Castaway

O my soul, come, cast away from fantasy, O my soul, come, cast away from fantasy, Dive into this sea of love if you would see With your heart’s eyes wonders known in prophecy. ♦ Lovers follow Love alone as their imam, Drunk within but outwardly serene and calm, Love is older than all else…

He who seeks

He who seeks the signs of Beauty Shuns his self, then shuns his self. He for whom union’s the duty Shuns his self, then shuns his self. ♦ He who fasts from passing pleasures, At the Eid knows Love itself; He who hears of Beauty’s treasures, Shuns his self, then shuns his self. ♦ East…

Ya Nafsu – Oh my soul

Should you not gain your wants, my soul, then be not grieved; but hasten to that banquet which your Lord’s bequeathed. ♦ And when a thing for which you ask is slow to come, Then know that often through delay are gifts received. ♦ Find solace in privation and respect is due, For only by…

In praise of the Prophet ﷺ

When I saw his light shining forth, In fear I covered my eyes with my palms, Afraid for my sight because of the beauty of his form. So I was scarcely able to look at him at all. The lights from his light are drowned in his light and his faces shines out like the…

Righteous Interaction

The words of our great teacher: أحب الصالحين ولست منهم لعلي أن أنال بهم شفاعة وأكره من تجارته المعاصي ولو كنا سواء في البضاعة I love the righteous, although I’m not of them Perhaps i shall receive intercession through them And I hate he who deals/trades in sins although we are equal in our trade/product…