Aziz Mian Qawwal

Aziz Mian Qawwal (Urdu: عزیز میاں قوال) (April 17, 1942December 6, 2000) was one of Pakistan's most famous Qawwals.

Aziz Mian is responsible for the longest commercially released Qawwali, Hashr Ke Roz Yeh Poochhunga, which runs slightly over 115 minutes and was originally released on two cassettes.

Aziz Mian Qawwal (Urdu: عزیز میاں قوال) (April 17, 1942December 6, 2000) was one of Pakistan's most famous Qawwals.
Aziz Mian is responsible for the longest commercially released Qawwali, Hashr Ke Roz Yeh Poochhunga, which runs slightly over 115 minutes and was originally released on two cassettes.

Aziz Mian was born as Abdul Aziz (Urdu: عبد العزیز) on April 17, 1942 in Delhi, British India. The exclamation, Mian (Urdu: میاں), which he often used in his Qawwalis, became part of his stage name. He began to introduce himself as Aziz Mian Mairthi. The word Mairthi refers to Meerut, a city in northern India, from which he migrated to Pakistan in 1947.
At the age of ten, he began learning the art of Qawwali under the tutelage of Ustad Abdul Waheed Khan. He received sixteen years of training at the Data Ganj Baksh School of Lahore. Aziz Mian obtained M.S. degrees in Arabic, Persian, Persian literature, Urdu literature, and History from the University of Punjab, Lahore.

Aziz Mian's break-out performance was in 1966, when he performed before the Shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi. He won first prize and a gold medal from the Shah of Iran. In the early days of his career, he was nicknamed Fauji Qawwal (Urdu: فوجی قوال) (meaning "Military Qawwal") because most of his early stage-performances were in military barracks for army personnel.
He was arrested multiple times on minor charges but was vindicated.

Aziz Mian's Qawwalis emphasised on chorus and on the main point of the Qawwali through repetition; very little attention was paid to the musical part of the Qawwali. Aziz Mian had a talent for reciting poetry to the effect that it touched the audience's hearts. He brought passion to his live performances. One of the trademarks of his stage performances was his habit of rising to his knees (from the normal sitting position) while reciting poetry in the middle of a Qawwali, losing contact with the microphone in the process.

Although Aziz Mian mainly sang religious Qawwalis, he had some success in the romantic field. Some of Aziz Mian's most famous Qawwalis are Main Sharabi Sharabi/Teri Soorat, Allah Hi Jaane Kaun Bashar Hai, and Ya Nabi. For his service in philosophy and music, the Government of Pakistan awarded him the Pride of Performance medal in 1989.

He was fond of discussing religious and Sufi paradoxes in his Qawwalis. He directly addressed Allah and complained about the misery of man (the greatest creation of the Almighty). Most of the poetry in which Aziz Mian addressed Allah was written by Allama Iqbal. He also has performed poetry by a number of contemporary Urdu poets, including Sadiq and Qateel Shifai. Pakistani comedian Umar Sharif has said in one of his stand-up shows about Aziz Mian: "Other people have disputes on earth, his disputes are in heaven. He altercates with Allah."

The Sabri Brothers critiqued his Qawwali, Main Sharabi Sharabi (I am an Alcoholic, I am an Alcoholic) through their own Qawwali, Peena Veena Chhor Sharabi (Quit Drinking, Alcoholic). Aziz Mian retorted with Hai Kambakht Toone Pee Hi Nahi (Alas You Haven't Drunk). After the release of Aziz Mian's response, Main Sharabi Sharabi is coupled with Hai Kambakht Toone Pee Hi Nahi in newly released volumes.

Haai Kambakht Tune Pi Hi Nahe


Maine dil diya, pyaar ki hadh thi
Maine jaan di, aitbaar ki hadh thi
Mar gaye hum, khuli rahi aankhen
Yeh mere intezaar ki hadh thi
I gave my heart; that was the height of love.
I put my life in his hands; that was the height of trust.
I died, but my eyes refused to close.
That was the height of waiting.
(Teri Soorat Nigahon Mein)


Main sharaabi, yaaron mujhe muaaaf karo
Main nashe mein hoon, yaaron mujhe muaaaf karo
Sheeshe mein main, main mein nasha, main nashe mein hoon
Ye apni masti hai, jisne machayi hai halchal
Nasha sharaab mein hota to nachti botal
I'm a drunkard; forgive me, my friends.
I'm intoxicated; forgive me, my friends.
There's wine in the glass, there's intoxication in the wine, and I am intoxicated.
But, no, this hubbub is of my own nature.
If intoxication lay in the wine, the bottle would do a drunken dance.
(Main Sharaabi Sharaabi)

