May supportive of the poor my life’s way be!
May loving the old, the suffering my way be!
Mahatma Gandhi Library and Unity of Houston along with Arya Samaj Greater Houston, Jung Center’s Mind Body Spirit Institute, The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center, Baha’I Faith of Houston, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston and many other organizations commemorated Mahatma Gandhi’s 70th death anniversary at Unity of Houston on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 3 PM to 5 PM at Unity of Houston located at 2929 Unity Drive, Houston, TX 77056. Source
Zikr Band in collaboration with Southwest Ismaili Band, recited “Lab Pe Aati Hai Dua” Urdu poem by Allama Muhammad Iqbal which promotes the message of Love, Peace, Humanity, and Non-Violence. A Perfect tribute to the core message and lifestyle of Mahatma Gandhi. They also performed their original composition “ALLAH” as part of the presentation.
Few interesting anecdotes for your reading pleasure:
Zikr is an Ismaili band in Houston, Texas, but all the band members are from different countries originally.
Kamal Haji and Najeeb Jan- Pakistan
Saif Sattani and Zubair Bhimani- India
Firuz Shukrikhudov- Tajikistan
This band has performed together as ONE for a while now with the purpose of delivering the message of LOVE, PEACE, and HARMONY.
Allama Iqbal, who wrote “Lab Pe Aati Hai Dua” was a poet, philosopher and politician, as well as an academic, barrister and scholar in British India. He is widely regarded as having inspired the Pakistan Movement. He is called the “Spiritual Father of Pakistan.
“Lab Pe Aati Hai Dua (My longing comes to my lips as supplication of mine)” is often regarded as the national prayer of Pakistan. Interestingly, “Sare Jahan se Accha (Better than the entire world, is our Hind)” a very famous poem in India was also written by Dr. Allama Iqbal in year 1904.