allah tero naam – sahir

اللہ تیرو نام ۔ ساحر لدھیانوی

 

اللہ تیرو نام، ایشور تیرو نام

سب کو سنمتی دے بھگوان

اللہ تیرو نام

 

مانگوں کا سندوُر نہ چھوٹے

ماں بہنوں کی آش نہ ٹوٹے

دیھ بِنا داتا

بھٹکے نہ پران

سب کو سنمتی دے بھگوان

اللہ تیرو نام

 

او سارے جگ کے رکھوالے

نربل کو بل دینے والے

بلوانوں کو دے دے گیان

سب کو سنمتی دے بھگوان

اللہ تیرو نام، ایشور تیرو نام

اللہ تیرو نام

अल्लाह तेरो नाम – साहिर लुधियानवी

 

अल्लाह तेरो नाम, ईश्वर तेरो नाम

सब को सन्मति दे भगवान

अल्लाह तेरो नाम

 

माँगौं का सिन्दूर न छूटे

मां बहनों की आश न टूटे

देह बिना दाता

भटके न प्राण

सब को सन्मति दे भगवान

अल्लाह तेरो नाम

 

ओ सारे जग के रखवाले

निर्बल को बल देने वाले

बलवानों को दे दे ज्ञान

सब को सन्मति दे भगवान

अल्लाह तेरो नाम, ईश्वर तेरो नाम

अल्लाह तेरो नाम

allah tero naam – sahir ludhianavi

Click here for overall comments and on any passage for word meanings and discussion.  This is not representative of a classical urdu Ghazal or nazm but is included here as representative of the range of compositions of sahir which include in addition to Ghazal and nazm, songs and bhajans. His unpublished work collected and published after his death also includes several bhajans. This bhajan featured in a movie praying for an end to war and conflict.

allah tero naam, ishwar tero naam
sabko sanmati1 de bhagawan
allah tero naam
1.consensus, agreement, peace
This borrows from gandhi’s bhajan. Your name is allah and ishwar. Let there be peace and concord among everyone, o god.

maaNgauN1 ka sindur2 na chhooTe
maaN behnauN ki aash3 na TooTe
deh4 bina daata5
bhaTke na praan6
sabko sanmati de bhagawan
allah tero naam
1.parting for hair 2.vermillion 3.hope 4.body 5.giver, god 6.life, soul
sindur in maaNg (parting of the hair) is symbolic of married women. Widows ritually wash off the sindur and do not use it for the rest of their widowhood. Thus, this is a prayer to keep the soldier alive. May the sindur of the maaNg not be washed off. May the hope of mothers and sisters not be broken. May the soul not wander without the body i.e. may the soul not be separated from the body. Let there be peace and concord, o god.

o saare jag ke rakhwaale
nirbal1 ko bal2 dene waale
balwanauN3 ko de de gyaan4
sabko sanmati de bhagawan
allah tero naam ishwar tero naam
allah tero naam
1.weak, powerless 2.strength, power 3.powerful 4.wisdom
O, keeper/sustainer of the world. You who (can) give power to the powerless. Grand wisdom to the powerful (so that they may make peace). Grant peace and accord to everyone. You are allah and ishwar. Your name is allah.

allah tero naam – sahir ludhianavi

This is not representative of a classical urdu Ghazal or nazm but is included here as representative of the range of compositions of sahir which include in addition to Ghazal and nazm, songs and bhajans.  His unpublished work collected and published after his death also includes several bhajans.  This bhajan featured in a movie praying for an end to war and conflict.

allah tero naam, ishwar tero naam
sabko sanmati1 de bhagawan
allah tero naam

1.consensus, agreement, peace

This borrows from gandhi’s bhajan.  Your name is allah and ishwar.  Let there be peace and concord among everyone, o god.

maaNgauN1 ka sindur2 na chhooTe
maaN behnauN ki aash3 na TooTe
deh4 bina daata5
bhaTke na praan6
sabko sanmati de bhagawan
allah tero naam

1.parting for hair 2.vermillion 3.hope 4.body 5.giver, god 6.life, soul

sindur in maaNg (parting of the hair) is symbolic of married women.  Widows ritually wash off the sindur and do not use it for the rest of their widowhood.  Thus, this is a prayer to keep the soldier alive.  May the sindur of the maaNg not be washed off.  May the hope of mothers and sisters not be broken.  May the soul not wander without the body i.e. may the soul not be separated from the body.  Let there be peace and concord, o god.

o saare jag ke rakhwaale
nirbal1 ko bal2 dene waale
balwanauN3 ko de de gyaan4
sabko sanmati de bhagawan
allah tero naam ishwar tero naam
allah tero naam

1.weak, powerless 2.strength, power 3.powerful 4.wisdom

O, keeper/sustainer of the world.  You who (can) give power to the powerless.  Grand wisdom to the powerful (so that they may make peace).  Grant peace and accord to everyone.  You are allah and ishwar.  Your name is allah.

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