Pakistan has produced many gems in Na’at reciting, Noor Jarral is certainly one of them. A world renowned Na’at reciter, Na’at writer, Poet, Artist and Calligrapher.
Noor Jarral is a Pakistani American currently residing in Virginia, USA. He has his educational background in fine arts and Islamic calligraphy. He started reciting Na’at at the age of 6 and has been spreading the love of Prophet (Allah be pleased with him) all over the world for the past 4 decades. Noor Jarral is honored to have received his basic Na’at training from the legendary Na’at reciters. His influences include M. Ali Zahoori and M. Azam Chishti and was privileged to recite in front of them many times. He is one of the very few reciters in the world who recite Na’at in its original form. He recites not just in Urdu but also in Arabic, Persian, Punjabi, Hindi and English. Listening to him reminds one that Na’at reciting has not yet lost its glory. He first recited on radio Pakistan as a child in 1975. In 1979, he first appeared on Ptv as a participant in the national Na’at competition and won the presidential award. Noor has many awards to his credit including presidential award, Ptv award and Hassaan award to name a few. He has been living in the United States for the last 11 years and has traveled all across the globe to spread the pure and traditional form of Na’at. He frequently appears on Ptv, Qtv, Minhaj-ul-Quran’s online channel minhajusa.tv, and many other channels and has 10 audio/video albums to his credit.
He is a professional Calligrapher/Artist and has exhibited his work in many countries including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United States and Canada.Noor blends the traditional Islamic calligraphy with modern western art. It is his ability to blend different mediums on one canvas that speaks highly of his creativity. His art takes the viewer through the path of creativity to the blessed land of divine spirituality where one finds inner peace. Through his art he has always spread the message of love, peace, harmony and universal brotherhood among the people of different religions. As a Na’at writer he is the student of one the best Na’at writers of our time, Hafiz Taib and considers him his major influence. Jarral has two books to his credit, one of his books English translation is in process and will soon be available all over the world.