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Naat (poem)

Naat is the name of a work written to praise the Prophet, to ask for his intercession, and remember and describe his beautiful attributes; it is sung musical form.

The lyrics are mainly selected verses written by Sufi poets in Turkish, Arabic and Persian.  Separated into two categories of mosque or dervish lodge poems, these works are recited by the na'than (reciter) after the Qur'an is read before the Friday and Eid prayers; they are recited in dervish lodges at the beginning of dhikr or between different dhikr chants. There are examples of compositions that are chanted by one person, usually extemporaneously. Following a slow rhythm, the na't has a more dignified and aesthetic style than the hymns.


Rast Naat al-Sharif: “Yâ Hazret-i Mevlânâ”

Hafiz Kani Karaca │ Turkish






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