The Poem Based on a Verse of Abu Talib Kalim
|Your regard for the ways of the Lord of Yathrib is strange|
Your life is exhibiting that you are not a Muslim
|What made heavens contained in your ring’s circle|
O Sulaiman! that jewel is lost by your negligence!
|That mark of prostration which used to shine like a star|
Your forehead has now become unacquainted with that mark!
|Just look at your actions, do you envisage|
That candor whose fearlessness was always wonderful
|Your ancestors’ eye was the thunderbolt for falsehood|
The same falsehood is now lodged in your breast
|O negligent one come and inhabit in your abode again|
The discerning Kalim is singing on the spiritual Tur
|“You must be subservient to whom you had become rebellious|
From wherever you departed like flame, turn back to it”
Translated by: M.A.K. Khalil