Additional Diwans

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Withdrawal from All That Is Other-Than-Allah

Roohee tuhaddithunee bi'anna haqeeqatee

nooru 'l-ilaahi fa laa taraa 'illaahu

My RUh speaks to me and says: 'My reality is the light of Allah, so do not see other-than-Him.

law lam 'akun nooran lakuntu siwaahu

'inna 's-siwaa 'adamun fa laa tardaahu

If I were not a light I would be other-than-Him. Indeed otherness is nothingness, so do not be content with it.

wa 'idhaa nadharta bi 'ayni sirrika lam tajid

ghayra 'l-ilaahi fee 'ardihi wa samaahu

If you look with the eye of your secret you will not find other- than-Allah in this earth or heaven.

laakin tawahhumu ghayrihi yakhfaa bihi

fa 'nbudh hawaaka 'idhaa arad-ta taraah

But the illusion of other-than-Him hides Him. So shed your desires if you wish to see Him.

wa 'rkab safeenata sunnatin tanjoo bihaa

wa 'sluk sabeela ra'eesihaa fee hawaahu

Board the ship of the sunna and you will be rescued in it, and travel the path of its captain in his love.

wa sili sharaaba bi ka'sihaa wa 'fnaa bihi

tahuzi 'l-baqaa'a bi sirrihi wa 'ulaahu

Unite the wine with the goblet and be annihilated by it, and you will obtain going-on by His secret and sublimity.

wa sh-had bi 'ayni baseeratin tawheedahu

wa 'l-farqu shir'atuhu fa laa tansaahu

See His tawhid with the eye of inner sight, but separation is His shari'at so do not forget it!

waj'al humoomaka waahidan tukfaa bihi. .

kulla 'l-humoomi wa tadkhulan fee himaahu

Make your concerns one, and by Him all your needs will be met, and you will enter into His protection.

wa 'nzil 'umooraka billadhee 'adraa bihaa

fahuwa 'l--khabeeru bi qalbina wa munaahu

Hand over your affairs to the One who knows best, for He is the Knower of every heart and every desire.

Yaa rabbi salli 'ala 'n-nabeeyyi Muhammadin

sirri 'l-wujoodi wa 'aslihi wa sanaahu

Oh Lord, bless Muhammad, the secret of existence and its source and splendour.