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2304-2328

  • And we, delivered like Jonah from the belly of that leviathan, are dispersed into (the world of) scent and colour.
  • رسته چون یونس ز معده‌ی آن نهنگ  ** منتشر گردیم اندر بو و رنگ 
  • Like Jonah, the people give praise (to God), because they were restful in that darkness. 2305
  • خلق چون یونس مسبح آمدند  ** کاندر آن ظلمات پر راحت شدند 
  • At the hour of dawn each one says, when he comes forth from the belly of the (great) Fish, Night,
  • هر یکی گوید به هنگام سحر  ** چون ز بطن حوت شب آید به در 
  •  ‘O Gracious One who dost deposit in lonesome (fearful) Night the treasure of Mercy and all these delicious experiences!
  • کای کریمی که در آن لیل وحش  ** گنج رحمت بنهی و چندین چشش 
  • By means of Night, which resembles the scaly leviathan, the eve (is made) keen, the ear fresh, and the body nimble.
  • چشم تیز و گوش تازه تن سبک  ** از شب هم‌چون نهنگ ذوالحبک 
  • Henceforth, with One like Thee (beside us), we will never flee from positions of fearful aspect.
  • از مقامات وحش‌رو زین سپس  ** هیچ نگریزیم ما با چون تو کس 
  • Moses deemed that (which he saw) to be fire, but it was (really) light: we regarded Night as a (hideous) negro, but it was (really) a houri. 2310
  • موسی آن را نار دید و نور بود  ** زنگیی دیدیم شب را حور بود 
  • After this, we beg of Thee (only) the eye (that sees truly), in order that sticks and straws may not conceal the Sea (from us).’
  • بعد ازین ما دیده خواهیم از تو بس  ** تا نپوشد بحر را خاشاک و خس 
  • When the eyes of (Pharaoh’s) magicians were delivered from blindness, they were clapping their hands (joyfully), (though) deprived of these (bodily) hands and feet.
  • ساحران را چشم چون رست از عمی  ** کف‌زنان بودند بی‌این دست و پا 
  • What bandages the people’s eyes is nothing but means (secondary causes): whoever trembles (in anxiety) for (the loss of) means is not one of the Comrades.
  • چشم‌بند خلق جز اسباب نیست  ** هر که لرزد بر سبب ز اصحاب نیست 
  • But, O my comrades, God has opened the door to the Comrades and led them to the high-seat in the palace.
  • لیک حق اصحابنا اصحاب را  ** در گشاد و برد تا صدر سرا 
  • Through His hand the unworthy and the worthy are freed by Mercy from the bonds of servitude. 2315
  • با کفش نامستحق و مستحق  ** معتقان رحمت‌اند از بند رق 
  • During (our) non-existence how were we worthy to attain to this spirituality and knowledge?
  • در عدم ما مستحقان کی بدیم  ** که برین جان و برین دانش زدیم 
  • O Thou who hast made every stranger (Thy) friend, and O Thou who hast given the rose as a robe of honour to the thorn,
  • ای بکرده یار هر اغیار را  ** وی بداده خلعت گل خار را 
  • Sift our dust a second time, make (our) nothing to be some thing once more!
  • خاک ما را ثانیا پالیز کن  ** هیچ نی را بار دیگر چیز کن 
  • Thou didst command this invocation (of Thee) from the beginning; else how should a creature of dust have dared (to do) this?
  • این دعا تو امر کردی ز ابتدا  ** ورنه خاکی را چه زهره‌ی این بدی 
  • Since—oh, wonder !—Thou didst command us to invoke Thee, cause this invocation of Thee to be answered favourably. 2320
  • چون دعامان امر کردی ای عجاب  ** این دعای خویش را کن مستجاب 
  • Night has wrecked the ship of (my) understanding and senses: no hope is left, nor fear nor despair.
  • شب شکسته کشتی فهم و حواس  ** نه امیدی مانده نه خوف و نه یاس 
  • God has borne me into the sea of Mercy: (I know not) with what specialty He will fill me and send me (back to the world).
  • برده در دریای رحمت ایزدم  ** تا ز چه فن پر کند بفرستدم 
  • He fills one with the light of Majesty, while He fills another with (vain) imagination and fancy.
  • آن یکی را کرده پر نور جلال  ** وآن دگر را کرده پر وهم و خیال 
  • If I had any judgement and skill by myself, my judgement and forethought would be under my control;
  • گر بخویشم هیچ رای و فن بدی  ** رای و تدبیرم به حکم من بدی 
  • At night my consciousness would not go (from me) without my bidding, and my birds (senses and faculties) would be under my trap. 2325
  • شب نرفتی هوش بی‌فرمان من  ** زیر دام من بدی مرغان من 
  • I should be aware of the stages (of the journey) of the soul (both) at the time of sleep and unconsciousness and (at the time of) tribulation.
  • بودمی آگه ز منزلهای جان  ** وقت خواب و بیهشی و امتحان 
  • Inasmuch as my hand is (made) empty by this (sovereign) power of His to loose and bind, oh, I wonder, from whom comes this self-conceit of mine?
  • چون کفم زین حل و عقد او تهیست  ** ای عجب این معجبی من ز کیست 
  • I have even deemed that what I saw was not seen (by me)’, and (like a beggar) J have again held up the basket of invocation.           
  • دیده را نادیده خود انگاشتم  ** باز زنبیل دعا برداشتم