Kun Faya Kun


کن فیکون 
Be! and it was
00 :00
یا نظام الدّین اولیاء ،
یا نظام الدّین سرکار
Oh, Nizamuddin Auliya!
Oh, Master Nizamuddin!
00 :20
قدم بڑھا لے!
حدوں کو مٹا لے!
آ جا جالی پن میں۔
پی کا گھر تیرا
تیرے بِن خالی،
آ جا، جالی پن میں
[repeats last 2 verses]
Step forward!
Erase your limitations!
Come into (my) emptiness.
Your House of the Beloved
without you (is) empty,
Come into (my) emptiness.
[repeats last 2 verses]
01 :06
رنگ ریزا!
[repeated several times]
Oh, dyer!
[repeated several times]
01 :24
کن فیکون 
کن فیکون  فیکون،
فیکون، فیکون، فیکون
[all stanza x 2]
Be! and it was.
Be! and it was, and it was,
and it was, and it was, and it was
[all stanza x 2]
01 :45
جب کہیں پہ
کُچھ نہیں بھی نہیں تھا
وُہی تھا [x 4]
[all stanza x 2]
When there was absolutely nothing
on any place
yourself were [x 4]
[all stanza x 2]
02 :06
وہ جو مُجھ میں سمایا،
وہ جو تجھ میں سمایا،
مولا، وُہی وُہی مایا
[all stanza x 2]
He who is contained in me,
he who is contained in you,
Lord, yourself are wealth itself.
[all stanza x 2]
02 :27
کن فیکون ، کن فیکون 
صدق الله العلی العظیم   
Be! and it was, Be! and it was
Almighty God, the sublime, is the truth
02 :54
رنگ ریزا رنگ میرا تن، میرا من۔
لے لے رنگائی
چاہے تن، چاہے من
[all stanza x 2]
Oh, dyer, color my body, my mind,
as payment,
take my body, my mind, whatever
[all stanza x 2]
03 :15
سجّرا سویرا میرے تن برسے
كجرا اندھیرا
تیری جلتی لو
[all verses x 2]
قطرہ ملا جو
تیرے در پر سے۔
او مولا، مولا
Fresh dawn rains (upon) my body
jet-black darkness
(then) your burning flame
[all verses x 2]
a drop having been attained
from upon your doorstep.
Ho! Lord, Lord
03 :41
کن فیکون  [x4]
کن فیکون  کن فیکون ، فیکون
فیکون، فیکون، فیکون
Be! and it was [x4]
Be! and it was, and there was
And it was, and it was, and it was
04 :01
جب کہیں پہ
کُچھ نہیں بھی نہیں تھا
وُہی تھا [x 4]
کن فیکون  کن فیکون  
When there was absolutely nothing
on any place
yourself were [x 4]
Be! and there was. Be! and there was.
04 :16
صدق الله العلی العظیم   
صادق الرسول النبی الكريم   
صلی الله علیہ وسلّم   
[both verses x2]
Almighty, Sublime God, is truth.
The Messenger, noble Prophet, is truth.
May God honor and grant him peace
[both verses x2]
04 :36
او مُجھ پہ کرم سرکار تیرا۔
عرض تجھے، کر دے مُجھے:
مُجھ سے ہی رِہا
اب مُجھ کو بھی ہو، دِیدار میرا!
کر دے مُجھے:
مُجھ سے ہی رِہا [x2]
Ho, Lord, your generosity (be) upon me.
(My) request to you, do it for me:
just (make me) free from myself.
Now, let my sight be into me!
Do it for me:
just (make me) free from myself [x2]
05 :20
من کے میرے یہ بَھرَم،
کچے میرے یہ کرم
لے کے،
چلے ہیں کہاں
میں تو جانوں ہی نہ
These confusions of my mind
These defective deeds of mine
having taken (me),
drove me (to a place)
which I don't even know ...
05 :30
تُو ہے مُجھ میں سمایا
کہاں لے کے مُجھے آیا۔
میں ہوں تجھ میں سمایا
تیرے پیچھے چلا آیا
تیرا ہی میں ایک سایہ
تونے مُجھ کو بنایا۔
میں تو جگ کو نہ بھایا
تونے گلے سے لگایا
حق تُو ہی ہے، خُدایا
سچ تُو ہی ہے، خُدایا
You have permeated me.
Where did you bring me?
I have permeated you
I have followed behind you
I am indeed one shadow of yours,
you built me.
When the world did not like me,
you embraced me.
You are indeed the right one, Lord,
you are indeed the true one, Lord
05 :59
کن فیکون 
کن فیکون  فیکون
فیکون، فیکون، فیکون
Be! and there was!
Be! and there was, and there was
And it was, and it was, and it was
06 :10
جب کہیں پہ
کُچھ نہیں بھی نہیں تھا
وُہی تھا [x 4]
When there was absolutely nothing
on any place
yourself were [x 4]
Kun Faya Kun (Hindi: कुन फ़याकुन, Urdu: کن فیکون) "Be! and it was" is an Arabic phrase used in the context of describing God's power of creation just through his will.
It appears several times in the Quran with that meaning.

The video clip belongs to the 2011 Indian movie "Rockstar" starring actor Ranbir Kapoor.
In the plot, Kapoor is "JJ", a renowned singer, who at the time had a family crisis and had to take refuge in a Dehli mausoleum (the shrine of Sufi saint Nazzimudin Auliya). During his stay in the mausoleum, he sings qawwalis repeating this devotional phrase.

The musicians accompanying him in the video are an actual qawwali band: the Nizami brothers.

The singers are Mohit Chauhan, Javed Ali, and A. R. Rahman, all very famous Indian playback singers.
The song was composed by A. R. Rahman himself (also an vary famous playback composer), and written by lyricist Irshad Kamil.