Friday, March 30, 2007

On his blessed birth

Addressed by God with exaltation,
a unique subject in heavenly syntax

In this way you attained the Station of Arrival
Veiled from gaze of onlookers, a secret sealed in silence.

Thus you gathered every honor without peer,
And traversed every station in solitude.

What preeminence you have been entrusted with!
Past counting are all the blessings granted you!

"Poem of the Cloak"
— Imam Al-Busiri

May God's blessings and peace be upon him, Ya Lateef!

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