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The Axis of LoveYou will bask in the mercy of His divine pleasure, and Fatima’s love for you will have no measure. So come join the caravan of sheer joy and glee, and sip from the chalice of the Wilayat of Ali!

The Axis of Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lone devotee in Rabaza, the martyr unborn,
The date-seller in Kufa, the orphan girl’s ears torn.

You rush towards them, but don’t be so unwise,
Heed first what they say, they offer some advice:

Come, O lovers, but make haste not,
‘Tis not an easy Path you have sought

Endless pain, loneliness, and tribulation,
A journey of suffering, little jubilation

It demands from you patience and a hefty sacrifice,
To give up your loved ones before your very eyes

Through tortuous trials you will have to wade,
So live like a pauper, and ditch ivory and jade

Forget gaudy slogans, and focus your vision,
For Love is naught but utter submission.

Should you accept, the reward is endless,
If you persevere, the ecstasy senseless

In the Garden you shall eternally dwell,
Promised immunity from the fire of Hell

You will bask in the mercy of His divine pleasure,
And Fatima’s love for you will have no measure.

So come join the caravan of sheer joy and glee,
And sip from the chalice of the Wilayat of Ali!

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  • muhib-e-ali

    Great poem, very insightful and deep. Indeed you can’t have true love without pain and sacrifices.

  • .R.

    “So come join the caravan of sheer joy and glee,
    And sip from the chalice of the Wilayat of Ali!”

    Favourite lines!

  • jarrar

    Indeed a very beautiful poem “And sip from the chalice of the Wilayat of Ali!” how very true and beautiful expression.

    By the grace of Almighty may your words be cleansed (wazu) in the stream of eloquence which originates from the Khateeb-e-Mimbar-e-Salooni (as) – Ameen.

    Jarrar