Sochta Hoon Ke Vo Kitne Masoom Thay: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s amazing Ashiqana Qawwali


Maine pathar se jinko banaya sanam

Woh khuda ho gaye dekhte dekhte

Sochta hoon ke vo kitne masoom thay

Kya se kya ho gayer dekhte dekhte


The idol that I crafted with my hands

He now pretends to be my god

Those who appeared so innocent at first

What selfish they become, over a glance of time


Jin Pathro ko hamne attaa ki thi dhadkanain

Vo bolne lage to hum par hi baras parey

Jo pata puchte the kisi ka kabhi

Laapata ho gaye dekhte dekhte


Those stones to whom we provided with heartbeat of life

When they start speaking, they raised voice against us

The person who was asking for our address once

They disappeared totally when got chance, in a glance


Sochta Hoon Ke Vo Kitne Masoom Thay by Nusrat Fateh Ali is one amazing Ishqiya Qawwali, which is particularly popular among the youth. Qawwali is often based on Sufiana or Arfana Qalam, however the genre is versatile so even a ghazal kalam be composed into Qawwali format.


Sochta Hoon Ke Vo Kitne Masoom Thay became an instant hit for its sad and heartfelt poetry. Nusrat Fateh Ali had a mastery for moulding any kalam into Qawwali, whether it is Kalam-e-Iqbal such as Shikwa or Jawab-e-Shikwa or Sufiana Kalam of Bulleh Shah, and this Ashiqana Kalam remains one of his best indeed.







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