Zaroori Tha


ज़रूरी था
It was necessary
00 :02
लफ़्ज़ कितने ही तेरे पैरों से
लिपटे होंगे
तूने जब आख़िरी ख़त
मेरा जलाया होगा
How many words
would have clung to your feet
when you (would have) burned
my last letter
00 :31
तूने जब फूल किताबों से
निकाले होंगे
देने वाला भी तुझे
याद तो आया होगा
When you took the flowers
out of the books,
you must have remembered
the giver
01 :17
तेरी आँखों के दरिया का
उतरना भी ज़रूरी था
मोहब्बत भी ज़रूरी थी
बिछड़ना भी ज़रूरी था
It was also necessary
for the waters of your eyes to flow
Love was also necessary
To be separated was also necessary
01 :34
ज़रूरी था कि हम दोनों
तवाफ़ आरज़ू करते,
मगर फिर आरज़ूओं का
बिखरना भी ज़रूरी था
तेरी आँखों के दरिया का
उतरना भी ज़रूरी था
It was necessary for us both
to go around our desire,
but it was also necessary for our desires
to afterwards be spoiled
[repeats chorus]
[instrumental bridge]
02 :24
बताओ याद है तुम को
वह जब दिल को चुराया था
चुराई चीज़ को तुम ने
ख़ुदा का घर बनाया था
Tell me you remember
when you have stolen this heart.
That stolen item, you
had made it the house of God
02 :41
वो जब कहते थे मेरा नाम
तुम तस्बीह में पढ़ते हो,
मोहब्बत की नमाज़ों को
क़ज़ा करने से डरते हो
And when you used to say that
you recited my name in tasbih,
that you were afraid of missing
the prayers of love
02 :58
मगर अब याद आता है
वो बातें थीं महज़ बातें
कहीं बातों ही बातों में
मुकरना भी ज़रूरी था
तेरी आँखों के दरिया का
उतरना भी ज़रूरी था
But now I remember that
those were words, mere words.
It was also necessary to go back
on words said, just words
It was also necessary
for the waters of your eyes to flow
03 :48
वही हैं सूरतें अपनी,
वही मैं हूँ, वही तुम हो,
मगर खोया हुआ हूँ मैं
मगर तुम भी कहीं गुम हो
Our appearances are the same,
I am the same, you are the same,
but I have become lost,
but you also are lost somewhere
04 :05
मोहब्बत में दग़ा की
थी सो काफ़िर थे सो काफ़िर हैं
मिली हैं मंज़िलें फिर भी,
मुसाफ़िर थे मुसाफ़िर हैं
In love, I have been treacherous
so we were infidels, so we are infidels.
(Our) destinations were met, but still,
we were travellers, we are travellers
04 :22
तेरे दिल के निकाले हम
कहाँ भटके कहाँ पहुँचे 
मगर भटके तो याद आया
भटकना भी ज़रूरी था
मोहब्बत भी ज़रूरी थी
बिछड़ना भी ज़रूरी था
Dismissed from your heart, I
wandered here, arrived there …
But then, wandering, I remembered
(that) wandering was also necessary,
(that) love was also necessary,
(that) separating was also necessary
04 :47
ज़रूरी था कि हम दोनों
तवाफ़ आरज़ू करते,
मगर फिर आरज़ूओं का
बिखरना भी ज़रूरी था
तेरी आँखों के दरिया का
उतरना भी ज़रूरी था
It was necessary for us both
to go around our desire,
but it was also necessary for our desires
to afterwards be spoiled.
It was also necessary
for the waters of your eyes to flow
Zaroori Tha (Urdu: ضروری تھا, Hindi: ज़रूरी था) "It was necessary" is a song written by the Pakistani lyricist and playwright Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar, and it was released as part of the album "Back 2 Love", by the famous qawwali singer Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

The song could be classified as "qawwali pop"; it tells about two lovers whose relationship underwent critical moments, but whose suffering "was necessary" for their love to reach maturity.

The lyrics use religious vocabulary (especially Muslim) to describe their love relationship.

The video is not a movie trailer but a video clip made specifically for this song, and the characters are the Indian actors and ex-models Gauhar Khan and Kushal Tandon. This couple had shortly before participated in the very famous Indian reality TV show "Big Boss". The video clip quickly broke several audience records on Youtube.

The album "Back 2 Love" was released in 2014, and the song was later used in the 2015 Indian romantic drama film "Hamari Adhuri Kahani" (Our Incomplete Story).