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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

543. Rafi's Romantic Song: Ankhiyaan Apnee Chhupaa Rakkh Goriye...

Movie: MERA QASOOR KYA HAI  (1964)

Lyrics: Rajinder Krishan
Music: Chitragupt


Romantic Rafi’s Rare Gem: Ankhiyaan Apnee Chhupaa Ke Rakkh…


Roman Transliteration/English Translation of the original Hindi-Urdu Lyrics:



 a.nkhiyaa.n apnee chhupaa ke rakkh goriye
HIDE YOUR EYES, O FAIR BELLE!


zamaanaa, sharaabee bann jaayegaa,
THE WORLD WILL BECOME INTOXICATED,


a.nkhiyaa.n apnee chhupaa ke rakkh goriye
HIDE YOUR FACE, O FAIR BELLE!


zamaanaa, sharaabee bann jaayegaa,
THE WORLD WILL BECOME INTOXICATED,


chaand cha.Dhe sab duniyaa dekhe,
THE ENTIRE WORLD SEES THE RISING MOON,


chaand cha.Dhe sab duniyaa dekhe,
THE ENTIRE WORLD SEES THE RISING MOON,


mai.n toh dekhoo.n mukh yaar kaa
AS FOR ME, I WATCH THE FACE OF MY BELOVED,


mai.n mar gayaa Allah,
I’M A GONER, O ALLAH!


mai.n toh dekhoo.n mukh yaar kaa,
AS FOR ME, I WATCH THE FACE OF MY BELOVED,


zulfe.n, rukh se haTaa ke rakkh goriye
SHIFT THE TRESSES FROM THE FACE, O FAIR BELLE!


zamaanaa, sharaabee bann jaayegaa,
THE WORLD WILL BECOME INTOXICATED,


a.nkhiyaa.n apnee chhupaa ke rakkh goriye
HIDE YOUR EYES, O FAIR BELLE!


zamaanaa, sharaabee bann jaayegaa….
THE WORLD WILL BECOME INTOXICATED,


dekh ke tere husn kaa aalam, haay,
SEEING YOUR BEAUTEOUS STATE, OH!


dekh ke tere husn kaa aalam,
SEEING YOUR BEAUTEOUS STATE


dil hai deewaanaa tere naam kaa
THE HEART’S CRAZY FOR YOUR NAME,


mai.n mar gayaa Allah,
I’M A GONER, O ALLAH!


dil hai deewaanaa tere naam kaa,
THE HEART’S CRAZY FOR YOUR NAME,


palke.n, yoo.n naa jhukaa ke rakkh goriye
DON’T KEEP YOUR EYELASHES LOWERED, O FAIR BELLE!


zamaanaa, sharaabee bann jaayegaa,
THE WORLD WILL BECOME INTOXICATED,


a.nkhiyaa.n apnee chhupaa ke rakkh goriye
HIDE YOUR EYES, O FAIR BELLE!


zamaanaa, sharaabee bann jaayegaa….
THE WORLD WILL BECOME INTOXICATED…


teree galee me.n aanaa jaanaa,
GOING TO AND FRO IN YOUR LANE,


teree galee me.n aanaa jaanaa,
GOING TO AND FRO IN YOUR LANE


kaam yahee hai subh-o-shaam kaa
‘TIS THE ONLY JOB OF MORNING AND EVENING,


mai.n mar gayaa Allah,
I’M A GONER, O ALLAH!


kaam yahee hai subh-o-shaam kaa,
‘TIS THE ONLY JOB OF MORNING AND EVENING,


jalwe, kuchh toh bachaa ke rakkh goriye
SAVE SOME OF YOUR FINERIES, O FAIR BELLE,


zamaanaa, sharaabee bann jaayegaa,
THE WORLD WILL BECOME INTOXICATED,


a.nkhiyaa.n apnee chhupaa ke rakkh goriye
HIDE YOUR EYES, O FAIR BELLE!


zamaanaa, sharaabee bann jaayegaa.
THE WORLD WILL BECOME INTOXICATED.


Nasir

Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder. - Aldous Huxley

542. Rafi's Romantic Song: Yeh albela taur naa dekhaa....


Movie: SASURAL (1961)
Lyrics: Shailendra
Music: Shankar-Jaikishan

One of the movie-halls in Mumbai where first released: Lotus Cinema.

Romantic Rafi's Rare Gem: Yeh Albela Taur Naa Dekhaa...
Roman Transliteration/English Translation of the original Hindi-Urdu Lyrics:





yeh albelaa taur naa dekhaa,
THIS VOLATILE DEPORTMENT, I’VE NEVER SEEN,


tum saa koee aur naa dekhaa,
ANOTHER LIKE YOU, I’VE NEVER SEEN,


husn kaa yeh jaur naa dekhaa,
SUCH TYRANNY OF BEAUTY, I’VE NEVER SEEN,


vallah yaar luT gaye hamm toh nazar milaake,
BY ALLAH! O FRIEND, I  GOT WAYLAID BY LOOKING HER IN THE EYE!


vallah yaar luT gaye hamm toh, nazar milaake,
BY ALLAH!  O FRIEND,  I GOT WAYLAID BY LOOKING HER IN THE EYE!


yeh albelaa taur naa dekhaa,
THIS VOLATILE DEPORTMENT, I’VE NEVER SEEN,


tum saa koee aur naa dekhaa,
ANOTHER LIKE YOU, I’VE NEVER SEEN,


husn kaa yeh jaur naa dekhaa,
SUCH TYRANNY OF BEAUTY, I’VE NEVER SEEN,


vallah yaar luT gaye hamm toh, nazar milaake,
BY ALLAH! O FRIEND, I  GOT WAYLAID BY LOOKING HER IN THE EYE!


vallah yaar luT gaye hamm toh, nazar milaake,
BY ALLAH! O FRIEND, I GOT WAYLAID BY LOOKING HER IN THE EYE!


tum hamm ko agar, is haal me.n, pehchaante,
IF YOU HAD IDENTIFIED ME IN THIS STATE,


toh hamm aap kee, baa.nkee nazar ko maante,
THEN I’D HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED YOUR GIMLET EYES,


tum hamm ko agar, is haal me.n, pehchaante,
IF YOU HAD IDENTIFIED ME IN THIS STATE,


toh hamm aap kee baa.nkee nazar ko maante,
THEN I’D HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED YOUR GIMLET EYES,


meraa fasaanaa pataa yaa Thikaanaa agar poochhte jaante,
IF YOU’D ASKED OR KNOWN MY STORY, ADDRESS OR DESTINATION!


yeh albelaa taur naa dekhaa,
THIS VOLATILE DEPORTMENT, I’VE NEVER SEEN,


tum saa koee aur naa dekhaa,
ANOTHER LIKE YOU, I’VE NEVER SEEN,


husn kaa yeh jaur naa dekhaa,
SUCH TYRANNY OF BEAUTY, I’VE NEVER SEEN,


vallah yaar luT gaye hamm toh nazar milaake,
BY ALLAH! O FRIEND,   I  GOT WAYLAID BY LOOKING HER IN THE EYE!


vallah yaar luT gaye hamm toh, nazar milaake,
BY ALLAH! O FRIEND,  I  GOT WAYLAID BY LOOKING HER IN THE EYE!


hai jeevan kaa saath, lekin judaa, ho jaaye.nge,
FOR A LIFETIME WE’RE TOGETHER, BUT WE’LL BE PARTING,


in veeraano.n me.n, ik baar phir, kho jaaye.nge
IN THESE LONELY ISOLATIONS, WE’LL LOSE OURSELVES ONCE AGAIN,


hai jeevan kaa saath, lekin judaa, ho jaaye.nge,
FOR A LIFETIME WE’RE TOGETHER, BUT WE’LL BE PARTING,


in veeraano.n me.n, ik baar phir, kho jaaye.nge,
IN THESE LONELY ISOLATIONS, WE’LL LOSE OURSELVES ONCE AGAIN,


sangg me.n guzaare, jo din pyaare pyaare sadaa hamm ko yaad aayenge,
THE LOVELY DAYS, WE SPENT TOGETHER, I’LL ALWAYS CHERISH,


yeh albelaa taur naa dekhaa,
THIS VOLATILE DEPORTMENT, I’VE NEVER SEEN,


tum saa koee aur naa dekhaa,
ANOTHER LIKE YOU, I’VE NEVER SEEN,


husn kaa yeh jaur naa dekhaa,
SUCH TYRANNY OF BEAUTY, I’VE NEVER SEEN,


vallah yaar luT gaye hamm toh nazar milaake,
BY ALLAH! O FRIEND,  I GOT WAYLAID BY LOOKING HER IN THE EYE!


