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  • حکم این طومار ضد حکم آن ** پیش از این کردیم این ضد را بیان‌‌
  • The rule (laid down) in this scroll was contrary to the rule in that: we have already explained (the nature of) this contradiction.
  • کشتن وزیر خویشتن را در خلوت
  • How the vizier killed himself in seclusion.
  • بعد از آن چل روز دیگر در ببست ** خویش کشت و از وجود خود برست‌‌
  • After that, he shut the door for other forty days (and then) killed himself and escaped from his existence.
  • چون که خلق از مرگ او آگاه شد ** بر سر گورش قیامت‌‌گاه شد
  • When the people learned of his death, there came to pass at his grave the scene of the Resurrection.
  • خلق چندان جمع شد بر گور او ** موکنان جامه دران در شور او
  • So great a multitude gathered at his grave, tearing their hair, rending their garments in wild grief for him,
  • کان عدد را هم خدا داند شمرد ** از عرب وز ترک و از رومی و کرد 665
  • That only God can reckon the number of them—Arabs and Turks and Greeks and Kurds.
  • خاک او کردند بر سرهای خویش ** درد او دیدند درمان جای خویش‌‌
  • They put his (grave's) earth on their heads; they deemed anguish for him to be the remedy for themselves.
  • آن خلایق بر سر گورش مهی ** کرده خون را از دو چشم خود رهی‌‌
  • During a month those multitudes over his grave made a way for blood from their eyes (shed tears of anguish).
  • طلب کردن امت عیسی علیه السلام از امرا که ولی عهد از شما کدام است
  • How the people of Jesus—on him be peace!—asked the amírs, “Which one of you is the successor?”
  • بعد ماهی خلق گفتند ای مهان ** از امیران کیست بر جایش نشان‌‌
  • After a month the people said, “O chiefs, which of (the) amírs is designated in his place,
  • تا به جای او شناسیمش امام ** دست و دامن را بدست او دهیم‌‌
  • That we may acknowledge him as our religious leader instead of him (the vizier), and give our hands and skirts into his hand?
  • چون که شد خورشید و ما را کرد داغ ** چاره نبود بر مقامش از چراغ‌‌ 670
  • Since the sun is gone and has branded us (left the brand of sorrow in our hearts), is not a lamp the (only) resource in his stead?