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Countless Voices Lyrics

Countless voices cry in mourning weeping with grief and pain
Had I a sword I would defend the veil, oh Zainab

1
On Ashura the family of Husayn caused the earth to shake x2
It heard the swords clash across the field, cries of Al-Atash
Had I a sword I would defend the veil, oh Zainab

Countless voices…

2
Battle over, all the men had gone, no one there to defend x2
The veils were snatched, jewellery pulled from ears, Sakina’s cry so pure
Had I a sword I would defend the veil, oh Zainab

Countless voices…

3
Paraded through the streets and markets to Kufa and Shaam x2
Oh people did you not know them, they are of Rasool
Had I a sword I would defend the veil, oh Zainab

Countless voices…

4
The court in Shaam, the palace of Yazid, tied in chains in pain x2
Zainab stood defending Islam for us all, so brave
Had I a sword I would defend the veil, oh Zainab

Countless voices…

5
The tragedy of the martyrs will live in our hearts x2
The lessons from those in Karbala, examples for us all
Had I a sword I would defend the veil, oh Zainab

Countless voices…

6
So now we stand grieving and mourning to show you Zainab x2
The sacrifice of Imam Husayn, we will never forget
Had I a sword I would defend the veil, oh Zainab

Countless voices…

English Nauha Information

Artist(s): Voices of Passion
Album: Narrations of Karbala 1430 / 2009
Written by: Ali Murtaza and Leila Panju
Lead Reciter on CD: Mohamed Mohamedali (Mumdu)
Inspired by: Wafa Thi Unke Liye (Raza Haider – 2005)
Inspired by: and a poem by Mohammed Abbas Jaffer

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  1. fatima December 9, 2010

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