Truth in humanity. Singaar ko rehnae dho. Dancers, Radhika and Niharika. Vocalist, Shreya Ghoshal.

How to avoid privileged pandering of religions. With Urdu poetry known as ghazals and nazms.

Jabbhie koi sithara tuuta, mai samjha hoga mera dhil, when a star can no longer carry the burden of heaven, it reminds me of a heart been broken into many parts. Chalthae chalthae yuug bithae time after time chaar kadham thi meri I wander the four corners of the world in search of you. Manzil jaanae mae kisore chala huun my heart is aware of the trepidatious journey and it is my will that allows me to seek your presence merae peechai meri manzi as my willl. Maath ilzaam kisi par dhena please do not put a curse on my yearning, thuum ho anjum apnae kathil, says the famous poet Anjum, is the journey as well.

Pardha nasheen vo vakth nalaa, the moment hidden in sand sadhjo ko shikayaath ho jayae, tell the story of truth that made complete mae therae thgahaful bejaan dhuun, in pursuit of this truth, I fear losing the ability to speak aur theri inaayath ho jayain, and become thoughtless once more.

Bhiktha hai thu masjid mandir mai, God as you wander through shrines built to extol you, dekh mujhae dar laghtha hai, seeing you thus makes me afraid. Maashook hai thu jinkae dhil ka, your extraordinary accomplishments of which the human is just a speck of sand, unhae na bavavath na ho jai, please consider the truth of existence to be worthy of you.

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The Jerusalem Ensemble. Featuring a Pianist no?

Persecution is labor valued when you pit crime against evil and vice-versa

reinstated emperor worship for all citizens. confiscated the property of Christians. destroyed churches & sacred books. banished them to hard labor. subjected them to a host of tortures. death penalty.

Anjoli Loho Mor Shongeethae. God you are this song’s filfilled prayer. Lyrics by Kazi Nazrul Islam. Vocalist. Anuradha Paudwal.

Article of Consideration. Tu-Rab-e Mustafa. Rabbe you are King of living beings not?

