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The Manifestation of The Essence

Ashamsun badaa min 'aalami 'l-ghaybi daw'uhaa

am inkashafat'an dhaati layla sutooruhaa

Has the light of the sun appeared from the world of the Unseen, or have the veils of Layla been lifted from Her essence?

na'am tilka layla qad abaahat bi hubbihaa

likhillin lahaa lamaa tazaayada shawquhaa

Yes. The longing of Layla for Her beloved friend has grown until She has revealed Her love,

fa ad-haa aseeran fee muraadi gharaamihaa

wa naadat lahu'l-ashwaaqu haad,hee ku'oosuhaa

So that he has become a captive of Her ardent desire and the longings which are Her goblets called out to him.

fa maa barihat hattaa saqat-hu bika'sihaa

fa laa lawma fashrab fa'sh-sharaabu hadeethuhaa

She did not leave until She had given him a drink from Her goblet. There is no blame. Drink! for the wine is Her speech.

wa maa hiya ilIa hadratu 'l-haqqi wahdahaa

tajallat bi ashkaalin talawwana nooruhaa

And She is naught but the presence of Truth, alone, who manifests Herself through forms whose every light varies.

fa abdat badee'a sun'i fee tayyi kawnihaa

fa laahidh sifaata 'l-hibbi feeka dhuhooruhaa

She has manifested the unique beauty of the form design in the depth of Her being. Look at the attributes of the Beloved manifested in you.

fa wa llahi maa haaza's-sa'aadatakullahaa

siwa man badaa 'abdan dhaleelan ya 'ummuhaa

By Allah none have attained complete bliss except the one who becomes a humble slave and seeks Her out.

faghattat qabeeha 'l-wasfi minhu bi wasfihaa

wa laahat lahu 'l-anwaaru yabdoo shu'aa'uha

And thus, She immersed the ugliness of his nature in the beauty of Hers, and lights shone from him, their rays appeanng.

faghaaba 'ani 'l-hissi lladhee kaana qaati'an

wa 'aanaqa ma 'nan laa yahillu firaaquhaa

So that he withdrew from the sensory which was a barrier and embraced a meaning from which it is unlawful to separate.

fa harrir akhee qasdan wa a'ridh 'ani 's-siwaa

yahubbu 'ala 'l-ahbaabiminka naseemuhaa

Therefore let your goal be to commit yourself, oh my brother , and avoid otherness and Her gentle breeze will waft over the beloved ones from you.

wa taftahu sam'an li 'l-fu'aadi min saalikin

li'anna lateefa 'l-'ilmi minhaa daleeluhaa

You will open the hearing of the wayfarer's heart because the subtle knowledge of Her is Her proof.

famunna 'alaynaa daa'iman biwisaalihaa

wa ghayyibnaa 'an hissi 'l-mawjoodaati kullihaa

Grant us union with Her always and cause us to withdraw from every sensory existence.