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Junaid Jamshed

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“Junaid Jamshed”
Junaid Is a famous Pakistani singer born in 1964 in Islamabad, Pakistan. He was the lead singer of the Pakistani band Vital Signs (pop band). In 1995, he went on to pursue a solo career when the group split up. When he was the lead singer, Vital Signs saw its peak and enjoyed great success, especially with their signature song Dil Dil Pakistan. He is also a popular dress designer with his many boutiques in major cities across Pakistan.

History
Junaid Jamshed was the first pop star on the Pakistani music scene. At the height of his career, he turned his back on the world of glitz and glamour and devoted himself to Islam.


Before Junaid Jamshed radically changed his life to pursue a more spiritual existence, he was a pioneer of Pakistan’s pop music scene

“When I came back from a religious tour in 1997, I realized that there was so much more to life than just singing and jumping around” v an insight that eventually prompted his transformation from pop icon to devout Muslim. Junaid Jamshed explains: “When I decided to give up singing, a lot of people were shocked. But I was sure that it was the right decision because Allah forbids the kind of singing that I was doing, and it’s my duty to follow His command.”

junjam11.jpgSince then, Junaid Jamshed has been widely criticized. Many fans can’t accept his sudden departure from the pop music scene. How does Jamshed deal with this criticism?

“I don’t deal with it because I don’t worry about criticism. In this day and age you simply can’t listen to what people say because you are always criticized, in every situation. It’s really a shame that I’m always asked why I stopped singing. It is Allah’s command. Why doesn’t anyone ask me where it says in the Quran that singing is allowed?”

By strictly adhering to the tenets of Islam, the one time heart throb is barely recognizable these days, with his ever growing beard.

“I wear a full beard because that’s the way it should be. Some people may find that ugly and unhygienic, but if Allah had commanded us not to wear a beard and shave every day, then people would have something else to object to. People need to learn to accept the will of Allah.”

“The prophet was also a merchant”

After embarking on his journey to religious enlightenment, Jamshed launched a highly successful fashion chain under his name. In ten cities across Pakistan, consumers can shop in Junaid Jamshed boutiques for traditional clothing, alcohol-free perfumes, and shoes, So how does the former pop idol reconcile his devotion to Islam with owning a designer fashion label?

“Our prophet Muhammad, peace be with him, was also a merchant who sold cloth. It was allowed, and all that is the will of Allah should be done. At first, I made the designs myself, but my products were so successful that I was able to afford my own designers, and they now run the entire design department.”

Rise to fame
Junaid JamshedBefore Jamshed radically changed his life to pursue a more spiritual existence, he was a pioneer of Pakistan’s pop music scene. He rocketed to fame as the leader of the first Pakistani pop band, Vital Signs. Their patriotic song Dil Dil Pakistan, released on 14 August 1987 to mark the country’s 40th national anniversary, instantly became a smash hit.

The four talented young musicians from Rawalpindi, a city in northeast Pakistan, all came from respectable families, wore jeans, let their hair grow long, smoked cigarettes, and literally took the country by storm. Today the band is widely recognized as the most popular Pakistani band of all time. At the height of the group’s success, even grandmothers reportedly carried photos of the band members in their purses, especially of the lead singer of the Vital Signs v Junaid Jamshed.

Quran school to pop star
“I was a good Quran reader in school,” says Jamshed. “I could stress the Arabic words correctly. All this reading was virtually the best training I could get to prepare my voice for singing. So when we formed the band, it was easy for me to sing for hours on end.”
Born on 3 September 1964, Junaid Jamshed was 23 years old when the Vital Signs released their historic hit single. Today many consider him to be one of the best-looking men in the music business. He is a good singer and a natural born actor, having played the main role in all the band’s video clips, as a heartbreaker and, at times, as a man with a broken heart.

junjam4.jpgWhen Jamshed married in 1990, he broke the hearts of fans across the nation. Nevertheless, his fans remained loyal and the band’s popularity actually increased.

A charismatic media star
Jamshed was much more than just the lead singer of the Vital Signs. While the three other members of the band tended to remain in the background, Jamshed was their main representative, appearing on talk shows, signing autographs, and attracting the attention of enthusiastic female fans.

Junaid Jamshed during the time as he was a Pakistani pop icon | After producing six highly acclaimed albums, performing countless concerts around the world, and winning the hearts of millions, Vital Signs split up in 1995.

But his anxious fans were relieved when Jamshed started his own solo career and released a number of new hit albums. At the time, there were persistent rumors that Jamshed was thinking of quitting the music business to devote himself to Islam, but these stories were largely ignored, and the pop star continued to appear in concert and on television.

Recent News
In 2002, he broke the news, causing a huge outcry. At a press conference Jamshed announced that he would leave the music business once he had completed his contractual obligations and projects. For a number of months, his physical appearance had already signaled a change in lifestyle. Jamshed grew a beard and was only seen wearing the shalwar kameez, Pakistan’s traditional dress.

