Bulleh Shah translation by Usman Ghani
Hori khelun kah Bismillah
Naam Nabi ka Ratan chadhi, boond padi Illallah
Rang rangili ohi khilave jo sakhi ho fana Fi Allah
“Am I not your God?”
God asked this on day 1 of creation. All souls repled. Balaa…. “Why Not….”
This is quranic style. God usually asks questions when He wants to emphasize a point.
Alasta Birabbikum Pritam Bolay
Am I not your God? Asked Beloved.
Sab sakhiyon ney ghoonghat kholey
All souls unvelied their true identity.
Qaaloo Balaa…. yunhi ker boley
They said, “Why not?” That’s what they said.
Laa ilaaha ila Allah.
There is no one worthy of worship but Allah.
(Please note that, Alasta Birrabikum and Qaaloo Balaa are quranic verses, describing Day 1 of creation)