Abida Parveen

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Abida Parveen
Abida Parveen in concert at Oslo.jpg
Abida Parveen (in black) in Oslo in 2007
Background information
Birth name Abida Parveen
Also known as Queen of Sufi Music
Origin Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan
Genres Kafi
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1973-Present
Associated acts Coke Studio, Jahan-e-Khusrau, Bulleh Shah

Abida Parveen (Sindhi: عابده پروين), is a Pakistani singer of Sindhi descent and one of the foremost exponents of Sufi music (Sufiana kalaam). She is held as one of the greatest world's singers.[1] She sings mainly ghazals and her forte, Kafis, a solo genre accompanied by percussion and harmonium, using a repertoire of songs by Sufi poets.[2] Parveen sings in Urdu, Sindhi, Saraiki, Punjabi and Persian. She is arguably considered one of the finest Sufi vocalists of the modern era with a career spanning over four decades.[3][4][5][6] Parveen is best known for her songs Yaar ko Humne from the album Raqs-e-Bismil and Tere Ishq Nachaya which is a rendition of Bulleh Shah's poetry.[7] She was a judge on the musical show Sur Kshetra. Currently she appeared on Hum TV for a Sufi concert named Sama-e-Ishq.

Early life[edit]

Abida Parveen (right) with her spiritual master Muhammad Najeeb Sultan (center).

Parveen was born in mohalla Ali Goharabad in Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan.[3] She received her musical training initially from her father, Ustad Ghulam Haider, whom she refers as Baba Sain and Gawwaya. He had his own musical school where Parveen got her devotional inspiration from. She and her father would often perform at shrines of Sufi Saints. Parveen's talent compelled her father to choose her as her musical heir over her two sons. Growing up, she attended her father's music school, where her foundation in music was laid.[8][9] Later Ustad Salamat Ali Khan of the Sham Chorasia gharana also taught and nurtured her. Parveen remembers that she was never forced towards this occupation and she sang her first complete kalam when she was 3 years old.


Parveen at her concert in Oslo, 2007
  • In early 1970s Parveen had already begun performing at Dargahs and Urs.
  • Parveen embarked upon her professional career from Radio Pakistan, Hyderabad, in 1973.
  • Her first hit was the Sindhi song Tuhinje zulfan jay band kamand widha.
  • In 1977 she was introduced as an official singer of Radio Pakistan. From then Parveen has risen to exceptional prominence and is considered one of the finest vocals.
  • She brought Sufi Music to a new level and gave it a new identity marking the beginning of this journey at Sultana Siddiqui's AwazoAndaz in 1980.
  • Her first US tour was in 1993 and she has since travelled across the world to perform at sold-out venues. Parveen tours frequently and is highly famous in the West.[10] Parveen cites her reason for travelling is spreading Sufism, Peace and the Divine Message.
  • Her fame traveled through Pakistan and across the seas, and she toured USA, UK, and France between 1985 and 1988.
  • Her 1988 performance in Chicago was recorded by the Hazrat Amir Khusro Society of Art and Culture, which issued a long-play record of her renderings.
  • Her 1989 performance in London's Wembly Conference Hall was recorded by the British Broadcasting Corporation and aired for an hour.
  • In the 1990s Parveen licensed her spiritual ghazals to Bollywood, since her "spiritual brother", Khan, recorded songs for Bollywood films. Recently Abida also performed at the Sindh Festival in Thatta.
  • She has represented Pakistan in India and has performed for huge audiences in Pakistan and the Middle East.[11]
  • In 2007 Parveen collaborated with Shehzad Roy for a song, Zindagi, dedicated to social problems regarding children.[12]
  • Parveen performs yearly at Muzzaffar Ali's Jahan-e-Khusrau and is reputed as the grand performer of the event.
  • Her famous trips include Oslo, Mauritius and Singapore. Her most recent trip is the Temporum concert in Amsterdam on 6 June 2014.

Coke Studio[edit]

Abida performed on the internationally acclaimed Pakistani show Coke Studio Season 3, on which she sang three songs: Ramooz-e-Ishq, Nigah-e-Darwaishaan, and Soz-e-Ishq. Parveen said she admired it a lot as it offered a Dargahi Environment.

"This project which Rohail Hyatt has started is indeed great and I would like to be a part of it for a long time. The music that comes out of this project reaches both the heart and soul and it always compliments the lyrics without overriding the true message of the kalams. This platform builds on those messages of our Sufi elders."Parveen in an interview.[13]

Musical position[edit]

  • Atif Aslam paid tribute to Parveen.
  • Sanam Marvi has paid tribute to her.
  • Rabbi Shergill named her as his inspirational music icon.
  • In her concert in Denmark lots of people had already lined up as early as 4 pm when the actual concert was at 7 pm.[14]
  • She has dubbed the Uncrowned Empress of Sufi Music and Undisputed Sufi Queen.
  • Atif declared himself Abida's biggest fan.

