Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Haq sayaan...


Parh Parh Alam Fazal Hoya 
Kalam Baba Bulleh Shah

Parh parh Alam te faazil hoya
Te kaday apnay aap nu parhya ee na

(You read to become
all knowledgeable
But you never read yourself)

You read so many books
to know it all,
yet fail to ever read your
heart at all.

Bhaj bhaj warna ay mandir maseeti
Te kaday mann apnay wich warya ee na

(You run to enter temples and mosques
But you never entered your own heart)

You rush to holy shrines to play a part,
Would you dare enter the shrine of your heart

Larna ay roz shaitaan de naal
Te kadi nafs apnay naal larya ee na

(Everyday you fight Satan
But you never fight your own Ego)

You are quick to attack the evil one,
yet pride is a battle you have not won.

Bulleh Shah asmaani ud-deya pharonda ay
Te jera ghar betha unoon pharya ee na

(Bulleh Shah you try grabbing that which is in the sky
But you never get hold of What sits inside you)

You grab for a star you can control,
yet fail to grasp the light in your soul.

Bas kareen o yaar
(Stop it all my friend)

Let the race end, my friend

Ilm-oun bas kareen o yaar
Ik Alif teray darkaar

(Stop seeking all this knowledge my friend
Only an Alif is what you need)

Stop trying to be the one who knows,
for 'God is One' you need to know.

Bas kareen o yaar
(Stop it all my friend)

End the race, my friend

Allah Sayyaan Allah Sayyaan
(God is the Master, God is All)

God is All we need! God is All!

Nee main jaanaa Jogi de naal

(I shall follow the Yogi {ascetic/sufi})

Follow the wandering dervish!

Jo naa jaane, Haqq ki taaqat
Rabb naa devey us ko Himmat

(Those who deny the Strength of Truth
Lord does not give them courage)

If you deny the power of all that's true,
God will not grant strength to you.

Hum Mann ke darya mein doobey
Kaisi nayya? Kya manjhdhaar?

(We have drowned in the river of Self
the boat and the flowing waters do not matter)

We are lost in this river of self,
no boat or streams are of any help.

Bas kareen o yaar
(Stop it all my friend)

End the race, my friend

Ilm-oun bas kareen o yaar
(Stop seeking all this knowledge my friend)

Stop trying to know it all, my friend.

Allah Sayyaan Allah Sayyaan
(God is the Master, God is All)

God is All we need! God is All!

8 comments:

Aley Karim said...

I sometimes feel humans sumhow try to keep finding there own ways of straying away from the ever persistent truth around us that is we are all going fade away some how or the other and this wonderful place wont even be able to recall we ever existed i came across these 3 lines a few days back and it has become a rooted patch in me now, it goes :

JO KHA GAYAY, WOH URAA GAYAY....
JO JORE GAYAY, WOH CHORE GAYAY.....
JO DAY GAYAY, WOH LAY GAYAY.....

At first i cudnt understand it but after completing me own curve of painful learning i guess i m getting the hold of it ....

Anonymous said...

You are just as amazing and strong as you were in the drama... Actually more. Great inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Hi Shahnaz! its really a nice post.looking forward to see some more sufi translated poetry from here,though Baba Bulley Shah is one of my favourites.its seems like he told the world in the simplest of way one can.

"Ek nukte vich gal mukdi aey

ek nukta YAAR parhaya aey"

"Parh parh ilm kitaban te tu naam rakha lya qazi

Hath vich pharh ke talwar te tu naam rakhaa lya ghazi
Makke Madeene ghum ayaa te tu naam rakhaa lya haji

O Bulleya hasil ki keeta je tu YAAR(Rab) na keeta razi"


"Aey tilkan bazi vehrha aey

Tham tham ke turo andhera aey

Varh andar vekho kehra aey

Keun khalqat bahr dodhendi aey

mu ai gal na rehndi aey"

(ye dunya phislan ki jaga hai

dekh dekh kar chalo ke andhera hai

apne andar to dekho ke kon baitha hai

ye log use bahr keun talash karte hain

zuban par ai hui baat main kehne se nahi ruk sakta)

[It is indeed a slippery park.
I take precautions in the dark
De inside and see for yourself
Why this wild search afar?

I must utter what comes to my lips.]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL4CvJzLF6U

Quratulain said...

Beautiful dear its very Shahnazness stuff.Loved it :)

Anonymous said...

Kalam of Hazrat Sultan Bahu

Nit asaade khalle khande
Ae dunya zishti Hu

Jinde kaaran beh beh rovan
Sheikh,Mashaikh,Chishti Hu

Jinha andar hubb dunya di
Gharq unhan di kashti Hu

Tarq dunya di kar tu Bahu
Khaasa rah bahishti Hu..

