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مرثیہ ۔ پانی ۔ خراج ۔ جوش ملیح آبادی

بند    ٤٨

ائے کربلا کے ابرِ گہر بار السلام

ائے ہادیوں کے  قافلہ سالار  السلام

ائے کعبہ سواد کے معمار السلام

ائے جنسِ آبرو کے خریدار السلام

ائے سورما، دلیر، جیالے، تجھے سلام

ائے فاطمہ کی گود کے پالے تجھے سلام

بند    ٤٩

ائے میرِ ارض و صدرِ سماوات السلام

ائے بادشاہِ کشورِ آیات السلام

ائے میزبانِ لشکرِ آفات السلام

ائے ناقدِ نہفتگیِ ذات السلام

ائے کج کلاہِ مورثِ کونین السلام

ائے وارثِ عبادتِ ثقلین السلام

بند   ٥٠

ائے مصحفِ حیات کی تفسیر السلام

ائے مدعائے آیہ تطہیر السلام

ائے دستِ ذوالجلال کی شمشیر السلام

ائے مصطفےٗ کے خواب کی تعبیر السلام

ائے زندگی کے سوزِ نہانی سلام لے

کوثر بدوش تشنہ دہانی سلام لے

بند     ٥١

ائے زخمِ قلبِ خیر کے مرہم تجھے سلام

ائے ناصرِ پیمبرِ اعظم تجھے سلام

ہاں ائے رسولِ دینِ محرّم تجھے سلام

ائے حجتِّ شرافتِ آدم تجھے سلام

ائے تاجدارِ ملکِ تحمل سلام لے

ائے فخر کے عظیم تموّل سلام لے

بند    ٥٢

ائے بوستانِ سایۂ دامانِ مصطفےٰ

ائے مدّ و جزرِ چشمہِ ایوانِ مصطفےٰ

ائے نورِ عینِ حیدر و ائے جانِ مصطفےٰ

ائے خوش جمال یوسفِ کنعانِ مصطفےٰ

ائے تشنہ اِبنِ ساقیِ کوثر سلام لے

آفاق کی زباں سے بہترّ سلام لے

بند    ٥٣

ائے بے پناہ قوتِ اخلاق السلام

ائے خلوتیِ داورِ اطلاق السلام

ائے حق نِگر شعور کے رزّاق السلام

ائے اِفتخارِ انفس و آفاق السلام

ائے طرّہِ کلاہِ نبوّت سلام لے

ائے شاہِ کشورِ ابدیت سلام لے

بند    ٥٤

ائے اقتدارِ صبرِ فراواں تجھے سلام

طوفاں شکار کشتیِ عرفاں تجھے سلام

ائے آبروئے چشمہِ حیواں تجھے سلام

ائے کردگارِ عظمتِ  اِنساں تجھے سلام

ہاں ائے گلوئے موت کے خنجر سلام لے

ائے پختگیِ فکرِ پیمبر سلام لے

بند    ٥٥

ہاں مرحمت ہو خاطرِ بیدار یا حسین

حرفِ غلط سے جراؑتِ اِنکار یا حسین

تاب و توانِ عابدِ بیمار یا حسین

جھنکار، ذوالفقار کی جھنکار یا حسین

ہاں سوئے جذبہٗ حرکت باگ موڑ دے

ہاں توڑ دے جمود کی زنجیر توڑ  دے

بند    ٥٦

مولا، ہجومِ دردِ نہانی کا واسطہ

زینب کے عزمِ شعلہ بیانی کا واسطہ

اصغر کے سوزِ تشنہ دہانی کا واسطہ

اکبر کی تشنہ کام جوانی کا واسطہ

ہاں آج آنسوؤں سے شرارے نکال دے

ہاں آگ میں حیات کے پانی کو ڈال دے

بند    ٥٧

ہاں ائے حسین، برق سوار و اجل فگار

سلطان کوہ، تخت شکن، قاہری شکار

کوثر نگاہ، قصر شکن، سلطنت فشار

عرش افتخار، فرش فروغ، انبیا وقار

ائے آفتاب تحفہ شبنم قبول کر

ہاں سجدہِ جبینِ دو عالم قبول کر

بند    ٥٨

اے ذولفقار حیدر کرّار السلام

اے جانشین احمد مختار السلام

اے بےنیاز اندک و بسیار السلام

اے محورِ ثوابط و سیّار السلام

اے بے مثال پختگی ہمّت السلام

اے آدمی کے ناز الوہیت السلام

بند    ٥٩

ائے وجہ افتخارِ اب و جد سلام لے

ائے کارسازِ ابیض و اسود سلام لے

ائے ذی حیاتِ منبر و معبد سلام لے

ائے عارفِ ضمیرِ محمد سلام لے

ناموسِ انبیا کے نگہبان السلام

ائے رحلِ کائنات کے قرآن السلام

मर्सिया – पानी – ख़िराज – जोश मलीहाबादी

४८

अए करबला के अब्र ए गुहर बार अस्सलाम

अए हादियों के क़ाफ़िला सालार अस्सलाम

