“Must Watch, Must Listen” October 2019

MustWatch “Must watch, must listen” recommendations of devotional music produced by our community members as well as what is created in the wider Muslim world are out for October 2019.

Wohi Khuda Hai (That Being Is God)

Wohi Khuda Hai song explores the very essence of the hamd; a glorification of the Divine. Hamd (“praise”) is a word that exclusively praises God – whether written or spoken.

Muhammad Atif Aslam is a Pakistani playback singer, music composer and actor. He has recorded numerous chart-topping songs and is known for his vocal belting technique. Belting is a singing technique by which a singer sings higher pitches using chest voice rather than low head voice.

Atif predominantly sings in Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi, but has also sung in Bengali. He has received Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 2008, the fourth-highest decoration given to civilians in Pakistan and has also received numerous Lux Style Awards. His acting debut was in the 2011 Pakistani social drama Bol.

Vocals: Atif Aslam
Music: Coke Studio
Produced By: Rohail Hyatt
Channel: Coke Studio Season 12

Watch this with Sub-Titles/Closed Captions ON so you can see the lyrics.

Ishq (Love)

Meher Angez is an Ismaili singer who lives in Pakistan and sings devotional songs in Burushaski, Urdu and Farsi languages. “Ishq” is an Urdu song whose lyrics are derived from poetry by Allamah Nasir al-Din Nasir Hunzai – Ismaili writer and poet.

Vocals: Meher Angez Hunzai
Lyrics: Allamah Nasir al-Din Nasir Hunzai
Composer: Khwaja Ehrari
Music Director: Qais Ulfat
Channel: Pepsi Saaz O Surood – TOLOTV

Maula Tera Noor (Master, Your Light)

A silvery hamd (praise) sung beautifully by Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan is a spiritual journey of finding the light to guide and protect the soul. A bright and airy composition, Maula Tera Noor has a purposefully simple melody to steer the listeners towards the richness and potency of the words. An enchanting flute lifts the song into a dimension of purity and simplicity as the banjo gives a soft punch of color into this soul-stirring hamd.

Vocals: Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan
Lyrics: Sabir Zafari
Music Director: Shani Arshad
Producer: Strings
Channel: Coke Studio Season 10
Watch this with Sub-Titles/Closed Captions ON so you can see the lyrics.


Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

One thought

  1. Congratulations Atif, on all the awards, keep it up and to Meher and Shafat too. All human beings are blessed with something unique and our job is to find it and pursue it. Yes it’s very easy to sit back and hear wonderful songs, not even thinking it’s not an easy thing to do, takes a lot of time, practice etc.. besides doing our daily duties. I would say 50 years ago, our parents never encouraged us so a lot of us lost that chance and today the
    world is so entwined with east/west fusion which takes even more time. Keep it up.


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