Verses often used in the preamble:
Laa fataa illa Ali
Laa Saif illaa Zulfiqaar
King of the brave,
Lion of God,
Strength of God.
There is no one like Ali
There is no sword like Zulfiqaar*.
* Zulfiqaar was the sword of Hazrat Ali presented to him by Prophet Muhammad SAW.
Ali Imaam-e-Manasto Manam Ghulaam-e-Ali
Hazaar Jaan-e-Giraami Fidaa-e-Naam-e-Ali
Ali is the master of all, I am the slave of Ali
Tthousands life are to be sacrificed for Ali.
To whom I am the leader
Ali too is the leader
Note: A famous tradition (hadith) of Prophet Muhammad SAW. Ali was his cousin and son-in-law.
Daaraa dil Daaraa dil Daar-e-daanii
Hum tum tananaa nana, Tanana nana re
Ya laalii ya laalii yala, yala lae
Mystical chants sung by Sufis