By Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
How lovely, how beautiful Your face!
What coyness lies in those eyes and eyebrows!
Once I saw Your countenance
I could never become intimate with anyone else.
I desire only You;
I utter only Your name.
I see but One, say but One, and
want but One.
On Your path,
I have given up both head and soul,
and could never take offense or turn away
from Your direction.
I embrace both Your grace and Your wrath:
for me, Your harshness is sweet and pleasant.
I have erased all traces of self
from my heart’s slate,
and in their place have inscribed,
“Everything is He.”
Through Your love
I have forsaken self-existence and have become tranquil,
no longer rushing in
Whether You bestow light or not,
all night and day
our zekr will be this:
“He is Hu.”