Jannat jo mile, laa kar maikhaane mein rakh dena
Kausar ko mere chhote se paimaane mein rakh dena
Mayyat na meri jaa kar veerane mein rakh dena
Balki paimaanon mein dafnaa kar maikhaane mein rakh dena
Saaqi abhi maikhaane ka dar band na karna
Shaayad mujhe jannat ki hawa raas na aaye
If they give me paradise, just leave it for me in the tavern.
Pour the entire fountain of paradise into my little goblet.
When I die, don't go leaving my body in some forlorn place.
Just bury me in goblets, and leave them in the tavern.
And, listen, don't lock up the tavern just yet either.
It's entirely possible that paradise won't suit me too well.
(Main Sharaabi Sharaabi)

Tere sawaal ka yaar ab jawaab dete hain
Ba roz-e-hashr hai, itni bhi jaldbaazi kya
Zara sharaab to pee lein, hisaab dete hain
Give me a moment, I’ll get to your question.
It’s judgement day, so what’s the big hurry now?
Some wine first, I’ll render my accounts by and by.
(Main Sharaabi Sharaabi)

Teri Soorat n sharabi mein sharabi


Woh jahannum bhi mujhe de to karoon shukr ada
Koi apna hi samajh kar to sazaa deta hai
Even if he sends me to hell, I will still be grateful,
Since we punish only those who we count as our own
(Jannat Mujhe Mile Na Mile)

Jannat Mujhe mile na Mile


Yeh Hai Maikada


Aasmaan Se Utaara Gayaa
A thought Provoking Qawwali By the master, He talks about how and why the Prophet Adam was removed from the heavens

Aziz Mian Qawwal - Nazar
Excellent and Vibrant performance By Aziz Mian Qawwal of Pakistan with some beautiful poetry

Aziz Mian - Mareez-e-Mohabbat
Another beautiful performance by the man himself !!, a guaranteed hit !!

**AZIZ MIAN** : Mujay Aaaz-maanay Waalay
Formaly known as 'Meri Dastan E Hasrat' This is a very Deep Qawwali that really touches you and makes you think

Aziz Mian - Muhammad Ki Ulfat Bari Cheez Hai
For those of you who know Aziz Mian will know that he NEVER delivers anything but a super hit !!

Tha Bhi Main Hoon Bhi Main - Aziz Mian 1/6

Tha Bhi Main Hoon Bhi Main - Aziz Mian 2/6

Tha Bhi Main Hoon Bhi Main - Aziz Mian 3/6

Tha Bhi Main Hoon Bhi Main - Aziz Mian 4/6

Tha Bhi Main Hoon Bhi Main - Aziz Mian 5/6

Tha Bhi Main Hoon Bhi Main - Aziz Mian 6/6

Tere yaad Mein Kharab

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Supne vich mera maahi mileyaa
Te main paa layi gal vich baawaan
Dar di maari palak na kholaan
Kitte pher vichhad na jaawan
I met my beloved in a dream
And locked my arms around his neck.
Now I don't dare open my eyes
For fear we'll be separated again.
(Akh Larr Gayee Yaar Naal)
Aakh Lar Gai Aakh lar gai yar naal lar gai


Aadmi Benazeer Hotay Hain


Hai Allah tera naam to woh tha jo be-ginti lete
Kya lutf jo gin gin ke tera naam liya
O lord, your name deserves to be taken countlessly. What joy can there be in carefully counting it out?
(Aashiqi Dillagi Nahin Hoti)

Kho gaya hai kya khuda jo dhoondhta phirta hai tu?
Has God got himself lost that you go searching for him everywhere? (Aashiqi Dillagi Nahin Hoti)

Aashiqi Dillagi Nahin Hoti


Zindagi kya hai

Na Tha Kuch Tu Khuda Tha Or Kuch Na Hota Tu

Bewafa Youn tera muskarana

Sharabi Mein Sharabi sharabi mein Sharabi Aziz Mian

Ishq Mein zindagi ka...

Hum Kaise Guzara Kartay Hain ...


  1. Thank you for sharing the work of a true legend... the guy was a genius!!!


  2. salaam
    is it possible if u can give me lyrics for hay kambakht toone pee hi nahin ... pls
    my mail id is

  3. Sori sadegh i tried but could not find anyway i will keep looking :)

  4. add hashar ke roz puchunga qhuda se pehle qawali here and on you tube also



  6. one of the best the world has seen & will never see again.......................