It's a song in praise of Imam Ali, a sufi song that has been reinterpreted over years by many great musicians.
This was Dhruv's attempt to make a sensible fusion of Indian and Western instruments only for Coke Studio @ MTV.
Featured instruments include a string trio of mandolin, guitar and israj.nnCredits:nnProduced & Rearranged by: Dhruv Sangari & The Humble MysticnLanguage: HindinLyrics: Traditional & poem by Saim Chishti nVocals: Dhruv SangarinDrums: Abhinav DharnGuitar: Saibal BasunBass: Anirban GhoshnKeys: Anil ChawlanTabla: Amjad KhannMandolin: Siraj KhannHarmonium: Salamat AlinIsraj: Arshad KhannnRecorded by: Steve Fitzmaurice, Ashish Manchanda, assisted by Thorsten MullernMixed & Mastered by Ashish Manchanda at Flying Carpet Productions, MumbainnLyrics:nAli Shah e Mardan Imam ul Kabira,nKe baad az Nabi shud Bashir ul NazirannAli Maula Ali Maula Ali MaulanKhuloos e dil se Ali ka jo naam leta hai,nKhuloos e dil se Ali ka jo naam leta hai,nVohi toh lazzat e umr e dawaam leta hai,nVohi toh lazzat e umr e dawaam leta hai,nKhuda ke bandon suno ghaur se Khuda ki qasam,nKhuda ke bandon suno ghaur se Khuda ki qasam,nAli ka naam to girton ko thaam leta hainnAli Maula Ali Maula Ali MaulannKitnay teer unki, Kitnay teer unki Nigaahon ke utaaroon dil mein,nKitnay teer unki Nigaahon ke utaaroon dil mein,nDeeda e shauq ne daala hai ajab mushkil mein,nDeeda e shauq ne daala hai ajab mushkil mein,nTu hi Tu hai mere ehsaas ki har manzil mein,nTu hi Tu hai mere ehsaas ki har manzil mein,nJiska jo hota hai rakhta hai ussi se nisbat,nJiska jo hota hai rakhta hai ussi se nisbat,nMeray Maula mujhe yaad aayen har ik mushkil meinnnAli Maula Ali Maula Ali MaulannUnki Saim hai, Unki Saim hai miladat ki jagah Haram e Kaba,nUnki Saim hai, Unki Saim hai miladat ki jagah Haram e Kaba,nAankh kholi toh, aankh kholi toh Chehra e Muhammad dekha,nAankh kholi toh Chehra e Muhammad dekha,nNoor e Tanveer Ali Noor e Tanveer AlinBadr e Muneer Ali, Badr e Muneer Ali,nMaalik e Taqdeer AlinnHaq Ali Ali Ali Maula Ali AlinAli Maula Ali Maula Ali MaulannMeaning:nPoet writes these words in praise of Hazrat Imam Ali.
He says that, Ali was not only brave and was a great leader, but he was also, as noble as the Prophet.
Hence anyone who sincerely prays to him gets his blessings to live and relish life to the fullest...for he is a great guide to the seeking souls.nHe is the brightest of all and is an enlightened one, thus being in his strong presence, is as good as being in a holy place.