Wohi Khuda Hai

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Wohi Khuda Hai
by Muzaffar Warsi
LanguageUrdu, Arabic

Wohi Khuda Hai (Urdu: وہی خدا ہے, lit.'That Being is God') is a hamd. The poem was written by Pakistani Urdu poet and lyricist, Muzaffar Warsi.[1][2] It praises God as the Only Creator of the large system of Universe that runs and maintains the order with harmony and balance.[3][4] It has been sung and covered multiple times across the globe by many artists. Some famous of them are given here.[5][6]

1996 version[edit]

"Wohi Khuda Hai"
Single by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
from the album Naqsh
Released1996 (1996)
LabelShalimar Recordings, Merciful The One
Composer(s)Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Lyricist(s)Muzaffar Warsi
External video
video icon Wohi Khuda Hai on YouTube

It was first sung by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in 1996 for the album Naqsh.[7][8]

2002 version[edit]

"Wohi Khuda Hai"
Single by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Released2002 (2002)
LabelHi-Tech Music Limited
Composer(s)Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Lyricist(s)Muzaffar Warsi
External video
video icon Wohi Khuda Hai on YouTube

In 2002, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan coveted it under the label of Hi-Tech Music Limited.[citation needed]

2019 version[edit]

"Wohi Khuda Hai"
Single by Atif Aslam
from the album Coke Studio S12 opener
LanguageUrdu, Arabic[9]
Released11 October 2019 (2019-10-11)[10]
StudioCoke Studio
LabelCoke Studio
Composer(s)Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Lyricist(s)Muzaffar Warsi
Producer(s)Coca-Cola and Rohail Hyatt
External media
audio icon Wohi Khuda Hai on SoundCloud
video icon Wohi Khuda Hai on YouTube

In 2019, it was rendered by Atif Aslam for the Coke Studio Season 12 opener. It was produced by Rohail Hyatt. The music video features Atif Aslam performing, wearing a white Sherwani. All other singers and musicians in the video are shown wearing White dresses.[6][11][12] The track ends with Durood recited by Atif Aslam, when all other musical instruments were turned off.[13][4]


In an official press statement, Atif said that he still don't think he has made it. Atif also dedicated the performance to his elder son 'Ahad'. Atif said in Behind the scenes video that when he would grow up, he'll listen to it and would become happy to see his father's rendition of hamd and hoped that this song will help his son to find his own way to connect with the Divine.[14][15][16] He further said that he recited the Hamd from his heart.[17] Atif added that he felt like it just happened; it was in his luck. God provided him this opportunity and it's His blessing.[18]

Views and popularity[edit]

It has more than 400K views on YouTube in its first hour.[19] Same as, it received 2.6 million views on YouTube within 24 hours..[20] It garnered over 10 million views on YouTube in first two days of its release.[21] As of September 2020, it had gained over 32M views and 43K comments. As compared to the criticism, it has 652K thumbs up and 18K thumbs down.[22]

The song became popular in India and was one of the top ten trends (trend on 8) on YouTube in India.[23][24][25][26]


Pakistani actress Mahira Khan took to Twitter that Atif Aslam and Rohail Hayat are in the house. Another Pakistani actress Mawra Hocane tweeted that since her childhood, this has been her favourite hamd and Atif Aslam and the Coke Studio team has lived up to the expectations.[27][20] In another tweet she said that revisiting Tajdar-e-Haram Atif's voice magic. PTV host Shaista Lodhi tweeted that Rohail Hyatt nailed it, It has soulful lyrics, soothing composition and is beautiful rendition. Atif did best work till then and this is going to be historic.[28] Pakistani actress and producer Hareem Farooq said that Atif and Rohail has created magic by presenting beautiful track.

