From the Collection of poems “Qotoof” by Abdessalam Yassine
Translated from the Arabic by Yassine Hicham
December 14, 2013
Is it because of the remembrance of a distress within you concealed
Upon a time misspent in the intense darkness
That I have shed tears by the blaze of longing inflamed
From the ember of love, pains and remorse?
O Nafs! Passion has attacked you, so hasten
Back to God- rushing determinedly.
Have recourse to the trustworthy of Revelation, our Master
Muhammad – the best of all the creation of God,
Cling to the Book of God
That the Lord of creation taught to the Beloved with the Pen,
And take refuge with firm Guidance- his Sunna
And in what appeared from the intimation and the word
May the Lord of the Throne bless him whenever
The phalanxes of Truth win and never are defeated in a battle.