Ayat (Aayat) means sign, clue, proof.
It also means a verse of the scriptures. This word is also used as a name for girls.
Ayat is used in a very popular song ” chaiyya chaiyya” in the film Dil se. The film was directed by Mani Ratnam, lyrics were written by Gulzar, the composition was done by A.R. Rehman.
Given below is the verse in which the word appears:
Gulposh kabhi itraaye kahin maheke to nazar aa jaaye kahin,
Taaviz bannake peheno use, ayat ki tarah mil jaaye kahin
Sometimes adorned in flowers, shows off with pride and with its fragrances, one can see it.
I will wear is as a sacred amulet, as a holy verse i may find it someplace.
You can find interesting trivia about the song by clicking on this link: https://urduwallahs.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/chaiyya-chaiyya/
You can read and watch the entire translation of the song by clicking on this link : http://www.bollynook.com/en/lyrics/9955/chaiyya-chaiyya/
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