Abida Parveen (
Urdu: عابدہ پروینborn 20 February 1954),
 is a
musician. Her singing and music has earned her many accolades, and she has been dubbed as the 'Queen of Sufi music'. She is also a
entrepreneur being a business woman from Pakistan.
Born and raised in
Larkana into a
Sufi family, she was trained by her father
Ghulam Haider who was a famous
Music teacher. She plays
Sitar. Parveen started performing in early 1970s and came into global prominence in the 1990s. Since 1993, Parveen has toured globally, performing her first international concert at
Buena Park, California.
 She had performed in
Churches also several times. Parveen also features in Pakistan's popular musical show
Coke Studio and was a judge on the pan-South Asia contest show
Runa Laila and
Asha Bhosle hosted by
Ayesha Takia. It also features
Atif Aslam and
Himesh Reshammiya. She had appeared in various
Pakistani Music reality shows including
Chhote Ustaad and
STAR Voice of India. Being the Sufi sensation she is among
The 500 Most Influential Muslims of the world. With the power to induce hysteria in her audience Parveen is a "
Ambassador". Since last few years, she sings a song for
Pepsi ad in the month of Ramadan and also collaborated with
Atif Aslam once in it.
Parveen is referred as one of the
world's greatest mystic
 Parveen is reportedly among highest paid singers in Pakistan.
 She sings mainly
Semi-classical music and her forte,
Kafis, a solo genre accompanied by
harmonium, using a repertoire of songs by
 Parveen sings in
 She had also sung a famous song in
Nepali language called "Ukali Orali Haruma" by Nepali singer
Tara Devi in a concert in
Nepal which was attended by
Govinda. In 2017, she was designated a 'Peace Ambassador' by
Parveen is best known for her songs in bloomy loud voice Yaar ko Humne from the album Raqs-e-Bismil and Tere Ishq Nachaya which is a rendition of
Bulleh Shah's poetry.
Pakistan's second highest
civilian award the
Hilal-e-Imtiaz has been bestowed upon her by the
President of Pakistan for 2012.