Personal life[edit]

Martial relation[edit]

In 1975 Abida married Ghulam Hussain Sheikh, senior producer at Radio Pakistan, who retired from her job in 1980s to manage and mentor Parveen's career. After he died of a heart attack on an international flight in the early 2000s, her daughter Maryam took up the role. There is a sense that Parveen's career has taken a more commercial route as a result.[10] The couple has two daughters Pereha Ikram, an MBA and Marium Hussain who act as her advisors and a son, Saranj.[11] Her family understands her need for riyaz and space.[14]

A.P. Gallery[edit]

Parveen also owns a business A.P. Gallery which features jewellery, arts her music and garments and is run by her daughters.[15] Its first anniversary was marked by the launch of Parveen's latest album Ru-e-Ali.

Clothing style[edit]

Parveen has a distinct clothing style which she has created out of ease and comfort. She wears long simple frocks buttoned up to the top covered with a coat. She is always accompanied by an ajrak, a sindhi duppatta,which she claims come from the dargah of Shah Bhitthai and her wardrobe are full of it. Parveen always lets her curly hair untied.


  • Parveen is a huge fan of paintings.
  • Parveen has taken Bayyat and became a disciple of Najeeb Sultan.
  • Parveen has become a heart patient after receiving heart attack during a performance in Lahore on November 28, 2010. Angiography and Angioplasty was performed on her.Subsequently she regained health soon after.



Although Parveen is an highly acclaimed singer, she has never rendered her voice to films. Her pre-recorded songs have been used, however. Now she has agreed to lend her voice to films on insistence of her fans and Farooq Mengal. Parveen appears less in interviews and morning shows due to her shy personality. Parveen confesses that she keeps getting offers from Bollywood namely Subash Ghai and Yash Chopra but she keeps declining them as she has immersed herself in Sufism and it is time consuming to spread the Divine Message.[18] She even got offers from ShahRukh Khan for Ra One and A.R.Rehman has offered her songs too.[19]


Year Show Role Notes
1980 Awaz-o-Andaz Perfomer aired on PTV
2009 Nara-e-Mastana Perfomer Concert sponsored and aired by Hum
2010 Chotte Ustad Guest Judge with Ghulam Ali Eid Celebration
2012 Sur Kshetra Judge Representing Pakistan
2012 Shehr-e-Zaat OST Singer for Yaar ko Humne Pre-recorded from album Raqs-e-Bismil
2012 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Special appearance with Runa Laila To promote Sur Kshetra
2012 1st Hum Awards Perfomer Sang Naraye Mastana
2014 Pakistan Idol Guest Judge Grand Finale
2014 Zee Channel Singer Upcoming New Channel
2014 Sama-e-Ishq Perfomer Concert aired on Hum Tv


Year Film Song Notes
2008 Zill-e-Shah Kafi Pre-recorded
2013 Ishq Khuda Title Track Pre-recorded
Winner-1st ARY Film Awards for Best Playback Singer
2014 Hijrat Announced Farooq Mengal debutante directorial
2015 Raabta Announced Farooq Mengal Film


Raqs-e-Bismil was an enormous hit. The music was composed by Muzaffar Ali with the genre ethnic fusion, 2001.

This List is not exhaustive.