अए काबा ए सवाद के मे’मार अस्सलाम

अए जिन्स ए आब्रु के ख़रीदार अस्सलाम

अए सूरमा, दिलेर, जियाले तुझे सलाम

अए फ़ातिमा कि गोद के पाले तुझे सलाम

४९

अए मीर ए अर्ज़ ओ सद्र ए समावात अस्सलाम

अए बादशाह ए किश्वर ए आयात अस्सलाम

अए मेज़बान ए लश्कर ए आफ़ात अस्सलाम

अए नाक़ीद ए नहुफ़्तगी ए ज़ात अस्सलाम

अए कज कुलाह ए मौरिस ए कौनैन अस्सलाम

अए वारिस ए इबादत ए सक़लैन अस्सलाम

५०

अए मुस-हफ़ ए हयात कि तफ़सीर अस्सलाम

अए मुद्दुआ ए आया ए ततहीर अस्सलाम

अए दस्त ए ज़ुलजलाल कि शमशीर अस्सलाम

अए मुस्तफ़ा के ख़्वाब कि ताबीर अस्सलाम

अए ज़िन्दगी के सोज़ ए नेहानी सलाम ले

कौसर बदोश तिश्ना दहानी सलाम ले

५१

अए ज़ख़्म ए क़ल्ब ए ख़ैर के मरहम तुझे सलाम

अए नासिर ए पैयम्बर ए आज़म तुझे सलाम

हां अए रसूल ए दिन ए मुहर्रम तुझे सलाम

अए हुज्जत ए शराफ़त ए आदम तुझे सलाम

अए ताजदार ए मुल्क ए तहम्मुल सलाम ले

अए फ़ख़्र के अज़ीम तमव्वुल सलाम ले

५२

अए बोस्तान ए साया ए दामान ए मुस्तफ़ा

अए मद्द ओ जज़र ए चश्मा ए ऐवान ए मुस्तफ़ा

अए नूर ए ऐन ए हैदर ओ अए जान ए मुस्तफ़ा

अए ख़ुश जमाल यूसुफ़ ए कन’आन ए मुस्तफ़ा

अए तिश्ना इब्न ए साक़ी ए कौसर सलाम ले

आफ़ाक़ कि ज़बां से बहत्तर सलाम ले

५३

अए बे पनाह क़ुव्वत ए अख़लाक़ अस्सलाम

अए ख़लवती ए दावर ए इत्लाक़ अस्सलाम

अए हक़ निगर श’ऊर के रज़ज़ाक़ अस्सलाम

अए इफ़्तेख़ार ए अनफ़स ओ आफ़ाक़ अस्सलाम

अए तुर्रा ए कुलाह ए नुबुव्वत सलाम ले

अए शाह ए किश्वर ए अबदीयत सलाम ले

५४

अए इक़तेदार ए सब्र ए फ़रावां तुझे सलाम

तूफ़ां शिकार किश्ती ए उरफ़ां तुझे सलाम

अए आबरू ए चश्मा ए हैवां तुझे सलाम

अए किरदेगार ए अज़मत ए इन्सां तुझे सलाम

हाँ अए गुलू ए मौत के ख़न्जर सलाम ले

अए पोख़्तगी ए फ़िक्र ए पैअम्बर सलाम ले

५५

हाँ मरहमत हो ख़ातिर ए बेदार या हुसैन

हर्फ़ ए ग़लत से जुर’अत ए इंकार या हुसैन

ताब ओ तवान ए आबिद ए बीमार या हुसैन

झंकार, ज़ुल्फ़िक़ार कि झंकार या हुसैन

हाँ सू ए जज़बा ए हरकत बाग मोड़ दे

हाँ तोड़ दे जुमूद कि ज़ंजीर तोड़ दे

५६

मौला, हुजूम ए दर्द ए निहानी का वास्ता

ज़ैनब के अज़म ए शो’ला बयानी का वास्ता

असग़र के सोज़ ए तिश्ना दहानी का वास्ता

अकबर कि तिश्ना काम जवानी का वास्ता

हाँ आज आंसुओं से शरारे निकाल दे

हाँ आग में हयात के पानी को डाल दे

५७

हाँ अए हुसैन, बर्क़ सवार ओ अजल फ़िगार

सुल्तान ए कोह, तख़्त शिकन, क़ाहिरी शिकार

कौसर निगाह, क़स्र शिकन, सल्तनत फ़िशार

अर्श इफ़्तेख़ार, फ़र्श फ़रोग़, अम्बिया विक़ार

अए आफ़ताब तोहफ़ा ए शबनम क़ुबूल कर

हाँ सिजदा ए जबीन ए दो आलम क़ुबूल कर

५८

अए ज़ुल्फ़िक़ार ए हैदर ए कर्रार अस्सलाम

अए जानशीन ए अहमद ए मुख़्तार अस्सलाम

अए बेन्याज़ ए इन्दक ओ बेस्यार अस्सलाम

अए माहवार ए सवाबित ओ सय्यार अस्सलाम

अए बे मिसाल पोख़्तगी ए हिम्मत अस्सलाम

अए आदमी के नाज़ ए उलूहियत अस्सलाम

५९

अए वजह इफ़्तेख़ार ए अब्ब ओ जद सलाम ले

अए कारसाज़ ए अब्यज़ ओ अस्वद सलाम ले

अए ज़ी हयात मिम्बर ओ मा’आबिद सलाम ले

अए आरिफ़ ए ज़मीर ए मुहम्मद सलाम ले

नामूस ए अम्बिआ के निगहबान अस्सलाम

अए रहल ए काएनात के क़ुरान अस्सलाम

 

