Music and Poetry from the Pamir Mountains Munajat 01

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Pen name: Baba Sayyidna, said to be Hasan-i Sabbah
Place: Wichkut
Date: 20th July, 1993
Performer(s): Sulton Husayn Mirqozand, bulandzugham and vocals; Nekbakhtsho Piruzsho, rubab, vocals



  1. khudawanda tu sultan-i karimi
    tu bismillahinfo-icon-u rahman-u rahimi
  2. bibakhsha bar man-i zar-i muqtasir
    ghafur-u rahim-u ya rab(b) ba yasir
  3. ghalat kardam zi daftar nama-yi khud
    siyah kardam zi ghaflat jama-yi khud
  4. manam dar gharqa-yi bahr-i gunaham
    tu dani chara-yi bakht-i siyaham
  5. ba ah-u nala-u afghan-u zari
    bishuy az nama-yi janam siyahi
  6. ba ah-u nala-u zari-u hasrat
    zi ghaflat manda dur az rah-i dawlat
  7. manam be dawlat-i badbakht-i mahrum
    nakardam khizmat andar khurd-i makhdum
  8. zi taqsirat-i khud sharmanda am man
    zi khijlat sar firu afganda am man
  9. kunun az rah-i makhzul-u hurman
    pushaymanam pushaymanam pushayman
  10. ba taqsir har chi ra be had sipurdam
    walekin az darat hargiz nagardam
  11. kunun az rah-i tu man rah-i digar
    nadaram juz darat dargah-i digar
  12. mara mafgan zi lutfat az bar-i khesh
    sag-i khudra maran dur az dar-i khesh
  13. hamesha hasil az tu maya-yi man
    manam chun tifl-u lutf daya-yi man
  14. chu hastam dar rahat yak tifl-i marhum
    zi shir-i lutf-i khud magzaram mahrum
  15. zi har kam kamtaram gar be tu basham
    zi gardun bartaram gar ba tu basham
  16. ilaha nest bad in jam-i (jan-i) pur pech
    agar khaham ba ghayr az tu digar hech
  17. dam-i akhir ki az tan bigsuli jan
    kuni jan-i mara paywand-i janan
  18. ba haq-i dininfo-icon-i pak-i da‘wat-i tu
    ba haq-i da‘iyan-i hujjatinfo-icon-i tu
  19. ba haq-i natiq-u amr-i asasat
    ba haq-i hurmat-i mardan-i khasat
  20. ba haq-i babinfo-icon-i an naqd-i haqiqi
    ba haq-i da‘iyan-i mulk-i baqi
  21. ba haq-i nasir-u mustansir-i haq
    ba haq-i qa’iminfo-icon-u qayyum-i mutlaq
  22. ba haq-i haq ta‘ala-u taqaddas
    ba haq-i ism-i ma‘suminfo-icon-u muqaddas
  23. ba haq-i mu’minan-i pak-i qa’im
    ba haq-i ‘ilminfo-icon-i ma‘lum-i mu‘allim
  24. ba haq-i sher-i mardan-i khuda’i
    ba haq-i jansiparan-i fida’iinfo-icon
  25. ba haq-i zari-u ahl-i nayazat
    ba zari-yi an nigahbanan-i razat
  26. ba haq-i an ki wasfat be qiyas ast
    zuhurat har zaman dar har libas ast
  27. ba haq-i an ki sattari-u ghaffar
    ba taqsirat-i ma ba ma makun kar
  28. mara dar saya-yi lutfat aman dih
    aman az fitna-yi akhirzaman dih
  29. man awwal dar ‘adam nabuda budam
    dar an nabudagi asuda budam
  30. ghubar-i nesti az man zidudi
    dar-i hasti ba ruyam bar gushudi
  31. bikardi haft aba nazir-i man
    nigahban char madar hazir-i man
  32. hame burdandam az aghush ta dush
    rasanidi (rasanidand) mara az hush ta gush
  33. shud az eshan muyassar naz-u nusham
    muqaddar ham zi eshan khurd-u pusham
  34. tanam dadi-u ‘aqlinfo-icon-u jan-u idrak
    dilam dadi-u hush ey qadir-i pak
  35. pas angah kardi az ahl-i sujudam
    zi jud-i khud rasandi ba wujudam
  36. zi nurinfo-icon-i rahmat-i khud kardi gharqam
    nihadi taj-i karamna ba farqam
  37. muzayyan shud zi nurat hasta-yi man
    chi kardi rast ba khud nasbat-i man
  38. ki in bud-i man az bud-i tu buda ast
    ki be bud-i tu bud-i man nabuda ast
  39. kunun z-in san ba itmamam rasandi
    ba har ja’i firud ayad namandi
  40. rawa nabwad kunun ey padshaham
    ki mani ba‘d-i in dar nim-i raham
  41. su-yi khud rahbar shaw rahbari kuninfo-icon
    zi lutfat mubtada-yam muntahi kun
  42. ba fazl-i kheshtan ey be nihayat
    rasan kar-i man-i miskin ba ghayat
  43. manam yak qatrat-i darya-yi ‘ami
    zi lutf-i khud maman karam ba khami
  44. ilaha pukhta gardan kar-i khamam
    tamamam kun agarchi natamamam
  45. man-i be hasil-u be nam-u be nang
    ba shukhi ‘uzrha guftam base lang
  46. ilaha dar paziri ‘uzr-i langam
    ba fazl-i kheshtan mafgan zi changam
  47. ba akhir jan-i sayyidna khudawand
    ba khak-i pay-i mardanat bipaywand
  48. ki sayyidna tura khanad ba hajat
    rawa kun hajatam ba in munajat
  49. ba tasbeh-u du‘a-u (-i) halqa-yi din
    ijabat kun munajatam ki amin

Gist: In this powerful supplication, the author asks God to forgive his sins and to show mercy and compassion towards him. He accepts his wrongdoing and describes himself as drowning in a sea of guilt. He is ashamed of his faults and begs for God not to abandon him. He likens himself to an infant and says that God’s kindness is the milk that nourishes him. The author recognises God’s endless excellence and the gifts that God has bestowed on him, such as life itself, intellect, food, clothing, heart and spirit. The poem ends with a plea from the author that God finish what He started by guiding him through life and back into His presence.


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