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The music world was shocked and amused. While fans mourned the loss of their favorite singer, skeptics maintained that Jamshed was only going through a pseudo Islam phase

“For 16 years I had loads of money, fame and publicity. I simply don’t need to attract any more publicity. People don’t want to accept that I’m following the will of Allah and it just took me a long time to understand His will.”

Reaction from family
And what do his wife and three children have to say about this transformation?

“Of course the change over was very difficult at first. When you’re used to a certain lifestyle, it takes a lot of effort to change your ways and tackle new goals. But it is exactly like the preparations that you go through before you take a test. You study and read and delve into things so you can pass the test. Our current life is merely a preparation for the test that awaits us after our death. And we should thoroughly prepare ourselves. All I can do is travel around the world and call on people to follow the path that I have chosen. That’s all I can do.”

Solo Albums

Junaid (1995)
Us Rah Par (1999)
Dil Ki Baat (2002)
Jalwa-e-Janan (2005)


Ajnabi by Junaid Jamshed

Kahoo Naa


Comments»

1. Rizwan Ullah Khan - February 16, 2009

Hi did a great sacrifise, ofcourse, this life has to be finish one day, the real life starts after death. I realize Junaid’s greatness.

2. juwairya - March 29, 2009

hey i met junaid jamshed today at our school “port shepstone islamic school” he is really great..

3. sana - September 11, 2009

hi junaid m big fan of yours pls start sinding again

4. Azeem - November 22, 2009

As Salamu Alaikum ! I have written many books as a professor on the topic of Islam

I need the CONTACT of Junaid Jamshed .

thnx

5. Farah - February 26, 2010

The songs were terrible, the Naats are Fantastic !

Keeg singing Naats no more pop rubbish!

6. Aaliya Fatima - May 13, 2010

Congrats! For u have followed the right path. Your naats especially jalwa e jaana is so effective that whenever i gets ill , i listen your jalwa e jaana and suddenly i become ok. Thanks
by Aaliya Fatima

7. Ahmed - July 21, 2010

Assalam Aliakum Junaid!

Great job masha-Allah. All i can say keep singing naat and hamd.

May Allah always shower his blessing upon u (Ameen).

8. Muhammad Hassan Khan - August 23, 2010

J.J.’s songs were fanstastic, his Naats & Hamds are loving and it has a kind of spiritual attraction, I met you in raiwand markaz for the first time in life, m always duaago for you,
May ALLAAH Give you iStiqaamat and Shower His Fazal & A`afiyat Upon you always,
Aameen!!!!
Thoomma Aameen!!!!

9. Junaid Nizamani - September 16, 2010

walequm-salam
ahmed

faizan ali - September 23, 2010

salaM JUNAID bhai mai apka sub se bara fan ho mujhse bara shayd hi koi hai mai apse milne k lia pagal hoo plz ap 1 bar milejia apki buht mahabani hogi ye mera mobile no hai ap mujhe miss call dediaga 03453139742 plzzz mai apki cal ka wait karonga ab milne ka yahi tarika hai.dil dil pakistan….

10. mussarat - November 6, 2010

salam.junaid bhai aap ko dekh kar aur sun kar bohat sakoon milta hai bhai meri dua hai k ALLAH aap ko istaqamat aata farmaye aur tamam muslim bhai aur bahno se request hai k pllzzzzzzzzzzz meray haq main dua kareen.

11. mussarat - November 6, 2010

plzzz mujhe apni dua main yad rakhye ga.

12. Asim - November 28, 2010

ASSlam_O_AlaikuM JUNAID bhai mai apka sub se bara fan hn
From
Asim Mujhal 03218858826

13. Moomna - February 19, 2011

Asslamualikum.
I am very happy and proud that you changed from singing songs to singning naats/hamds. I am a very big fan of you! I love your natts especially “Jalwa-e-Jana – Maula Ya Sali”. May Allah bring more success to your life and your family. I am very PROUD!!! :)

14. Khan Rabiya Shazadi - May 22, 2011

Hey i am Rabiya From H.k=Hong Kong i Love ur NaaTz And u Rock! Best Wishes 4rom me and my Family….May Allah Bless u…

15. naima - July 17, 2011

asslam-o-alaikum iam a big fan of j j i like his new get up ilove j j muje apni dua me yad rakie ga mera 1st yer ka result ane wala hai

16. sadia nosheen - August 21, 2011

Assalam -o-alakum ma jb b app ka koi program dakhti hn tu hamesha dua krti hn k app ki tarha hm pr b Allha ki khas rehmat ho jaye.App ko dakh kr eman taza ho jata ha.

sania khan - August 24, 2011

wow i love your voice when u singhing naats its maks me happy i m very happt abt u
always pray 4 me

17. sania khan - August 24, 2011

aslamualikum ap ki awaz mje bht passand hai ek janoon hai apki awaz main bht ap aur b ache naat gye aur hmre lye b dua kre hidayat ki

