Songs
Ilallah

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इल्ला अल्लाह
Except God
02 :05
यह है कहानी मेरे दिल की
जो हूँ सुनाने चला
सब ने बताया रास्ता दिखाया
फिर भी अंधेरा रहा
This is the story of my heart,
which I am going to tell you
Everyone told me, showed me the (right) path,
but still, darkness remained
02 :34
अल्लाह-हू, अल्लाह-हू
जग यह कहता रहा
मेरा जी  लगा  मैं उठा चल दिया
मैं ने सज्दे मैं गिर के जो दिल को सुना
तेरा नाम सुना  मैं ने इल्ला अल्लाह
God, God!
The universe kept chanting that
My soul wasn’t engaged, I got up and left
When I bowed down in adoration, and listened to my heart
I heard Your name, none except God
03 :11
जिया मोरा माँगे दर्शन तोरा
मन की सुने नाही साजन मोरा
रात गए  मैं ने दीप जलाए
भोर भई पर वह नाही आए
[all stanza x2]
My soul would beg for your appearance,
but my beloved would not listen to my heart
Night was passing, I lighted lamps,
dawn happened, but would not come!
[all stanza x2]
05 :23
इश्क़ का हो मोआमला
तो लाज़िम-ओ-मलज़ूम क्या
इश्क़ में जो पड़ गए
तो हाकिम-ओ-महकूम क्या
In matter(s) of love
it doesn't matter what is utterly dependent
If love befalls on you
it doesn't matter who is ruler and who is ruled
05 :36
कुछ हम सुनें और कुछ तू सुनाए
कोई भी पर्दा रह  जाए
I shall listen to some things, and some things you will make me hear
so that none (of them) remains hidden
05 :42
बंद आँखों से तेरी तस्वीर मैं देखा क्या
तेरे आँचल की महक से रूह का सागर धो दिया
बस यही मंज़र है मेरे अंदर
ख़ुद-ही-मि-रक़समइ-श्क़-ज़ाहिर
With eyes closed, what imagine of yours I saw!
I washed the sea of my soul with the aroma of your bossom
This is the only sight within me
I dance to reveal my devotion to God
06 :02
होता है  मुझ में इक हंगामा
रो के नहीं जो रुका
जितना  मैं ढूँढूँ इतना  मैं डूबूँ
हद से हुआ बांवरा
There is an upheaval in me,
which, unchecked, didn't stop
The more I search, the more I sink
I became borderline (love-)crazed
06 :27
अल्लाह-हू, अल्लाह-हू
जग यह कहता रहा
मेरा जी  लगा  मैं उठा चल दिया
मैं ने सज्दे मैं गिर के जो दिल को सुना
तेरा नाम सुना  मैं ने इल्ला अल्लाह
God, God!
The universe kept chanting that
My heart wasn’t in it, I got up and left
When I bowed down in adoration, and listened to my heart
I heard Your name, none except God
06 :53
जलती अगन को  मैं कैसे बुझाऊँ? [x2]
रात गए  मैं ने दीप जलाए,
भोर भई पर वह नाही आए
How do I extinguish this burning fire? [x2]
Night was passing, I lighted lamps,
dawn happened, but would not come!
08 :30
 जा पिया तोरी यादें सतावें
 जा पिया तोरी याद
[both lines x2]
Come, beloved, memories of yours torture (me)!
Come beloved, the memory of you …
[both lines x2]

Ilallah (Hindi:इल्ला अल्लाह, Urdu: اِلّا الله) "Except God" (in relation to the Muslim profession of faith "There is no deity except God") is a song featured in 2018 at the season 11 of tge Pakistani musical show Coke Studio

The performers are a Pakistani large band called Sounds of Kolachi.

The song was written and composed by Ahsan Bari, the band founder and leader.

The song has Sufi undertones, and it is written in Urdu with a few words of Braj and Persian.

As usual in Sufi songs, the lyrics describe how a lover longs for the presence of the beloved (or God, or the spiritual master), mixing romantic and mystical language.

Click here for a plain text version of the song