Siddiq Ismail

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Siddiq Ismail

Born (1954-02-10) February 10, 1954 (age 68)
NationalityPakistan Pakistani
OccupationNaat Khawan
Known forHamd and Na`at reciter
AwardsPresident's Award for Pride of Performance (1978-83) Pakistan.svg Pride of Performance (1985)
Star of Excellence Sitara-e-Imtiaz.png Sitara-i-Imtiaz (2013)

Siddiq Ismail (born 10 February 1954 in Karachi, Pakistan) is a Hamd and Na`at reciter and has made appearances for over 50 years on Pakistan Television and Radio Pakistan.[1][2][3]


Siddiq Ismail belongs to the Memon community. His parents migrated from India to Pakistan in 1947 after the Partition of India. He started his career at the age of 6 at a local mosque in Old Town, Karachi. He suffered from poliomyelitis at an early age and became physically handicapped.[citation needed] In 1965, he joined Radio Pakistan program Bachon ki Dunya. Since then, he has been selected regularly for Hamd-Naat recitation on various radio and TV shows in Pakistan.[2]

He has received various awards internationally and nationally and was placed on the list of '500 Influential Muslims'.[1]

"Siddiq Ismail has performed in the presence of presidents, prime ministers, governors, chief ministers and foreign dignitaries."[1]

Some popular naats[edit]

Awards and recognition[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Ismail, Al-Hajj Siddiq (Siddiq Ismail profile)". The Muslim 500 website. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Siddiq Ismail Pride of Performance Award info on website Retrieved 5 December 2018
  3. ^ Mehfil-e-Na'at on first death anniversary of Haji Abdul Razzaq Yaqoob ARY News website, Published 20 February 2015, Retrieved 5 December 2018
  4. ^ Profile of Siddiq Ismail on urduwire,com website Retrieved 5 December 2018
  5. ^ Naat by Siddiq Ismail on YouTube Retrieved 5 December 2018
  6. ^ "Lamyati Nazeero, the soulful 'poetic miracle' written in four languages | SAMAA". Samaa TV. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  7. ^ Sindh Governor decorates 28 recipients with civil awards (Siddiq Ismail receives Sitara-i-Imtiaz Award for 2013 on Business Recorder (newspaper) Published 23 March 2013, Retrieved 5 December 2018
  8. ^ Abida Parveen, Aleem Dar among winners Posthumous awards for Manto, Mehdi Hassan (list includes Siddiq Ismail) Dawn (newspaper), Published 14 August 2012, Retrieved 5 December 2018

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