vallah yaar luT gaye hamm toh, nazar milaake,
BY ALLAH!  O FRIEND,  I  GOT WAYLAID BY LOOKING HER IN THE EYE!


ek bhoolee huwee, bisree huwee, pehchaan hoo.n,
A FORGOTTEN, NEGLECTED IDENTITY AM I,


ik TooTa huwaa, kuchlaa gayaa, armaan hoo.n
A BROKEN, A TRAMPLED DESIRE AM I,


ek bhoolee huwee, bisree huwee, pehchaan hoo.n,
A FORGOTTEN, NEGLECTED IDENTITY AM I,


ik TooTa huwaa, kuchlaa gayaa, armaan hoo.n,
A BROKEN, A TRAMPLED DESIRE AM I,


maine yeh maanaa ke mai.n hoo.n deewaana magar ek insaan hoo.n,
AGREED THAT I’M CRAZY,  BUT A HUMAN BEING AM I,


yeh albelaa taur naa dekhaa,
THIS VOLATILE DEPORTMENT, I’VE NEVER SEEN,


tum saa koee aur naa dekhaa,
ANOTHER LIKE YOU, I’VE NEVER SEEN,


husn kaa yeh jaur naa dekhaa,
SUCH TYRANNY OF BEAUTY, I’VE NEVER SEEN,


vallah yaar luT gaye hamm toh nazar milaake,
BY ALLAH! O FRIEND,   I GOT WAYLAID BY LOOKING HER IN THE EYE!


vallah yaar luT gaye hamm toh, nazar milaake,
BY ALLAH! O FRIEND,   I GOT WAYLAID BY LOOKING HER IN THE EYE!


o yeh albelaa taur naa dekhaa,
THIS VOLATILE DEPORTMENT, I’VE NEVER SEEN,


tum saa koee aur naa dekhaa,
ANOTHER LIKE YOU, I’VE NEVER SEEN,


husn kaa yeh jaur naa dekhaa,
SUCH TYRANNY OF BEAUTY, I’VE NEVER SEEN,


vallah yaar luT gaye hamm toh nazar milaake,
BY ALLAH! O FRIEND,   I  GOT WAYLAID BY LOOKING HER IN THE EYE!


vallah yaar luT gaye hamm toh, nazar milaake.
BY ALLAH!  O FRIEND,   I  GOT WAYLAID BY LOOKING HER IN THE EYE!


NASIR


Beauty is a short-lived tyranny. Socrates



Sunday, March 28, 2010

541. Rafi's Romantic Song: Pukaarta Chalaa Hoon Main...

Movie: MERE SANAM (1965)

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Music: O.P. Nayyar


Romantic Rafi’s all-time favourite song: Pukaartaa chalaa hoo.n mai.n….
Roman Transliteration/English Translation of the original Hindi-Urdu Lyrics:


pukaartaa chalaa hoo.n mai.n,
HERE I GO, CALLING OUT


galee galee bahaar kee,
IN THE LANES OF SPRING,


bas ek chhaao.n zulf kee,
JUST A SHADE OF TRESS,


bas ik nigaah pyaar kee,
JUST A LOVING GLANCE,


pukaartaa chalaa hoo.n mai.n,
HERE I GO, CALLING OUT


galee galee bahaar kee,
IN THE LANES OF SPRING,


bas ek chhaao.n zulf kee,
JUST A SHADE OF TRESS,


bas ik nigaah pyaar kee,
JUST A LOVING GLANCE,


pukaartaa chalaa hoo.n mai.n……
HERE I GO, CALLING OUT…


yeh dillagee yeh shokhiyaa.n salaam kee,
THESE BANTERINGS, THIS PLAYFUL GREETING,


yahee toh baat ho rahee hai kaam kee,
THESE ARE THE USEFUL STUFFS HAPPENING,


koee toh mu.dke dekh legaa is taraf,
MAYBE SOMEONE WILL TURN AROUND, LOOKING THIS WAY,


koee nazar toh hogee mere kaam kee,
MAYBE SOME FLEETING LOOK WILL BE OF USE TO ME,


pukaartaa chalaa hoo.n mai.n,
HERE I GO, CALLING OUT


galee galee bahaar kee,
IN THE LANES OF SPRING,


bas ek chhaao.n zulf kee,
JUST A SHADE OF TRESS,


bas ik nigaah pyaar kee,
JUST A LOVING GLANCE,


pukaartaa chalaa hoo.n mai.n……
HERE I GO, CALLING OUT…


sunee meree sadaa toh kis yaqeen se,
WITH WHAT CONVICTION MY CRY’S BEEN HEARD!


ghaTaa utar ke aa gayee zamee.n pe,
THE CLOUD HAS DESCENDED ON THE EARTH,


rahee yahee lagan toh ay dil-e-jawaa.n,
O YOUNG HEART! IF SUCH LONGING PERSISTS THEN


asar bhee ho rahegaa ik haseen pe,
IT’LL IMPACT A BEAUTIFUL ONE TOO,


pukaartaa chalaa hoo.n mai.n,
HERE I GO, CALLING OUT


galee galee bahaar kee,
IN THE LANES OF SPRING,


bas ek chhaao.n zulf kee,
JUST A SHADE OF TRESS,


bas ik nigaah pyaar kee,
JUST A LOVING GLANCE,


pukaartaa chalaa hoo.n mai.n……
HERE I GO, CALLING OUT.


NASIR


The most precious possession that ever comes
To a man in this world
Is a woman's heart.
~ Josiah G. Holland ~







Saturday, March 27, 2010

540. Rafi's Romantic Song: Bandaa Parwar Main Kahaan...



Movie: POCKET MAAR (1974)
Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
Music: Laxmikant-Pyarelal


Romantic Rafi’s melodious style in: Bandaa parwar mai.n kahaa.n…..
Roman Transliteration/English Translation of the original Urdu-Hindi Lyrics:


bandaa parwar mai.n kahaa.n,
O PATRONESS! THE LOWLY ME,


yeh aap kee, mehfil kahaa.n,
THIS ELITE PARTY OF YOURS!


bandaa parwar mai.n kahaa..n,
O PATRONESS! THE LOWLY ME,


yeh aap kee mehfil kahaa.n,
THIS ELITE PARTY OF YOURS!


aap kee bandaa nawaazee hai,
‘TIS YOUR CONDESCENDENCE,


mai.n is qaabil, kahaa.n
I’M NOT WORTHY OF IT,


bandaa parwar, mai.n kahaa.n,
O PATRONESS! THE LOWLY ME,


yeh aap kee mehfil kahaa.n,
THIS ELITE PARTY OF YOURS!


aap kee bandaa nawaazee, hai,
‘TIS YOUR CONDESCENDENCE,


mai.n is qaabil, kahaa.n
I’M NOT WORTHY OF IT,


bandaa, parwar mai.n kahaa.n,
O PATRONESS! THE LOWLY ME,


yeh aap kee, mehfil kahaa.n….
THIS ELITE PARTY OF YOURS!


aap kee nazre.n, sunaatee hai.n, kahaanee aap kee,
YOUR EYES NARRATE YOUR TALE,


is mohabbat me.n…
IN THIS LOVE…


is mohabbat me.n, hai shaamil, meherbaanee aap kee,
BLENDED IN THIS LOVE IS YOUR FAVOUR,


khoobsoorat, aap kee nazro.n, saa meraa dil, kahaa.n
NOWHERE IS MY HEART AS BEAUTIFUL AS YOUR EYES!


bandaa, parwar mai.n kahaa.n,
O PATRONESS! THE LOWLY ME,


yeh aap kee mehfil kahaa.n,
THIS ELITE PARTY OF YOURS!


aap kee bandaa nawaazee hai,
‘TIS YOUR CONDESCENDENCE,


mai.n is qaabil, kahaa.n
I’M NOT WORTHY OF IT,


bandaa parwar, mai.n kahaa.n,
O PATRONESS! THE LOWLY ME,


yeh aap kee, mehfil kahaa.n….
THIS ELITE PARTY OF YOURS!


