Abida Parveen (born 1954) (Sindhi:Ø¹Ø§Ø¨Ø¯Ù‡ Ù¾Ø±ÙˆÙŠÙ†, Urdu: Ø¹Ø§Ø¨Ø¯Ù‡ Ù¾Ø±ÙˆÛŒÙ†), is a singer of Sindhi descent and one of the foremost exponents of Sufi music (Sufiana kalaam). She sings mainly ghazals, Urdu love songs, and her forte, Kafis, a solo genre accompanied by percussion and harmonium, using a repertoire of songs by Sufi poets. Parveen sings in Urdu, Sindhi, Seraiki, Punjabi and Persian, and together with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is considered one of the finest Sufi vocalists of the modern era. A few years ago she has taken a Bay'ah, and formally entered into the tutelage of a spiritual master, Muhammad Najeeb Sultan. She has expressed Muhammad Najeeb Sultan as her spiritual master in many songs. In December 2009 she launched an album in his name.
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