Year Album Tracks
Jan 1 1981 Ji Sindhi Mehfil
  • Aayo Ghayan Akh Ji
  • Ramzun San Ghulam
  • Suboh Sajhur Parhio
  • Mandh Painde Moun
  • Husson Asante Halan
Mar 1 1985 TV Hits
  • Rang Baaten Karen
  • Ae Dil Nasheen
  • Aandhi Chali To
  • Haq Maula
  • Preetam Mat Pardes
  • Har Tarannum
  • Jadon Ishq Laga
  • Kiya Sar-O-Kaar
  • Ab Yeh Aankhen
Jan 3 1985 An Evening With Abida Parveen (Vol.1)
  • Shehr Sunsaan hy
  • Jab Se Tune Mujhe
  • Yeh Baatein Jhooti
  • Mera Ishq We Tun
  • Kithe Mehr-E-Ali
  • Yaar Tha Gulzar
  • Aandhi Chali To
  • Ek Maula Kanun Main
Jan 7 1985 Latest Ghazals By Abida Parveen
  • Hum Ko Dar Dar
  • Humsafar
  • Kahin to Ishq Ki Awargi
  • Ku Baku Phail Gai
  • Mera Khamosh Reh Kar Bhi
  • Yaar Tha Gulzar Tha
Oct 23 1985 Aashna (Vol.1)
  • Ajab Nain Tere
  • Andar Hu Te
  • Jis Din Ke Saajan
  • Bulle Noon Samjha
  • Main Naraye
  • Meri Bukkal De Vich
  • Rabba Mere Haal Da
  • Yar Tha Gulzar Tha
Oct 23 1985 Aashna (Vol.2)
  • Gul huyi
  • Woh jo
  • Ake Sajda Nashin
  • Sare Shaam Usne
  • Aadmi Aadmi
  • Sham-e-Firaq
  • Tere gham ko
Dec 1 1986 An Evening With Abida Parveen Vol 2
  • Gham-E-Zindagi Se Guzar Gaye
  • Tum Ko Dekhe Hue Zamane
  • Tere Gham Ko Jaan Ki Talaash
  • Kis Dasht Ko Ja Niklen
  • Hum Na Nikhat Hain Na Gul Hain
  • Koi Ajnabi Sa
  • Kal Chaudhwin Ki
  • Sade Vehrre Aaya
Dec 1 1986 Latifi Laat
  • Yaar Sajan Jee Faraaq
  • Kaat Qareeban Jee
  • Danoora-E-Dayach
  • Mand Payendi Moon
  • Akyoun Megh Malaar
  • Royo Waini Ro
  • Munhanjo Mulk Malir
Apr 1 1987 An Evening With Abida Parveen (Vol.3)
  • Milne Ki Tarah
  • Niyat-E-Shauq Bhar
  • Parchan Shala Panwara
  • Sair Hai Tujh Se Meri
  • Bana Gulab to Kante
  • Yeh Sooraten Elahi
  • Laila
Mar 1 1987 An Evening With Abida Perveen (Vol.4)
  • Sakhi Lal Shahbaz Qalandar
  • Jab Teri Yaad
  • Bajoo Band Khul Khul Jaye
  • Hum to Hain Pardes Mein
  • Dila Kis Ki Lagan
  • Dil Soch Samajh Ke
  • Ke Ghunghroo Toot Gaye
  • Ho Jamalo
Mar 1 1987 Kafian Bulleh Shah
  • Ishq Na Darda
  • Tenon Kal Na
  • Ek Nuqta Yaar
  • Asan Ishq Namaz
  • Dil Lag Gai Be
  • Sadhe Wehrre
Jan 10 1989 Mehfil-E-Ghazal
  • Tujh Lab Ki Sifat
  • Soz-E-Gham de Ke Mujhe
  • Khabar-E-Tahayyar Ishq Sunn
  • Dhoondo Ge
  • Yeh Aarzoo Thi Tujhe
  • Yun Saja Chand Ke
Mar 1 1989 Yaadgar Ghazlen (Vol.2)
  • Ham To hain Pardes
Dec 1 1989 Yaadgar Ghazlen (Vol.5)
  • Mahi Yaar Di Ghadoli
1989 Sings Songs of the Mystics (Vol.1)
  • Aandhi Chali
  • Sade Verhe Aaya Kar
  • Koo-ba-koo Phail Gai
  • Ham ko Yaan Dar Dar Phiraaya
  • Jabse Tune Mujhe
1989 The Golden Collection
  • Aandi Chali
  • Dhondo Ge Agar
  • Jab Se Tune
  • Kal Chaudveen Ki
  • La Makaan Main
  • Rang Baatein
  • Sade Where
  • Tere Ishq
  • Yeh Baatein
Jan 1 1990 Yaadgar Ghazlen (Vol.6)
  • Rang Batein Karen
Mar 1 1990 Meri Pasand (Vol.2)
  • Sheher Sunsaan Hai
  • Ranjha Shah Hazari Da
  • Rang Batein Karey
  • Mandh Piya Day Mo Bahla
  • Kisi Ki Aankh Jo Purnam
  • Yaar Di Ghadoli Bhardi
Sep 1 1991 Rang-E-Tasavof
  • Sada Bahar
  • Ujrean Toon Masjid
1991 Mahi Dil Wich
  • Wah Wah Guzran
  • Mahi Dil Vich
  • Jinda Ishq Laga
  • Ishq Sarha Kab
  • Uthe Nahin Toon
  • Dilari Luti