meree raaho.n me.n, bahaaro.n ke, gulistaa.n khil gaye,
SPRING ROSE-GARDENS HAVE BLOSSOMED IN MY PATHS,


jaa rahaa thaah mai.n….
I WAS LOITERING…


jaa rahaa thaah mai.n, akela, aap mujh se mil gaye,
I WAS LOITERING ALONE, YOU JOINED ME,


aap naa, milte toh phir miltee, mujhe manzil, kahaa.n
IF YOU HADN’T MET ME, THEN HOW COULD I’VE FOUND THE DESTINATION!


bandaa parwar, mai.n kahaa.n,
O PATRONESS! THE LOWLY ME,


yeh aap kee mehfil kahaa.n,
THIS ELITE PARTY OF YOURS!


aap kee bandaa nawaazee, hai,
‘TIS YOUR CONDESCENDENCE,


mai.n is qaabil, kahaa.n
I’M NOT WORTHY OF IT,


bandaa parwar, mai.n kahaa.n,
O PATRONESS! THE LOWLY ME,


yeh aap kee, mehfil kahaa.n.
THIS ELITE PARTY OF YOURS!


NASIR


I am grateful for you, my love. Grateful for all the ways you love me; grateful for how easily you allow me to love you; grateful for how you complement me and how you open yourself to the gifts that I offer; grateful for the exuberance, joy and pleasure you bring to the high times of our lives; grateful for your depth of feeling and your steadfast partnership when our lives travel the low paths; grateful for your precious presence, in memories past and this present moment. For you my love, I am much more than grateful. I am blessed by you. My love. – marriagevowworkbook.com







Friday, March 26, 2010

539. Rafi's Romantic Song: Tum hee se huwee hai shuru...

Movie: Mera Dost (1969)

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
Music: Laxmikant-Pyarelal


Romantic Rafi’s husky melody: Tum hee se huwee hai…


Roman Transliteration/English Translation of the original Hindi-Urdu Lyrics:


tum hee se huwee hai, shuru aur tum hee pe,
IT STARTED WITH YOU AND ONLY WITH YOU


sanam Khatm hogee, kahaanee hamaaree,
MY STORY WILL END, O BELOVED!


tum hee se huwee hai, shuru aur tum hee pe,
IT STARTED WITH YOU AND ONLY WITH YOU


sanam Khatm hogee, kahaanee hamaaree,
MY STORY WILL END, O BELOVED!


kisee ghair se hamm, muhabbat kare.n toh,
IF I FALL IN LOVE WITH ANOTHER,


Khuda chheen le, zindagaanee hamaaree,
MAY GOD SNATCH AWAY MY LIFE!


tum hee se huwee hai…
IT STARTED WITH YOU…


yahee zulfe.n, yahee nazre.n,
THESE TRESSES, THESE GLANCES,


yahee dar hai hamaaraa,
THIS IS MY VERY THRESHOLD,


jahaa.n chho.De.n, magar chho.De.n,
THE WORLD MAY BE GIVEN UP, BUT LEAVING


naa hamm daaman tumhaaraa,
YOUR REFUGE, I WON’T!


qasam le lo…
TAKE MY OATH…


qasam le lo, yeh wadaa hai, naa TooTegaa,
I SWEAR, IT’S A PROMISE I WON’T BREAK,


kahee.n aur apne, yeh sajde luTaaye,
IF I FRITTER MY PROSTRATIONS SOMEWHERE ELSE,


toh ho jaye ruswaa, jawaanee hamaaree,
THEN MAY MY YOUTH BE DISGRACED!


tum hee se huwee hai, shuru aur tum hee pe,
IT STARTED WITH YOU AND ONLY WITH YOU


sanam Khatm hogee, kahaanee hamaaree,
MY STORY WILL END, O BELOVED!


tum hee se huwee hai…
IT STARTED WITH YOU…


naa tum ko bhee, Khabar hotee,
EVEN YOU WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN AWARE


tumeh yoo.n pyaar karte,
I LOVE YOU SO,


guzartee hai, jo is dil pe,
WHAT PASSES THROUGH THIS HEART,


naa hamm izhaar karte,
I WOULDN’T HAVE REVEALED,


agar bas me.n…
IF UNDER CONTROL…


agar bas me.n, yeh dil hotaa, toh chup rehte,
IF UNDER CONTROL WERE THIS HEART, SILENT I’D HAVE REMAINED,


magar kyaa kare.n, ab zubaan-e-nazar se,
BUT WHAT TO DO NOW! THROUGH THE ELOQUENT GLANCE


lagee bolne, bezubaanee hamaaree,
MY MUTENESS HAS BEGUN TO SPEAK,


tum hee se huwee hai, shuru aur tum hee pe,
IT STARTED WITH YOU AND ONLY WITH YOU


sanam Khatm hogee, kahaanee hamaaree,
MY STORY WILL END, O BELOVED!


tum hee se huwee hai…
IT STARTED WITH YOU…


koee heere, koee motee,
SOMEONE, THE DIAMONDS; SOMEONE, THE PEARLS,


koee yeh phool laayaa,
SOMEONE , THIS FLOWER, HAS BROUGHT,


hamaara dil, faqat naame,
MY HEART, MERELY THE NAME OF


muhabbat leke aayaa,
LOVE, HAS BROUGHT,


muhabbat se…
COMPARED TO LOVE…


muhabbat se, ziyaadaa kyaa, hasee.n hogaa,
COMPARED TO LOVE, WHAT CAN BE MORE BEAUTIFUL!


yahee hai hamaaree, nigaaho.n kaa tohfaa,
THIS AND ONLY THIS IS THE GIFT OF MY EYES,


yahee ban sakegaa, nishaanee hamaaree,
ONLY THIS CAN SUIT OUR SIGN!


tum hee se huwee hai, shuru aur tum hee pe,
IT STARTED WITH YOU AND ONLY WITH YOU


sanam Khatm hogee, kahaanee hamaaree,
MY STORY WILL END, O BELOVED!


kisee ghair se hamm, muhabbat kare.n toh,
IF I FALL IN LOVE WITH ANOTHER,


Khuda chheen le, zindagaanee hamaaree,
MAY GOD SNATCH AWAY MY LIFE!


tum hee se huwee hai…
IT STARTED WITH YOU…


NASIR


"A man always remembers his first love with special tenderness, but after that he begins to bunch them." Henry Louis Mencken











538. Rafi's Romantic Song: Akad ke kahaan chale meri jaan...

Movie: PYAR (1969)

Lyrics: Prahlad Sharma
Music: B. Balsara


Romantic Rafi’s Rare Gem: Aka.d ke kahaa.n chale…
Roman Transliteration/English Translation of the original Hindi-Urdu Lyrics:


aka.d ke kahaa.n chale meree jaan,
WHERE BE YOU GOING HAUGHTILY, MY SWEETHEART,


karo naa itnaa haay gumaan,
DON’T BE SO PRESUMPTUOUS!


aka.d ke kahaa.n chale meree jaan,
WHERE BE YOU GOING HAUGHTILY, MY SWEETHEART,


karo naa itnaa haay gumaan,
OH, DON’T BE SO PRESUMPTUOUS!


akele chal naa paaoge,
YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO TREAD ALONE,


meet mere tum kho jaaoge
MY FRIEND, YOU’LL BE LOST,


abhee toh kamsin ho naadaan,
YOU’RE STILL SO YOUNG AND IGNORANT,


aka.d ke kahaa.n chale meree jaan,
WHERE BE YOU GOING HAUGHTILY, MY SWEETHEART,


karo naa itnaa haay gumaan…
DON’T BE SO PRESUMPTUOUS!


ba.Daa lambaa jeevan ka safar,
VERY LONG IS LIFE’S JOURNEY,


nahee.n manzil kee tumeh Khabar,
UNKNOWN TO YOU IS THE DESTINATION,


ghiregee toofaa.n me.n kashtee,
THE BOAT WILL BE ENGULFED IN THE STORM,


milegee tum ko nahee.n Dagar,
YOU WON’T FIND THE WAY,


samjhee?
CLEAR?


