The famous social media viral singer Farmaani Naaz’s family is involved in the murder of minor, reportedly the deceased was her cousin who was in an illicit relationship with her brother’s wife. The Ratanpuri Thana from Muzaffarnagar police arrested 4 including Farmani Naaz’s father Aarif and brother Farmaan in this case.
In 2022, Former Indian Idol contestant Farmani Naaz first came into the news and limelight with huge criticism since her video singing a devotional song ‘Har Har Shambhu’, dedicated to Hindu god Shiva, went viral on social media.
In the month of Shravan, Farmani took to her YouTube channel on social media and uploaded the song. While her comment section flooded with appreciation and love for the song she sang, there was a section of people from her community who started targeting her for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Muslims by singing the Bhajan of Lord Shiva.
Who is Farmani Naaz?
Farmani Naaz hails from Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh and she became popular after she entered Indian Idol Season 12 as the contestant. She also has a YouTube channel named “Farmani Naaz Singer” and has more than 4 million subscribers.
Farmani is quite active on YouTube and often uploads songs there. Not only on YouTube, but she is also active on Instagram, where she has over 24K+ followers. She collaborates with another popular influencer named Bhura, who plays the dholak along with vocals.
Farmani Naaz Husband
In 2017, Farmani Naaz married Imran Ahmad, a resident of Hasanpur village. However, domestic strife marred her marital bliss and made things worse. On the other hand, her husband also came into the news to put his side and accused Farmani of ditching after fame.
Farmani accused her husband Imraan also having an extra-marital affair. Things didn’t go well with her when her newborn son developed a throat problem for which her in-laws pressured her to bring additional money from her parent’s home.
Due to this ill-treatment towards her, Naaz left her husband’s house and returned back to her native village Mohammadpur Maafi in Muzaffarnagar, where a youth heard her singing and recorded her voice to upload on social media.
This was the turning point of her life as she started gaining recognition for her beautiful voice. In 2021, she went on to participate in Indian Idol as she got the golden ticket there but she had to quit the show because her son had to undergo an operation.
Farmani Naaz Family
Farmani lives apart from her husband, Imran. Their son, who is around 4-5 years old as of 2023, resides with her in Muzaffarnagar. A 17-year-old guy was killed on 5 August, and Farmani Naaz’s father, Aarif, and her brother, Farman, are involved, along with three other relatives. There is no further information available about her family.
Criticism over Singing Shiva Bhajan
After her song went viral, a section of the society got offended. A Deoband-based Muslim Cleric (Ulema) slammed Farmani over her rendition of the popular song Har Har Shambhu.
In a statement to a new agency, cleric Mufti Asad Qasmi said that Singing or Dancing is Haram in Islam and Sharia does not allow this. He further said that Farmani should seek forgiveness from Allah.
Farmani’s Response to the Criticism
After being criticized for singing the bhajan. Farmani issued a statement in which she said that the artist has no religion and she forgets everything when she sings. She further said that she even sings qawwali. Even Mohd. Rafi and Master Saleem sang devotional songs. “I’ve never received a threat. There is a little controversy now, we came to know but nobody has come to our house to say anything”, she added.