Patriotic partners

Published: December 24, 2011
Junaid Jamshed and Salman Ahmad will jam together in Karachi. PHOTO: IMRAN AHMAD

Junaid Jamshed and Salman Ahmad will jam together in Karachi. PHOTO: IMRAN AHMAD

A few months ago, Junoon’s vocalist and guitarist Salman Ahmad tweeted about his collaboration with Junaid Jamshed. The teaser that was posted on Twitter months ago has finally been confirmed after a photo of the two musicians jamming was posted on Ahmad also announced the collaboration in an official email saying, “We’re recording a 21st century version of ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ and ‘Jazba Junoon’.”

Ahmad states that the rehearsal session was captured by Ahmad’s son, Imran, with his phone.“The video and the photo contain a true emotion providing a rare glimpse of hope for the new generation. Two days ago, my dear friend and Vital Signs bandmate, Junaid Jamshed and I came together to rehearse after many years. We felt inspired to sing two anthems of our youth; ‘Jazba Junoon’ and ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’.”

The guitarist said that the session was not preplanned. “Junaid and his wife Aisha came to welcome us back to Karachi, we started talking about Pakistan and out came the guitar and an impromptu rehearsal eventually took place. Junaid and I will be doing a lot more collaborations together to unite the country.”

Ahmad will also be performing at the Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) rally being held today at Quaid-e-Azam mausoleum (Mazar-e-Quaid). “I have always been a wandering spirit and I will try to infuse some jazba and junoon to the jalsa as Imran Khan asked me to perform at the rally,” explains Ahmad.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 25th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (29)

  • mehwishhhh
    Dec 24, 2011 - 10:11PM

    this ll b anotha highlite of rally….lukin frwrd to tht


  • abdul moiz
    Dec 24, 2011 - 10:16PM

    didn’t jj give up singing because he said it was un-islamic? why has he started singing again? have the religious rules changed?


  • Faheem
    Dec 24, 2011 - 10:20PM



  • mohammed
    Dec 24, 2011 - 10:41PM

    Very strange for JJ.he’s not in that lineRecommend

  • Dec 24, 2011 - 10:42PM



  • Falcon
    Dec 24, 2011 - 11:08PM

    Good to see JJ back…How can simple patriotic songs like Dil Dil Pakistan and Jazba-e-Junoon be UnIslamic anyways???


  • sasha
    Dec 24, 2011 - 11:14PM

    the songs are not unislamic dear… but its the music… which is HARAM in Islam!


  • faraz
    Dec 24, 2011 - 11:22PM

    If JJ could ever sing songs from his album ‘us rah par’, I would fly in from Lahore to listen to it


  • Khan
    Dec 24, 2011 - 11:45PM

    @sasha: where does it say anywhere in the quran that music is haram? quote me one line from the QURAN specifically and if you do.. i swear to you i will stop listening to it. but rest assured theres no such thing written.


  • xzy
    Dec 24, 2011 - 11:46PM

    If music is HARAM then why didn’t Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) say that outright to the ‘daf‘ beating women of Madinah on his arrival there?
    And kindly don’t refer to a ‘self-made’ hadith.

  • mohammed
    Dec 25, 2011 - 12:33AM

    Khan it has been stated in hadith that music is haraam.its one of the signs of qiyamaat.if they its a patriiotic songs than its wrong.the elders will be upset.Recommend

  • Sana
    Dec 25, 2011 - 12:57AM

    Wow! JJ is back. Can’t wait to listen to him again. My all-time favourite singer. Yes JJ you are a singer. You will come back just like Ali Haider has.


  • fasmik
    Dec 25, 2011 - 1:56AM

    All u music lovers ! I Believe either u all dont believe in hadith or ur ignorant enough not to come across even one of many that specifically forbid music….What an ignorant lot !


  • blithe
    Dec 25, 2011 - 2:10AM

    Wasn’t Salman Ahmed an ardent Musharraf supporter ealier?

