Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Man Kunto Maula - Hazrat Amir Khusro
Nusrat Fateh Ai Khan
Shujaat Hussain Khan
Jafar Husain Khan Badayuni
laa fataa illaa Ali
laa saif illaa zulfiqaar
King of the brave,
lion of God,
[and] strength of God.
There is no one like Ali [and]
there is no sword like Zulfiqaar*.
* Zulfiqaar was the sword of Ali presented to him by Muhammad.
Ali imaam-e-manasto manam Ghulaam-e-Ali
hazaar jaan-e-giraamii fidaa-e-naam-e-Ali
Ali is the master of all, I am the slave of Ali
thousands life are to be sacrificed for Ali.
man kunto maulaa
fa haaza Aliun maulaa
To whom I am the master
Ali is the master.
Note: A famous tradition (hadith) of Prophet Muhammad. Ali was his cousin and son-in-law.
daaraa dil daaraa dil daar-e-daanii
tum tum taa naa naa naanaa, naanaa naanaa re
yaalaalii yaalaalii yaalaa, yaalaa yaalaa
Mystical chants sung by Sufis without any specific meaning.
In some versions, Nusrat has also recited the following stanza:
Ali shaah-e-mardaaN imaamun kabiiraa
ke baadasht nabii shud bashirush naziiraa
Ali is the king of the brave and the great leader
because after the Prophet there is Ali.