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  • خانه‌ی دل بین ز غم ژولیده شد ** بی‌کناس از توبه‌ای روبیده شد 480
  • Behold the house of the heart: it was disordered by (worldly) cares: without sweeper it was swept (clean) by a (vow of) repentance.
  • تخت او سیار بی‌حمال شد ** حلقه و در مطرب و قوال شد
  • Its throne moved along without carrier; its door-ring and door became (sweet-sounding like) musician and singer.
  • هست در دل زندگی دارالخلود ** در زبانم چون نمی‌آید چه سود
  • The life of the everlasting Abode (Paradise) exists in the heart: since it comes not on to my tongue, what is the use (of my attempting to describe it)?
  • چون سلیمان در شدی هر بامداد ** مسجد اندر بهر ارشاد عباد
  • When Solomon went into the Mosque every morning to guide the servants (of God) in the right way,
  • پند دادی گه بگفت و لحن و ساز ** گه به فعل اعنی رکوعی یا نماز
  • He would give exhortation, sometimes by speech and melody and harmony, sometimes by act—I mean, a bowing or (service of) prayer.
  • پند فعلی خلق را جذاب‌تر ** که رسد در جان هر باگوش و کر 485
  • The exhortation of act draws people more powerfully, for it reaches the soul of every one that hath hearing and (also) the deaf.
  • اندر آن وهم امیری کم بود ** در حشم تاثیر آن محکم بود
  • In that (kind of exhortation) the conceit of princedom is less (than in the other kind): the impression made by it upon the (prince’s) followers is strong.
  • قصه‌ی آغاز خلافت عثمان رضی الله عنه و خطبه‌ی وی در بیان آنک ناصح فعال به فعل به از ناصح قوال به قول
  • Story of the beginning of the Caliphate of ‘Uthmán, may God be well-pleased with him, and his sermon expounding that the doer who exhorts by deeds is better than the speaker who exhorts by words.
  • قصه‌ی عثمان که بر منبر برفت ** چون خلافت یافت بشتابید تفت
  • The story (told) of ‘Uthmán is that he mounted the pulpit: when he obtained the Caliphate, he made hot haste (to mount it).
  • منبر مهتر که سه‌پایه بدست ** رفت بوبکر و دوم پایه نشست
  • (’Twas) the pulpit of the Chief (Mohammed), which had three steps: Abú Bakr went and seated himself on the second step.
  • بر سوم پایه عمر در دور خویش ** از برای حرمت اسلام و کیش
  • ‘Umar, in his reign, (sat) on the third step in order to show reverence for Islam and the (true) Religion.