Pakistani singer, Atif Aslam has recited magical 99 Asma-ul-Husna, the names of Allah in a special video. Coke Studio released the video on YouTube with Atif Aslam reciting the Asma-ul-Husna in his soulful voice on Friday, 15th May.
The video has received 800,351 views in 16 hours. The video is also trending widely on social media. Singer Atif Aslam shared the video on his Twitter account. The video is ‘a humble expression of hope & solidarity, as we stand with humanity in these times’ wrote Atif Aslam in a tweet.
Coke Studio Special | Asma-ul-Husna | The 99 Names | #AtifAslam
— Atif Aslam (@itsaadee) May 14, 2020
Making of Asma-ul-Husna video
The video comes at a time when humanity is striving to survive against pandemic coronavirus. While the video intends to uplift hopes in these testing times, it is also an ode to the frontline workers who are risking their lives to serve humanity.
Zulfikar Jabbar Khan (Zulfi) has produced a three and a half minute rendition of Asma-ul-Husna. Meanwhile, Asim Raza has directed the video of Asma-ul-Husna. The musicians have borrowed 24 voices from across Pakistan to produce an acapella. The choir arrangement used voices from all over the world. The Atif Aslam’s rendition of Asma-ul-Husna has a unique arrangement of reverberating duff. Sound of ‘Allah’ from the Azaan of the grand mosque of Makkah echoes in the background of the video.
Social media reaction
The video gives a message to seek protection and help from the divine in these turbulent times as humanity across the world scrambles due to contagion coronavirus. Also, the release of Coke Studio’s 99 names of Allah coincides with the first night of five great nights-Lailatul Qadr.
The Coke Studio’s rendition of Asma-ul-Husna is well-received on social media. The Twitter users liked the soul-stirring vocals of Atif Aslam.
“Atif Aslam’s recitation of 99 names of Allah is the best piece of art ever. I’m so moved. The animation fills the abstract void and brings back memories from childhood. It is so soothing. Thank you so much sir @itsaadee,” wrote one social media user.
Atif Aslam did a great job with asma ul Hasna but original will forever be closer to our hearts. Because we grew up with it.
— Zartash Chaudhry (@ZartashChaudhry) May 14, 2020
“The Best thing happened in this Ramadan. First Tajdar-e-Haram, then Wohi Khuda hai, then Azaan and now 99 Names of Allah!#cokestudio releasing Asma-ul-Husna #AtifAslam,” wrote another Twitter user.
Atif Aslam’s Coke Studio songs
Last year, Atif Aslam opened Coke Studio season 12 with a stunning rendition of ‘Wohe Khuda Hai’ originally sung by maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The debut episode of the fresh season featuring Atif Aslam was aired on Friday, 11th October 2019.
With Atif Aslam, Pakistan’s most-sought singer, lending his powerful vocals to a soulful rendition of ‘Wohe Khuda Hai’, Coke Studio hit the rights cords.
This is, however, not the first time Atif Aslam has sweep Coke Studio with his power-packed performance. His rendition of highly-popular Qawwali Tajdar-e-Haram in Coke Studio season 8 had smashed records of popularity on social media.
For quite some time, religion is playing a significant role in the life of singer Atif Aslam. Earlier, he recited ‘Azaan’ when pandemic coronavirus started infecting the country. This is perhaps the best gift of Atif Aslam for his fans in the holy month of Ramadan.