By: Dr. Hasan Najafi --
Your love the parting soul requires
Even in our ashes live your love’s fires.
In your love alone awakes living soul’s lyre
Hearts become alive when burn in your love’s fire.
Freezes the genial current of the soul
In Saqifa the enmity its folds unroll.
It was your presence that their crimes confirmed
And their presence shut the gates of mercy on mankind.
Hear the drowning men’s cries in the tempest brought
By the dark power of a mock Islam – a fake thought.
And this keeps ever going in a slow winding flood
Perpetual the spray, constant the train of its mud.
In your Name, by your Name our identity is unfurled
You always triumphed and presides over the world.
Your love holds an irresistible might
Else, all is ignorance, all in night.
Because of your love descend the angels in nightly crew
To deck our graves with pearly dew.
You can’t dignify the caliph’s Noble Race
Saqifa, content yourself with a humbler place.
The prosperity of this and that world you combine
Creation’s Heir, Ali, and again Ali is mine.
Oft a sigh prevails, sorrows fall
To see the hoard of your love so small.