|The crown, the throne, and mighty arms by faqr are wrought these wonders all:|
In short, it is the chief of chiefs and king of other kings withal.
|By means of learning mind and brain, no doubt, become refined and pure:|
Faqr makes the heart and gaze of man from earthly filth and dross secure.
|Scholar and sage knowledge makes, but Christ and Moses by faqr are wrought:|
To faqr the road is fully known, of road the scholar knows not aught.
|The state of seeing faqr bestows, but knowledge makes on new rely:|
Rapture in faqr is virtue great, whereas in knowledge sin so high.
|One God there is that knowledge owns to other God faqr lays a claim:|
No god but He, I do proclaim, no god but He, I do proclaim.
|On the whetting stone of faqr, when sword of Self gets sharp and bright,|
A single stroke by warrior bold can out an army big to flight.
|Within your clay, if there exist a heart alive and wide awake,|
The glass of sun and moon as well one look of yours forthwith can break.
Translated by: Syed Akbar Ali Shah