hame.n tum le lo apne saath,
TAKE ME ALONG WITH YOU,


kinaare se lag jaaoge,
YOU’LL GET TO THE SHORE,


akele chal naa paaoge,
YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO TREAD ALONE,


meet mere tum kho jaaoge
MY FRIEND, YOU’LL BE LOST,


abhee toh kamsin ho naadaan,
YOU’RE STILL SO YOUNG AND IGNORANT,


aka.d ke kahaa.n chale meree jaan,
WHERE BE YOU GOING HAUGHTILY, MY SWEETHEART,


karo naa itnaa haay gumaan, haah…
YEAH, DON’T BE SO PRESUMPTUOUS!


zaraa aane doh mast bahaar, ah ah,
OH, JUST LET THE LUSTY SPRING ARRIVE!


khiloge kaliyo.n se dildaar,
LIKE THE BUDS YOU’LL BLOOM MY LOVE,


wah wah,
GREAT!


gulaabee hoTo.n kaa pee zahar,
DRINKING POISON FROM THE LIPS


mare.nge bha.nware roz hazaar, ho ho ho,
THOUSAND OF BUMBLE-BEES WILL DIE DAILY, OH!


hiran see aa.nkho.n me.n le nashaa,
WITH INTOXICATION IN THE GAZELLE-LIKE EYES,


hame.n madhosh banaaoge,
YOU’LL GET ME DRUNK!


akele chal naa paaoge,
YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO TREAD ALONE,


meet mere tum kho jaaoge
MY FRIEND, YOU’LL BE LOST,


abhee toh kamsin ho naadaan,
YOU’RE STILL SO YOUNG AND IGNORANT,


aka.d ke kahaa.n chale meree jaan,
WHERE BE YOU GOING HAUGHTILY, MY SWEETHEART,


karo naa itnaa haay gumaan…
OH, DON’T BE SO PRESUMPTUOUS!


aji sun lo mere hamdam,
LISTEN O MY SOUL-MATE,


nahee.n yeh naKhro.n kaa mausam
‘TIS NOT THE SEASON FOR BEING SNIFFY,


zamaane se ham doh pyaase,
FOR AGES BOTH OF US ARE ATHIRST,


ba.Dee hai dono.n or jalan
PASSION RISING ON BOTH SIDES,


hamaare pehloo me.n aao,
COME BY MY SIDE,


yaqee.n hai pyaas bujhaaoge,
I’M SURE YOU’LL QUENCH YOUR THIRST,


akele chal naa paaoge,
YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO TREAD ALONE,


meet mere tum kho jaaoge
MY FRIEND, YOU’LL BE LOST,


abhee toh kamsin ho naadaan,
YOU’RE STILL SO YOUNG AND IGNORANT,


aka.d ke kahaa.n chale meree jaan,
WHERE BE YOU GOING HAUGHTILY, MY SWEETHEART,


karo naa itnaa haay gumaan…
DON’T BE SO PRESUMPTUOUS!


aka.d ke kahaa.n chale meree jaan,
WHERE BE YOU GOING HAUGHTILY, MY SWEETHEART,


karo naa itnaa haay gumaan…
OH, DON’T BE SO PRESUMPTUOUS!


NASIR


Fear may induce the show of submission; but love only can truly subjugate a haughty spirit.”
Mary Cowden



Thursday, March 25, 2010

TRIBUTES TO MOHAMMED RAFI FROM MANMOHAN DESAI, PRODUCER-DIRECTOR.


For the uninitiated, Manmohan Desai (1936-1994) was a famous Bollywood Producer and Director who began his filmy journey since 1960 when he directed Chhalia at the age of 24. In fact, he had started earlier with Janam Janam Ke Phere (1957) but under the pseudonym of Manoo Desai, and as a producer of musical hit Bedard Zamaana Kya Jaane (1959).  Thereafter from 1963 to 1973 his directorial ventures included Bluff Master, Budtameez, Kismat, Sachcha Jhutha, and Aa Gale Lag Ja besides other movies. He was the story-writer for two movies: Raj Kumar (1964) and Kismat (1969) in addition to writing the screen-play for Bluff Master.


Manmohan Desai reached his zenith between 1974 and 1985 when he directed such hit movies as Roti (1974), Dharam Veer, Amar Akbar Anthony, Chacha Bhatija, Parvarish – all released in 1977, Suhaag (1979), Naseeb (1981), Desh Premee (1982), Coolie (1983) and Mard (1985). Manmohan Desai is known for his ‘Masala’ movies and creating “Anhonee” from “Honee” and vice-versa. Therefore, he is also said to be the factor responsible for transformation of Amitabh Bachchan into a superstar. His next movie in 1988, Ganga Jamuna Saraswati, however, was a total disaster, signaling his downfall.


It is notable that Manmohan Desai  chose Mohammed Rafi to sing for Amitabh Bachchan in movies such as Suhaag, Naseeb, and Desh Premee at the time when Kishore Kumar had become the voice for the super-star. Can anyone forget the John Johny Janadhan number from Naseeb! Or the patriotic number of Desh Premee: Aapas mein Prem Karo Desh Premiyon. What about Dharmendra’s Dharam Veer (fasten your seatbelt): O Meri Mehbooba!  Rafi Sahaab was his choice for his first movie too, Janam Janam Ke Phere. This movie is more remembered by its songs such as Rafi Sahaab’s title track and Rafi-Lata duet: Zaraa Saamne toh Aawo Chhaliye! We remember the 1959 movie, Bedard Zamaana Kya Jaane more by its songs, especially the Rafi-Lata duets: Main Yahaan Tuu Kahaan, and Duur Kahin Tuu Chal, as well as Rafi Sahaab’s title track. Even in Chhalia,  which was a Raj Kapoor starrer and could accommodate only Mukesh, Manmohan Desai saw to it that Rafi Sahaab had a song too. This was the philosophical number: Gali Gali Sita Roye Aaj Mere Desh Mein. As regards the Shammi Kapoor starrers do we need to say anything?  Govinda Aalaa Re from Bluff Master has become immortal along with the festival of Gokul Ashtami, and till today remains the best song ever both in terms of the song and the picturisation that captures the mood of the festival. 


Manmohan was a true Rafi-Bhakt, to borrow the Hindi expression. After the untimely demise of Rafi Sahaab, this great fan dedicated each and every film of his to the memory of the Immortal Singing Legend.   Here’s what he said on the TV channel with candour and conviction:


“Mohammed Rafi – I worship this man.


Besides his family who felt his loss naturally, I think the person who felt the maximum loss in this country is Mr. Manmohan Desai (points out himself).


I’ve been his greatest fan – I should call it “Devotee.” Ever since I was a kid, I remember I used to go to his recordings, hear him, and I used to go and touch his feet.


And then, when my films started, he sang all my songs. And I personally feel he died at a very young. I feel it was the voice of a god. And the gods wanted to hear him personally, that is why they took him up so young.”


- Manmohan Desai.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

HAZRAT UWAIS AL-QARNI (Radi Allah Ta'la Anhu) - A Short Overview.









From the Layman’s Desk-5: HAZRAT UWAIS AL-QARNI (Radi Allah Ta’la Anhu)



Sayyid Uwais al-Qarni (594-657 c.e. ) was a contemporary of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam). He was a resident of Qaran in Yemen. We find references to him in various books, notably in the prophetic traditions. To the natives of Qaran, he was a madman who dwelt in solitude and associated with no one. He did not eat what men ate and he felt no happiness or sorrow. He wept when others smiled, and smiled when others wept. He lived in a desert from their homes and camels. This was how the natives described him to the second Caliph of Islam, Hazrat Umar ®.


The Holy Messenger (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam) described Uwais ® to Hazrat Umar ® and Hazrat Ali ® as a lowly man of medium height, hairy, with a white spot on his left side as large as a dirham, which spot is not from leprosy, and having a similar spot on the palm of his hand. The Holy Messenger (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam) also bade them to give his greetings when they meet him and to pray for his people.


From the Ihya of al-Ghazali we learn that Uwais al-Qarni ® was regarded as a mad man since he used to subject himself to strict rigours in daily life. He used to go out for the morning prayers even before the call to prayers and return only after the Isha or night prayers. His food was very frugal and consisted of stones of dried dates.  As for his clothes, he used to put on a torn pieces of cloth. He used to sew the torn pieces. His appearance attracted the mischievous boys who threw stones at him and he used to constantly remind the boys that if they wished they could throw small pebbles since bleeding that resulted from the wounds sustained through large stones would invalidate his ‘wudu’.


