Lab pe aati hai dua…a beautiful song by Dr Allama Iqbal.

I first heard this on radio when I lived in Cape Town many years ago. It always gave me goose bumps, and still does. I don’t understand Urdu, but the sincerity and melodious tone of it pierces through me each time I listen to it. It kept me company on many lonely nights before, despite it not being a love song in the typically romantic sense. I think the tasteful way in which the chorus is done by the children is also very appealing to me. I usually don’t like child choruses because they tend to scream at the top of their lungs in the name of fun. But such fun is usually unpleasant to sensitive ears like my own. 🙂

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