Fareed Ayaz

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Fareed Ayaz Qawwal
Born Karachi
Origin Pakistan
Genres Qawwali
Instruments harmonium
Website www.qawwal.pk

Ustad Ghulam Fariduddin Ayaz Al-Hussaini Qawwal is a Pakistani Qawwal.[1] He belongs to Qawwal Bachchon Ka Gharana of Delhi. They are the flag-bearers of a school of music ( gharana ) which also derives its name from the city — Dilli Gharana. He performs various genres of classical music such as dhrupad, khayal, tarana, thumri and dadra.[2]

Early life[edit]

Fareed Ayaz started his training in classical music his father, Ustad Munshi Raziuddin Ahmed Khan. Their roots can be traced to the family tree of one of the earliest disciples of Amir Khusro.


Fareed Ayaz Qawwal & Brothers are popular for their Sufi performances.[3] They have performed in the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Austria, India, Kenya, Nepal, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Croatia, Turkey, Morocco, Greece, Egypt, Bulgaria, Tunisia, Belgium, Iran, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan,Romania and Mauritius.

They also performed at the Aman ki Aasha organised by Times of India and Pakistan's Jang group.


  1. ^ "tehran times : ‘We preach the message of love through Sufi music’". Old.tehrantimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  2. ^ "Pak qawwals have Dilli roots". The Times Of India. 2006-11-02. 
  3. ^ "Thousands of devotees take part in 'sandal procession'". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 2006-12-08.