  • Daachi Walyia
  • Sade Wehre Aya
Mar 1 1992 Kafian Khwaja Ghulam Farid
  • Mendha Ishq Wee Toon
  • Aawas Mandrrhe Kol
  • Bar Saudagar Lad Gaye Nee
  • Hai Ishq Da Jalwa Har
  • Tati Ro Ro Waat Nihara
  • Jhok Ladae Veen Yaar Deewana
Apr 1 1992 Best of Abida Parveen
  • Gham-E-Zindagi Se Guzar
  • Kal Chaudhwin Ki Raat
  • Tumko Dekhe Huwe
  • Kis Dasht Ko Ja
  • Aandhi Chali To
  • Kya Sarokar Ab Kisi Se
  • Yeh Baten Jhooti
  • Koi Ajnabi Sa Dayar
  • Yaar Tha Gulzar Tha
  • Yeh Suraten Elahi
June 6, 1995 Chants soufis du Pakistan
  • Man Kunto Maula
  • All my coquetry was stolen
  • Jab se tune
  • Ganj shakar's menboob nizam
  • Tere Ishq Nachaya
  • You are my love
  • Leave the discussion
1997 Devotional Journey
  • Man Kunto Maula
  • Jab Se Tune Muje Deewana
  • Ghungroo Tut Gaye
  • Mahi Yaar di
  • Raag Aman Kalyan
  • Shahbaaz Kalandar
1998 Aap Ki Abida
  • Aahat Si Koi Aaye To
  • Yeh Kaun Aati
  • O Des Se Aane
  • Ek Lazfe Mohabbat
  • Awwale Shab Woh
  • Sarv O Saman Bhi
Mar 09 1999 Khazana
  • Takleef-E-Hijar De Gayi
  • Dard-E-Dil Bhi Ghame
  • Kuchh Is Ada Se Aaj
  • Ishq Ka Raaz Gar Na
  • Le Chala Jaan Meri
  • Aap Ki Yaad Aati Rahi
  • Tere Aane Ka Dhoka Sa
  • Sauda Ho To Aisa Ho
  • Aadmi Aadmi Se Milta Hai
Jan 1 2000 Ho Jamalo
  • Ho Jamalo
  • Aaj Rang Hai
  • Kirpa Karo
  • Nazi Ni Kyo
  • Sang Har Shaqs
  • Aree Logo
  • Yaar Ko Hamne Jabaja Dekha
Jul 25 2000 Songs of the Mystics (Vol.2)
  • Yaar di Gharoli
  • Woh Hamsafar Tha
  • Kithe Mehr Ali
  • Balle Balle
  • Tere Ishq Nachaaya
  • Baaju Band Khul Khul Jaae
  • Mast Qalandar
  • Ho Jamalo
Jan 1 2001 Tere Ishq Nachaya
  • Tere Ishq Nachaya
  • Ali Maula
  • Menda Ishq
  • Ghungharva
  • Mast Qalandar
Aug 16 2001 Raqs-e-Bismil
  • Yaar Ko Hamne
  • Roshan Jamal-e-Yaar
  • Jalwa Baqadra
  • Ji chahe to
  • Ishq Mein
  • Mujhe Bekhudi
  • Zahid Ne Mera
Nov 29 2001 Jahan E Khusrau
  • Aaj rang hai
  • Chaap tilak
  • Mo se bolo na
  • Akbaroo
  • Man kunto maula
  • Tori sorat ke balihari
  • Moula Ali
  • Chashm e maste ajabe
2001 Tere Ishq Mein Daloon Dhammal
  • Tere Ishq Mein Daloon Dhamal
  • Daman Lagyan Molan
  • Mein Mangti Mola Ali
  • Mehndi Murshid Lal Di
  • Chalo Key Deep Jalaein
  • Har So Ali Ali Hai
  • Lal Da Sehra Mein Gawan
  • Aya Sehwan Neray Aya
  • Meri Hazri Qabool Karain
  • Saiyan Saiyan
2001 The Magic of Abida
  • Main Janu Mera Khuda Jane
  • Mujhko Bata Ae
  • Sanoon Ishq Laga Hai
  • Chalo Ri Saiyan
  • Hun Menoon Kaun
  • Hairan Hua Hairan
  • Meri Bukkal De Vich
  • Hind Sindh Da
Jan 1 2002 The Best of Shah Hussain A two volume CD featuring Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Wadali brothers and Hans Raj Hans.
January 22, 2002 Kabir
  • Mann Lago Yaar
  • Sounn To Sapne Milun
  • Saahib Mera Ek Hai
  • Bhala Hua Meri Matki
February 25, 2002 Sings Amir Khusrau
  • Man Kunto Maula
  • Tori Surat Ke
  • Aaj Rang Hai
  • Moh Se Bolo Na
  • Chhaap Tilak Sab
  • Chashme Masti
Apr 22 2002 Faiz
  • Gul Huyi Jaati Hain
  • Hamne Sab Sheher Mein
  • Woh Jiski Deed Mein
  • Yeh Jafaa-e-gham Ka Chara
  • Nahin Nigah Mein Manzil
  • Shaam-E-Firaq
Jul 9 2002 Hazrat Sultanul Arafin Haq Bahu Rematullah
  • Ae Tann Mera
