Qasida ‘Dam Hama Dam Ali Ali’ by Shahid A. Qalandar

Qasida 'Dum Hama Dum Ali Ali' by Shahid A. Qalandar


http://www.shahidqalandar.com/

English Rendition by Arif Babul

A humble poet, I am
Let me be your muse
Drink of me
In rapture, my very being cries out: Ali Ali

A Sufi, I am
Pure of heart
In rapture, my very being cries out: Ali Ali

A lover, I am
Of Murtaza Ali
In rapture, my very being cries out: Ali Ali

My joy uncontained
I am in song
In rapture, my very being cries out: Ali Ali

Adam the Pure be you
Yusuf the Beautiful too
Tis you who’s Khidr’s guide,
His teacher, his inspiration
In rapture, my very being cries out: Ali Ali,

Lord, Lawgiver, Teacher, True Guide
Truth be, you are the Truth; the Absolute
In rapture, my very being cries out: Ali Ali

Faithful Companion, in virtue incomparable
In whose company pales even the Sun, the moon
Oh, Father of Hassan, Hussein
In rapture, my very being cries out: Ali Ali

Declared Muhammed, the Most Generous of generous
My cousin, the son of my uncle
My flesh is your flesh, my blood your blood
In rapture, my very being cries out: Ali Ali

You are the Guardian, the Master of believers
That the Holy Quran makes clear
Garbed, Crowned, Invincible, Unvanquished
I Shams, your humble servant,
your Kambar Gulam, am.
In rapture, my very being cries out: Ali Ali

Author: English Rendition by Arif Babul

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