In a Hadith Qudsi recorded by the Companion Abu Hurayra, may Allah be pleased with him, the Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be peace and blessings, said speaking on behalf of his Lord:


"Allah, Exalted and Mighty is He, loves of His creation the God-fearing, the pure in the heart, those who are hidden, and those who are innocent, whose face is dusty, whose hair is unkempt, whose stomach is empty, and who, if he asks permission to enter to the rulers, is not granted it, and if he were to ask for a gentle lady in marriage, he would be refused, and when he leaves the world it does not miss him, and if he goes out, his going out is not noticed, and if he falls sick, he is not attended to, and if he dies, he is not accompanied to his grave.”


They asked him, "O Messenger of Allah, how can we find someone like that?" He, upon whom be peace and blessings, said, "Uwais al-Qarni is such a one."


Hadrat Ibn-e-Sa'd ® quotes the Beloved Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam) as saying "In my ummah (followers) I have a friend whose name is Owais al Qarni".


We gather from Sahih Muslim: Umar al-Khattab ® reported that he had heard the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alayhi wassallam) saying that worthy among the successors would be a person called Uwais. He would have his mother living with him. He would bear a sign of leprosy. Ask him to beg pardon from Allah for you.


Though he lived during the lifetime of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alayhi wassallam) and embraced Islam, he could not physically meet with him (sallal laahu alahi wassallam) as he was overawed with ecstasy, and secondly, by the duty to his old and blind mother. He is, therefore, not included in the Companions’ list. However, he is known as the best of the successors (Tabiin) or Khair-ul-Tabiian, i.e. the Eminent among the Tabiian.


In the Stories of the Sahaba it is mentioned that since the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam) mentioned the name and rank of Hazrat Uwais ®, the Sahabas tried to find him. During the Caliphate of Hazrat Abu Bakr ® he was not traced. It was only during the fag-end of the Caliphate of Hazrat Umar ® that he was traced.


A hadith in Sahih Muslim, reported by Usair bin Jabir, we learn that when the people from Yemen came to assist the Muslim army at the time of Jihad, Hazrat Umar ® asked them if there was amongst them a person named Uwais bin Amir. At last he singled him out (from the crowd) and asked him whether he was that person. He said, “Yes”. Thereupon Hazrat Umar ® said that he heard Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alayhi wassallam) saying that there would come to you Uwais bin Amir with the reinforcement from the people of Yemen, that he would be from Qaran of Murad, that he would be suffering from leprosy from which he would have been cured, save for a spot of dirham; that his treatment of his mother would be excellent; that if he were to take an oath in the name of Allah, He would honour that oath; that if it were possible to meet him, he should ask him to supplicate for forgiveness from his Lord. It is further stated that Hazrat Uwais al-Qarni begged from Allah for forgiveness of ‘Umar ® who asked him where he intended to go from there. He replied that he would go to Kufa. Umar ® thereupon told him that he would write a letter to the governor of Kufa for him. He declined, saying that he would like to remain among the poor of Kufa.


We learn further from the above tradition that the next year after the above incident, an elite from the people of Kufa peformed Haj and met Umar ® who then asked him about Hazrat Uwais al-Qarni. The man said that he had left him in a state of meager means of subsistence. Then Harat Umar ® narrated to him that he had heard from the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alayhi wassallam) had told him about Uwais al-Qarni. Hazrat Umar ® told him to beg forgiveness through Uwais al-Qarni, if it were possible for him. So that person came to Hazrat Uwais al-Qarni and said: “Beg forgiveness for him”. The sage replied that the man had returned from the Hajj and that therefore the man must beg for forgiveness of the sage. The man repeated his request but got the same answer. Then Hazrat Uwais al-Qarni asked him if he had met with Umar ®. When the man replied in the affirmative, it was then that the sage prayed for forgiveness of the man. As the people came to know about the status of Hazrat Uway al-Qarni, he went away from that place. It is also reported in a tradition that Hazrat Uwaia’ clothing consisted of a mantle, and whoever saw him said: “From where did Uwais get this Mantle?”


The Mantle or the Burdu or Abaya , i.e. the cloak that the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam) used over his clothes, also assumes significance. When the Sahaba ® asked: "And who'd be the right person to receive your Abaya after you pass away from the material world?" The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam) replied that it would be Uwais al-Qarni.


Shaykh Abdullah ad-Daghestani, (1891-1973 c.e.) who was guided spiritually by Uwais al-Qarni ®, as well as by Hazrat Ali ® and Sayyidina Abdul Khaliq Gujduwani (reh), Hazrat Shah Bahaudin Naqshband (reh.) and who had the vision of that cloak, explained amongst other things that it was this robe that had drops of sweats of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam) because during his last moments he (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam) prayed to Allah for forgiveness of his nation i.e. for the entire mankind since Allah says: 'Say [O Prophet]: O mankind! I am a Messenger to you all from Allah, to Whom belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth.' [7: 158]. That is, he (s) was interceding for every individual which was represented by each drop of his sweat that was absorbed in the Mantle. Those drops of sweat are the symbols of forgiveness. Uwais al-Qarni ® stood up, kissed the robe, put it over his head, and said, “I accept, I accept, I accept.”


Thus the first recipient of the cloak of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam) was Hazrat Uwais al-Qarni.


There are various accounts when Hazrat Umar ® and Hazrat Ali ® along with Hazrat Bilal ® together set out to find Uwais al-Qarni ®; or when Hazrat Umar ® alone went out to seek him; or when only he and Hazrat Ali ® went to seek him - all of which cannot be recounted in this short article. However, according to one account, Hazrat Umar ® and Hazrat Ali ® set out to find him. At last they located him. They waited till he finished his prayers. Uwais ® then greeted them and showed him the marks on his side and on the palm of his hand. They asked him for his blessings and also conveyed to him the greetings of Holy Messenger (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam) and enjoined him to pray for the Muslim people. After they had stayed awhile with Hazrat Uwais al-Qarni ® for a while, the latter said: “You’ve taken this trouble, now return as the Resurrection is nigh.” He said that then they shall see one another without bidding adieu. He told them that he was busy preparing for the Resurrection. It was after this event that the men of Qaran showed great respects for the saint. He therefore left Qaran and made his way to Kufa, the city founded by Hazrat Umar ®.


In the meantime, another Tabiian and ascetic , Harim bin Hayyan, arrived at Qaran. Not finding him there, he was sorely disappointed and he returned to Makkah where he gathered that Uwais al-Qarni ® was living at Kufa. To Kufa he went to find him; but this trip was in vain. Finally, he left for Basra and on the way he found Uwais ®, clad in a woolen garment which had patches. He found him performing ablution (wudu) on the bank of River Euphrates. Harim advanced to meet him and saluted him. Hazrat Uwais reciprocated the greetings by uttering his name in full as Harim bin Hayyan. The latter was astonished at being so called out by his name. When he asked Uwais ® how come he knew his name, the sage answered: “My spirit knew your spirit. “


When Harim bin Hayyan asked him to narrate a prophet tradition (Hadith), he said: “I never had any companionship with the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam). However, I saw some of his companions and heard some traditions from them. He mostly talked about Hazrat Umar ® and Hazrat Ali ®. He narrated the tradition: The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he intended." Then he recited the Quranic verse: “I have not created the heavens and the earth and what is between them out of sport. I created them with truth, but most people do not know.” (44:38-39) At this juncture he raised a loud shriek and said: “O Harim, your father Hayyan has died and you will soon die. Hazrat Adam, his wife Hawa, Prophets Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and even Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam) have passed away (from this material world). Hazrat Abu Bakr ® died and my friend Hazrat Umar ® has also just expired. Alas, O Umar! Alas, O Umar!


Since Harim bin Hayyan had seen Umar ® safe and sound way back, he told Uwais al-Qarni ® : “I saw him alive when I left him.” Hazrat Uwais reported: “My Lord has just given me the news that Umar ® has died.” He also advised: Walk in the path of God’s book, and the path of the believers and pious men. He also warned: The news of your death and mine has come. Don’t be heedless even for a moment. Don’t stray from the Muslims’ fold. Preach among your people and invoke for both of us also. I entrust you to God and may He shower mercy on you. You will never see me again for I am going this way and you that way. After this, no one saw Hazrat Uwais al-Qarni ® till the time of the Battle of Siffin where he laid down his life fighting for Hazrat Ali ® during the year 657 c.e. His grave, according to one version is located in the city of Rakka (ar-Raqqa) which is on the bank of River Euphrates in north-central Syria.