 

Click here for background and on any passage for word meanings and explanatory discussion. This is beautiful and unadulterated praise for husain and highly enjoyable particularly if you accept husain as a poetic symbolism of resistance to absolute power. He also calls upon husain to shake the audience out of its slumber, out of its posture of inaction and urge them resist injustice.
48
aye karbala ke abr-e-guhar-baar1 assalam
aye haadiyoN2 ke qaafila-saalar3 assalam
aye k’aaba-e-sawad4 ke me’maar5 assalam
aye jins-e-aabru6 ke Kharidar assalam
aye soorma, dileyr, jiyaale tujhe salaam
aye fatima ki god ke paalay tujhe salaam
1.pearl raining cloud 2.guide 3.leader, guide 4.k’aaba and its surroundings 5.architect, builder 6.essence of dignity
O blessed cloud of karbala, my salaam. O leader of leaders, my salaam. O builder of the environs/traditions of k’aaba, my salaam. O owner of the essence of dignity, my salaam. O brave, fearless, daring, my salaams to you. O you raised in the lap of fatima, my salaams to you. ‘abr-e gubar baar’ – pearl showering cloud stands is sharp contrast to the thirst of the story of karbala.

49
aye mir-e-arz1 o sadr-e-samaavat2 assalam
aye baadshah e kishwar3-e-aayat4 assalam
aye mezbaan5-e-lashkar-e-aafaat6 assalam
aye naaqid7-e-nahuftagi8-e-zaat9 assalam
aye kaj-kulah10-e-mauris11-e-kaunain12 assalam
aye vaaris13-e-ibaadat14-e-saqalein15 assalam 
1.leader of the (earth) world 2.leader of the skies (heavens, next world) 3.domain 4.signs, proofs (of the existence of god) 5.host (taking it upon himself) 6.army of calamities 7.critic, expert, teacher 8.hidden secrets 9.existence, personhood (of god) 10.literally – “tilted cap” – sometimes used for “rebel” and at other times for “grandeur” or “grand style” 11.one who bestows a legacy, guarantor 12.both worlds, here and hereafter 13.(inherit, take responsibility for) protector 14.prayers, faith 15.both (North and South) poles i.e.world
O leader of the world, focus of heavens, my salaam. O lord of the domain of manifestations of divinity, my salaam. You, who bore a host of calamities, my salaam. O, explicator of the secrets of god, my salaam. O, guarantor of the here and hereafter, my salaam. O, protector of the faith of the worlds, my salaam.

50
aye mus-haf-e-hayaat1 ki tafseer2 assalam
aye muddua3-e-aya-e-tat’heer4 assalam
aye dast-e-zuljalal5 ki shamshir6 assalam
aye mustafa7 ke Khwaab ki ta’abeer8 assalam
aye zindagi ke soz-e-nihaani9 salaam le
kausar10 ba dosh11 tishna dahaani13 salaam le 
1.pages of life, pages explaining the meaning/rules of life, book of life 2.explanation (in shia tradition husain is considered to have lived his life in such close accordance with the qur’aan that his life is an illustration of the meaning of the qur’aan – thus, its embodiment) 3.main goal 4.verse in the qur’aan referring to mohammed and his immediate family, used in shia tradition to acclaim that they alone are keepers of faith 5.hand of god 6.sword 7.another name of mohammed 8.fulfillment 9.hidden pain 10.river in heaven 11.carrying on shoulder 13.thirsty
O embodiment of the book of life (qur’aan), my salaam to you. You are the main purpose of the aya e tat’heer, salaam to you. O enforcer of the law of god, salaam to you. O fulfillment of the dream of mohammed, salaam to you. O hidden sorrow of life, accept my salaam. Owner of kauser, yet thirsty in karbala, accept my salaam. josh also is playing up the importance of pain/sorrow as an essential part of life … thus soz e nihaani-hidden pain, is a good thing because it reminds you of the pain of others and makes you appreciate pleasures more. The irony of having control over the river of paradise (kauser ba dosh) and being deprived of water during the battle of karbala is also played up.