  • Andar Hu Te Baahar Hu
  • Ho Hi Maula
November 12, 2002 Visal
  • Royo Wethi Roe
  • Mera Sohna Sajan Ghar Aya
  • Tati Ro Ro Wat Nihara
  • Ishq Na Derda Mot Kolon
  • Sajjan de Hath Banh Asadi
  • Are Logo Tumhara Kya
Jan 1 2003 Janaan(Vol.1)
  • Janaan
  • Kya Khwab Tha
  • Mere Honthon Pe
  • Khushboo Ka Koi
  • Kya kya hoi aankhon
  • Mere honton pe
  • Saiyaan
  • Tera faqir hoon maula
  • Zara si baat
January 1, 2003 The Best Of Abida Parveen (Vol.1)
  • Tere Ishq Nachya
  • Ali Maula
  • Menda Ishq
  • Ghungharva
  • Mast Qalandar
January 1, 2003 The Best Of Abida Parveen (Vol.2)
  • Ho Jamalo
  • Aaj Rang Hai
  • Kirpa Karo
  • Nazi Ni Kyo
  • Sang Har Shaqs
  • Arey Logo
  • Yaar Ko Hamne
May 6, 2003 Baba Bulleh Shah
  • Wah Wah Ramz Sajjan Di
  • Meri Bukkal De Vich Chorni
  • Jo Rang Rangey
  • Ghoonghat Ohle Na Luk Sajna
  • Ab Lagan Lagi
  • Bulle Noon Samjhavan
Jun 17 2003 Mere Dil Se
  • Ajab Nain Tere
  • Hairan Hua Hairan Hua
  • Hum Ko Pasand Yaar Ki
  • Jis Din Ke Saajan
  • Main Naraye Mastana
  • Preetam Mat Pardes
  • Tu Ne Diwana Banaya
2003 Sufi Queen
  • Bhala hua meri matki
  • Saahib Mera ek hai
  • Mann lago yaar
  • Sounn to Sapne Milun
  • Aadmi Aadmi Se Milta Hai
  • Jab Ishq Sikhata
  • Le Chala Jaan Meri
  • Sheher Sunsaan Hai
  • Tere Gham Ko
  • Woh Jo Hum Mein
  • Yaar Tha Gulzar Tha
April 27, 2004 Ghazal Ka Safar (Vol.1)
  • Khabar-E Tahaiyure
  • Tujh Lab Ki Sifat
  • Aake Sajda Nashin
  • Ve Soorate Ilaahi
  • Sare Shaam Usne
  • Yeh Aarzoo Thi
  • Dil-E Naadan
May 16, 2004 The Essential
  • Har Tarannum
  • Ae Dil Nasheen
  • Rang Baten Karen
  • Haq Maula
  • Ab Yeh Aankhen
  • Aandhee Chali To
  • Jadon Ishq Laga
  • Preetam Mat Pardes
  • Kiya Sar-O-Kaar
Aug 30 2004 Heer By Abida
  • Ishq Jannat Zameen Te Le Aaya Ae
  • Heer Da Husn Behisaab Yaaro
  • Heer Da Ishq Heer Wang Sachcha Ae
  • Daras Ishq Da Keejiye ji
  • Ishq De Pichche Bane Faqir Aashiq
  • Ishq De Janaaze Da Nazara Yaaro
Nov 30 2004 Live in Concert at the Royal Festival, London 4 Tracks named "Live in concert May 2000"
July 12, 2005 Ishq: Supreme Love
  • Mein Nara E Mastana
  • Har Ke Tabli Haq
  • Dar Bhi Mein Darban Bhi Mein..
  • Chelo Ri Sayyan Chareha dekhein
  • Andar Hun Te Bahar Hun
  • Peren Pawan Di San
  • Lakh Naz Si Kho
Sep 8 2005 Euphoric Sufis Also Features Kailash Kher, Sonu Kakkar, Richa Sharma
2005 Kuch Is Ada Se Aaj
  • Takleef-e-hijar de gayi
  • Dard-e-dil bhi ghame
  • Kuchh is ada se aaj
  • Ishq ka raaz agar na
  • Le chala jaan meri
  • Aap ki yaad aati rahi
  • Tere aane ka dhoka sa
  • Sauda ho to aisa ho
  • Aadmi aadmi sa milta hai
2005 Latthe Di Chadar
  • Latthe Di Chadar
  • Asan Ishq Namaz
  • Dama Dum Mast Qalander
  • Ik Nukte Wich
  • Kithe Mehar Ali
  • Mahi Yaar Di Ghadoli
  • Menda Ishq Wi Tu
  • Mera Ruthra Yaar
January 1, 2006 Lok Virsa (Vol.1)
  • Interview
  • Sade Vehre Aya Kar
  • Medy Piya
  • Ishq Vee Tu
  • Parchaan Shalla
January 1, 2006 Lok Virsa (Vol.2)
  • Parchaiyan
  • Aandhi Chali To Naqshe
  • Mehr Ali
  • Yaar Di Ghadoli Bhardi
  • Laggi Walyan Di
January 30, 2006 Euphoric Abida
  • Naraye Mastana
  • Hairaan Hua
  • Man Laago
  • Wah Wah Ramz
  • Jis Din Se
