By JS AMIR
Hafiz Afrooz lone is young Naat reciter and a part time youtuber. He was born on 1st May 1994 in village Naidkhai. Hafiz belongs to Bandipora district of Kashmir valley. He has completed his hifzQuran from Darul Uloom Naidkhai. He studied there for 5 years. And learned Islamic knowledge there till 2010. There after he studied Quranic studies at Darul Uloom Qasmiya Srinagar till 2013. He completed Qari course there. After that he returned to Daru Uloom Naidkhai and did revision of past course till 2014. In 2014 he started his own readymade cloths shop at Naidkhai Main Market. In addition to this he became the Imam (one who leads the prayers during Islamic gatherings) in his locality.
He started his YouTube channel namely HAFIZ AFROOZ LONE uploaded first video in May 2017 and has been working actively since Lockdown in 2020.His YouTube channel is based on Islamic content. He recites Naat Sharif both in Urdu and Kashmiri. He takes YouTube as a part time job. His videos have got millions of views across YouTube and Facebook. His YouTube channel has more than40 k subscribers.
Regarding Facebook he has initially created a Facebook page namely Afrooz Book Depot and Perfumes. But it was hacked by someone and deleted on Facebook. It had 72k followers. All videos were automatically deleted and couldn’t be restored. He had created a new Facebook page namely HAFIZ AFROOZ LONE. Within two months he got 45k followers. He also writes Naat Sharif but not recited or uploaded any of his Naat yet.
Regarding the inspiration of hafiz, he has been inspired by hafiz Tahir ul Qadri Sahib of Pakistan. He follows him in reciting Naat Sharif. He got good reaction from public. As people also criticize everyone. Hafiz Afrooz says,” about 90% people supported me and 10% criticised.” He captures and edits his videos by himself.
In a message to youtubers of Kashmir hafiz Afrooz says,” Youtubers should make best use of this. they should create such content that would be helpful to public. If you show wrong, people will follow wrong and if you show right, they will follow right. So,it is responsibility of every youtuber to upload only that content that will be helpful to them in world and hereafter.”
In a message to public, Hafiz Afrooz said that people should support the good content and share to others as well. Public should support the content that will be helpful to everyone.
Aim of Hafiz Afrooz is to become a good person and live a normal and happy life. And want to show right way to everyone.
JS AMIR is a Student of BA Honors Political Science at DAV College Amritsar
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