Songs
Khwaja Mere Khwaja



xvājā jī [x4] Master! [x4]
yā ġarīb-ē-navāz [x4] Oh, Benefactor of the Needy [x4]
yā mōinuddīn [x2] Oh, Moinuddin! [x2]
yā xvājā jī [x5] Oh, Master! [x5]


xvājā mērē xvājā Master, my Master,
dil mēṁ samā jā permeate (my) heart
śāhōṁ kā śāh tū you are the sha of shahs
alī kā dulārā the darling of Ali
[all lines x2]
xvājā mērē xvājā Master, my Master,
dil mēṁ samā jā permeate (my) heart
[both lines x2]
bēksōṁ kī taqdīr You have improved
tūnē hai saṁvārī the fortune of the helpless
[both lines x2]
xvājā mērē xvājā Master, my Master


tērē darbār mēṁ xvājā In your court, Master,
nūr kō hai dēkhā (we) have seen the light
tērē darbār mēṁ xvājā In your court, Master,
sar jhukātē hai auliyā heads bow, saint,
tū hai hiṁd-al-vālī, xvājā You are the Patron of India, Master,
rutbā hai pyārā Your standing/status is lovely
cāhnē sē tujhkō xvājā jī From your wishing, Master,
mustafā kō pāyā we achieved the Chosen One.


xvājā mērē xvājā Master, my Master,
dil mēṁ samā jā permeate (my) heart
śāhōṁ kā śāh tū you are the sha of shahs
alī kā dulārā the darling of Ali


[Hmm …]
mērē pīr kā sadqā [x2] The charity (alms) of my pir [x2]
hai mērē pīr kā sadqā (This) is the charity of my pir:
hai tērā dāman hai thāmā (that I) have grasped the hem of your dress
xvājā jī Master!
ṭalī har balā hamārī Every calamity of ours was averted
chāyā hai xumār tērā your shade is (soothing) intoxication
jitnā bhī raśk karēṁ bēśak Even if they envy you so much,
tō kam hai, ai mērē xvājā it falls short, hey, my Master
tērē qadmōṁ kō, mērē rahnumā, nahīṁ It is not acceptable, my guide,
chōṛnā gavārā to abandon your footsteps


xvājā mērē xvājā Master, my Master,
dil mēṁ samā jā permeate (my) heart
śāhōṁ kā śāh tū you are the sha of shahs
alī kā dulārā the darling of Ali
[all lines x2]
xvājā mērē xvājā Master, my Master,
dil mēṁ samā jā permeate (my) heart
[both lines x2]
bēksōṁ kī taqdīr You have improved
tūnē hai saṁvārī the fortune of the helpless
[both lines x2]
xvājā mērē xvājā Master, my Master,
xvājā jī Master!
[repeated several times]

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