    Well, I guess that is ok. He will feel very natural among the IK team…


  • rohail
    Dec 25, 2011 - 2:15AM

    JJ will be Performing Dil dil pakistan WIthout music and without TUNE
    so u guys better not Discuss his personal life or about music………………its Simple


  • Hasan Khan
    Dec 25, 2011 - 2:18AM

    nothing to believe until its really out… can be deceiving…….we dont know the context of this picture….so no point in discussing


  • mf hussain
    Dec 25, 2011 - 2:23AM

    How patriotic. How much tax has Junaid Jamshed given from his many businesses…?Recommend

  • hina
    Dec 25, 2011 - 2:26AM

    I dont think theres anything wrong in patriotic songs, ,theres no such thing in Islam, please dont comment of you dont know abt Islam


  • Humza
    Dec 25, 2011 - 2:37AM

    Ali Haider made a come back? :|


  • StraightManOnET
    Dec 25, 2011 - 4:52AM

    Music lovers become muftis when someone declares it in front of them that it is haraam. When someone gets ill, he visits a doctor. When some building is to be made, people go to an engineer. But when it comes to deriving meaning from religious scriptures and interpretting theological concepts, everyone instantly becomes a mufti and we see aalim online in action. :D

    To interpret theological concepts and to derive meaning from ahadith, profound knowledge of Arabic and knowledge of sciences related to hadith are required, just as an MBBS degree is required to be a doctor. So I suggest these aalims online to keep their own interpretations of religion to themselves, because they are not entitled to make these judgements; just as a layman cant diagnose and treat a patient. Logical much?


  • sabih
    Dec 25, 2011 - 5:17AM

    This is some great work being done by my two favourites!!!!


  • Umair Waheed Sheikh, Khayban e Hafiz,IBA Karachi
    Dec 25, 2011 - 7:33AM

    Its only for the music and bachi bazi that a lot of single men will go to the rally.


  • Abdul
    Dec 25, 2011 - 9:24AM

    wow salman rock the rally like hell !


  • Pakistani in US
    Dec 25, 2011 - 12:17PM

    @StraightManOnET Religion is a personal matter, so no one should be allowed to interpret or impose it on others. Specially with the kind of jahil mullah community we have in pakistan, all the way from khyber to karachi! I wouldn’t go to such ‘doctors’ even if I was on my death bed.


  • Pakistani in US
    Dec 25, 2011 - 1:18PM

    And I should add, this is what these mullahs have made Pakistan into:

    I am 29 so I never knew what Pakistan was like in 60s and 70s. I grew with this bigotry, but not anymore. I would appeal to my generation to open their eyes and look at what we as a nation have become.


  • Ali-wali
    Dec 25, 2011 - 1:49PM

    Quackers are back,yaay, NOT.Recommend

  • Khan
    Dec 25, 2011 - 3:07PM

    @mohammed: I follow the word of the Quran only because it is the word of Allah. I don’t believe in Hadiths.. because they are man written.


  • kilo
    Dec 25, 2011 - 3:53PM

    it would be fun to watch jj singingRecommend

  • StraightManOnET
    Dec 25, 2011 - 7:29PM

    @Pakistani in US
    “Religion is a personal matter”, this, again, is your own personal interpretation of Islam, which unfortunately, yet again, is false. Because it is a tangible fact that Islam is a complete code of life and it dictates what should and should not be done at all levels, whether personal or COLLECTIVE; as interpreted by those who know how to interpret it and are adequately qualified to do so, unlike you. It tells you to create a society where the rules made by God Himself would be implemented on a societal, not just personal, level. Unless you are qualified to interpret the scriptures to derive the meaning, you must depend on those who are qualified to do so, and they say what I have said in the above lines. So, my friend, I suggest that if you wish to interpret it yourself and practice your own version, then call it something other than Islam, maybe “Religion of a Pakistani living in US” or something similar. And if you find this interpretation backward or barbaric, you are a free man; say openly that you do not accept what has been ordered in the scriptures instead of trying to take your own thoughts to be the words of God or hadith. Do as you please, but don’t try to justify those actions by religion when they are not present in scriptures.


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