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  • پیش مردان خدا کردی نفیر ** زین شکایت آن زن از درد نذیر
  • That woman, because of the terrifying anguish (which she suffered), used to make this plaintive outcry before the men of God.
  • بیست فرزند این‌چنین در گور رفت ** آتشی در جانشان افتاد تفت
  • In this wise twenty children (of hers) went into the grave: a fire (of destruction) fell swiftly upon their lives,
  • تا شبی بنمود او را جنتی ** باقیی سبزی خوشی بی ضنتی
  • Till, one night, there was shown to her (the vision of) a garden everlasting, verdant, delectable, and ungrudged.
  • باغ گفتم نعمت بی‌کیف را ** کاصل نعمتهاست و مجمع باغها 3405
  • I have called the Unconditioned Bounty a garden, since it is the source of (all) bounties and the assembly of (all) gardens;
  • ورنه لا عین رات چه جای باغ ** گفت نور غیب را یزدان چراغ
  • Otherwise, (it is that which) no eye hath beheld: what place is there for (how is it proper to speak of) a garden? (Yet the term “garden” may be applied to it): God hath called the Light of the Unseen “a lamp.”
  • مثل نبود آن مثال آن بود ** تا برد بوی آنک او حیران بود
  • ’Tis not a comparison, ’tis a parable thereof, (which is used) in order that he who is bewildered may get a scent (of the reality).
  • حاصل آن زن دید آن را مست شد ** زان تجلی آن ضعیف از دست شد
  • In short, the woman saw that (Bounty) and became intoxicated: at that revelation the weak (creature) fell into an ecstasy.
  • دید در قصری نبشته نام خویش ** آن خود دانستش آن محبوب‌کیش
  • She saw her name written on a palace: she who was of goodly belief knew that it (the palace) belonged to her.
  • بعد از آن گفتند کین نعمت وراست ** کو بجان بازی بجز صادق نخاست 3410
  • After that, they said (to her), “This Bounty is for him who has risen up with constant sincerity in self-devotion.
  • خدمت بسیار می‌بایست کرد ** مر ترا تا بر خوری زین چاشت‌خورد
  • Thou must needs have done much service (to God), in order that thou might’st partake of this repast;