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Light Within Light

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He is the Most Merciful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What if one were to lose themselves in prostration?

Dissolve as light within light and fade in reflection

If one were to pay attention to the emblems of Your essence

The heart would sink in love as it comprehends Your presence

 

What if the battles of my inner levels that surge

Were to collide and attain peace as they merged

What if You approve the request on my tongue

And accept this attempt to worship, my Love

 

To somehow give thanks for all of Your blessings

When this beggar just wants to indulge in confessing

To partake in this conversation is just so unnerving

For my Love, I know, I am truly undeserving

 

To request compassion when arrogance has weight

To not read Your signs, but claim to have prayed

To live without grace, unlike the flowers that bloom

Devoid of mercy, unlike the clouds that move

 

If one traced the source of the sweet morning rays

Upon arriving at sight, their soul would set ablaze

If one understood the mercy of the misty dew

They would steadily, but certainly disappear in the truth

 

They'd discover the path and lose themselves in prostration

Dissolve as light within light and fade in reflection

The senses would discern the emblems of Your essence

The heart would sink in love as it comprehends Your presence

Author of this article: Yahya Naqvi
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