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Here is the story behind Manikya Malaraya Poovi and the man who wrote it

Oru Adaar Love's song "Manikya Malaraya Poovi" has become a sensation but this isn't a new one. The song is a stylised version of P M A Jabbar's Mappilla song that was written a few years ago.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 15, 2018 12:46 pm
Oru Adaar Love Manikya Malaraya Poovi, the hit from Oru Adaar Love, was originally written by P M A Jabbar.

Manikya Malaraya Poovi, the song from Omar Lulu’s Malayalam movie Oru Adaar Love, has become the latest YouTube sensation in India. But the song is actually a new, stylised version of P M A Jabbar’s Mappilla song written a few years back. The song describes the qualities of Khadeeja Biwi or Khadija bint Khuwaylid, the first wife and follower of Prophet Muhammad.

The song was popular in its original version too and has a few versions on YouTube, one of it sung by popular Mappila Pattu exponent Moosa Eranjoli.

There is another version by Manjari.

Mappila Paattu is a traditional Muslim song genre of north Kerala using the Mappila dialect of Malayalam with a liberal mix of Arabic and occasional Persian, Urdu, Tamil and Hindi words. The songs are usually sung on auspicious occasions like marriages and are a very popular stream at cultural festivals in schools and colleges across Kerala.

Manikya Malaraya Poovi lyricist jabbar P M A Jabbar wrote the Mappilla song when he was 20

Interestingly, ieMalayalam.com traced Jabbar to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia where he works in a general store. Jabbar wrote the song four decaces back, when he was just 20. Originally from Thrissur district, Jabbar has written over 500 songs over the years. The song was part of a music album released in 1992. Popularly knows as Ustad, Jabbar has been working at the general store in Riyadh for over five years. He moved here after over a decade in Qatar.

The song was picked up by the filmmakers a few months back. Jabbar says he is happy with the way the song has been rendered by Vineeth Srinivasan and how the songs has been picturised. He said the controversy around the song was needless.

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    abdhul kareem
    Feb 15, 2018 at 10:10 pm
    This video song must be removed as soon as possible
    1. Kamala Nayar
      Feb 15, 2018 at 11:09 am
      This song has attracted me to read about The Revered Nabis story. So this song from the movie should be taken positively.
      1. Satinder Bolarya
        Feb 15, 2018 at 6:00 am
        I read the English translation...and thought...it is such a beautiful 'Naat'.. I have seen the video of its recent use in the Malayalam movie about the Adolescents-...Superbly Directed...and such lovely moments captured so,so well among the Teeny -Boppers..!
        1. S
          Feb 15, 2018 at 1:35 am
          I can't remember the last time the Indian express journos had an org.asm about some religious hindu tune that became insanely popular and there are many. Perhaps the fundamentalism of the christian and muslim employees of Indian express is the reason for such overtly religious articles in a newspaper that trumpets itself as being 'secular'
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            Superior Arab Sunni Muslim
            Feb 15, 2018 at 12:25 am
            You muslims claim fought for independence Right? But was it from British and Hindustan? You muslims were about 20 percent in 1946 and voted unanimously to separate from India right? You said you muslims cannot live with Hindus right? You got your land 33 percent for 20 percent muslims and 75 crores (750 Billion dollars today) in 1947 right? You proudly called your land PURE-Land PAK-istan right? You made your PAKIstna and Bangladesh Islamic NOT SECULAR right? You made them Islamic because you are majority muslims right? You wiped out genocide mass murdered Hindus from Pakistan and Bangladesh telling them that it is you muslims country right and as per Satanic KOran you have a dktat to wipe out infidels? Right? Then what the f..uq.q you are doing illegally in India? You got what you wanted. You fulfilled your Koranic diktat . Let Indians, Americans, French, etc. worry about their own country and you should be worrying about your own Islamic Pakistan and Islamic Bangladesh right?
            1. Ricky Stewart
              Feb 15, 2018 at 4:50 am
              RSS terrorist spotted
              1. S
                Feb 15, 2018 at 3:19 pm
                Right, right, right? what is right? Each religion has a proof of existence in another holy books. Is Hinduism described in any other Holy Books? No. some Robber ( ) just sit under the tree and created millions of Bhagwan. Boss!! Anyone who has questions about islam, just watch Dr. Zakir Naiks debates. He has challenged every Mahatma, Dhongi Babas bla bla. He has proved the truth of hinduism. That's why he is banned to keep their dirty business alive. Watch it then talk about islam.
                1. Arch Srj
                  Feb 17, 2018 at 12:32 am
                  Zakir has not proven everything, everything he said about hinduism has been proven false.
                  1. Jomm Avatarr
                    Feb 20, 2018 at 6:01 pm
                    why zakir is banned in islamic bangaladesh....cause he is a terror instigator any state which does not support terror will ban him...moreover if every saint or fakir is fraud the what about kwajas and dargahs and so called holy men of islam were they harams .........................................moreover isl.am is been around for only 1400 years and modern human civilization about 10,000 years old wheels and fire about 35,000 years old.....do u really think they were not blessed by god and without islam human civilization was to be doomed...........u hardcore whabi
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