On Our Way

 

So begins the journey of love

Love is a movement of the heart

It starts from the door of wilaayah (love of Ali (AS)) and it ends at this brother of Zainab (SA)

Every step that you take, that heart increases in love

The eye begins to shine with tears

Thousands of people, in fact, millions of people moving in a direction

You look around you and you'll see, all you notice, that yearning that pushes you and that yearning that pulls you like a magnet

Night turns into day and day turns into night

And as you come to the borders of Karbala, you look up, what do you hear?

You'll hear a voice, and that voice comes from the shrine of the master itself, when he says to his brother, "oh brother greet them, for they are my guests"

So at that moment when you begin to take those steps, a feeling goes through your heart and that feeling is this

That even if my body was shattered into ashes and spread all over the world, I would continue to come towards Hussain (AS)

And even if I was killed a thousand times and my body was burnt a thousand times, then I would still come towards you Hussain (AS)

Know one thing - 1400 years have gone by, but today we still remember Hussain (AS)

And we still say to Hussain (AS), labbayk ya Hussain (AS)

 

Karbala we are on our way to you

Ya Hussain we want to see your dome soon

 

1.     Walking upon the angels wings
Leaving behind our everything
Seventy five kilometers
On our way to the king of kings
The air is filled with so much love
The stars shine on us from above
This is our call to everyone
Raise up your hands and say as one
Labbayk Ya Hussain

Labbayk Ya Hussain

Karbala we are on our way to you

Ya Hussain we want to see your dome soon

 

2.     
From the moment that we were born
Our parents showed us how to mourn
Beating our chest crying in grief
For karbala our hearts are torn 
Our dream is to visit your shrine
And to come back time after time
This is our call to everyone
Raise up your hands and say as one
Labbayk Ya Hussain
 
Labbayk Ya Hussain

Karbala we are on our way to you

Ya Hussain we want to see your dome soon

3.     
The old and frail, children are here
Walking this road without a fear
We shout and call out ya Hussain
Beating our chest and shedding tears 
So what if we're threatened with death
We'll call his name with every breath
This is our call to everyone
Raise up your hands and say as one
Labbayk Ya Hussain

Labbayk Ya Hussain

Karbala we are on our way to you

Ya Hussain we want to see your dome soon

 

4.     Trying to serve in any way
The locals come throughout the day
Some offer food and sustenance 
Some offering a place to stay
They do so much and not complain
This is how much they love Hussain
This is our call to everyone
Raise up your hands and say as one
Labbayk Ya Hussain

Labbayk Ya Hussain

Karbala we are on our way to you

Ya Hussain we want to see your dome soon

 

5.     For us all fatema had prayed
That is the reason we were made
Created to cry for Hussain
On that day we'd come to his aid 
We'll not stop our service to him
We may be hurt or lose our limbs
This is our call to everyone
Raise up your hands and say as one
Labbayk Ya Hussain

Labbayk Ya Hussain

Karbala we are on our way to you

Ya Hussain we want to see your dome soon

 

6.     Step after step mile after mile
We're happy to face any trial
The aching limbs the burning joints
We'll be there in a little while
We're yearning just to see the dome
As if we are returning home
This is our call to everyone
Raise up your hands and say as one
Labbayk Ya Hussain

Labbayk Ya Hussain

Karbala we are on our way to you

Ya Hussain we want to see your dome soon

 

7.     As we lay eyes upon your dome
We start to shake right to the bone
Speechless we just look on in awe
We can't control the tears that flow
Standing in baynul haramayn 
Between abbas and you Hussain
This is our call to everyone
Raise up your hands and say as one
Labbayk Ya Hussain

Labbayk Ya Hussain

Karbala we are on our way to you

Ya Hussain we want to see your dome soon

 

8.     We visit on our final day
Holding the bars we cry and say
With heavy breaths our al wida'
With broken hearts to you we pray 
Call us so we come back again
Saying Labbayk Ya Hussain 
This is our call to everyone
Raise up your hands and say as one
Labbayk Ya Hussain

Labbayk Ya Hussain

Karbala we are on our way to you

Ya Hussain we want to see your dome soon

 

9.     "Tejani brothers" want to go
One day to walk upon this road
A dream to visit heavens door
A journey to our hearts abode
We'll cry as we recite for you
As your dome will come into view
This is our call to everyone
Raise up your hands and say as one
Labbayk Ya Hussain