Waheed Zafar Qasmi

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Waheed Zafar Qasmi
Born1962
NationalityPakistani
OccupationQari and Naatkhawan
AwardsPride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 1985

Qari Waheed Zafar Qasmi (Urdu: وحید ظفر قاسمی) is a Pakistani Qari and na'at khawan,[1][2][3] a performer of poetry in praise of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad. Qasmi recites in both in Urdu and Arabic languages.[4]

Background[edit]

Qari Waheed Zafar Qasmi began reciting the Quran at the age of 7. Over the years, he has participated in several Qira'at competitions all around the world. In 1969, he won his first competition in Malaysia. In 1979, he won in another competition in Libya. Qasmi also won a competition on Tilawat-e-Quran-e-Majeed in Saudi Arabia and Syria in 1980 and 1981 respectively. In the 1970s, Qasmi joined Radio Pakistan. He was also known for his TV program Sar Chashma-e-Hidayat. Qasmi also effectively performed his role as a judge in Qira'at and Na'at competitions.[3][5][6][7][8][9] He is best known for his Naʽat "Allah Hu Allah Hu" "Faaslon ko Takalluf Hai Hum Se Agar" "Zahe Muqaddar" and many others.[10] His contribution in the field of Qira'at and Na'at led him to win the Pride of Performance award in 1984.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Waheed Zafar Qasmi profile on Inspiring Pakistan website Retrieved 16 March 2022
  2. ^ "Waheed Zafar Qasmi profile". urduwire.com website. 20 August 2012. Archived from the original on 2 May 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b Qari Waheed Zafar Qasmi on "HAMARI WEB" website Retrieved 16 March 2022
  4. ^ Mehfil-e-Naat on first death anniversary of Haji Abdul Razzaq Yaqoob ARY News website, Published 20 February 2015, Retrieved 16 March 2022
  5. ^ Pakistan Peace (24 January 2009), Qari Waheed Zafar Qasmi Interview In Ptv( Part 1 )By Visaal, retrieved 3 April 2019
  6. ^ Pakistan Peace (24 January 2009), Qari Waheed Zafar Qasmi Interview In Ptv( Part 2 )By Visaal, retrieved 3 April 2019
  7. ^ Pakistan Peace (24 January 2009), Qari Waheed Zafar Qasmi Interview In Ptv( Part 3 )By Visaal, retrieved 3 April 2019
  8. ^ Pakistan Peace (24 January 2009), Qari Waheed Zafar Qasmi Interview In Ptv( Part 4 )By Visaal, retrieved 3 April 2019
  9. ^ Pakistan Peace (24 January 2009), Qari Waheed Zafar Qasmi Interview In Ptv( Part 5 )By Visaal, retrieved 3 April 2019
  10. ^ "How an oversight changed our favourite Naat forever". The Express Tribune. 20 April 2021. Retrieved 10 November 2021.