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  • چند در عالم بود برعکس این  ** زهر پندارد بود آن انگبین 
  • How often in the world does it happen contrariwise to this: (for example) one fancies (something to be bitter as) poison when it is (really sweet as) honey.
  • بس سپه بنهاده دل بر مرگ خویش  ** روشنیها و ظفر آید به پیش 
  • Often, (when) soldiers have made up their minds to die, the splendours (of triumph) and victory appear.
  • ابرهه با پیل بهر ذل بیت  ** آمده تا افکند حی را چو میت  4375
  • Abraha came with the elephant to dishonour the House (of Allah), that he might throw down the living (and leave them lying) as though dead,
  • تا حریم کعبه را ویران کند  ** جمله را زان جای سرگردان کند 
  • And destroy the holy Ka‘ba and cause all (the inhabitants) to wander forth from that place,
  • تا همه زوار گرد او تنند  ** کعبه‌ی او را همه قبله کنند 
  • In order that all the pilgrims might gather round him and might all turn in worship to his Ka‘ba,
  • وز عرب کینه کشد اندر گزند  ** که چرا در کعبه‌ام آتش زنند 
  • And that he might take vengeance on the Arabs for the injury (inflicted by them), for “why,” said he, “should they set my Ka‘ba on fire?”
  • عین سعیش عزت کعبه شده  ** موجب اعزاز آن بیت آمده 
  • His efforts only turned to glory for the Ka‘ba: they caused the (holy) House to be glorified.
  • مکیان را عز یکی بد صد شده  ** تا قیامت عزشان ممتد شده  4380
  • (Formerly) the glory of the Meccans had been one: (now) it became a hundred: their glory was now extending to the Resurrection.
  • او و کعبه‌ی او شده مخسوف‌تر  ** از چیست این از عنایات قدر 
  • He (Abraha) and his Ka‘ba were eclipsed more (and more). Whence is this? From the favours of the (Divine) Decree.