Tu-Rab-e Mustafa Tu Rabbe Kaah Ar-Rahman-u Rahim, Sami-un Baseer, Hakeem-ul-Aleem, Ya hai-ul Quyoom ya Kareem o ya ghaffar o raheem o ‘azeem o sari ur-raza O most generous On, O greatly forgiving One, O most Merciful One, O Most Mighty One, O you whose favour is quickly achieved. Uspe hi raazi rahoon jo kiya tu ne mujh ko ‘ata” May I always remain pleased with what You have granted me, Yeh jo nadaamat ki maala hai merae galae main padi, The rosary of repentence that lies around my neck. Tasbeeh isko bana de ilaahi, Please turn this into a means of heartfelt prayer and praise of Your perfection. Allahumma Inni As’Aluka Birahmatika Ya Z’uo-jalaal, Know that Allah never gets tired of giving and forgiving Apne kiye pe jhukaaye hoon sar dil mein ranj-o-malaal, we who stand with our heads down in worship cannot understand our fate by ourselves alone. Tu jo sunae na sunaaunga kisko yeh faryaad main if you Lord of all do not accept our pleadings who will I turn to? Tu hi sami’ ul-baseer ul-mujeeb Rabb-e azaana-e bilaali bhi tu, Rabbe azaan-e bilaali bhi tu Arham bhi tu aur jalaali bhi tu Kun fayakun ka bhi khaaliq hai tu Tu rabb-e mustafa Allaahu akbar. O merciful one I am a seeker of your divine mercy. O generous one Please disregard my misdeed. Ya raheem Rahmat ka teri talab-gaar hoon Ya kareem Bandah main tera gunaah-gaar hoon. I am your flawed and sinful slave. Tu hi to wuh raushani hai kih jis se main ghaafil huwa Jaane anjaane gunaahon se kuch bhi nah haasil huwa. You are the light that I became blind to By committing witting and unwitting sins, I gained nothing. Ho teri nazr-e karam to yeh mushkil bhi tal jaayegi, Tu hi lateef ul-khabeer ul-haleem -If you cast your merciful gaze towards me, this difficulty too shall leave. You are the lord of the five holy persons, You are the benevolent, the knower of unspoken prayers, the clement. Tu-Rab-e Mustafa Tu Rabbe Kaah Ar-Rahman-u Rahim, Sami-un Baseer, Hakeem-ul-Aleem, Ya hai-ul Quyoom ya Kareem o ya ghaffar o raheem o ‘azeem o sari ur-raza. O Most Mighty One, O whose favour is quickly achieved really? Uspe hi raazi rahoon jo kiya tu ne mujh ko ‘ata.” May I always remain pleased with what You have granted me, Yeh jo nadaamat ki maala hai merae galae main padi, The rosary of repentance that lies around my neck. Tasbeeh isko bana de ilaahi, Please turn this into a means of heartfelt prayer and praise of Your perfection. Allahumma Inni As’Aluka Birahmatika Ya Z’uo-jalaal, Know that Allah never gets tired of giving and forgiving. O most generous On, O greatly forgiving One, O most Merciful One, Apne kiye pe jhukaaye hoon sar dil mein ranj-o-malaal, we who stand with our heads down in worship cannot understand our fate by ourselves alone. Tu jo sunae na sunaaunga kisko yeh faryaad main if you Lord of all do not accept our pleadings who will I turn to? Tu hi sami’ ul-baseer ul-mujeeb Rabb-e azaana-e bilaali bhi tu, Rabbe azaan-e bilaali bhi tu Arham bhi tu aur jalaali bhi tu Kun fayakun ka bhi khaaliq hai tu Tu rabb-e mustafa Allaahu akbar. O merciful one I am a seeker of your divine mercy. O generous one disregard my misdeed. Ya raheem Rahmat ka teri talab-gaar hoon Ya kareem Bandah main tera gunaah-gaar hoon. I am your flawed and sinful slave. Tu hi to wuh raushani hai kih jis se main ghaafil huwa Jaane anjaane gunaahon se kuch bhi nah haasil huwa. You are the light that I became blind to by committing witting and unwitting sins. I gained nothing. Ho teri nazr-e karam to yeh mushkil bhi tal jaayegi, Tu hi lateef ul-khabeer ul-haleem. If you cast your merciful gaze towards me, this difficulty too shall leave. Rabb-e deewaar-I z’ul-qarnain tu Rabb-e mai‘raaj-I kaunain tu Rabb-e ismaa‘eel o zam-zam bhi tu. You are the benevolent, the knower of unspoken prayers, One who provides clemency. You are the lord of zulqarnain’s wall You are the lord of the prophet’s night journey You are the lord of ishmael and of hagar’s wall. Tu rabb-e ibraaheem, You are the lord of Abraham, Allaahu akbar. Tu rabb-e jibraaeel, You are the lord of gabriel, Rabb-e malaaika, The lord of the angels, Allaahu akbar Tu rabb-I kausar, Allaahu akbar. The lord of the fountain of kausar paradise. Roz-e hashr ka andaazah naheen Bakhshish ka saamaan laaya naheen. I haven’t the capacity to picture the day of resurrection. Hai meri iltija, karde qurbat ‘ata Karde rehm-o-karam, miskeen hai tere dar pih khada. My deeds are not the worthy enough to win your favor. Karde rehm-o-karam, miskeen hai tere dar pih khada. Pay heed to the prayers of beggars who are at