Pakistani actress and TV host Veena Malik also praised Atif Aslam and Rohail Hyatt's collaboration.[29] Another actress from Pakistan Ushna Shah tweeted that it's breathtaking. Actor Feroze Khan also tweeted. Ahmad Ali Butt, a Pakistani singer, producer and director posted on twitter that it's a pure and spiritual tribute given by love and devotion.[30] Founder and editor-in-chief of 'Something Haute' posted that Atif Aslam's rendition is humble and submissive, like a man in Sujud. It's gentle and beautiful.[31] Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf member and former finance minister of Pakistan Asad Umar praised and declared it as a brilliant rendition.[32][33] Pakistani writer and presenter and host at Cricingif Roha Nadeem also praised it. Dawn news' Abdul Ghaffar tweeted that Atif Aslam did complete justice to this Hamd and Rohail Hyatt made it simple and close to the heart. Its end leaves in peace and tears. Fahad Malik, founder of Splenix Tech posted that the Durood at end was the best.[34]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Atif Aslam's awestrucking rendition of Wohi Khuda Hai leaves us speechless". 11 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Best of Atif Aslam from Coke Studio". www.thenews.com.pk.
  3. ^ "Coke Studio season 12 begins with Atif Aslam's rendition of 'Wohi Khuda Hai'". www.geo.tv.
  4. ^ a b ""Wohi Khuda Hai" Steals the Show- Social Media Articles". 12 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Atif Aslam hopes his son finds Allah through his rendition of 'Wohi Khuda Hai'". The Express Tribune. 10 October 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Pop superstar Atif Aslam opens Coke Studio Season 12 with "Wohi Khuda Hai"". Arab News PK. 12 October 2019.
  7. ^ Moini, Muna (11 October 2019). "Atif Aslam's 'Wohi Khuda Hai' Sparks Social Media Uproar for all the Right Reasons!".
  8. ^ "Wohi Khuda Hai | Nusrat Translations".
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  10. ^ "'Coke Studio' releases Season Finale of Season 12". 30 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Wohi Khuda Hai: Who Does it Better?". 13 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Watch: Atif Aslam Sets The Bar High For Coke Studio". 11 October 2019.
  13. ^ "Coke Studio opens up with Atif Aslam's WOHI KHUDA HAI-DopeDesi". Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  14. ^ Asad, Mashal (9 October 2019). "Atif Aslam dedicates Coke Studio track to his son".
  15. ^ "Atif Aslam will open Coke Studio 12 with 'Wohi Khuda Hai'". 10 October 2019.
  16. ^ "Atif Aslam's blissful voice in Wohi Khuda leaves fans mesmerised | SAMAA". Samaa TV.
  17. ^ "Coke Studio season 12: Atif Aslam to open with 'Wohi Khuda Hai,' this Friday". 9 October 2019.
  18. ^ Studio, Coke. "Wohi Khuda Hai – Season 12 Blogs". Coke Studio.
  19. ^ "Atif Aslam's 'Wohi Khuda Hai' for Coke Studio 12 will give you goosebumps". 11 October 2019.
  20. ^ a b "Mawra and Mahira Rejoice Atif Aslam's Wohi Khuda Hai". Oyeyeah. 13 October 2019.
  21. ^ "Atif Aslam's rendition of Wohi Khuda Hai becomes a top trend in India". Oyeyeah. 14 October 2019.
  22. ^ "Coke Studio Season 12 | Wohi Khuda Hai | Atif Aslam" – via www.youtube.com.
  23. ^ "Atif Aslam wins over Indian fans with his Coke Studio's 'Wohi Khuda Hai'". 14 October 2019.
  24. ^ "India is listening to Atif Aslam's Wohi Khuda Hai". 14 October 2019.
  25. ^ "Atif Aslam wins over Indian fans with 'Wohi Khuda hai'". 14 October 2019.
  26. ^ "Despite Bollywood Ban, Even Indians Love Atif Aslam's Graceful Rendition of 'Wohi Khuda Hai'". Lens. 15 October 2019.
  27. ^ "Mahira Khan, Mawra Hocane are in awe of Atif Aslam's 'Wohi Khuda Hai'". The Express Tribune. 12 October 2019.
  28. ^ Staff, Images (11 October 2019). "Atif Aslam sets the bar high for Coke Studio with beautiful rendition of Wohi Khuda Hai". Images.
  29. ^ "Veena Malik Shares Her Thoughts On 'Wohi Khuda Hai'". 11 October 2019.
  30. ^ "Celebrities laud Atif Aslam's rendition of Wohi Khuda Hai for Coke Studio". 12 October 2019.
  31. ^ "Coke Studio season 12: This is how fans reacted to Atif Aslam's 'Wohi Khuda Hai' cover". www.thenews.com.pk.
  32. ^ "Tweet". Twitter. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  33. ^ "Coke Studio Season 12 started with Atif Aslam's "Wohi Khuda Hai"". 11 October 2019.
  34. ^ "Atif Aslam's Wohi Khuda Hai Sets The Bar High in Coke Studio 12 – Hit in Pakistan". www.hitinpakistan.com. Retrieved 12 August 2020.

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