Umme Habiba began her career in 1969, after being trained in the field of Qiratt and Naat recitation by her sole teacher, her father, Qari Fakhrul Hasan Rizvi. He instilled in her a deep devotion to Allah and his beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and taught her to express this through naat and hamd.
In her 40 year career, she has been given numerous awards and honors. One of the most prestigious awards she received was the Pride of Performance in 2001. This is the highest honor given in Pakistan by the President and was given to her for her devotion to the field of milaad-un-nabi. Other notable honors include the PTV Gold Medal, PYSO Award, Jinnah Award, Silver Jubilee Award, and has been bestowed the honorary name of "Bulbulay Madina" and "Umme Tarannum" Most notably an "Umme Habiba Award" is given to upcoming female talent in the field of naat recitation at Amroha University, India.
Umme Habiba grew up in Karachi, Pakistan and today resides in Chicago, Illinois, which has been her home for the past 30 years. Her dedication to her faith and loyalty to her fans encourages her to travel throughout the world. During her engagements, Umme Habiba spreads her beautiful voice and peaceful message of Islam to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Her daughter, Umme Nida, is following in her mother's footsteps and recites beautiful hamd-on-naats alongside her mother.