51
aye zaKhm-e-qalb-e-Khair1 ke marham2 tujhe salaam
aye naasir-e-paiamber-e-aazam3 tujhe salaam
haaN aye rasool4-e-deen-e-moharram5 tujhe salaam
aye hujjat6 e sharaafat7 e aadam8 tujhe salaam
aye taajdar-e-mulk-e-tahammul9 salaam le
aye faKhr10 ke azeem11 tamavvul12 salaam le 
1.wound of the heart of happiness/virtue 2.salve 3.helper of the greatest prophet 4.messenger, preacher 5.faith of moharram i.e.martyrdom 6.proof 7.nobility 8.humanity 9.patience, forebearance 10.pride, dignity 11.great 12.riches, treasure
O salve of wounded virtue, I bow to you. O, helper of the greatest prophet, I bow to you. O, messenger of the power of martyrdom, I bow to you. O, proof of human nobility, I bow to you. O, lord of the world of forebearance, accept my salaams. O, great treasure of dignity, accept my salaams.

52
aye bostaan1 e saaya2 e daamaan3-e-mustafa4
aye madd-o-jazr5-e-chasma6-e-aivaan7-e-mustafa
aye noor-e-a’en8-e-haidar9 o aye jaan-e-mustafa
aye Khush-jamal10 yusuf-e-kan’aan11-e-mustafa
aye tishna12 ibn-e-saaqi-e-kauser13 salaam le
aafaq14 ki zabaaN se bahattar15 salaam le 
1.garden 2.shade/covering/protection 3.apron, hem of the robe, followership 4.another name of mohammmed 5.ripples in the flow 6.spring 7.hallways, domain 8.light of the eyes 9.another name of ali, the father of husain 10.beautiful 11.Joseph of the tribe of Canaan (his good looks are legendary in Biblical and Quranic stories) 12.thirst 13.son of the “saaqi of kauser” – kauser is a legendary river in heaven and shia tradition says that in heaven, ali will dispense the water of kauser, hence “saaqi” and husain is the son of (ibn e) ali. His thirst in Karbala is juxtaposed against the water of kauser 14.skies, heavens 15.seventy two – shia tradition has it that 72 of the party of husain were killed in karbala
O flourishing garden under the protection of the cloak of mustafa, O ripples of the river flowing through the domain of mustafa, O darling of ali, the beloved of mustafa. Your beauty rivals the beauty of Joseph of Canaan. Yourself thirsty, but your father slakes the thirst of the virtuous in heaven. Accept seventy two salaams from the skies.

53
aye be-panaah1 quvvat-e-aKhlaaq2 assalaam
aye Khilwati3 e daavar4 e itlaaq5 assalaam
aye haq-nigar6 sha’oor7 ke razzaq8 assalaam
aye ifteKhar9 e anfas-o-aafaq10 assalaam
aye turra11 e kulah12 e nubuvvat13 salaam le
aye shaah e kishwar14 e abadiyat15 salaam le 
1.unlimited 2.power of courtesy/virtue 3.friend, confidant 4.lord
5.independence, standing up to (injustice) 6.eye on virtue 7.knowledge, wisdom 8.sustainer, provider 9.pride, honour 10.(life) earth and sky 11.crown, crest 12.cap 13.prophethood 14.domain 15.obedience (to the will of god)
You, of unlimited strength of character, my salaams. O, confidant of the lord of righteousness, my salaams. You giver of wisdom with an eye on virtue, my salaams. O, pride of the earth and skies, my salaams. O, crest on the cap of the prophet, accept my salaam. O, king of the domain of obedience to god’s will, accept my salaam.

54
aye iqtedaar1 e sabr2 e faraavaN3 tujhe salaam
toofaN-shikaar4 kishti-e-urfaaN6 tujhe salaam
aye aabroo7 e chashma-e-haivaaN8 tujhe salaam
aye kirdegaar9 e azmat-e-insaaN10 tujhe salaam
haN aye gulu-e-maut11 ke Khanjar salaam le
aye puKhtagi-e-fikr12 e paiamber13 salaam le 
1.authority, power 2.patience 3.overflowing 4.victim of storm 5.boat of mysticism 7.honour, dignity 8.spring/water of life, eternal life, immortality 9.creator, architect 10.greatness of man 11.Death’s throat 12.maturity (epitome) of thought/teachings 13.messenger, mohammed
O, power of unlimited patience, my salaam. You, who offer a shelter to mystics under unrelenting storms, my salaam. O, pride of immortality, my salaam. O, architect of human dignity, my salaam. O, you who slit the throat of Death, accept my salaam. O, epitome of the message of mohammed, accept my salaam. Husain’s throat was slit and head cut off (and displayed) in the battle of karbala. josh is turning tables here and portraying husain as victorious over Death … and becoming immortal because of his virtuous stand.

55
haaN marhamat1 ho Khaatir-e-bedaar2 ya husain
harf-e-Ghalat3 se jur’at-e-inkaar4 ya husain
taab5 o tavaan6 e aabid-e-beemar7 ya husain
jhankaar, zulfiqaar8 ki jhankaar ya husain
haaN soo9-e-jazba-e-harakat10 baag11 moR de
haaN toR de jumood12 ki zanjeer toR de 
1.benevolence, mercy 2.awakened mind 3.word of evil 4.courage to deny 5.grandeur 6.strength, power 7.aabid, husain’s eldest son who was sick and bedridden during the battle of karbala 8.ali’s sword 9.towards 10.passion for movement/progress 11.reins 12.stationary, stagnant
Mercy, wake our minds up, O, husain. Grant us the courage to deny Evil, O, husain. Bestow on us the glory and fortitude of aabid, O, husain. Yes, swing the zulfiqaar, swing, O, husain. Turn the reins of times towards the passion for change/progress. Break this chain that binds us into inaction.

