Aik Alif

Parh parh ilm te faazil hoya
Te kaday apnay aap nu parhya na ee
You, who after reading and reading became educated
Did you ever bother to read your own Self

Bhaj bhaj warna ay mandir maseeti
Te kaday mann apnay wich warya na ee
You wandered from Temples to Mosques
but did you ever even try to enter your inner Self

Larna ay roz shaitaan de naal
Te kadi nafs apnay naal larya na ee
Everyday you engage in fighting Satan
But did you ever fight your own Ego

Bulleh Shah asmaani ud’deya pharonda ay
Te jera ghar betha uloom pharya na ee
Bulleh Shah meditates on what’s in the Universe
he did not get his “knowledge”(ilm, jnana) simply staying home

Bas kareen o yaar
Enough already O’friend

Ilm-oun bas kareen o yaar
Ik Alif teray darkaar
Stop seeking all this outward knowledge O’ friend
All you need is Alif (alpha)

Al’Lah Sayyaan Al’Lah Sayyaan
God is Beloved, God is Friend

Bas kareen o yaar
Enough already O’ friend

Ilm-oun bas kareen o yaar
Do not rely on the outward knowledge

Al’Lah Sayyaan Al’Lah Sayyaan
God is Beloved, God is Friend

Poet:  Baba Bulleh Shah (1680-1757)

Music by Saieen Zahoor & Noori

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5 thoughts on “Aik Alif

    • Dear Ranu,

      Thank you for visiting. I’m glad that you liked this. I very much like Saeen Zahoor.

      All good wishes,

      robert

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