Karbala Gawahi De – Iftikhar Arif.. [ Bear witness O’ Karbala! ]
The moon of Muharram was seen,
anxiety about the Princes occurred.
What has happened?
Muharram has come back, but the Imams have not returned.
The Princes who left Medina have not come back;
O’ brother dyer! Dye my clothes black…
As I mourn for those who did not return.
– Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai on the arrival of Muharram (translated from Sindhi)
Bhittai narrates the battle of Karbala and the martyrdom of Imam Husain A.S. in Sur Kedaro. Translated and re-produced by Annemarie Schimmel (celebrated academic) in her works