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  • ابلهان گفتند مردی بیش نیست ** وای آن کاو عاقبت اندیش نیست‌‌
  • The foolish said, “He is a man, nothing more”: woe to him that recks not of the end!
  • حقیر و بی‌‌خصم دیدن دیده‌‌های حس صالح و ناقه‌‌ی صالح را، چون خواهد که حق لشکری را هلاک کند در نظر ایشان حقیر نماید خصمان را و اندک اگر چه غالب باشد آن خصم و يقللکم فی أعينهم ليقضي الله أمرا کان مفعولا
  • How the eyes of (external) sense regarded Sálih and his she-camel as despicable and without a champion; (for) when God is about to destroy an army He makes their adversaries appear despicable and few in their sight, even though the adversary be superior in strength: “and He was making you few in their eyes, that God might bring to pass a thing that was to be done.”
  • ناقه‌‌ی صالح به صورت بد شتر ** پی بریدندش ز جهل آن قوم مر
  • The she-camel of Sálih was in (outward) form a camel: that bitter (graceless) tribe hamstrung (and slaughtered) her in their folly.
  • از برای آب چون خصمش شدند ** نان کور و آب کور ایشان بدند 2510
  • When they became her foes on account of the water (which she shared with them), they were blind to bread and blind to water (ungrateful for the blessings of God).
  • ناقة الله آب خورد از جوی و میغ ** آب حق را داشتند از حق دریغ‌‌
  • God's she-camel drank water from brook and cloud: they (really) withheld God's water from God.
  • ناقه‌‌ی صالح چو جسم صالحان ** شد کمینی در هلاک طالحان‌‌
  • The she-camel of Sálih became, like the bodies of righteous men, an ambush for the destruction of the wicked,
  • تا بر آن امت ز حکم مرگ و درد ** ناقة الله و سقیاها چه کرد
  • That (you may see) what (the Divine command), Let God's she-camel have her portion of water, wrought against that people, through the ordainment of death and woe.
  • شحنه‌‌ی قهر خدا ز یشان بجست ** خونبهای اشتری شهری درست‌‌
  • The vengeance, which is God's minister, demanded from them an entire town as the blood-price of a single camel.
  • روح همچون صالح و تن ناقه است ** روح اندر وصل و تن در فاقه است‌‌ 2515
  • The spirit is like Sálih, and the body is the she-camel: the spirit is in union (with God), the body in want (distress).
  • روح صالح قابل آفات نیست ** زخم بر ناقه بود بر ذات نیست‌‌
  • The Sálih-spirit is not susceptible to afflictions: the blows fall on the camel (body), not on the essence (spirit).
  • کس نیابد بر دل ایشان ظفر ** بر صدف آمد ضرر نی بر گهر
  • No one gains victory over their (the saints') hearts: harm comes (only) to the oyster-shell, not to the pearl.
  • روح صالح قابل آزار نیست ** نور یزدان سغبه‌‌ی کفار نیست‌‌
  • The Sálih-spirit is not capable of being hurt: the light of God is not subject to infidels.
  • حق از آن پیوست با جسمی نهان ** تاش آزارند و بینند امتحان‌‌
  • God became secretly united with a body, that they (the infidels) might hurt (it) and suffer tribulation,
  • بی‌‌خبر کآزار این آزار اوست ** آب این خم متصل با آب جوست‌‌ 2520
  • Not knowing that to hurt this (body) is to hurt (offend) Him: the water in this jar is joined with the water in the river.
  • ز آن تعلق کرد با جسمی اله ** تا که گردد جمله عالم را پناه‌‌
  • God became connected with a body, in order that he (the prophet or saint) might become a refuge for the whole world.
  • ناقه‌‌ی جسم ولی را بنده باش ** تا شوی با روح صالح خواجه‌‌تاش‌‌
  • Be a slave to the camel, which is the saint's body, that you may become the fellow servant of the Sálih-spirit.
  • گفت صالح چون که کردید این حسد ** بعد سه روز از خدا نقمت رسد
  • Sálih said (to the people of Thamúd), “Inasmuch as ye have shown this envy, after three days the punishment will arrive from God.
  • بعد سه روز دگر از جان ستان ** آفتی آید که دارد سه نشان‌‌
  • After three more days there will come from the Taker of life a calamity that hath three signs.
  • رنگ روی جمله تان گردد دگر ** رنگ رنگ مختلف اندر نظر 2525
  • The colour of all your faces will be changed, (they will be of) colours different to look at.
  • روز اول رویتان چون زعفران ** در دوم رو سرخ همچون ارغوان‌‌
  • On the first day your faces will be like saffron, on the second your faces will be red like arghawán (flowers of the Judas-tree).
  • در سوم گردد همه روها سیاه ** بعد از آن اندر رسد قهر اله‌‌
  • On the third, all your faces will become black: after that, the vengeance of God will arrive.
  • گر نشان خواهید از من زین وعید ** کره‌‌ی ناقه به سوی که دوید
  • If ye desire from me the sign of this threatened chastisement, the she-camel's foal has run towards the mountains:
  • گر توانیدش گرفتن چاره هست ** ور نه خود مرغ امید از دام جست‌‌
  • If ye can catch him, there is help (for you); else the bird of hope hath surely escaped from the snare.”
  • کس نتانست اندر آن کره رسید ** رفت در کهسارها شد ناپدید 2530
  • None was able to overtake the foal: he went into the mountains and vanished.
  • گفت دیدید آن قضا مبرم شده ست ** صورت اومید را گردن زده ست‌‌
  • Sálih said, “Ye see, the (Divine) destiny has been divulged and has beheaded the phantom of your hope.”
  • کره‌‌ی ناقه چه باشد خاطرش ** که بجا آرید ز احسان و برش‌‌
  • What is the she-camel's foal? His (the saint's) heart, which ye may bring back to its place (win again) by means of well-doing and piety.