On 21st April, 2022, Ms. Zahra Sabri from the Department of SSLA, SESS, IBA, organized a session titled “Muslim Devotional Poetry of South Asia”. Paying tribute to the holy month of Ramzan, the event featured recitation of naats written in Urdu, Persian, Sindhi and Punjabi. The IBA faculty and students recited devotional verses of renowned Sindhi poet Maulvi Ahmad Mallah and famous Urdu and Persian poets, including Mir Taqi Mir and Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib. The well-known Coke Studio singer and naat-khwaan, Zara Madani, was invited as the guest of the event.
Distinguished faculty of SSLA, including Ms. Zahra Sabri, a Lecturer and literary translator, and Mr. Syed Muhammad Baqar Mehdi Rizvi, a Lecturer and poet, presented their contributions in praise of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). They also discussed the importance of Muslim women poets in the domain of South Asian devotional poetry.