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  • تا تو بستیزی ستیزند ای حرون  ** فانتظرهم انهم منتظرون  260
  • O recalcitrant one, so long as thou contendest (with the holy saints) they will contend (with thee). Lie in wait for them, then! Verily, they are lying in wait (for thee).
  • عرضه کردن مصطفی علیه‌السلام شهادت را بر مهمان خویش 
  • How Mustafá, on whom be peace, offered the Testimony (profession of the Faith) to his guest.
  • این سخن پایان ندارد مصطفی  ** عرضه کرد ایمان و پذرفت آن فتی 
  • This discourse hath no end. Mustafá offered the Faith, and the youth accepted
  • آن شهادت را که فرخ بوده است  ** بندهای بسته را بگشوده است 
  • That Testimony which hath ever been blessed and hath ever loosed the fastbound chains.
  • گشت ممن گفت او را مصطفی  ** که امشبان هم باش تو مهمان ما 
  • He became a true believer. Mustafá said to him, “Be my guest to-night also.”
  • گفت والله تا ابد ضیف توم  ** هر کجا باشم بهر جا که روم 
  • “By God,” said he, “I am thy guest unto everlasting. Wheresoever I be, to whatsoever place I go,
  • زنده کرده و معتق و دربان تو  ** این جهان و آن جهان بر خوان تو  265
  • I am made living by thee and liberated by thee, and am thy doorkeeper (eating) at thy table in this world and in the next.
  • هر که بگزیند جزین بگزیده خوان  ** عاقبت درد گلویش ز استخوان 
  • Whosoever chooses any but this choice table, in the end his gullet will be torn by the bone (of perdition).
  • هر که سوی خوان غیر تو رود  ** دیو با او دان که هم‌کاسه بود 
  • Whosoever goes to the table of any but thee, know that the Devil shares his cup.
  • هر که از همسایگی تو رود  ** دیو بی‌شکی که همسایه‌ش شود 
  • Whosoever departs from thy neighbourhood, without any doubt the Devil will become his neighbour;
  • ور رود بی‌تو سفر او دوردست  ** دیو بد همراه و هم‌سفره‌ی ویست 
  • And if without thee he go on a far journey, the wicked Devil is his fellow-traveller and table-companion;
  • ور نشیند بر سر اسپ شریف  ** حاسد ماهست دیو او را ردیف  270
  • And if he mount a noble horse, (since) he is envious of the Moon, the Devil sits behind him;
  • ور بچه گیرد ازو شهناز او  ** دیو در نسلش بود انباز او 
  • And if his Shahnáz be got with child by him, the Devil is his partner in begetting it.”
  • در نبی شارکهم گفتست حق  ** هم در اموال و در اولاد ای شفق 
  • O thou that glowest (with faith), God hath said in the Qur’án, “Share with them in their wealth and children.”
  • گفت پیغامبر ز غیب این را جلی  ** در مقالات نوادر با علی 
  • The Prophet, (who drew inspiration) from the Unseen, explained this (matter) clearly in his marvellous discourses with ‘Alí.
  • یا رسول‌الله رسالت را تمام  ** تو نمودی هم‌چو شمس بی‌غمام 
  • “O Prophet of Allah, thou hast displayed (the truth of) thy prophetic mission completely, like the cloudless sun.
  • این که تو کردی دو صد مادر نکرد  ** عیسی از افسونش با عازر نکرد  275
  • Two hundred mothers never did (to their children) this which thou hast done (to me); Jesus by his (life-giving) spells never did (so much as this) to ‘Ázar (Lazarus).
  • از تو جانم از اجل نک جان ببرد  ** عازر ار شد زنده زان دم باز مرد 
  • Lo, through thee, my soul hath been delivered from death: if ‘Ázar was revived by that breath (of Jesus), yet he died again.”
  • گشت مهمان رسول آن شب عرب  ** شیر یک بز نیمه خورد و بست لب 
  • The Arab became the Prophet's guest that night: he drank half the milk of a single goat and (then) closed his lips.
  • کرد الحاحش بخور شیر و رقاق  ** گفت گشتم سیر والله بی‌نفاق 
  • He (the Prophet) urged him to drink the milk and eat the scones. “By God,” said he, “in all sincerity I have eaten my fill.
  • این تکلف نیست نی ناموس و فن  ** سیرتر گشتم از آنک دوش من 
  • This is not hypocrisy or affectation and artifice: I have become fuller than I was yesternight.”
  • در عجب ماندند جمله اهل بیت  ** پر شد این قندیل زین یک قطره زیت  280
  • All the people of the (Prophet's) house were left in astonishment (to think that) this lamp had been filled by this one drop of oil,
  • آنچ قوت مرغ بابیلی بود  ** سیری معده‌ی چنین پیلی شود 
  • And that what is (only) a swift's (portion of) food should become the (means of) filling the belly of such an elephant.
  • فجفجه افتاد اندر مرد و زن  ** قدر پشه می‌خورد آن پیل‌تن 
  • Whispering arose amongst the men and women—“That man who has the body of an elephant eats as little as a fly!”
  • حرص و وهم کافری سرزیر شد  ** اژدها از قوت موری سیر شد 
  • The greed and vanity of unbelief was overthrown: the dragon was satisfied with the food of an ant.
  • آن گدا چشمی کفر از وی برفت  ** لوت ایمانیش لمتر کرد و زفت 
  • The beggar-like greediness of unbelief departed from him: the sweet food of the Faith made him stout and strong.