18. azra - August 24, 2011

aslamualikum ap ki awaz mje bht passand hai ek janoon hai apki awaz main bht ap aur b ache naat gye aur hmre lye b dua kre hidayat ki

19. AHSAN KHAN - August 28, 2011

ASSALAM O ALIKUM
KESY HEN AP…??? MENE AP KA PROGRAM DEKHA ALIF LAMM MEEM MASHA ALLAH BHT ACHA LAGA TU MJHE BHI KHAWAISH HWE H K M APKI MEZBANI M AAO, M HAFIZ HO OR ALHAM DU LILLAH ALLLAH KUCH ILM OR GER MAMOLI HAFZY SE NAZA BHI H TU MERI AP SE RQVEST H AP MHE ZAROR CHANS DEN M AP K RPLY KA WAIT KARONGA..

20. khadija - September 23, 2011

May ALLAH bless him and strengthen his iman.He took a great and profitable decision for both the worlds.

21. SABEEN ATIQ - October 7, 2011

ASSALM U ALIKM. JUNAID BHAI! WHEN I GOT KNOW THT U LEFT SINGING 4 ISLAM ND DEEN,FRM THT TIME I BECAME UR FAN ND I CN JST TELL U THT KEEP SINGING NAAT ND HAMD. MAY ALLAH BLESS U AND UR FAMILY….

22. sohaib najmul hasan - October 29, 2011

masahallah ,,,your naat is so cute and heart touching……

23. Vaseem ahmed - November 20, 2011

Junaid bhai kab mulakat hogi apse ,
Allah pak apki jan mal aur umr me barkat de aur doo jahan me kamyabi de..amin

24. SOHAIB NAJMUL HASAN - November 20, 2011

assalamo alaikum junaid bhai khariyat …you r my one of the best fan .in this world ,allah aap ki jaan maal me barkat ata farmaye,,,

25. saima - November 23, 2011

may junaid bhai yu have more blessed life

26. iqbal ahmed panhwar - December 7, 2011

Allah pak ap ko our sab musilmanon ko as rah par kamyabi naseeb kare AAmeen,

kindly remember me in your prays.
iqbal ahmed from dadu sindh….

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27. farhan Expert - December 11, 2011

Dear Junaid Jamshed:
Assalam-o-Alaikum…

Jb se Aap ne Islam Qabol Kya he Me aap ko bohot Chahne Laga Hun Or Muje Bohot Talab rehti thi Aap Se milne ki Lekin Koi Chance Nai Tha mere pas aap se milne Ka,,, Lekin Ab Allah Pak K karam Se Me aap ko rozana Masji-e-Ali Me Dekhta Hun Or aap se Aksar Milta rehta Hun Bus Aap Se recuest he k aap Mere liye or all Pak Singers K liye Dua Karte rahen k Allah pak hum sub ko Apni Raah Me Qabool-o-Manzoor Farmay…Ameen

M.Farhan From Karachi,D.H.A
Bin-qasim123@Hotmail.com

28. Haleema Sadia - December 26, 2011

Asalamoalikum,
It was really sad to watch you singing once again today with Salman Ahmed. Junaid Allah has blessed you, please please do not disregard his blessings. i can understand it is not as easy as it looks,as i myself am on a similar journey as yours,taking one step backward and two steps forward, i hope this was your one step backward and soon you will be taking two steps forward inshAllah.

29. md faiyaz - March 25, 2012

ASSALAMU ALAIKUM. junaid bhaiya i am from india. may aap ka naat bohot suntahu.dua karo ka allah mujay deen ka liya qubool karay. aak bar aapsa miladay.

30. Abdul Khalique - April 16, 2012

Dear Junaid ! i want to share some thing with u, so i need u r e-mail or contact. i need u r help, i know well that u r the person who can help me for the sac of Allah. i ll wait for u r response on my e.mail.
Abdul Khalique
khalique78@yahoo.com

31. aamir - May 28, 2012

ALLAH HAS GIVEN HIM HEDAYAT TO PASSON TO ME ALSO BUT JUNAID BHAI MY EMMAN IS VERY LOW I NEED POTENTIAL BACKUP TO GET UP AND RUN FOR RIGHT EMAAN> I WOULD REQUEST YOU TO PASS ON SAME EMAAN TO ME SO THAT I WOULD BE SATISFY AT THE END OF MY LIFE

32. Tehreema Fatima - July 25, 2012

after junaid bhai diversion towards islam,it give us the lesson and spirit everyone has become a nice person unless whatever your around themselves.

33. Md Arshad Azeem - June 20, 2013

Junaid sab aap ku allaha ke taraf se voice gift
Hai.allaha aap ke aavaz aur meethe karde.hum bus yehe dwa kar sakte ke hamare bhai yeh film me kaam chodte.AMEEN.

shiza shafqat (@shiza49shafqat) - December 12, 2013

im a big big big big big big fan of junaid jamshed his songs and naats as well are awwessome!!!! your voice is so attactive nd heart touching


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