Qari waheed Zafar starts reciting Quran-e Majeed from the age of 6 or 7. At the same time he started reciting Naat and Hifz of the Holy Quran as well. By the age of 9, he had learned Quran-e-Majeed by heart and had also learned Qirat. The honor for Durood-o-Salam inside the Roza-e-Rasool (PBUH) in 1987 is the most cherished event of His life. Qari waheed zafar participated in many international competitions. By the grace of Allah He won the first competition in 1969 in Malaysia for Pakistan and thereafter in Libya in 1979. In 1980, he won a competition of Tilawat-e-Quran-e-Majeed in Saudi Arabia.
Waheed Zafar again in 1981 he won a competition in Syria. He started Radio programs in 1970 and the first program that he did was “Sar Chashma-e- Hidayat”. This program provided him the various opportunities to proceed further in this field and helped bringing him to the limelight. After that he did many programs on television as well although radio gave him the greatest exposure. In 1972, He read his first Naat, which is 'Arba-e- Qaseeda' (Allah Hu Allah Hu) on television, which got very popular all over the world. Some of his other popular Naats are Fasloon Ko takaluf hai hum say agar, Zahe Muqadar and Qaseeda-Burda Shareef. Many Naats Khawans have got training from him including Umm-e-Habiba, Roshan Ara Samad, Javed Akhtar and Khalid Hussain. They are renowned Naat Khawans of today.