56
maula, hujoom1 e dard e nihaani2 ka vaasta3
zainab4 ke azm-e-sho’la-bayaani5 ka vaasta
asGhar6 ke soz7 e tishna-dahaani8 ka vaasta
akbar9 ki tishna-kaam10 javaani ka vaasta
haaN aaj aansuauN11 se sharaare12 nikaal de
haaN aag meN hayaat-ke-paani13 ko Daal de 
1.swarm 2.hidden pain 3.in the name of 4.husain’s sister who was taken prisoner along with the rest of surviving family members 5.power of the fiery speech (it is said that zainab gave a speech in the court of yazid which brought the whole court down and started a rebellion) 6.husain’s infant son who was killed in the battle of karbala 7.sorrow 8.thirsty mouth/lips 9.husain’s youthful son who was killed in battle 10.thirsty throat 11.tears, it is traditional and the audience weeps during recitation of marsia relating the story of karbala, josh is referring to these tears and praying that they be changed into sparks 12.sparks 13.water of life, desire to live (to throw the desire to live into fire is to urge people to be prepared to die)
Lord, in the name of the swarm of calamities that befell you, in the name of the power of the fiery speech of zainab, in the name of the sorrow of the dry lips of asGhar, in the name of the parched throat of the youthful akbar. Yes, change these mournful tears into fiery sparks. Throw our love of life into the fire, so we may stand up for justice.

57
haaN aye husain, barq savaar1 o ajal-figaar2
sultan-e-koh3, taKht shikan4, qaahiri shikaar5
kausar nigaah6, qasr shikan7, saltanat fishaar8
arsh ifteKhar9, farsh faroGh10, ambia viqaar11
aye aaftab12 tuhfa13 e shabnam14 qubool15 kar
haaN sijda16 e jabin17 e do aalam18 qubool kar 
1.lightning riding 2.death defying 3.grand (like a mountain) king 4.destroyer of thrones 5.victim of oppression 6.eye/looks of Kauser (legendary river in heaven), one who gives water to the thirsty 7.palace destroyer 8.overpowering monarchy 9.pride of the heavens 10.uplifter of the lowly (floor) 11.dignity of the prophets 12.sun 13.gift, offering, homage 14.dew (here Husain is referred to as the sun – powerful, and the poet is referred to as the dew – humble and powerless before the sun) 15.accept 16.obeisance 17.forehead 18.both worlds, heaven and earth
O, husain, defier of Death riding lightning bolts. Grand king and yet the destroyer of the royal throne, victim of oppression. Slaker of thirst, destroyer of palaces, victor over monarchy. Pride of heavens, uplifter of the lowly, dignity of the prophets. O great one, accept this lowly homage. Accept the obeisance of heaven and earth.

58
aye zulfiqar1 e hyder-e-karraar2 assalaam
aye janasheen3 e ahmed-e-muKhtaar4 assalaam
aye be-niyaaz5 e indak-o-besiyaar6 assalaam
aye mahvar7 e savaabit-o-sayyaar8 assalaam
aye be-misaal9 puKhtagi10 e himmat11 assalaam
aye aadmi ke naaz12 e uloohiyat13 assalaam 
1.name of the sword of ali 2.one among several names of ali (literally – repeatedly attacking lion) 3.successor, inheritor 4.another name of mohammed 5.oblivious, not caring for 6.scarcity and plenty, materialism 7.axis 8.stars and planets, skies, heavens 9.without example, unequaled 10.maturity, epitome 11.courage 12.pride 13.divinity
O, zulifqaar of ali, my salaam. O, inheritor of the message of mohammed, my salaam. O, unconcerned with materialism, my salaam. O, axis of the universe, my salaam. O, unexampled epitome of courage, my salaam. O, pride of divinity, my salaam.

59
aye vajah1 ifteKhaar2 e abb-o-jad3 salaam le
aye kaarsaaz4 e abyaz-o-asvad5 salaam le
aye zi-hayaat6 e mimbar7 o m’aabid8 salaam le
aye a’arif9 e zamir10 e mohammed salaam le
namoos11 e ambia12 ke nigahbaan13 assalaam
aye rahl14 e kayenaat15 ke qura’an assalaam 
1.reason 2.pride 3.forebears 4.maker 5.black and white (clearly explaining the difference between truth and falsehood) 6.living 7.pulpit (preacher) 8.place of worship 9.mystic, expert 10.conscience, teachings 11.respect, dignity 12.prophets 13.protector 14.(rehaal) a criss-cross bookstand usually used to keep the qur’aan 15.creation
You are the reason of the pride of forebears, my salaams to you. You separate truth from falsehood, my salaams to you. You are a living pulpit, a place of worship, my salaams to you. You are enlightened with the teachings of mohammed, my salaams to you. You are the keeper of the dignity of prophets, my salaams to you. You the qura’an of creation (the epitome of creation) on the “rehaal” (a place of dignity/honour), my salaams to you.

