Saturday, August 15, 2015
Al Haaj Siddiq Ismail
Al- Haaj Siddiq Ismail is a legendary Icon of Pakistan in the field of Hamd & Naat recitation, He is known all over the world because of his mesmerizing voice and unique style of recitation. He is the pioneer of Hamd & Naat Khuwani in Homeland & first and only Naat Reciter so far been conferred with " NATIONAL AWARD Of PAKISTAN i.e SITARA -i- IMTIAZ "
In recognition to his legendary services in 1985 he has also been bestowed with the most prestigious Presidential Civil Award “PRIDE OF PERFORMANCE."
Al Haaj Siddiq Ismail has also been included among 500 most influenced Muslims of the World for his legendary services in the field of Hamd & Naat Khuwani.
He is the first ever Naat Khuwan who recited Naat in the maiden Transmission of Pakistan Television Karachi Center in 1969.
He has performed in hundreds of programs of PTV, including Documentary of new construction of Holy Makkah and Madina, sooy-e-Haram PTV Night Time Transmission, Neelam Ghar, Haya'Al-Falah, Kasauti and also performed as judge in Muqabla e Hamd & Naat Khuwani at National and International Levels. ,
He is recipient of PTV awards and Radio Pakistan 20 years melody excellence award. For many years PTV has also telecast-ed Azan in his melodious voice.
The services for the promotion of Hamd & Naat Khuwani he has rendered is the reflection of his love & dedication with the Prophet of Peace Hazrat Muhammad SAW
For last 30 years he has been performing Hamd and Naats with love and dedication in the utmost official ceremonies in the presence of President, Prime Minister, Governors, Chief Ministers, as well as foreign President and dignities. Furthermore, many occasions recited Hamd and Naat before the President & Prime Minister’s, addressing to the Nation and have been appreciated during their speeches.
Since 1983, he has been represented Pakistan abroad many of times on prime and thus visited USA, UK, Holland, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, India, Mauritius, Kenya, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe
In 1984, He also taught Hamd and Naatkhwani to Pakistan Army Jawaans.
In 1985, He also compiled his famous Hamds and Naats book (Anwar-e-Harmain) along with President and Governor's message and sent to all the Pakistani Embassies world over.
He also compliled a book ' RANG-e-RAZA" Famous Hamd & Naats written by Family of Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi were scrutinized in a sequence of stanzas. This was admirably appreciated by his fans.
* The Mulim500 (2014-2015)
* SITARA - I - IMTIAZ
( National Award Of Pakistan )
* PRIDE OF PERFORMANCE
( Presidential Award of Pakistan )
* 20 Years Melody Excellency
( Radio Pakistan )
In addition, He has been honored among 100 Best Muslim Vocalist by Independent Muslim Trust South Africa in 1980 with 7th Ranking the only Pakistani under top 10 and Only Naat Reciter from Pakistan in the list. the the two members were Qari Khushi Mohammed & Qari Ubaid ur Rehman from Pakistan.