Pakistani singer Atif Aslam says his biggest desire is to give Azaan in the Grand Mosque of Makkah- Holy Kaabah. He expressed these views during an interview on Geo’s talk show with anchorperson Hamid Mir.
He dreams of reciting Azaan in the Grand Mosque of Makkah one day. In response to the question of quitting the entertainment industry, he said he has not decided to quit the industry yet. Speculations were rife that the singer might quit the music industry to devote himself to Allah and Islam. However, the singer said that the decision is quite personal but he has not decided yet.
— Hamid Mir حامد میر (@HamidMirPAK) June 10, 2020
Atif Aslam wants to recite Azaan in Kaabah
“The topic of leaving the music industry is one that’s quite personal. But I want to keep myself attached to my religion while still being part of the world. I won’t say I will be giving up on music entirely, but I want to highlight important aspects of religion like the 99 names of Allah and Tajdar-e-Haram.”
“I feel happy knowing that there are youngsters who are not just listening to my music but are also getting inclined towards these things. But I am still not quitting music.”
His video of reciting Azaan during the outbreak of pandemic coronavirus in Pakistan took the internet by storm. His video of reciting Azaan at his home went viral on social media. The idea stems from his longstanding wish to give Azaan in Makkah.
— Memes Of Pakistan (@memes0fpakistan) June 11, 2020
“I had heard that during the times of our Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), people used to go up to their roofs to recite the Azaan. That’s where the idea came from and I just went with it without a second thought,” he said.
“A day before recording it, I couldn’t sleep at night and couldn’t hold my eagerness. The feeling was beyond words. I never thought I’d be blessed enough to get a chance like this,” he added.
Atif Aslam’s rendition of Asma-ul-Husna
Atif Aslam also talked about his recent Coke Studio presentation of 99 Names of Allah released in Ramzan.
“In life, we do a lot of things, some are virtuous some are sins. I was lucky enough to have performed Tajdar-e-Haram, and I consider myself very lucky to have gotten a chance to perform Asma-ul-Husna. I can’t explain the feeling I got while I was reciting the names.”
Perhaps the musician hinted to produce spiritual and Sufi music in the future.
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.
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.
— Muhammad Ammar Arif (@Muhamma54197660) June 12, 2020
The Coke Studio’s rendition of Asma-ul-Husna was well-received on social media. The Twitter users liked the soul-stirring vocals of Atif Aslam.
Coke Studio songs of Atif Aslam
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.
Singer’s inclination towards Sufi music exuded his spiritual reawakening. 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. But the recitation of 99 Names of Allah was perhaps the best gift of Atif Aslam for his fans in the holy month of Ramadan.