Songs
Ilallah

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اِلّا الله
Except God
02 :05
یہ ہے کہانی میرے دِل کی
جو ہوُں سُنانے چلا
سب نے بتایا راستہ دکھایا
پِھر بھی اندھیرا رہا
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
اللہ ہو، اللہ ہو
جگ یہ کہتا رہا
میرا جی نہ لگا  میں اٹھا چل دِیا
میں نے سجدے میں گِر کے جو دِل کو سنا
تیرا نام سنا  میں نے اِلّا الله
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
جِیا مورا مانگے دَرْشَن تورا
من کی سُنے ناہی ساجَن مورا
رات گئے  میں نے دِیپ جلائے
بُھور بَھئی پر وُہ ناہی آئے
[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
عِشْق کا ہو مُعاملہ
تو لازِم و مَلْزوم کیا
عِشْق میں جو پڑ گئے
تو حاکِم و مَحْکُوم کیا
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
کُچھ ہم سنیں اَور کُچھ تُو سُنائے
کوئی بھی پَرْدَہ رہ نہ جائے
I shall listen to some things, and some things you will make me hear
so that none (of them) remains hidden
05 :42
بَنْد آنکھوں سے تیری تصویر میں دیکھا کیا
تیرے آنچل کی مَہَک سے رُوح کا ساگر دُھو دِیا
بس یہی منظر ہے میرے اندر
خُد ہی می رقصم عِشق ظاہِر
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
ہوتا ہے  مُجھ میں اِک ہَنگامَہ
رو کے نہیں جو رُکا
جِتنا  میں ڈُھونڈْھوں اتنا  میں ڈُوبُوں
حَدّ سے ہوا بانورا
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
اللہ ہو، اللہ ہو
جگ یہ کہتا رہا
میرا جی نہ لگا  میں اٹھا چل دِیا
میں نے سجدے میں گِر کے جو دِل کو سنا
تیرا نام سنا  میں نے اِلّا الله
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
جلتی اگن  کو  میں کیسے بُجھاؤں؟ [x2]
رات گئے  میں نے دِیپ جلائے،
بُھور بَھئی پر وُہ ناہی آئے
How do I extinguish this burning fire? [x2]
Night was passing, I lighted lamps,
dawn happened, but would not come!
08 :30
آ جا پِیا توری یادیں ستاویں
آ جا پِیا توری یاد
[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.

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