From the recording Mannat

Based on the folk tale of Umar and Marvi, these Sufi verses of Shah Latif expresses the human condition in Marvi’s predicament. These narrative verses begin with the phrase, Alastu bi-rabbikum, insinuating the primordial covenant within the Sura Al-Arif in the Quran that the human soul made with the Creator before entering this world and its longing to return to its origins