This is beautiful and unadulterated praise for husain and highly enjoyable particularly if you accept husain as a poetic symbolism of resistance to absolute power. He also calls upon husain to shake the audience out of its slumber, out of its posture of inaction and urge them resist injustice.

Stanza 48
aye karbala ke abr-e-guhar-baar1 assalam
aye haadiyoN2 ke qaafila-saalar3 assalam
aye k’aaba-e-sawad4 ke me’maar5 assalam
aye jins-e-aabru6 ke Kharidar assalam
aye soorma, dileyr, jiyaale tujhe salaam
aye fatima ki god ke paalay tujhe salaam

1.pearl raining cloud 2.guide 3.leader, guide 4.k’aaba and its surroundings 5.architect, builder 6.essence of dignity

O blessed cloud of karbala, my salaam.  O leader of leaders, my salaam.  O builder of the environs/traditions of k’aaba, my salaam.  O owner of the essence of dignity, my salaam.  O brave, fearless, daring, my salaams to you.  O you raised in the lap of fatima, my salaams to you.  ‘abr-e gubar baar’ – pearl showering cloud stands is sharp contrast to the thirst of the story of karbala.

Stanza 49
aye mir-e-arz1 o sadr-e-samaavat2 assalam
aye baadshah e kishwar3-e-aayat4 assalam
aye mezbaan5-e-lashkar-e-aafaat6 assalam
aye naaqid7-e-nahuftagi8-e-zaat9 assalam
aye kaj-kulah10-e-mauris11-e-kaunain12 assalam
aye vaaris13-e-ibaadat14-e-saqalein15 assalam

1.leader of the (earth) world 2.leader of the skies (heavens, next world) 3.domain 4.signs, proofs (of the existence of god) 5.host (taking it upon himself) 6.army of calamities 7.critic, expert, teacher 8.hidden secrets 9.existence, personhood (of god) 10.literally – “tilted cap” – sometimes used for “rebel” and at other times for “grandeur” or “grand style” 11.one who bestows a legacy, guarantor 12.both worlds, here and hereafter 13.(inherit, take responsibility for) protector 14.prayers, faith 15.both (North and South) poles i.e.world

O leader of the world, focus of heavens, my salaam.  O lord of the domain of manifestations of divinity, my salaam.  You, who bore a host of calamities, my salaam.  O, explicator of the secrets of god, my salaam.  O, guarantor of the here and hereafter, my salaam.  O, protector of the faith of the worlds, my salaam.

Stanza 50
aye mus-haf-e-hayaat1 ki tafseer2 assalam
aye muddua3-e-aya-e-tat’heer4 assalam
aye dast-e-zuljalal5 ki shamshir6 assalam
aye mustafa7 ke Khwaab ki ta’abeer8 assalam
aye zindagi ke soz-e-nihaani9 salaam le
kausar10 ba dosh11 tishna dahaani13 salaam le

1.pages of life, pages explaining the meaning/rules of life, book of life 2.explanation (in shia tradition husain is considered to have lived his life in such close accordance with the qur’aan that his life is an illustration of the meaning of the qur’aan – thus, its embodiment)  3.main goal 4.verse in the qur’aan referring to mohammed and his immediate family, used in shia tradition to acclaim that they alone are keepers of faith 5.hand of god 6.sword 7.another name of mohammed 8.fulfillment 9.hidden pain 10.river in heaven 11.carrying on shoulder 13.thirsty

O embodiment of the book of life (qur’aan), my salaam to you.  You are the main purpose of the aya e tat’heer, salaam to you.  O enforcer of the law of god, salaam to you.  O fulfillment of the dream of mohammed, salaam to you.  O hidden sorrow of life, accept my salaam.  Owner of kauser, yet thirsty in karbala, accept my salaam.  josh also is playing up the importance of pain/sorrow as an essential part of life … thus soz e nihaani-hidden pain, is a good thing because it reminds you of the pain of others and makes you appreciate pleasures more.  The irony of having control over the river of paradise (kauser ba dosh) and being deprived of water during the battle of karbala is also played up.

Stanza 51
aye zaKhm-e-qalb-e-Khair1 ke marham2 tujhe salaam
aye naasir-e-paiamber-e-aazam3 tujhe salaam
haaN aye rasool4-e-deen-e-moharram5 tujhe salaam
aye hujjat6 e sharaafat7 e aadam8 tujhe salaam
aye taajdar-e-mulk-e-tahammul9 salaam le
aye faKhr10 ke azeem11 tamavvul12 salaam le

1.wound of the heart of happiness/virtue 2.salve 3.helper of the greatest prophet 4.messenger, preacher 5.faith of moharram i.e.martyrdom 6.proof 7.nobility 8.humanity 9.patience, forebearance 10.pride, dignity 11.great 12.riches, treasure

O salve of wounded virtue, I bow to you.  O, helper of the greatest prophet, I bow to you.  O, messenger of the power of martyrdom, I bow to you.  O, proof of human nobility, I bow to you.  O, lord of the world of forebearance, accept my salaams.  O, great treasure of dignity, accept my salaams.

