Manqabat

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A Manqabat (Urdu: منقبت ‎) is a Sufi devotional poem, in praise of Ali ibn Abi Talib, the son-in-law of Muhammad, or of any Sufi saint.

In Qawwali, manqabats are sung to music. The most well known of the qawwali manqabats is Man Kunto Maula, written by Amir Khusrau in praise of Ali. This manqabat has been performed by many famous singers and qawwals including Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Sabri Brothers, Aziz Mian, Abida Parveen, Fareed Ayaz and Qawwal Bahauddin.