Eid al Adha Special: Five songs that have represented the festival

Yasmin Shabir

Features Writer


Every year Muslims around the world celebrate two Eids, one is Eid Ul Fitr which takes place after Ramadan and the second is Eid al Adha. This particular Eid is known for the sacrifice a prophet made to please their lord and in doing so they were rewarded for their faith and obedience.

On this occasion BizAsiaLive.com will look at five songs that are associated with Eid.

‘Qurbani’ from ‘Qurbani’ (1980)
Qurbani meaning sacrifice is a huge part of Eid al Adha, on this day one remembers the significance of this day and how it came about. When it comes to the word ‘Qurbani’ who can forget the voices of Anwar, Kishore Kumar and Aziz Nazan who sang the title track of the film ‘Qurbani’ (1980). Although the song focuses on the friendship of the two characters Amar (Vinod Khanna) and Rajesh (Feroz Khan) and how they would sacrifice themselves for their friendship, this song is very memorable especially the lyrics ‘Allah ko pyari hai qurbani’.

‘Tere bina jeena’ from ‘Bin Roye’ (2015)
When Eid is around the corner everyone is excited to do some shopping. The girls start by planning their outfits, not forgetting their accessories such as bangles. In the 2015 film ‘Bin Roye’ there is a scene where Saba (Mahira Khan) asks her best friend Irtaza (Humayun Saeed) to take her shopping so that she can buy some choodiyan (bangles). While they are out they enjoy sweet delicacies and Saba gets mehndi (henna) applied on her hands. The melodious voice of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan resounds in the background with the song ‘tere bina jeena’ although the song is not really Eid related it shows the characters celebrating on chand raat.

‘Mubarak ho tum sab ko’ from ‘Coolie’ (1983)
Before Eid al Adha arrives many Muslims go on a holy pilgrimage to visit Mecca. In the 1983 film ‘Coolie’ Amitabh Bachchan’s character Iqbal tries to make his way to the holy city so that he can pray for his mothers life but it just isn’t meant to be. Iqbal lets another person take his place in the hope that the lord will see his good intentions and save his mother. The song ‘mubarak ho tum sab ko Hajj ka mahina, na thi meri kismat ke dekhoon Madina’ sung in the voice of Shabbir Kumar is one that voices the feelings of many such is the significance of this holy land.

‘Apne’ from ‘Apne’ (2007)
Due to work or other obligations family members may not be able to see one another during the year but on this occasion they make the effort to take time off and visit each another. It is also on this occasion that one often remembers family members who are no longer beside them, reminding one of how precious these moments are with one another. The title track of ‘Apne’ (2007) in the voice of Sonu Nigam is indeed one that would make many eyes wet with its heartfelt lyrics. The song not only speaks about the importance of family but also of the memories one has.

‘Mubarak Eid Mubarak’ from ‘Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge’ (2002)
When the day of Eid arrives everyone greets one another with a smile, they hug each other and wish them by saying ‘Eid Mubarak’. The celebration song ‘Mubarak Eid Mubarak’ from ‘Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge’ (2002) has the likes of Salman Khan and Sushmita Sen rejoicing with friends and family. The lyrics explain that it is a festival of happiness and that it is not just for one but for all to celebrate. Even in the song there are people from all different backgrounds and religions coming together to celebrate which makes the song even more special. This song is played a lot on Eid because of its meaningful lyrics and upbeat tune by Sajid Wajid.

The team at BizAsiaLive.com wishes its readers a heartfelt Eid Mubarak!