Stanza 52
aye bostaan1 e saaya2 e daamaan3-e-mustafa4
aye madd-o-jazr5-e-chasma6-e-aivaan7-e-mustafa
aye noor-e-a’en8-e-haidar9 o aye jaan-e-mustafa
aye Khush-jamal10 yusuf-e-kan’aan11-e-mustafa
aye tishna12 ibn-e-saaqi-e-kauser13 salaam le
aafaq14 ki zabaaN se bahattar15 salaam le

1.garden 2.shade/covering/protection 3.apron, hem of the robe, followership 4.another name of mohammmed 5.ripples in the flow 6.spring 7.hallways, domain 8.light of the eyes 9.another name of ali, the father of husain 10.beautiful 11.Joseph of the tribe of Canaan (his good looks are legendary in Biblical and Quranic stories) 12.thirst 13.son of the “saaqi of kauser” – kauser is a legendary river in heaven and shia tradition says that in heaven, ali will dispense the water of kauser, hence “saaqi” and husain is the son of (ibn e) ali. His thirst in Karbala is juxtaposed against the water of kauser 14.skies, heavens 15.seventy two – shia tradition has it that 72 of the party of husain were killed in karbala

O flourishing garden under the protection of the cloak of mustafa, O ripples of the river flowing through the domain of mustafa, O darling of ali, the beloved of mustafa.  Your beauty rivals the beauty of Joseph of Canaan.  Yourself thirsty, but your father slakes the thirst of the virtuous in heaven.  Accept seventy two salaams from the skies.

Stanza 53
aye be-panaah1 quvvat-e-aKhlaaq2 assalaam
aye Khilwati3 e daavar4 e itlaaq5 assalaam
aye haq-nigar6 sha’oor7 ke razzaq8 assalaam
aye ifteKhar9 e anfas-o-aafaq10 assalaam
aye turra11 e kulah12 e nubuvvat13 salaam le
aye shaah e kishwar14 e abadiyat15 salaam le

1.unlimited 2.power of courtesy/virtue 3.friend, confidant 4.lord
5.independence, standing up to (injustice) 6.eye on virtue 7.knowledge, wisdom 8.sustainer, provider 9.pride, honour 10.(life) earth and sky 11.crown, crest 12.cap 13.prophethood 14.domain 15.obedience (to the will of god)

You, of unlimited strength of character, my salaams.  O, confidant of the lord of righteousness, my salaams.  You giver of wisdom with an eye on virtue, my salaams.  O, pride of the earth and skies, my salaams.  O, crest on the cap of the prophet, accept my salaam.  O, king of the domain of obedience to god’s will, accept my salaam.

Stanza 54
aye iqtedaar1 e sabr2 e faraavaN3 tujhe salaam
toofaN-shikaar4 kishti-e-urfaaN6 tujhe salaam
aye aabroo7 e chashma-e-haivaaN8 tujhe salaam
aye kirdegaar9 e azmat-e-insaaN10 tujhe salaam
haN aye gulu-e-maut11 ke Khanjar salaam le
aye puKhtagi-e-fikr12 e paiamber13 salaam le

1.authority, power 2.patience 3.overflowing 4.victim of storm 5.boat of mysticism 7.honour, dignity 8.spring/water of life, eternal life, immortality  9.creator, architect 10.greatness of man 11.Death’s throat 12.maturity (epitome) of thought/teachings 13.messenger, mohammed

O, power of unlimited patience, my salaam.  You, who offer a shelter to mystics under unrelenting storms, my salaam.  O, pride of immortality, my salaam.  O, architect of human dignity, my salaam.  O, you who slit the throat of Death, accept my salaam.  O, epitome of the message of mohammed, accept my salaam.  Husain’s throat was slit and head cut off (and displayed) in the battle of karbala. josh is turning tables here and portraying husain as victorious over Death … and becoming immortal because of his virtuous stand.

Stanza 55
haaN marhamat1 ho Khaatir-e-bedaar2 ya husain
harf-e-Ghalat3 se jur’at-e-inkaar4 ya husain
taab5 o tavaan6 e aabid-e-beemar7 ya husain
jhankaar, zulfiqaar8 ki jhankaar ya husain
haaN soo9-e-jazba-e-harakat10 baag11 moR de
haaN toR de jumood12 ki zanjeer toR de

1.benevolence, mercy 2.awakened mind 3.word of evil 4.courage to deny 5.grandeur 6.strength, power 7.aabid, husain’s eldest son who was sick and bedridden during the battle of karbala 8.ali’s sword 9.towards 10.passion for movement/progress 11.reins 12.stationary, stagnant

Mercy, wake our minds up, O, husain.  Grant us the courage to deny Evil, O, husain.  Bestow on us the glory and fortitude of aabid, O, husain.  Yes, swing the zulfiqaar, swing, O, husain.  Turn the reins of times towards the passion for change/progress.  Break this chain that binds us into inaction.

