This song penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya is essentially a prayer seeking mercy of God at every step. Stressing on the fragility of the human life and the need for the grace of God with fair amount of repetition in singing, the catchy tune is a modern take on the qawaali tradition from South Asia. This is perfect post for today, i.e. the day the holy month of Ramzan begins. I dedicate it to God who enables all knowledge in all worlds.

Song Credits
Singers: Amit Trivedi, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Shilpa Rao, Neuman Pinto, Rashid Ali
Music: Amit Trivedi
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

Movie Credits
Directed by:  Raj Kumar Gupta
Starring: Rajeev Khandelwal, Gajraj Rao
Produced by: Ronnie Screwvala
Release: 6 June 2008

Original Lyrics-Ha Reham

Aani jani hai kahani
Bulbule si zindagani
Banti kabhi bigadti
Tez hawa se ladti bhidti
Ha rehum ha raham
Farma aye khuda
Ha rehum ha raham
Farma aye khuda
Mehfuz har kadam karna
Aye khuda aye khuda

Saason ki suti dor anoothi
Jal jayegi jal jayegi
Band jo laye the haathon ki muthi
Khul jayegi khul jayegi

Bhagwan kare kaya yeah ujali
Mitti mein mil jayegi
Chahe jitni shamaye roshan karlo
Dhoop toh dhal jayegi jayegi

Ha rehum ha raham
Farma aye khuda
Mehfuz har kadam
Karna aye khuda

Sone chamak mein
Sikko khanak mein
Milta nahi milta nahi
Dhool ke zarro
Mein dhunde koi toh
Milta wahi milta wahi

Kya majaal teri marzi ke aage
Bandon ki chal jayegi
Tane ungli jo tu
Katputli ki chaal
Badal jayegi jayegi

Ha rehum ha raham
Farma aye khuda
Mehfuz har kadam
Karna aye khuda

Translation of Ha Reham by bollywoodtarjuma

Stories come and go,
in this fragile life of water bubbles,
that come together and then undone,
fighting strongest winds and blazing sun.
So we ask for your mercy oh Lord,
please secure every step we take.

The cord of your breath,
will burn out,
the clasped fingers of birth,
will be wide open.
The shining body, the gift of God,
will disappear into earth,
The light will go out one day,
ignoring the hundred lit fires,
for no one is here to stay.

So we ask for your mercy oh Lord
please secure every step we take.

Neither in the glittering gold,
nor in the tinkling coins you hold,
Answers are found,
when you search,
in each grain of sand around.

How can a mortal dare
to change your mind of Lord?
With each tug at the string,
you can alter the way,
this puppet-life sings.
So we ask for your mercy oh Lord
please secure every step we take.
Oh dear Lord
Oh dear Lord

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