Pakistani Celebrities Who Tapped Into Spirituality With Hamd And Naat
In the blessed month of Ramadan, most of us turn to God and try to connect with our religion on a deeper level. Television gets rife with special Ramadan transmissions, local shops and malls are seen to be decorated and religious hymns such as Hamd, Naat and Kalaam, are heard from every corner to celebrate and honour this month. Our celebrities are also often seen tapping into their spiritual or religious side by turning to Hamd and Naat. Libas Now brings you some of the soulful religious hymns sung by Pakistani celebrities which you can listen to this Ramadan.
After the great success of his rendition of Tajdaar-e-Haram, Atif Aslam returned to Coke Studio with another soulful Hamd; Wohi Khuda Hai in 2019. Just like its predecessor, it also became very popular among the audience as it hit them with nostalgia and engulfed with a sense of gratitude for the Creator. Atif’s powerful vocals, as always, were the best fit for this God-praising Hamd.
Written and recited by the rockstar Ali Zafar himself, Hamd-o-Naat was released last year by the singer following his visit to Mecca and Madina for Umrah. According to the singer, this was the form of his expression of love, praise and gratefulness for the religion and God. The hymn instils devotion and peace in the audience with its soulful melody and vocals.
Winner of the singing talent show Sur Kshetra, Nabeel Shaukat Ali collaborated with Sufi singer Sanam Marvi to belt out a beautiful Kalaam called Kardo Karam. The collaboration got 100+ million views on YouTube in a matter of just a few days. It is a plea to God to shower His blessings upon the mankind in this blessed month of Ramadan which, we are in dire need of these days.
The Ghazal singer Ali Sethi collaborated with the Sufi maestro herself; Abida Perveen, to sing Khurshid Ahmed’s heart touching Naat; Aaqa for Coke Studio a few years ago. The transcendent melody hits your heart with devotion for the Almighty. It is the only spiritual rendition done by Ali Sethi so far, the mix of his enchanting vocals and Abida Parveen’s prodigious talent never ceases to mesmerise the audience till date.
Presented by ARY Digital, this Kalaam was sung by Television anchor and host, Waseem Badami for the channel’s Ramadan transmission. It was pleasant to see the anchor singing the Kalaam. It also featured the vocals of late Junaid Jamshed and Amjad Sabri, who are considered to be the most prolific hymn singers of their time; this is an example that their contribution is not forgotten.
Presented by Coke Studio and Xulfi, Atif Aslam brings forth yet another Hamd, which narrates the 99 Names of God. The Hamd is getting positive reviews and became hit over a night. Along with Atif’s pronunciation being lauded, it is quite refreshing to see someone from this age keeping the recital of Hamd and Naat ablaze.