Regarding the death of Hazrat Uwais-al-Qarni, there is a different account as narrated by some scholars, including Shaykh Muhammad Sa’id al-Jamal ar-rifai:


Abdullah ibn Salma, the Companion, (RA) said, "We went to Azerbaijan in the company of our Master Umar ibn al-Khattab, (RA), and Uwais was with us. On our way back he became ill and we carried him, but he did not last long and he died. We went to bury him and found a grave that was already dug. Water was available and everything was ready to receive a dead body. We washed him, put him in a shroud, prayed over him, and then we left. Some of us said that we should go back and mark the grave so that we would be able to find it later. So we returned to the place, but there was no trace of the grave to be found."


It must be noted that Hazrat Uwais al-Qarni ® had intense love for the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alahi wassallam). The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam) held him in honour and said: “I feel the breath of my friend from the land of Yemen.” During the battle of Uhad, the Holy Prophet ‘s(sallal laahu alayhi wassallam) front teeth were damaged. Hazrat Uwais al-Qarni was not sure of the exact position of the teeth that had been damaged. He therefore broke or damaged all his teeth in imitation of the damaged teeth of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alayhi wassallam) on the spur of the moment in his heightened love of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alayhi wassallam).


When someone asked the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alayhi wassallam) “O Messenger of Allah, how is that you praise and extol Uwais al-Qarni despite the fact that he does not come to visit you?” The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alayhi wassallam) replied : “He cannot come to meet me because in him there is the ecstasy of the All-Merciful.” However, the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam) had foretold that Uwais al-Qarni would come to Madinah the Radiant to see him but by then he (s) would have been united with his Lord. Before his martyrdom, the Aashiq-e-Rasool did have an occasion to visit the resting place of the Holy Messenger (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam). Since his mother had passed away, Uwais al-Qarni ® visited the city of Madinah the Radiant. Beholding the holy grave, he became so deeply affected that he fell down in a swoon. On coming back to his senses, he left Madinah the Radiant in a hurry, being unable to withstand the pain surging out of his heart on seeing the grave of Holy Messenger (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam).


The Holy Messenger (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam) has also foretold that on the Day of Judgment Uwais al-Qarni will intercede for a multitude of the Ummah or people, they being as many as the sheep of Rabia and Mudar. He (s) also said that on the Day of Judgment Uwais al-Qarni would be accompanied by 70,000 angels who would resemble him, the reason being that he had prayed all his life in seclusion so as not to draw anyone’s notice to him, and this ‘purdah’ Allah would maintain on that Day too.


Imam Ghazali, points out in his celebrated Ihya Ulum Id-Deen that Uwais al-Qarni ® used to say: “This is the night of Ruku.” He then used to keep vigil during the night in Ruku. The next night he used pass in prostration. Once the sage Rabi came to greet Uwais ®. He found him engrossed in ‘Tasbeeh’ and ‘Tahlil’ after the morning ritual salaat. So he just a seat beside him so as to not disturb him. To put it briefly, he found that after every ritual salaat of different hours, Uwais ® continued with his ‘Tasbeeh’ or Dhikr or litanies. After the night prayer he remained in the same condition till the dawn prayer. Three days passed in this manner and on the fourth night he ate a little and slept a little. Thereafter he occupied himself with Istighfar (litanies for seeking forgiveness of Allah). He prayed: I seek refuge in You from the oppression of the sleepy eyes and the greedy stomach.” Seeing this state of Uwais ®, the sage thought that he had derived sufficient lesson from this meeting and went back.


Hazrat Uwais al-Qarni ® is thus known for his Taqwa (piety), Zuhd (ascetism) and Ishq-e-Rasool (Love for the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam). As we have seen, his mention is made in various books including the prophetic traditions in Sahih Muslim. Additionally, Islamic scholars inform us that his mention is found in Sahih Bukhari, Musnad of Ahmed bin Hanbal, Dalail of Bayhaqi, Abu Nuaym , Abu Yala, Mustradak of Hakim, etc. Hazrat Ali bin Usman al-Hajweri (Data Ganj Baksh) has a paragraph about him in his Kashful Mahjub. Farid-ud-din Attar mentions him in his Tazkiratul Awliya. Additionally, leading Islamic scholars too have written on various aspects of Hazrat Uwais al-Qarni ®. Preponderant evidence establishes him as a Tabiian (among Successors) though some scholars have argued that he is included among the Sahabas (Companions ).


Once the Companions asked the Beloved Prophet: "Has Uwais al-Qarni ever visited you? The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam) replied: "No, He never watched me physically, but spiritually he met me." That is, he received spiritual training directly from the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alahi wassallam). The passing of the Mantle to Hazrat Uwais al-Qarni confirmed the the heart to heart communication of the essence of Islam. The method of the passing of the Cloak represents two significant elements in the teachings of  the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wssallam)  which constitute the method of instruction of the School of Islamic Sufism--cognition must take place inwardly, and cognition must be confirmed--as it was in the case of Uwais ®, and Hazrat Ali ®.


In addition to the elements of Ihsan mentioned in the Hadith-e-Jibreel, Tasawwuf or Sufism is evidently proven from the era of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam). Uwais al-Qarni ® founded the Sufi Order of Uwaisiyyah based on the spiritual connection or link that was between him and the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam). In Sufism that spiritual connection is known as "Nisbat-e-Uwaisiyyah”. A sufi who has no spiritual guide or ‘Pir’ is said to belong to this Order and the list of such Awliya-Allah and Sufis is long. It is also evident that seeking Awliya-Allah is among the Sunnah of Sahaba ®, naturally done on the express recommendation of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam). Lastly, according to Shaykh Abdul Haq Muhaddis Dehlvi, there are seven fundamentals principles in Silsila-e-Uwaisiyyah, one of which is obeying the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam).


According to Uwais al-Qarni ®: "Hidden invocation (al-du'a fi dhahr al-ghayb) is better than visiting and meeting," because hypocrisy (riya) might enter in the latter two.” Since Uwais al-Qarni considered this world ephemeral, he often said: “Sleep with the remembrance of death, and rise with the thought that you won’t live long.”


Someone told Uwais ® that a certain dervish sat on a tomb dressed in a shroud and weeping. He said: “Tell him that the method has become as an idol. He must transcend the practice for it is an obstacle.” When the dervish was acquainted with these words of the saint, he became thoughtful. He uttered a shriek and passed away.


It is stated in Ihya that once Hasan bin Haram asked Uwais al-Qarni ® : To which country you order me to live? He hinted at Syria. He then asked: How shall I earn my living there? To this Uwais ® answered: Alas, for the one who has doubts in mind and does not get any benefit from the advice!


One of his invocations, translates thus:


"O Allah, You created me when I was not worthy of mention;And You provided for me when I had nothing;And I wronged my soul and sinned, and I confess my guilt.If You forgive me, that will in no way diminish Your sovereignty;And if You punish me, that will in no way augment Your authority. You can find others to punish besides me,But I can find no one to forgive me but You.Truly, You are the most merciful of those who show mercy."


It is said that those who serve their mothers with love will be resurrected along with Hazrat Uwais al-Qarni ®.


Allah and His Rasool know best.


