Saturday, November 7, 2009

Kithe Meher Ali - Jalaludin Rumi

'Kithe Meher Ali' by Ustad Sultan Khan and Ustad Zakir Hussain is featured in OST of Mr. and Mrs. Iyer is written by Jalaluddin Rumi who is a 10th century poet saint.

The Urdu lyrics go as :
Kithe Meher Ali, Kithe Teri Sana
Gustakh Akhiyan , Kithe Jaa Ladiyan
Kaise Karoon Kahan Karoon Main Khanjar Ko Istemal
Har Seene Ai Bashaar Main Nihal Tera Roop Hai
Is Soorat Nu Main Jaan Aakhaan
Jaan aakhaan, jaan aakhaan
Aur shana to sab shana banniyan
Gustakh akhiyan kithe jaa ladiyan

English translation, thanks to someone who posted at YouTube
Where, O where are You, O merciful Lord, Where is Your abode?
These my sinful eyes, When my sinful eyes, Cast their beseeching gaze
Where, O where are You, O merciful Lord Where is Your abode?
For what shall I wield this dagger O Lord?
What can I pluck it out of, Or plunge it into, When You are all the world?
To behold You, I will give up my life, my whole world
Your glory illumines everything with light
When my sinful eyes, Cast their beseeching gaze

1 comment:

Deepak Kumar said...

Thank you so much for giving the translation in English. It is such a meaningful song. And it touches the soul.