  • Mera Sona Sajan
  • Meri Bukkal Di Vich
  • Soun Tow Sapne
Aug 22 2006 Live In Concert - Svar Utsav (Vol.1)
  • Ali Maula
  • Tere Ishq Nachaya
  • Sang Har Shaqs
  • Are logo
  • Naz ki niyo
Aug 22 2006 Live In Concert - Svar Utsav (Vol.2)
  • Kripa Karo
  • Menda Ishq
  • Mast Qalandar
  • Ghungharva
  • Aaj Rang Hai
  • Ho Jamalo
2006 Hazrat Shah Hussain
  • Meda Raanjhan Raawal Mange
  • Rabba Mere Haal Da
  • Sajjan De Hath
  • Mere Saahiba
  • Rahiye Naal Sajjan De Rahiye
  • Mera Sohna Sajjan Ghar Aaya
Jan 23 2007 Are Logo Tumhara Kya
  • Are Logo Tumhara Kya
  • Chalo Ri Saiyan Charcha
  • Sanoon Ishq Laga Hai
  • Mujhko Bata Ae Qaziya
  • Hun Menoon Kaun Pehchane
  • Hairan hua Hairan
  • Meri Bukal De Vich
  • Hind Sindh Da Shahzada
Jan 27 2007 Live In UK (Vol 1 to 4)
  • Jab Se Too Ne Mujhe
  • Kal Chaudhwin Ki Raat Thi
  • Har Tarannum Mein Mili Hai
  • Rang Baten Karen
  • Der Lagi Ane Mein
  • Kithe Mehr Ali Kithe Teri Sana
  • Lathe Dee Chadar
  • Mahi Yaar Di Ghadoli
  • Ik Nukte Wich Gal Mukdi Ae
  • Laal Meri Pat
  • Mera Roothra Yaar Nahin
  • Asan Ishaq Namaz
  • Medha Ishq Ween Toon
  • Andhi Chali to
  • Neeyat e Shauq Bhar Na Jaye
  • Maika-e-Saaz Hoon Main
  • Jab Se Toon Ne Mujhe Deewana
  • Shehr Sansan Hae
  • Yeh Mojza Bhi Mohabbat Kabh
  • Yaar Tha Gulzaar Tha
  • Tere Gham Ko Jaan Ki Talash Thi
  • Hamko Yaan Dar Badar Phiraya yaar Ne
  • Khe Ghunghroo Toot Gaye
Jan 27 2007 Janaan (Vol.2) Same tracks as Janaan (Vol.1) but with Dr. Amjad Pervez's voice as well.
January 30, 2007 Ishq Mastana
  • Mera Khamosh Reh Kar Bhi
  • Main Hosh Mein Hoon
  • Main Nara-a-mastana
  • Aye Yaar Na Mujhse
  • Humko Yaa Dar Dar Phiraya Yaar Ne
  • Sair Hai Tujhse Meri Jaan
  • Takleef-a-hijar de Gayi
  • Ve Soortain Ilahi
2007 Ishq Qalander
  • Ali Maula Ali
  • Jhoole Laal Sakhi
  • Ishq Hoya
  • Mele De Din Aye
  • Jhoom Jhoom
  • Ae Mehndi
  • Ali Ummat Da Ae Rakha
  • Main Soofi Hoon Sarmasta
  • Ali Ali Keh
  • Maula Hussain
2007 Laal Shahbaz Ki Chadar
  • Paie Nobat Wajdi
  • Laal Shahbaz
  • Meri Rooh Wich Wasda
  • Karo Nighawan
  • Ishq Di Tumb
  • Mehndi Jhoole Laal
  • Aya Mela Sakkhi Laj
  • Deedar Sohne Da
2007 Suneharaa Saal Comprises of 18 tracks featuring Taufik Karmali in almost all.
Jan 31 2008 Ghalib by Abida Parveen
  • Koi Umeed Bar
  • Bekhudi Besabab
  • Ibn-e-Maryam
  • Nuktachin
  • Har ek Baat
  • Yeh na thi Hmari
  • Hazaroon Khwashein
  • Husne Gamze
  • Dil-e-Naadan
  • Dil hi to Hai
Oct 2008 Rohani Kaifiyat
  • Naina Milikay
  • Pehran Pondi San
  • Parchan San Pehlwar
  • Sahe Mardan Sherye Yazdan
  • Reham Karo Rehman
  • Jab Se Tu Ne
2008 Jeway Saiyaan
  • Asaan Ishq Nemaaz
  • Dil Lag Gai
  • Ek Nukta Yaar
  • Ishq Na Derda
  • Meda Dil Ranjhan
  • Sadhe Whairay
  • Teno Kal Na Kai
Oct 29 2009 The Very Best of Abida
  • Chhaap Tilak
  • Bulle Noon Samjhavan
  • Le Chala Jaan Meri
  • Man Kunto Maula
  • Mera Sohna Sajjan
  • Dil - E - Naadan
  • Shaam - E - Firaq
  • Main Naraye Mastana
2009 Zikr - Soul of Sufism, Vol. 1
  • Chale laal
  • Lal da Sakhi
  • Hai mastiyon
  • Bolo bolo
  • Ya Ali
  • Main jana
  • Jhuley laal
  • Jaag Utte Maula
  • Chadar laal di
