Saturday, June 22, 2013

Mun Kunto Moala - Tanya Wells


Loved the soulful rendition of Tanya Wells:

 

Mun kunto maulaa, fa haaza Aliun maulaa

To whom I am the master, Ali is the master.

 Note: A famous tradition (hadith) of Prophet Muhammad. Ali was his cousin and son-in-law.

 Man Kunto Maula is a Qawwali song composed by Amir Khusro. 

 Man Kunto Maula,
 Shaah-e-mardaaN, Sher-e-yazdaaN, quvvat-e-parvardigaar
 laa fataa illaa Ali, laa saif illaa zulfiqaar

 King of the brave,
 lion of God, [and] strength of God.
There is no one like Ali [and] there is no sword like Zulfiqaar*.

* Zulfiqaar was the sword of Ali presented to him by Muhammad.'' 

 Ali imaam-e-manasto, manam Ghulaam-e-Ali
 hazaar jaan-e-giraamii fidaa-e-naam-e-Ali

 Ali is the master of all, I am the slave of Ali
 thousands life are to be sacrificed for Ali.

 daaraa dil daaraa dil daar-e-daanii
 tum tum taa naa naa naanaa, naanaa naanaa re
 yaalaalii yaalaalii yaalaa, yaalaa yaalaa

 Mystical chants sung by Sufis.

 Tanya wells is a song writer, composer and singer.
 Learn more about her at: http://tanyawells.com/  

1 comment:

followyourshadow said...

Very beautiful, thank you!