Wa Hussaina

Inspired by the Arabic version

Recited in the same style as the Arabic version (Click here to listen)

Fi tufoofi tusba zaynab lil-la'eeni
Wa tunadi ayna anta ya mu'eeni
Wa Hussaina, wa Hussaina, Hussaina*

When in Karbala
The soldiers of yazid
Shackled zainab,
Choking back her tears,
She cried out in pain,
"Where are you, Husain?"

Wa habeeba, wa habeeba, wa habeeba
Wa Hussaina, wa Hussaina wa Hussaina

Fi tufoofi tusba zaynab lil-la'eeni
Wa tunadi ayna anta ya mu'eeni
Wa Hussaina, wa Hussaina, Hussaina

But your body lay,
Trampled and slain,
Lifeless on the sand.
And your holy head
thrust atop a spear
Severed by shimr's hand.

Wa qateela, wa qateela, wa qateela
Wa Hussaina, wa Hussaina, wa Hussaina

Fi tufoofi tusba zaynab lil-la'eeni
Wa tunadi ayna anta ya mu'eeni
Wa Hussaina, wa Hussaina, Hussaina

You gave everything
In a strange land
To bring back true Islam.
You're Qur'an in red;
We who heed your call
Will never be misled.

Wa ghareeba, wa ghareeba, wa ghareeba
Wa Hussaina, wa Hussaina, wa Hussaina

Fi tufoofi tusba zaynab lil-la'eeni
Wa tunadi ayna anta ya mu'eeni
Wa Hussaina, wa Hussaina, Hussaina

Centuries away,
Even here today,
Your sacrifice lives on.
Your light revives our hearts
And guides us to your path;
We're with you, O Imam!

Wa Imaama, wa Imaama, wa Imaama
Wa Hussaina, wa Hussaina, wa Hussaina

Fi tufoofi tusba zaynab lil-la'eeni
Wa tunadi ayna anta ya mu'eeni
Wa Hussaina, wa Hussaina, wa Hussaina


Translation: "In Karbala, Zaynab was taken captive to the cursed one. She cried out, "Where are you, my supporter, O Husain, O Husain, O Husain!"