2009 Thumri and Ghazal
  • Bolhay No Sumjhawan Ayi Behana Tay Bahrjai
  • Dekhay Bina Nahi Chain
  • Hum Na Nakhat Hain Na Gul Hain
  • Kab Aaogay Mora Jiyara
  • Narya Mastana
  • Tum Ko Hum Khak Nasheenoon Ka Khayal
  • Ya To Afsar Mera Shahana Banaya
2009 Rukh-E-Murshid
  • Tu Hi Maula Mere Maula
  • Samaya Hai Meri Aankhon Mein
  • Mukhra Peer Najeeb da Vekheya
  • Sakhi Sahiban Munja Maula
  • Ishq Jaga Hai Murshid Man Mein
  • Main to Piya Sang Nain Mila
  • Maula Tero Naam Japoon Subha
  • Main to Tere Rang Rangi Hoon
  • Mera Peer Mehboob Haq
  • Sakhi Piya Hori Khelan Aaya
Nov 25 2010 Passage to India: Traditional Also features Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Sultan Khan, Mehdi Hassan, Hariharan, Suresh Wadkar and others.
Nov 28 2010 Roohani Mehfil (Vol.1)
  • Ek Nuktay Wich Gal
  • Are Logo
  • Ghoom Charkhra
  • Ronde Umar
  • Lagi Walian No
  • Meda Ishq bhi To
  • Jab Se Tu Ne
  • Tere Ishq Nachaya
  • Mahi Yaar Di
Nov 28 2010 Roohani Mehfil (Vol.2)
  • Yar Ko Hum Ne
  • Saadhe Vere
  • Mera Ruthra Yaar
  • Nagdra Nimani
  • Dumaa Dum Mast Qalandar
  • Asaan Ishq Nemaaz
  • Ishq Na Derda
  • Dil Lag Gai
  • Parchan Shaal Pehlwar
  • Kithe Meher
  • Suun Baat Barh De Kahi
Jan 24 2011 Qalander Asra Hai
  • Qalander Asra Hai
April 22, 2011 The Sufi Queen (Vol.1)
  • Raanjhan
  • Wah Wah Ramz Sajjan
  • Ab Lagan Lagi
  • Chashme Masti
  • Hairan Hua Hairan Hua
  • Man Lago Yaar Fakiri Mein
December 16, 2011 30 Greatest Hits Abida Parveen And Noor Jehan
  • Hum ko pasand
  • Preetam pat pardes
  • Ajab nain
  • Naraye Mastana
  • Nahin nigah
  • Gul huyi
  • Humnay sab
  • Yeh Jafa-e-gham
  • Sheher sunsaan
  • Woh jo
  • Tere Gham ko
  • Mera Sohna
  • Aadmi Aadmi
  • Shaam-e-Firaaq
Nov 18 2011 Treasures (Vol.1)
  • Rang batein
  • Niyat shauq
  • Pritam
  • Dil Nasheen
  • Har taranumm
  • Ab yeh ankhein
  • Tere Gham
  • Hum na Nakhat
Jan 2 2012 Eternal Abida
  • Ho jamalo
  • Ali maula
  • Mast qalandar
  • Tere Ishq Nachaya
  • Are Logo
Mar 10 2012 30 Hits - 3 Great Artists 10 tracks of Parveen are chosen 3 of which are remixed by DJ Whosane.
Aug 7 2012 Lal De Rang Vich Rangi Aan
  • Lal De Rang Vich Rangi Aan
  • Talu-e-Sehar
  • Jehan Mein Noor
  • Mera Ghazi
  • Sadey Wal
  • Naad-e-Ali
  • Maula Hussain
  • Mere Mushkil
  • Mann Kunto Maula
  • Mein Lalan Di Mastani
Aug 21 2012 Sufiana safar
  • Hum ko
  • Ya Ali
  • Tera faqir
  • Sanun ishq
  • Hun mainu
  • Qalander Laal
  • Ya Ali Madad
  • Tere ishq
  • Mere bukal Mast Mast
  • Mahi Yaar
  • Chadar Jhuley
  • Chale Laal Sakhi
  • Main jana
  • Laal da
  • Jhuley laal
  • Saaiyan
  • Shab-e-firaq
2012 Tera Lal Sakhi Mera Lal Sakhi
  • Tera Lal Sakhi Mera Lal Sakhi
  • Keeta Murshid
  • Maye Ni Main
  • Ek vari
  • Sindh ke Shehenshah
  • Lal Qalandar
  • Main mehndi
  • Ek tara
  • Jagat k ameer
  • Saiyan sehra
2012 Shaane-e-Ali
  • Ali Ke Saath Hai Zohra (feat. Amjad Ghulam Fareed Sabri)
  • Maula Ali
  • Hussain
  • Naad-e-Ali
  • Jagat k
  • Har soo Ali
  • Ek tara
  • Mushkil kusha
  • Ali Ali
2012 30 Sufi Bestsellers Comprises of 30 tracks
February 10, 2013 Ghazal Ka Safar (Vol.2)
  • Woh Jo Hum Mein
  • Sheher Sunsaan Hai
  • Yaar Tha Gulzar Tha
