Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum Lyrics – Sami Yusuf ft. Abida Parveen

Although the exact origins of this qawwali are unknown, it is sometimes sung to revere the 12th century Sufi saint, Fariduddin Masud Ganjshakar (or Baba Farid) of the Indian subcontinent. A direct descendant of the second caliph of Islam, ‘Umar ibn Khattab, his poetry is also included in the Guru Granth Sahib — the most sacred scripture of Sikhism. Not only are the verses of this qawwali based on his teachings, but the opening verse of the qawwali, “Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum” were the last words Baba Farid uttered. It is related that on the 5th of Muharram, in the year 1266 (according to the Gregorian calendar), Baba Farid became unconscious after the ‘Isha (evening) prayer. When he regained his consciousness, he inquired of those present, “Have I offered my ‘Isha prayer?” Although those present answered in the affirmative, Baba Farid replied, “Let me offer it once more for I may not get another chance.” So, he performed ablution again and offered the ‘Isha prayer a second time. Then he fell unconscious once again. On regaining consciousness, he once more performed his ablution and said the ‘Isha prayer for a third time. Whilst still in prostration, he uttered,“Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum”, and his soul left his body. That is why, for hundreds of years, this qawwali has been sung at the death anniversary of Baba Farid.
*In the original version, the word used here was “Dayyān” but this has been replaced to “Mannān” (The Bestower).

[Roman Arabic, Roman Urdu, English Translation] Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum Lyrics

Yā Ḥayyu Yā Qayyūm
O the Ever-Living, The Ever-Lasting One!

Yā Raḥīmu Yā Raḥmān
O the Most-Merciful, the Beneficent

Yā ‘Ādilu Yā Mannān
O the Just One, O the Bestower (of blessings)

Yā Ḥāfiẓu Yā Sattār
O the Protecting One, the Concealing One

Yā Wāhidu Yā Ghaffār
O the Only-One, the Forgiver

Yā Māliku Yā Razzāq
O the One who owns everything, who provides for everyone

Tu khāliq-e- har khallāq
You are the Creator of all creators

Har rāz tujhe ma‘lūm
You know every secret

Yā Ḥayyu Yā Qayyūm
O the Ever-Living, the Ever-Lasting One!

Be misl hai to la-raib
You are the quintessence of certainty

Tu pak hai to be-aib
You are pure and immaculate

Tu zist ka hai unwan
All life begins from You

Tu sakhir-e-har udwan
You are the Subduer of all enemies

Teri zat hai azz-o-jal
Your being is eternal

Tu har mushkil ka hal
You are the solution to every problem

Har samt hai teri dhum
You are known all over

[Turkish] Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum Lyrics

Ey Daima, Daimi Olan!
Ey Daima, Daimi Olan!

Ey en merhametli,Yararlı

Ey adil biri, bağışlayan (kutsamaların)

Ey her şeye sahip olan, herkese sağlayan

Siz tüm yaratıcıların Yaratıcısınız

Her sırrı biliyorsunuz

Ey en merhametli,Yararlı

Siz kesinliğin özü siniz

Siz saf ve tertemizsiniz

bütün hayat sizden başlar

Siz tüm düşmanların boyun eğicisiniz

Varlığınız ebedidir

Her sorunun çözümü sizsiniz

Her yerde biliniyorsunuz …

[Urdu] Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum Lyrics

يا حي يا قيوم
يا حي يا قيوم

يا رحيم يا رحمن

يا عدل يا منان

يا حفيظ يا ستار

يا واحد يا غفار

يا مالك يا رزاق

تو خالق ہر خّلاق

ہر راز تجھے معلوم

يا حي يا قيوم

تو مثل ہے تو لا ریب
تو پاک ہے تو بے عیب

تو زیست کا ہے عنوان
تو ساخر ہرعدوان

تیری ذات ہے عزّوجل
تو ہر مشکل کا ہل

ہر سمت ہے تیری دھوم

ہر سمت ہے تیری دھوم ۔۔۔


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