NASIR

Monday, March 22, 2010

537. Rafi's Romantic Song: Voh chale jhaTak ke daaman...

Movie: HAMRAHI (1963)

Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri
Music: Shankar-Jaikishan


Romantic Rafi’s Rhythmic Delight: Voh chale jhaTak ke Daaman…


Roman Transliteration/English Translation of the original Hindi-Urdu Lyrics:


voh chale…
THERE SHE GOES…


haa.n voh chale, haay
YES, THERE SHE GOES, ALAS!


voh chale, jhaTak ke daaman, meree aarzoo miTaa ke miTaa ke
THERE SHE GOES, SHAKING ME OFF, CRUSHING MY DESIRE,


voh chale,
THERE SHE GOES,


haa.n voh chale, haay
YES, THERE SHE GOES, ALAS!


voh chale, jhaTak ke daaman meree aarzoo, miTaa ke miTaa ke,
THERE SHE GOES, SHAKING ME OFF, CRUSHING MY DESIRE,


meraa dil voh le gaye hai.n, mujhe raah me.n, biThaa ke biThaa ke
SHE’S TAKEN AWAY MY HEART, MAKING ME SIT ON THE PATH,


voh chale…
THERE SHE GOES…


koyee un se itnaa keh doh
SOMEONE TELL HER THIS MUCH THAT


mai.n unhee.n, kaa ho chukaa hoo.n
I BELONG TO HER ALREADY,


mai.n unhee.n. kaa ho chukaa hoo.n,
I BELONG TO HER ALREADY,


koyee un se itnaa keh doh
SOMEONE TELL HER THIS MUCH THAT


mai.n unhee.n, kaa ho chukaa hoo.n
I BELONG TO HER ALREADY,


mai.n unhee.n, kaa ho chukaa hoo.n,
I BELONG TO HER ALREADY,


unhe.n kyaa, milegaa aaKhir,
AFTER ALL, WHAT SHE’S GOING TO GET


mujhe is taraah jalaa ke jalaa ke
BY TORMENTING ME IN THIS MANNER,


voh chale,
THERE SHE GOES,


haa.n voh chale, haay
YES, THERE SHE GOES,


voh chale, jhaTak ke daaman, meree aarzoo, miTaa ke miTaa ke,
THERE SHE GOES, SHAKING ME OFF, CRUSHING MY DESIRE,


meraa dil, voh le gaye hai.n, mujhe raah me.n, biThaa ke biThaa ke
SHE’S TAKEN AWAY MY HEART, MAKING ME SIT ON THE PATH,


voh chale,
THERE SHE GOES…


naa bujhegee baadalo.n se
NEITHER BY THE CLOUDS WILL IT EXTINGUISH,


naa bujhe,gee aa.nsuuo.n se
NOR BY THE TEARS WILL IT QUENCH,


naa bujhe,gee aa.nsuuo.n se,
NOR BY THE TEARS WILL IT QUENCH,


naa bujhe,gee baadalo.n se
NEITHER BY THE CLOUDS WILL IT EXTINGUISH,


naa bujhe,gee aa.nsuuo.n se
NOR BY THE TEARS WILL IT QUENCH,


naa bujhe,gee aa.nsuuo.n se,
NOR BY THE TEARS  WILL IT QUENCH,


mere dil, kee dha.Dkano.n me.n,
IN THE BEATINGS OF THE HEART


gaye aag jo lagaa ke lagaa ke
THE FIRE THAT SHE WENT AWAY IGNITING,


voh chale,
THERE SHE GOES,


haa.n voh chale haay
YES, THERE SHE GOES, ALAS!


voh chale, jhaTak ke daaman, meree aarzoo, miTaa ke miTaa ke,
THERE SHE GOES, SHAKING ME OFF, CRUSHING MY DESIRE,


meraa dil, voh le gaye hai.n, mujhe raah me.n, biThaa ke biThaa ke
SHE’S TAKEN AWAY MY HEART, MAKING ME SIT ON THE PATH,


voh chale,
THERE SHE GOES…


yeh qadam bahak rahe hai.n,
THESE STEPS ARE GOING ASTRAY,


mujhe doh, koyee sahaaraa
SOMEONE HELP ME,


mujhe doh, koyee sahaaraa,
SOMEONE HELP ME,


yeh qadam bahak rahe hai.n,
THESE STEPS ARE GOING ASTRAY,


mujhe doh, koyee sahaaraa
SOMEONE HELP ME,


mujhe doh, koyee sahaaraa,
SOMEONE HELP ME,


voh nazar, nazar se mujh ko,
WITH THOSE GLANCES, SHE’S MADE ME


gaye jaane kyaa pilaa ke pilaa ke
DRINK, WHO KNOWS WHAT!


voh chale..
THERE SHE GOES,


haa.n voh chale, haay
YES, THERE SHE GOES, ALAS!


voh chale, jhaTak ke daaman, meree aarzoo, miTaa ke miTaa ke,
THERE SHE GOES, SHAKING ME OFF, CRUSHING MY DESIRE,


meraa dil, voh le gaye hai.n, mujhe raah me.n, biThaa ke biThaa ke
SHE’S TAKEN AWAY MY HEART, MAKING ME SIT ON THE PATH,


voh chale.
THERE SHE GOES.


NASIR


As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words. ~William Shakespeare



Saturday, March 20, 2010

536. Rafi's Romantic Song: Kahaan chal diye...



Movie: JHUK GAYA AASMAAN (1968)


Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri
Music: Shankar-Jaikishan


Romantic Rafi’s Ravishing number: Kahaan chal diye…
Roman Transliteration/English Translation of the original Hindi-Urdu Lyrics:


kahaan chal diye,
WHITHER GOEST THOU?


idhar to aao
COME HITHER!


mere dil ko, naa Thukraao
DON’T SPURN MY HEART,


bhole sitamgar, maan bhee jaao,
O INNOCENT OPPRESSOR, MAKE PEACE!


maan bhee jaao
MAKE PEACE!


maan bhee jaao,
MAKE PEACE!


kahaan chal diye,
WHITHER GOEST THOU?


idhar to aao
COME HITHER!


mere dil ko, naa Thukraao
DON’T SPURN MY HEART,


bhole sitamgar, maan bhee jaao,
O INNOCENT OPPRESSOR, MAKE PEACE!


maan bhee jaao
MAKE PEACE!


maan bhee jaao,
MAKE PEACE!


hamaaree jaan jaatee hai,
IT TAKES MY BREATH AWAY,


adaa kehte ho tum is ko,
THIS, WHICH YOU CALL STYLE,


hamaaree jaan jaatee hai,
IT TAKES MY BREATH AWAY,


adaa kehte ho tum is ko,
THIS, WHICH YOU CALL STYLE,


ba.de maasoom qaatil ho,
YOU’RE A VERY INNOCENT KILLER,


sazaa dete ho tum mujh ko,
FOR YOU TO PUNISH ME!


ba.de maasoom qaatil ho,
YOU’RE A VERY INNOCENT KILLER,


sazaa dete ho tum mujh ko,
FOR YOU TO PUNISH ME!


kahaan chal diye,
WHITHER GOEST THOU?


idhar to aao
COME HITHER!


mere dil ko, naa Thukraao
DON’T SPURN MY HEART,


bhole sitamgar, maan bhee jaao,
O INNOCENT OPPRESSOR, MAKE PEACE!


maan bhee jaao
MAKE PEACE!


maan bhee jaao,
MAKE PEACE!


khilonaa jaan kar hamdam,
O SOUL-MATE! DEEMING IT AS A TOY


mere dil ko naa to.Do tum,
DON’T BREAK MY HEART,


khilonaa jaan kar hamdam,
O SOUL-MATE! DEEMING IT AS A TOY


mere dil ko naa to.Do tum,
DON’T BREAK MY HEART,




mai.n raahee hoo.n mohabbat kaa,
A TRAVELLER IN THE PATH OF LOVE AM I,


akelaa ab naa chho.Do tum,
DON’T DESERT ME NOW,


mai.n raahee hoo.n mohabbat kaa,
A TRAVELLER IN THE PATH OF LOVE AM I,


akelaa ab naa chho.Do tum,
DON’T DESERT ME NOW,


kahaan chal diye,
WHITHER GOEST THOU?


idhar to aao
COME HITHER!


mere dil ko, naa thukraao
DON’T SPURN MY HEART,


bhole sitamgar, maan bhee jaao,
O INNOCENT OPPRESSOR, MAKE PEACE!


maan bhee jaao
MAKE PEACE!


maan bhee jaao,
MAKE PEACE!


mere dil me.n chale aao,
STEP RIGHT INTO MY HEART


ke yeh ghar bhee tumhaara hai,
FOR THIS IS YOUR HOME TOO,


mere dil me.n chale aao,
STEP RIGHT INTO MY HEART


ke yeh ghar bhee tumhaara hai,
FOR THIS IS YOUR HOME TOO,


tumhaara pyaar hee, ab
YOUR LOVE ALONE IS NOW


mere jeene kaa, sahaara hai,
MY LIFE-LINE,


tumhaara pyaar hee, ab
YOUR LOVE ALONE IS NOW


mere jeene kaa, sahaara hai
MY LIFE-LINE,


kahaan chal diye,
WHITHER GOEST THOU?


idhar to aao
COME HITHER!


mere dil ko naa Thukraao,
DON’T SPURN MY HEART,


bhole sitamgar maan bhee jaao,
O INNOCENT OPPRESSOR, MAKE PEACE!


maan bhee jaao,
MAKE PEACE!


maan bhee jaao,
MAKE PEACE!


kahaan chal diye,
WHITHER GOEST THOU?


idhar to aao
COME HITHER!


mere dil ko naa Thukraao,
DON’T SPURN MY HEART,


bhole sitamgar maan bhee jaao,
O INNOCENT OPPRESSOR, MAKE PEACE!


maan bhee jaao,
MAKE PEACE!


maan bhee jaao,
MAKE PEACE!