  • Tere Gham Ko
  • Aadmi Aadmi Se Milta Hai
  • Jab Ishq Sikhata
  • Le Chala Jaan Meri
Jul 21 2013 Ru-e-Ali
  • Kaaba E Dil Qibla
  • Khuda Jaane Kahaan Se
  • Duniya mein Aise Aur Nigah
  • Aye Jaan E Do Aalam
  • Maslon Ko Munh Se
October 29, 2013 Best of Sufi Queen Comprises of 40 tracks
November 16, 2013 The Sufi Queen (Vol.2)
  • Hum Ko Pasand Yaar Ki
  • Preetam Mat Pardes
  • Ajab Nain Tere
  • Main Naraye Mastana
  • Nahin Nigah Mein Manzil
  • Gul Huyi Jaati Hain
  • Yeh Jafaa E Gham Ka Chara
  • Hamne Sab Sheher Mein
  • Sheher Sunsaan Hai
  • Woh Jo Hum Mein
  • Naraye Mastana
  • Tere Gham Ko
  • Mera Sohna Sajan
  • Aadmi Aadmi Se Milta Hai
  • Shaam E Firaq
Nov 24 2013 Shah jo Risalo Comprises of 30 chapters. A 12 Volume CD is recorded with help of Sindh Culture and Tourism Department. Launched at Mohatta Palace with the vocal assistance of Sanam Marvi and Humera Arshad
2013 Top 10 Sufi Comprises of 10 tracks
Jan 1 2014 Treasures (Vol.2)
  • Tuhnji Tand Kanwar
  • Ek nuqta
  • Yeh arzoo
  • Humsafar
  • Asan ishq
  • Yeh batein
  • Tati ro ro
  • Shehr Sunsaan
Apr 2 2014 Zikr - Soul of Sufism (Vol.2)
  • Meri Bukal
  • Hum ko dar
  • Aaj more ghar
  • Sanu ishq
  • Sade Vehre
  • Tere Ishq
  • Mahi yaar di
  • Hun mainu
  • Tera Faqir hoon
April 8, 2014 50 Greatest Sufi Hits Best of Abida Parveen Comprises of 50 tracks
Apr 29 2014 50 Greatest Sufi Hits- Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Abida Parveen 25 tracks of Parveen have been chosen.
May 13, 2014 100 Gems - Sarhad Paar Se
  • Chale Laal Sakhi De Dwar
  • Meri Bukal De Wich Chor
  • Chadar Jhule Lal Di
  • Sanu Ishq Laga Hai Pyare Da
  • Mein Jana Laalan Jaane
  • Sadey Vehre Aaya Kar
  • Bolo Bolo Sare Ya Ali Madad
  • Hun Mainu Kaun Pachhaney
  • Humko Dar Dar Phiraya Yaar Ne
  • Jag Utte Maula Hussain Aa Gaye
  • Tere Ishq Nachaya
  • Laal da Diwana Sakhi
  • Jhule Laal Jive Laal
June 17, 2014 Tasawwuf
  • Sanu Ishq Laga Hai Pyare Da
  • Mast Mast Jhule Lal Qalander
  • Mahi Yaar Di Gharoli
  • Tere Ishq Nachaya
  • Bolo Bolo Sare Ya Ali Madad
  • Mujhko Bata Aey Qaziya
  • Chale Laal Sakhi De Dware
  • Ya Ali Shahey Ali
  • Jhule Laal Jive Laal
  • Qalander Laal Sohna
  • Hun Mainu Kaun Pachhaney
  • Chadar Jhoole Lal Di
  • Main Jaana Laalan Jaane
  • Saaiyan
  • Tera Faqir Hoon Maula
Jun 24 2014 50 Greatest Punjabi Best of Sufi 5 tracks of Parveen have been chosen.


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  2. ^ Singer with the knock-out effect: Abida Parveen is one of the world's great singers - even if you can't understand her, By Peter Culshaw, The Telegraph, 15 Sep 2001.
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  5. ^ MYSTICAL SINGER'S MUSIC IS THE MESSAGE By Mary Talbot, Daily News (New York), October 11th 1996.
  6. ^ Abida Parveen World music: the basics, by Richard Nidel. Routledge, 2005. ISBN 0-415-96800-3. p.247.
  7. ^ Anna S. King, J. L. Brockington (2005). The Intimate Other: Love Divine in Indic Religions. Orient Blackswan. p. 358. ISBN 9788125028017. 
  8. ^ Begum Abida Parveen sings dil se TNN, The Times of India, 17 June 2003.
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