In the spirit of Ramazan and an expression of hope and healing in these difficult times, Atif Aslam lent his voice to recite the Asma-Ul-Husna, the 99 attributes of Allah, for a Coke Studio special.
Coke Studio's take on the classic builds a multilayered soundscape, beginning with the sounds of a collision - signifying the creation of the universe - followed by the echoes of “Allah” sampled from the azaan of Makkah. The recitation borrows 24 voices from across the country to build a large acapella ensemble.
To further enhance the acapella, the choir arrangement uses vocals from around the world and a unique arrangement of reverberating duff. The whole composition finally comes together seamlessly with Atif Aslam's soaring vocals reciting the 99 names. The recitation ends poignantly with Al-Saboor, conveying a message of calm and endurance.
The three and a half minute track is produced by Zulfiqar "Xulfi" Jabbar Khan, while the video is directed by Asim Raza.