Tuesday, September 14, 2010

For Whom? | Jami

Tomorrow when the Beloved calls out to one whom He has slain,
that one will rise from the dust and once more sacrifice his soul.

In the midst, you are nothing; whatever is, is the Beloved.

He is the one asking, "Am I not your Lord-Sustainer?" *
and He is the one replying "Yes!"

Die, Jami, pining for the Beloved
for whom if you die a hundred thousand deaths,
He'll still ask:
      "For whom?"
              "For whom?"

- Jami, Divan-e Kamil-e Jami

* Alastu bi Rabbikum? 
                  - Bala Shahidna!

When thy Lord drew forth from the Children of Adam - from their loins - their descendants, and made them testify concerning themselves, (saying): "Am I not your Lord (who cherishes and sustains you)?"
              They said: "Yea! We do testify!"

(This), lest ye should say on the Day of Reckoning: "Of this we were never aware."  - The Quran Pin It Now!