With my very own hands I laid my little daughter to rest because
she is of my very flesh,... more »
When she kills with her glances,
her speech restores to life, as tho she,... more »
Oh, her beauty- the tender maid
Its brilliance gives light like lamps... more »
While the sun's eye rules my sight,
love sits as sultan in my soul.... more »
Approach the dwelling place of the dear ones who have taken covenants -
may clouds of incessant rain pour upon it!... more »
There is no knowledge except that taken from Allah,
for He alone is the Knower... the prophets,... more »
There are places which offer but scant consolation
while others offer one great delight.... more »
I withdrew with He whom I love passionately, and there was no one but us,
for if there had been another than me, the retreat would not have been one.... more »
If what she says is true
And she feels for me
The obsessive desire
That I feel for her,... more »
He saw the lightning in the east and longed for the east,
but if it had flashed in the west... more »
Approach the dwelling place
of the dear ones who have taken covenants... more »
With my very own hands I laid my little daughter to rest
because she is of my very flesh,... more »
I wonder at the house He has built and shaped,
placing therein a noble spirit, putting it to the trial.... more »
I marveled at an Ocean without shore,
and at a Shore that did not have an ocean;... more »
O who wants a share of the pleasure of closeness
If you want all goodness to appear in you... more »
My heart has become able
To take on all forms.
It is a pasture for gazelles,
For monks an abbey.
It is a temple for idols
And for whoever circumambulates it, the Kaaba.
It is the tablets of the Torah
And also the leaves of the Koran.
I believe in the religion
Whatever direction its caravans may take,
For love is my religion and my faith.
Listen, O dearly beloved!
I am the reality of the world,
the centre of the circumference,
I am the parts and the whole.
I am the will established
between Heaven and Earth,
I have created perception in you
only in order to be the
object of my perception.