Stanza 56
maula, hujoom1 e dard e nihaani2 ka vaasta3
zainab4 ke azm-e-sho’la-bayaani5 ka vaasta
asGhar6 ke soz7 e tishna-dahaani8 ka vaasta
akbar9 ki tishna-kaam10 javaani ka vaasta
haaN aaj aansuauN11 se sharaare12 nikaal de
haaN aag meN hayaat-ke-paani13 ko Daal de

1.swarm 2.hidden pain 3.in the name of 4.husain’s sister who was taken prisoner along with the rest of surviving family members 5.power of the fiery speech (it is said that zainab gave a speech in the court of yazid which brought the whole court down and started a rebellion) 6.husain’s infant son who was killed in the battle of karbala 7.sorrow 8.thirsty mouth/lips 9.husain’s youthful son who was killed in battle 10.thirsty throat 11.tears, it is traditional and the audience weeps during recitation of marsia relating the story of karbala, josh is referring to these tears and praying that they be changed into sparks 12.sparks 13.water of life, desire to live (to throw the desire to live into fire is to urge people to be prepared to die)

Lord, in the name of the swarm of calamities that befell you, in the name of the power of the fiery speech of zainab, in the name of the sorrow of the dry lips of asGhar, in the name of the parched throat of the youthful akbar.  Yes, change these mournful tears into fiery sparks.  Throw our love of life into the fire, so we may stand up for justice.

Stanza 57
haaN aye husain, barq savaar1 o ajal-figaar2
sultan-e-koh3, taKht shikan4, qaahiri shikaar5
kausar nigaah6, qasr shikan7, saltanat fishaar8
arsh ifteKhar9, farsh faroGh10, ambia viqaar11
aye aaftab12 tuhfa13 e shabnam14 qubool15 kar
haaN sijda16 e jabin17 e do aalam18 qubool kar

1.lightning riding 2.death defying 3.grand (like a mountain) king 4.destroyer of thrones 5.victim of oppression 6.eye/looks of Kauser (legendary river in heaven), one who gives water to the thirsty 7.palace destroyer 8.overpowering monarchy 9.pride of the heavens 10.uplifter of the lowly (floor) 11.dignity of the prophets 12.sun 13.gift, offering, homage 14.dew (here husain is referred to as the sun – powerful, and the poet is referred to as the dew – humble and powerless before the sun) 15.accept 16.obeisance
17.forehead 18.both worlds, heaven and earth

O, husain, defier of Death riding lightning bolts.  Grand king and yet the destroyer of the royal throne, victim of oppression.  Slaker of thirst, destroyer of palaces, victor over monarchy.  Pride of heavens, uplifter of the lowly, dignity of the prophets.  O great one, accept this lowly homage.  Accept the obeisance of heaven and earth.

Stanza 58
aye zulfiqar1 e hyder-e-karraar2 assalaam
aye janasheen3 e ahmed-e-muKhtaar4 assalaam
aye be-niyaaz5 e indak-o-besiyaar6 assalaam
aye mahvar7 e savaabit-o-sayyaar8 assalaam
aye be-misaal9 puKhtagi10 e himmat11 assalaam
aye aadmi ke naaz12 e uloohiyat13 assalaam

1.name of the sword of ali 2.one among several names of ali (literally – repeatedly attacking lion) 3.successor, inheritor 4.another name of mohammed 5.oblivious, not caring for 6.scarcity and plenty, materialism 7.axis 8.stars and planets, skies, heavens 9.without example, unequaled 10.maturity, epitome 11.courage 12.pride 13.divinity

O, zulifqaar of ali, my salaam.  O, inheritor of the message of mohammed, my salaam.  O, unconcerned with materialism, my salaam.  O, axis of the universe, my salaam.  O, unexampled epitome of courage, my salaam.  O, pride of divinity, my salaam.

Stanza 59
aye vajah1 ifteKhaar2 e abb-o-jad3 salaam le
aye kaarsaaz4 e abyaz-o-asvad5 salaam le
aye zi-hayaat6 e mimbar7 o m’aabid8 salaam le
aye a’arif9 e zamir10 e mohammed salaam le
namoos11 e ambia12 ke nigahbaan13 assalaam
aye rahl14 e kayenaat15 ke qura’an assalaam

1.reason 2.pride 3.forebears 4.maker 5.black and white (clearly explaining the difference between truth and falsehood) 6.living 7.pulpit (preacher) 8.place of worship 9.mystic, expert 10.conscience, teachings 11.respect, dignity 12.prophets 13.protector 14.(rehaal) a criss-cross bookstand usually used to keep the qur’aan 15.creation

You are the reason of the pride of forebears, my salaams to you.  You separate truth from falsehood, my salaams to you.  You are a living pulpit, a place of worship, my salaams to you.  You are enlightened with the teachings of mohammed, my salaams to you.  You are the keeper of the dignity of prophets, my salaams to you.  You the qura’an of creation (the epitome of creation) on the “rehaal” (a place of dignity/honour), my salaams to you.

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