your doorstep as we beg not? Mere iraade jo toote to mujhko pata yeh chala Teri hukoomat men hoga wahi bas jo tu ne kaha. When all my grand schemes fell apart, I came to the realization you alone determine what happens in your kingdom. Apne habeeb ke sadqe sun le meri yeh dua. Tu hi muqeet ul-haseeb ul-jaleel. For the sake of your beloved. Muhammad, please hear this humble prayer of mine. Being that you alone are the nourisher, the reckoner, the resplendent. Tu rabb-e ‘eesa, Allaahu akbar Tu rabb-e maryam, Allaahu akbar Rabb-e sahaabah, Allaahu akbar Tu rabb-e panj-tan, Allaahu akbar. You are the lord of jesus, God is great You are the lord of mary. The lord of the prophet’s companions You are the lord of the five holy persons, God is great. Tu-Rab-e Mustafa Tu Rabbe Kaah Ar-Rahman-u Rahim, Sami-un Baseer, Hakeem-ul-Aleem, Ya hai-ul Quyoom ya Kareem o ya ghaffar o raheem o ‘azeem o sari ur-raza. O most generous On, O greatly forgiving One, O most Merciful One, O Most Mighty One, O you whose favor is quickly achieved. Uspe hi raazi rahoon jo kiya tu ne mujh ko ‘ata” May I always remain pleased with what You have granted me. Yeh jo nadaamat ki maala hai merae galae main padi, The rosary of repentence that lies around my neck. Tasbeeh isko bana de ilaahi, Please turn this into a means of heartfelt prayer and praise of Your perfection. Allahumma Inni As’Aluka Birahmatika Ya Z’uo-jalaal, Know that Allah never gets tired of giving and forgiving. Apne kiye pe jhukaaye hoon sar dil mein ranj-o-malaal, we who stand with our heads down in worship cannot understand our fate by ourselves alone. Tu jo sunae na sunaaunga kisko yeh faryaad main if you Lord of all do not accept our pleadings who will we turn to? Tu hi sami’ ul-baseer ul-mujeeb Rabb-e azaana-e bilaali bhi tu, Rabbe azaan-e bilaali bhi tu Arham bhi tu aur jalaali bhi tu Kun fayakun ka bhi khaaliq hai tu Tu rabb-e mustafa Allaahu akbar. O merciful one I am a seeker of your divine mercy. O generous one Ya raheem Rahmat ka teri talab-gaar hoon. Please disregard my misdeed. Ya kareem Bandah main tera gunaah-gaar hoon. I am your flawed and sinful slave. Tu hi to wuh raushani hai kih jis se main ghaafil huwa Jaane anjaane gunaahon se kuch bhi nah haasil huwa. You are the light that I became blind to committing witting and unwitting sins, I gained nothing. Ho teri nazr-e karam to yeh mushkil bhi tal jaayegi, Tu hi lateef ul-khabeer ul-haleem, If you cast your merciful gaze towards me, this difficulty too shall be overcome. You are the benevolent, the knower of unspoken prayers, One who provides clemency. Rabb-e deewaar-I z’ul-qarnain tu Rabb-e mai‘raaj-I kaunain tu Rabb-e ismaa‘eel o zam-zam bhi tu. wall. You are the lord of the prophet’s night journey. You are the lord of zulqarnain’s wall. Either you punish or take to something good for them. You are the lord of ishmael and of hagar’s wall. Tu rabb-e ibraaheem, You are the lord of Abraham, Allaahu akbar. Tu rabb-e jibraaeel, You are the lord of gabriel, Rabb-e malaaika, The lord of the angels, Allaahu akbar Tu rabb-I kausar, Allaahu akbar. The lord of the fountain of kausar paradise. Roz-e hashr ka andaazah naheen Bakhshish ka saamaan laaya naheen. I haven’t the capacity to picture the day of resurrection. Hai meri iltija, karde qurbat ‘ata Karde rehm-o-karam, miskeen hai tere dar pih khada. My deeds are not the worthy enough to win your favor. Karde rehm-o-karam, miskeen hai tere dar pih khada. Pay heed to the prayers of beggars who are at your doorstep as we beg not? Mere iraade jo toote to mujhko pata yeh chala Teri hukoomat men hoga wahi bas jo tu ne kaha. When all my grand schemes fell apart, I came to the realization you alone determine what happens in your kingdom. Apne habeeb ke sadqe sun le meri yeh dua . Tu hi muqeet ul-haseeb ul-jaleel. For the sake of your beloved Muhammad, please hear this humble prayer of mine. Being that you alone are the nourisher, the reckoner, the resplendent. Rabbe zarb-I haidar o hamzah bhi tu Rabbe ‘asa-I moosa bhi tu Tu rabaru bhi aur hai kubaku. You are the lord of ali and hamza’s masterful strikes. You are the lord of moses and his minions not. You are present wherever we may turn. Tu rabb-e ‘eesa, Allaahu akbar Tu rabb-e maryam, You are the lord of jesus and mother mary. Allaahu akbar Rabb-e sahaabah, The lord of the prophet’s companions, Allaahu akbar Tu rabb-e panj-tan, Allaahu akbar , You are the lord of the five holy persons. Our Lord is great.

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Blessed Jerusalem, 2019.