Nasir

You`ve been chasing me your entire life, only to fail now. I think that`s the worst thing I`ve ever heard; how marvelous. Andy Simmons





Friday, March 19, 2010

535. Rafi's Romantic Song: Jab mohabbat jawaan hoti hai...

Movie: JAWAAN MOHABBAT (1971)


Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri
Music: Shankar-Jaikishen


Romantic Rafi’s youthful number: Jab mohabbat jawaan hotee hai…


Roman Transliteration/English Translation of the original Hindi-Urdu Lyrics:


jab mohabbat jawaan hotee hai,
WHEN LOVE BLOSSOMS


har adaa ik zabaan hotee hai,
EVERY ACTION SPEAKS FOR ITSELF,


jab mohabbat jawaan hotee hai,
WHEN LOVE BLOSSOMS


har adaa ik zabaan hotee hai,
EVERY ACTION SPEAKS FOR ITSELF,


tum jahaa.n pyaar se qadam rakh doh,
WHEREVER YOU PLACE YOUR STEP WITH LOVE,


voh zamee.n aasmaan hotee hai…
THAT EARTH BECOMES CELESTIAL…


Gu.nche-Gu.nche me.n ha.ns rahe ho tum,
IN EVERY ROSE-BUDS YOU’RE SMILING,


in Khyaalo.n me.n bas rahe ho tum,
IN THESE THOUGHTS YOU’RE DWELLING,


yoo.n mere dil me.n chhup rahe ho tum,
THUS IN MY HEART YOU’RE HIDING,


jaise murlee me.n taan hotee hai,
AS IN THE FLUTE, THE TUNE’S RESIDING,


jab mohabbat jawaan hotee hai,
WHEN LOVE BLOSSOMS


har adaa ik zabaan hotee hai,
EVERY ACTION SPEAKS FOR ITSELF,


tum jahaa.n pyaar se qadam rakh doh,
WHEREVER YOU PLACE YOUR STEP WITH LOVE,


voh zamee.n aasmaan hotee hai…
THAT EARTH BECOMES CELESTIAL…


kuchh kaho toh kahaa nahee.n jaataa,
IF WE TRY TO SAY, WE’RE UNABLE TO SAY,


dard dil kaa sahaa nahee.n jaataa,
THE HEARTACHES, WE’RE UNABLE TO BEAR


bin tumhaare rahaa nahee.n jaataa,
WITHOUT YOU, WE’RE UNABLE TO STAY,


haay mushkil me.n jaan hotee hai,
ALAS, FOR THE LIFE OF HARDSHIP!


jab mohabbat jawaan hotee hai,
WHEN LOVE BLOSSOMS


har adaa ik zabaan hotee hai,
EVERY ACTION SPEAKS FOR ITSELF,


tum jahaa.n pyaar se qadam rakh doh,
WHEREVER YOU PLACE YOUR STEP WITH LOVE,


voh zamee.n aasmaan hotee hai…
THAT EARTH BECOMES CELESTIAL…


halkaa-halkaa suroor rehtaa hai,
SLIGHT TIPSINESS REMAINS,


dil toh mastee me.n choor rehtaa hai,
STEEPED IN INEBRIETY THE HEART REMAINS,


baat jo bhee kahee nahee.n jaatee,
THE WORD WHICH EVADES  UTTERANCE


voh nazar se bayaan hotee hai,
THAT, THE GLANCE EXPLAINS,


jab mohabbat jawaan hotee hai,
WHEN LOVE BLOSSOMS,


har adaa ik zabaan hotee hai.
EVERY ACTION SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.


NASIR


“Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms Without the aid of the seasons.”
Kahlil Gibran





Thursday, March 18, 2010

534. Rafi's Romantic Song: Na jhaTko zulf se pani...



Movie: SHEHNAI (1964)

Lyrics: Rajinder Krishan
Music: Ravi


Romantic Rafi’s popular number: Naa jhaTko zulf se paanee…

Roman Transliteration/English Translation of the original Hindi-Urdu Lyrics:

naa jhaTko, zulf se paanee,
DON’T SHAKE OFF WATER FROM THE HAIR


yeh motee phooT jaaye.nge,
THESE PEARLS WILL BURST,


naa jhaTko zulf se paanee,
DON’T SHAKE OFF WATER FROM THE HAIR


yeh motee phooT jaaye.nge,
THESE PEARLS WILL BURST,


tumhaara kuchh naa big.Degaa,
YOU WON’T LOSE ANYTHING,


magar dil TooT jaaye.nge,
BUT THE HEARTS WILL BREAK,


naa jhaTko zulf se paanee…
DON’T SHAKE OFF WATER FROM THE HAIR…


yeh bheegee raat yeh bheegaa, badan yeh husn kaa aalam,
THIS WET NIGHT, THIS SOAKED BODY, THIS STATE OF BEAUTY,


yeh bheegee raat yeh bheegaa, badan yeh husn kaa aalam,
THIS WET NIGHT, THIS SOAKED BODY, THIS STATE OF BEAUTY,


yeh sab andaaz mil kar, doh jahaa.n ko looT jaaye.nge,
TOGETHER, ALL THESE BLANDISHMENTS WILL PLUNDER BOTH THE WORLDS,


tumhaara kuchh naa big.Degaa,
YOU WON’T LOSE ANYTHING,


magar dil TooT jaaye.nge,
BUT THE HEARTS WILL BREAK,


naa jhaTko zulf se paanee…
DON’T SHAKE OFF WATER FROM THE HAIR…


yeh naazuk labb hai.n yaa, aapas me.n doh lipTee huwee kaliyaa.n,
ARE THESE THE DELICATE LIPS OR THE TWO BUDS ENTWINED!


yeh naazuk labb hai.n yaa, aapas me.n doh lipTee huwee kaliyaa.n,
ARE THESE THE DELICATE LIPS OR THE TWO BUDS ENTWINED!


zaraa in ko alag kar doh, tarannum phooT jaaye.nge,
PART THEM A LITTLE, MELODIES WILL BURST FORTH,


tumhaara kuchh naa big.Degaa,
YOU WON’T LOSE ANYTHING,


magar dil TooT jaaye.nge,
BUT THE HEARTS WILL BREAK,


naa jhaTko zulf se paanee…
DON’T SHAKE OFF WATER FROM THE HAIR…


hamaaree jaan le legaa, yeh neechee aa.nkh kaa jaadoo,
THE MAGIC OF THESE MODEST EYES WILL TAKE MY LIFE AWAY,


hamaaree jaan le legaa, yeh neechee aa.nkh kaa jaadoo,
THE MAGIC OF THESE MODEST EYES WILL TAKE MY LIFE AWAY,


chalo achchaa huwaa mar kar, jahaa.n se chhooT jaaye.nge,
COME, ‘TIS WELL! WE’LL BE RID OF THE WORLD AFTER DEATH,


tumhaara kuchh naa big.degaa,
YOU WON’T LOSE ANYTHING,


magar dil TooT jaaye.nge,
BUT THE HEARTS WILL BREAK,


naa jhaTko, zulf se paanee,
DON’T SHAKE OFF WATER FROM THE HAIR,


yeh motee phooT jaaye.nge,
THESE PEARLS WILL BURST,


naa jhaTko zulf se paanee.
DON’T SHAKE OFF WATER FROM THE HAIR.


NASIR.


All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.
Marya Manns.