Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What joy can there be in carefully counting it out?

کیا لطف جو گن گن کے تیرا نام لیا
What novelty if calls to your name were counted?


Listening to something right now, reminded me of a Qawwali by Sabri brothers, and I couldn't move on without recalling the original words, and here goes - two deep stanzas - one that I heard right now, and one that I had to recall:


O Tasbeeh Baati Phair Na Baahu
Is Tasbeeh Da Ki Parhna Hu
O Jehna Apne Naal Hisaab Ne Karda
Uhde Naal Hisaab Ki Karda Hu
- Bullhe Shah


Wa'izon ne muft ka ilzaam liya
Tasbeeh ke daano se abas kaam liya
Yeh naam tou woh hai, jisay an ginti layn
Kya lutf jo gin gin ke tera naam liya?!
- Sabri brothers (probably their own creation)


The puritan preachers are their own enemies
Their prayer-beads are used for showing off
O lord, your name deserves to be taken countlessly/HIS name is simply uncountable
What joy can there be in carefully counting it out?

http://folkpunjab.com/abida-parveen/ek-nukte-wich-gal-mukdi-e/
http://www.paklinks.com/gs/intikhaab/301286-ik-nuqte-vich-gal-mukdi-eh.html

Also see: http://folkpunjab.com/abida-parveen/assan-ishq-namaz-jadoon-neeti-ae-2/
(From qawwalis by Abida Parveen, Tere Ishq Nachaya and Chhaap Tilak by Sabri brothers, 1986)

1 comment:

  1. I would rather disagree to this thought..... what if the Mashooq(Allah) has asked Himself to COUNT. (Tasbeeh-e-Fatima is the most exercised counted tasbeeh among all sects of Islam, which is granted to Bibi Fatima(S.A) by Rasool himself & to Rasool by Allah Himself.

    These r the thoughts of those people who follow their own rules. If want themselves, would spent the whole night saying Allahoo but 2 Rakat of Fajr is burden to them & they draw such vague explanations.

    ISLAM IS NOT THE RELIGION OF ONE'S OWN CHOICE BUT THE RELIGION OF SUBMISSION.

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