I am an Unbeliever of Love

Aql âmad dîn u dunyâ shud kharâb
‘Ishq âmad har du ‘âlam kâm-yâb

Reason entered, and religion and planet were ruined.
Love entered, and both these worlds were saved.

Kâfir-i-‘ishq-am musalmânî marâ dar kâr nîst
Har rag-i-man târ gashta hâjat-i-zunnâr nîst

I am an unbeliever of love; I have no use for Islam.
Every vein of me has become a thread: I don’t need a religious belt.

Mâ gharîbân râ tamâshâ-i-chaman dar kâr nîst
Dâgh-hâ-yi-sîna-yi-mâ kamtar zi gulzâr nîst

Strangers like us have no use for a walk in the garden.
The scars on my heart are nothing less than a rose garden.

Shâd bâsh ai dil ki fardâ bar sar-i-bâzâr-i-‘ishq
Wa’da-yi-qatl ast garchi wa’da-yi-dîdâr nîst

Rejoice, o heart! Tomorrow at the gate of love’s market,
There’ll be the promise of death, but no promise of a glance.

Nâ khudâ dar kashtî-yi-mâ gar na bâshad gû ma-bâsh
Tâ khudâ dâram-i-u mâ-râ nâ khudâ dar kâr nîst

If there is no pilot on our ship, then leave it as it is,
As long as God is aboard, there is for us no need for a pilot.

Ai sar-i-bâlîn-i-man bar-khēz ai nâdân tabîb
Dardmand-i-‘ishq râ tâ rûh ba-jism dîdâr nîst

Get up from the pillow of my bed, O you ignorant doctor!
here’ll be the pain of love till the moment that my spirit leaves the body.

Khalq mîgûyad ki khusraw but-parastî mîkunad
Ârî ârî mîkunam bâ khalq u ‘âlam kâr nîst

People claim that Khusraw worships idols: Yes, yes, I do!
But why should I care about what worldly people say?

NB: Hz. Amîr Khusraw has moved beyond fake expressions of faith and unbelief. A kâfir [translated as ‘unbeliever’] is in fact a person who covers something up, in this case unreality. Hz. Amîr Khusraw has received something very precious: Divine love!

N.B.: Khwâja Mu’înuddîn Chishtî, the spiritual ancestor of Hz. Amîr Khusraw, was called Gharîb Nawâz, the ‘Cherisher of the Strangers.’ Those who try to open up to Reality as it really is, are seen as outsiders to ‘normal’ society.

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  1. KgnReshma says:

    KGN, Haji Malang Baba, Nasiruddin Baba- Salaam;

    I am a kafir, to which religion I belong?
    Blood cries out ” Wish to hear Shaykh Mohammad’s(R.A) song”.

    Kafir knows not the path to garden🏡,
    Scar on thy heart, being my burden.

    Rejoicing in lover’s market is heartening,
    Death before thy glance shall be disgusting🤢.

    Without a pilot sailing in a ship ⛵,
    Beloved as guide to this black sheep🐑.

    Doctor canst clear such serious illness 😷💊💉,
    Pain of love is better than wellness.

    Kafir worships the mystic Shaykh Siraj (R.A): Yes I do!
    Let the idol worshippers arrest me & Sue.

    ………x…………x………..x……..x………x……… x……..

    A candle gives light to others, while the candle burns itself out!

    1]Isma’il from Ankara is also a fan of good light.

    2]This Sufi lived about three centuries ago. He loved to study and was a real bookworm.

    3]Sometimes life can be hard, because he slowly lost sight in his eyes.

    5]At a certain moment he met a Sufi teacher who was able to heal his blindness and also ignite his inner light.

    6] Isma’il has subsequently become an important shaykh in Istanbul. He has not had it easy.

    7]Shaykh Isma’il has written a wonderful and important commentary on the Masnavi of Mawlana Roemi.

    8]He not only explained the well-known 6 parts of the Masnavi, but that he also believed that the seventh part was by Mawlana Rumi.   9]Most Mevlevis believe that the seventh part is written by someone other than Mawlana Rumi.

    10]Some have attacked Shaykh Isma’il without mercy.

    11]There are always people who cannot distinguish between main and side issues.

    12]However, Shaykh Isma’il has retained the experience behind his following poem:  

    “Wherever we walked, it remained Your street.

    Wherever we turned, Your name remained ready.

    We thought: “There must be a way that will lead us away, so far away from you!”

    But every way that we found was a way that let us go to you.   ”

    Een derwisj is een vriend van God en een vriend van een vriend is een vriend, dus waarom word je geen vriend van een derwisj?

    As narrated by ‘ Shaykh Siraj ‘.

    Thank You! 🙏

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