In this subtitled video Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is singing in Qawwali style a Hymn from the Guru Granth Sahib which promotes tolerance towards every faith and religion, peace, love and goodwill. This message of pluralism and interfaith harmony amongst the world faiths is unique. The Hymn is as follows:
"koee bolai raam raam koee khudhaae ||
Some call the Lord 'Ram, Ram', and some 'Khuda'.
koee saevai guseeaa koee alaahi ||1||
Some serve Him as 'Gusain', others as 'Allah'.
kaaran karan kareem ||
He is the Cause of causes, and Generous.
kirapaa dhhaar reheem ||1||
He showers His Grace and Mercy upon us.
koee naavai theerathh koee haj jaae ||
Some pilgrims bathe at sacred shrines, others go on Hajj to Mecca.
koee karai poojaa koee sir nivaae ||2||
Some do devotional worship, whilst others bow their heads in prayer.
koee parrai baedh koee kathaeb ||
Some read the Vedas, and some the Koran.
koee oudtai neel koee supaedh ||3||
Some wear blue robes, and some wear white.
koee kehai thurak koee kehai hi(n)dhoo ||
Some call themselves Muslim, and some call themselves Hindu.
koee baashhai bhisath koee suragi(n)dhoo ||4||
Some yearn for paradise, and others long for heaven.
kahu naanak jin hukam pashhaathaa ||
Says Nanak, one who realizes the Hukam of God's Will,
prabh saahib kaa thin bhaedh jaathaa ||5||
knows the secrets of his Lord Master."
It is in our harmony, respect and peace that we express our love for the Lord and His Creation.
May the Lord bless everyone.