Pakistani Pop Singer Atif aslam’s Love Song (Naat) to the Prophet
Pakistani Pop Singer Atif Aslam’s Love Song to the Prophet
I am not much in touch with the Pakistani pop scene but I recently came across a Youtube video of Pakistani pop sensation Atif Aslam — my teeny-bop cousins looove him – singing something very un-pop like in Punjabi — at the Hajj, wearing the ahram. I tracked down the lyrics and discovered that it is an old Punjabi devotional by Pir Meher Ali Shah. This thread at the Atif Aslam official forums seem to confirm that he was at Hajj.
Enjoy my meager attempt at transliteration and translation below.
(I am not fluent in Punjabi nor do I have any training so if you can
do better please comment).
aj sik mitraN di vadheri ae
kyun dilrhi udaas ghanayri ae
loo loo vich shawk changayri ae
aj naina layan kyun jharyaaN
why is my yearning for the beloved so intense today?
why is there such longing in my heart?
why does separation penetrate every ounce of me?
why do my eyes shed tears like stormy rain?
hi janooo atof how u im the big fan of u mujhai app ko yai batana tha kai app ko mai nai karachi mai dekha tha or ek letter bhi diya shayad app nai parha koi bat nai mai nai us mai apna no likha tha by the way mai app kai barai mai bohot kuch janti hon app lahore mai paida huai app ka fav colour blue or app ki birthday 12 march ko ati hai mairi 14 march ko