The last thing I wanted this Ramadan was something that can help us to beat all of our anxiety & fears in the time of a global Pandemic when thousands of people are dying from Novel Coronavirus and here comes the genius, the man with Sufi Soul and golden heart Atif Asalam. His latest collaboration with Coke Studio for Coke Studio Special is none other than the recitation of Asma-ul-Husna.
There is no doubt that Atif Aslam is blessed with the most powerful vocals among the current time singers but this recitation is of Asma Ul Husna is something special. It comes directly from his heart and you can feel it while listening to this. He said these 99 names of Allah comes from directly from my heart.
“These 99 names of Allah comes straight from my heart says, Atif Aslam”
This special collaboration released at special times. When anxiety and fears of death & infectious diseases are running high when it just starts off the last decade of the Holy month of Ramadan & people are turning back to the Almighty and everyone is seeking help from the creator of the universe when every heart can really relate to this amazing piece of art.
Xulfi from the Coke Studio has perfectly crafted the whole video & the music so artistically that you can’t find anything missing in this special 99 names of Allah recited by none other than Atif Aslam. The slow build to the Asma-ul-Husna with a backdrop of Azan start gripping your heart from the very beginning, it just takes 40 seconds when you found yourself into the new world. Your heart filled with emotions and you unwantedly start reciting the Asma-ul-Hasna with the singer.
“It just takes 40 seconds when you found yourself into the new world”
As a Muslim, you just find that you have goosebumps while only listening to 99 names of Allah. You just could not wish for anything more from the singer, he has just given you a perfect gift for this holy month. It is not only about the Muslims, when you look down in the comment section you will find emotional comments from all over the world and from every religion’s followers.
The crazy fans from all over the world just lost counts how many times they have listened to this great recitation of Asma-ul-Husna by Atif Aslam.
“I am Hindu but I love and respect all religions, commented by Argya Kumar”
While another Christian fan commented
“I am Christian from India 100 you I love Allah huAkbar, Rachel Raja”
And this is no surprise for us that Atif Aslam came with such a great recitation of 99 names of Allah because This singer has been associated with Sufi & spiritual kalams for so long that it has just become another norm where he delivers one superhit after another one. The last few years has been the game-changer for Atif Aslam, he turns to his stronghold of Suif Rock music after almost saying goodbye to typical Bollywood love songs. At the very start of this Global Pandemic (Covid19), the singer released a soul full Azan in his voice which already has taken his fans for a surprise.
And how one can forget that his Qawali in the Coke Studio Tajdar-e-Haram is the biggest hit for the platform to date with whopping 250+ million views already and last year the Hamas “Wohi Khuda Hai” was the highlight of his career and last years’ Coke Studio as well.
So what is pushing Atif Aslam towards spiritual & Sufi Kalams?
“Nothing excites me more than these recitations,” says Atif.”
“Nothing excites me more than these recitations,” says Atif.
“I love them more than anything else. Some are beautifully written, like ‘Tajdar-e-Haram’, and some are self-explanatory such as the Asma-Ul-Husna. They satisfy my soul. On the other hand, the compositions that I write myself satisfy me on a ground level, as a musician.”
This is a clear indication that Atif Aslam is becoming more spiritual day by day and this means that we’ll be hearing less commercial songs from him.
“This is a journey and sometimes I’ll be exploring more commercial genres and otherwise, I’ll lean towards the spiritual side. I haven’t placed any restrictions on myself and I make a selection when a project is offered to me.”
This can be said a special coup by Atif Aslam, it’s trending on social media (Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram) and on YouTube. People have put this recitation on repeat. Keep it Coming!
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