Nazm can be defined as that look of your crush that will raise your heartbeat, give you goosebumps and provide you with the ultimate level of contentment. It is that music of nightingale that composes your heart and soothes your ears. It is that sukhi-papdi after a golgappa-treat, that will reach straight to your heart.
Technically, Nazm is a prominent part of what we know as Urdu Poetry. Its main objective is certified and presented in the form of narrative, descriptive or satirical rhythmic statements. So get ready to go out in a nazm-mela because they have so many types:
2. Hamad: This form is all about praising the god. “Hamad” is a word from the Quran and usually sung before Qawwali. So put your headphones on and lose yourself in “Khwaja mere Khwaja”. Ye! It is Hamad.Hamad: This form is all about praising the god. “Hamad” is a word from the Quran and usually sung before Qawwali. So put your headphones on and lose yourself in “Khwaja mere Khwaja”. Ye! It is Hamad.
3. Kafi: It is a part of nazm, a classical form of Sufi music that is mainly famous in the Indian subcontinent. This is usually written and sung in Sindhi, Punjabi and Siraiki. It shows the connection between murid and murshid.
4. Manqabat: It is a devotional Sufi poem that can take you to another universe. It is sung to praise the son-in-law of Muhammad, named Ali ibn Abi Talib. It is usually performed during Qawwali too.
7. Noha: Nazm not only presents love but can drain you down into pain. Noha It is a lament form or the form of mourning poetry about the tragedy of Husayn-ibn-Ali in the battle of Karbala.
11. Tarana: A form of nazm invented by Amir Khusro. It is usually sung at Madhya-laya or Drut-laya. It is a part of Hindustani classical vocal music consisting of Persian and Arabic words.
12. Soaz: A form of nazm that has origins in Lucknow. It is usually sung by Shia Muslim in honour of Imam Hussain and the battle of Karbala. It is also known as Soazkhawan, a quatrain in different rhymes.
14. Naat: A form of nazm in South Asia. It is poetry done in praise of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad. It is sung and written in Pashto, Punjabi, Bengali and Urdu. Also, do not confuse it with Hamad.
So, now you should go and listen to all these forms of nazm. Thank us later.
Crush ko karna ho impress yaa girlfriend ko ho manana, kaafi hai bas nazm ek sunana. Waah, waah, waah, waah…!
Ye, this is why we said, go out and explore better shayaris. LOL.
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