jafa E Gham Kaa Charaa
  • Aadmii Aadmii Say Miltaa Hey
  • Ajab Naiin Terey
  • Gul Hui Jaatii Hain
  • Ham Ne Sb Sheher Main
  • Hum Koo Pasand Yar Kii
  • Soz E Ishq
  • Bedaam Shah Warsi’s ‘Khudaa Jaany kahaan se
  • Muje Bekhudii
  • Ji Chaahe To Sheeshaa Banja
  • Ishq Main Terey
  • Hm ko Yan Dar Dar Phirayaa Yaar ne
  • Hairaan Huaa
  • Aik Tonrain Chambraa Gawaan
  • Har Taranum Mein Milii Hai
  • Andar Hun Tey Baahar Hun
  • Chalo Rii Saiyaan Charcha
  • Ho Hi Mauula
  • Medaa Raanjhan Rawal Mangay
  • Mere Bukall De Vicch
  • Rabba Merey Haal Daa
  • Rajiye Nal Dey Sajan Rahiye
  • Sanon Ishq Lagaa Hai
  •  Aa Was Mandraay Koll
  • Baar Saudaagar Ladd Gaye Nii
  • Jhok ladaae Veen Yaar Deewaney
  • Ab Lagaan Lagi Kii Kariye
  • Mann Kuntoo Maulaa
  • Ranjhaa Shah Hazaar
  • Aik Nukte Wich
  • Bulleh Nuu Samjhaavan
  • Mose Boloo Na
  • Chashm-e-Mastii
  • Torii Surat Key Balhaari
  • Ishq Dey Pichche Banay Faqeer Ashiq
  • La Makaan Main Ghar
  • Medaa dil Ranjhaan
  • Assaan Ishq Namaz Jadon Neeti Aey
  • Ali Maulaa
  • Medhaa Ishq
  • Ho Jamaloo
  • Naina Milaii Key


  • Laal Ki Chaddar
  • Khazzanaa
  • Mahi Yar De Gharolii Bhar De
  • Kaafiaan Bulleh Shah
  • Jeeway Saiyaan
  • Meraa Ruthraa Yar Nae Mandaa
  • Golden Collection
  • Rohanii Kaifiyatt

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