(nit=rozana,khalle=joote, dunya zishti=dunya daar log , kaaran=waja se , hubb=muhabat , tarq = khatam karna , khaasa = bilkul sahee , bahishti = jannati)


This fool ,ugly world for which people and some religous people too shed tears
is rebuffed and rebucked by the lovers of God

If you are ambitious for the world.
You will drown midstream in the ocean of life.

Let us renounce the world O, Bahu.
And adopt the invaluable path to God.]


Na o hindu,na o momin
Na sajdey den masitee Hu.

Dam dam de vich vekhan Maula,
Jinhaa'n qazaa na keeti Hu.

Aahe danay bane deewane,
Zaat sahee vanj keeti Hu.

Main qurban tinhaa'n te Bahu
Ishq baazi jin leeti Hu.


(danay=samajhdar log, sahee vanj keeti=durust karna,mukammal karna, tinhaa'n= un par , jit leeti=jeet li)


[ Not hindus nor muslims
free of religous ties,
lovers don't pray in mosques.

But they never take a break from thier devotions
And are always in communication with Lord within.

Absorbed in the essence of the Lord
They feign ignorance to conceal thier wisdom.

I sacrifice myself to those Bahu.
Who enters the arena of Love and win this game. ]


Na Rab arsh mu-alla utte,
Na Rab Khanay Kaabe Hu.

Na Rab ilm kitaba'n labha,
Na Rab vich mehrabe Hu.

Ganga teerath mool na mileya,
painde be-hisabe Hu.

Jad daa murshid pharreya Bahu,
Chuttay sab azabe Hu.


(arsh mu-alla= 7 aasman se buland maqaam , Khanay Kaabe= Mecca ,labha= mila , Ganga teerath= bathin in river ganges.hindus holy place , mool=kuch na mila , painde= faaslay , jad daa=jab se , chutte= nijaat mili , )

[ God does'nt live in the highest heavens,
Nor can he be found in the Holiest place Kaaba.

No one ever found him through learning or by knowing scriptures.

I never met him through bathing in river ganges,
I roamed far and wide in fruitless search.

But i was rid of all my anguish and despair,
When I put myself in my master's hand, O Bahu.]


Na main sunee,Na main shia
Dohaa'n ton dil sareya Hu.

Muk gae sab khuskee painde,
Jad darya wahdat varheya Hu.

Kae mantaare tar tar haare,
Koi kinare chareya Hu.

Sahee salamat paar gae
Jinhaa'n Murshid da larh phareya Hu.


(darya wahdat varheya=apne man ke darya mein dooba , mantaare= tairne wale , larh phareya= daman pakra)


[ I am neither a sunni,
nor a shia,
Both make me sick,both make me heartburn.

The dried part of my journey ended,
When I plunged into the ocean of oneness.



Many dived into that ocean ill-prepared and drowned,
Only the rare one who was able to swim across.

But those who held fast thier master's hand,
Safely landed ashore.]


Na main Aalim,na main faazil
Na mufti na qazi Hu.

Na dil mera dozakh te,
Na shauk bahistee razi Hu.

Na main taree roze rakhe,
Na main paak namazi Hu.

Bajh visaal Allah de Bahu,
Dunya koorhee bazi Hu.


( taree=thirty , Bajh visal= milne ke baghair , koorhee=jhooti , bazi= khel)


[I am neither scolarly,nor virtous.

A am not a priest,nor i am a expounder of Quranic law.

I crave not heaven,i fear not hell.

I have never fasted for the thirty days of ramadan,
Nor have i been a devoute worshiper in mosque.

This world is but a false drama,
Unless union is attained with Allah,O bahu.

SHAFQAT ULLAH JAN said...

Yes Shahnaz Sis ALLAH is all we need... this is the right path ... keep it up... My DOB is 13.01.1991 ....when ABC was released I was 6 or 7 years old... today I replayed again ABC on you tube... then randomly one video I saw in the queue, Nadia Khan with u, Kashif and Faraz. .. I am really very sad after hearing that u got divorce. ..very very upset... for Maghrib prayer I went to mosque and specially pray for u my sis... So ALLAH is all we need....so don't be stray....
Remember me in your prayers...
Your Brother in Islam

Erum Akhter said...

Asalamoalaikum dear Shahnaz, my name is Erum and I am your ABC fan actually a huge fan of that strong and brave Shahnaz but I must say that your real life character is Mashallah stronger than of that.May Allah give you more strength and happiness and thanks for the read.:-)B-)

Shahnaz said...

I enjoyed reading all the amazing comments above. It nourished my soul. Gratitude!